Alfred Marsh Sanders, Jr., CFP®, MBA

Alfred Marsh Sanders, Jr., CFP®, MBA

Founder, Financial Advisor

Al Sanders grew up in North Carolina as the oldest of four boys in an active family of scouting and travel camping.  His desire for variety resulted in a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a MS in Industrial Administration from Purdue University.  He spent 30+ years working for Exxon Mobil in an executive career primarily implementing organizational changes often with new computer systems.  After retiring in 1998, he began a new career adventure by founding Valued Retirements to put his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) designation to work with a desire to help individuals and families transition well into retirement.  Al and his wife, Mickey, have resided primarily in Houston for 50+ years, where they raised their daughter and have been close to their two grandsons.  Al is a member of the Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, serves as a Trustee for the University of Colorado Foundation, and has long served as a volunteer at the United Way of Greater Houston.



Valued Retirements, Inc. President and Chief Compliance Officer: 1999-2021

Self Employed, Consultant: July 1998-March 1999

Exxon Corporation, Financial Executive: August 1968-June 1998


Certified Financial Planner™ Professional – 1997

Purdue University: MS Industrial Administration – 1968

University of Colorado-Boulder: BS Mechanical Engineering – 1965