Associates

Perry Buckman

Perry Buckman

  • CRPC
  • AIF
  • Partner
  • President
  • PIM Portfolio Manager
Perry Buckman is a Partner, President, and Fundamental Choice Portfolio Manager at Buckman & Corning Financial Strategies Group. He has more than 20 years of experience in the industry focusing on individual wealth management and corporate retirement plans. In 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 Perry was recognized as a Premier Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. The Premier Advisors distinction is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by completion of educational components, business production and professionalism. Additional criteria, including length of service, may also be used to determine recipients. Perry’s inclusion in the Premier Advisors Program underscores his ability to understand clients’ aspirations and develop investment plans and strategies to help achieve those objectives. More importantly, it reflects his capability to earn clients’ trust by offering sound, objective and professional advice. He holds several industry specific registrations including: AIF, CRPC, Series 7, Series 66, Series 31 and Variable Life/Health Insurance License. Perry received his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Arizona. His free time is spent coaching youth volleyball, participating in non-profit and religious organizational events and spending time with his wife and three children.

Securities Registered in the following states: AZ CA DC DE GA HI IA IL IN LA MA MI NC NJ NV NM NY OR SC TX VA WA
CA Insurance License: Lic# 4033682
Nicole Corning

Nicole Corning

  • CFP
  • CRPC
  • AIF
  • Managing Partner
  • Fundamental Choice Portfolio Manager
Nicole Corning is a Managing Partner of the Buckman & Corning Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Financial Network.  She holds several industry designations including that of Certified Financial Planner® CFP®, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor CRPC®, and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary AIF®.  She has been part of the finance and banking industry in Scottsdale, Arizona since 2001.

Nicole is a member of the Retirement Advisor Council and was named one of the Top Women Advisor by the National Association of Plan Advisors, NAPA*, in 2018 & 2019. 

Prior to coming to Arizona, Nicole worked in Washington D.C. and had the honor of working on two presidential campaigns as well as several senatorial and congressional campaigns around the country.  Nicole is also a published author, hosts a podcast, and writes a weekly blog that is featured on WorkingMother.com.  She has appeared on the Katie Couric Show and has been featured in Financial Planning Magazine.  She is active in the Scottsdale non-profit community and sits on the advisory board of the Care Fund, is a graduate of Scottsdale Leadership Class of XXIV, and sits on the NAPA Governmental Affairs Committee. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  She has two young sons, three loyal rescue dogs, and has been (mostly) happily married since 2001.


*NAPA Top Women Advisors were nominated and voted on by industry peers and selected by a NAPA panel of judges based on information about their practice, experience and accomplishments as provided by the nominee. Investment performance is not an explicit component.

Securities Registered in the following states: AZ CA DC DE GA HI IA IL IN LA MA MI NC NJ NV NM NY OR SC TX VA WA
CA Insurance License: Lic# 0I03854
Sami Sahyouni

Sami Sahyouni

    • Financial Advisor
    Sami Sahyouni is a Financial Advisor at Buckman & Corning Financial Strategies Group. He has more than 8 years of experience in the finance and banking industry. Sami earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Economics and Business from Arizona State University. He holds industry specific designations including FINRA securities registrations Series 7, Series 66.

    Prior to returning to Arizona, Sami worked at the Wells Fargo Advisors headquarters in St Louis, Missouri where he focused on programs such as investment planning, retirement income and social security. In addition to being recognized for an ability to successful communicate complex information effectively, Sami also hosted a monthly video series featuring new technology that he introduced, educated and delivered to advisors at Wells Fargo Advisors. He also led the promotion and adoption of new technology for the firm in which he was a subject matter expert. Sami enjoys spending quality time cooking, hiking and biking with his wife and their young kids.

    Securities Registered in the following states: AZ CA CO DC GA HI IA IL IN LA MA MI NC NJ NM NV NY OR SC TX VA WA WI
    CA Insurance License: Lic#0M89440
    Kathleen Wilson

    Kathleen Wilson

      • Registered Branch Administrator
      Kathleen Wilson, a Registered Branch Administrator, has been in the Financial Industry for 18 years. During her career she has worked as a compliance manager where she assisted in supervising up to 52 support staff, reviewing account activity, training, and problem solving all while focusing on efficiency. 

      Kathleen holds the FINRA Securities Registrations 7, 66, 9, 10, 23 and Insurance License.  Kathleen provides exceptional client service and is responsible for all operational items with the Buckman Corning Financial Strategies Group including trading, account reconciliation, scheduling and transferring assets.

      Kathleen loves cooking and reading. She and her husband Dale are originally from the Pacific Northwest and have enjoyed living in Arizona for the past 20 years.  They stay active with their two children and many outdoor activities including hiking, camping and sports.

      Mari Buckman

        • Branch Administrative Associate

        Karen Doering

          • Registered Senior Administrative Assistant