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Let’s Create Your Path Together

Your financial future may feel like a thousand miles away. At Golish Financial Group, we’ll work with you to begin the journey and we’ll stay with you throughout. We will help you to achieve your dreams, and allow you to dream in color.

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Jennifer Littlefield

New Business Administrator

Jennifer Littlefield

New Business Administrator


Ms. Littlefield brings 18 years of experience in the insurance industry to Golish Financial Group. She has knowledge and experience in the areas of life, health, dental, disability and long term care insurance for both individuals and groups.

Ms. Littlefield is a native to Florida and is currently residing in Boynton Beach. She is widowed and has two sons. Ms. Littlefield enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and is actively involved with her community church.

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Glen R. Golish, LUTCF, MDRT

President

Glen R. Golish, LUTCF, MDRT

President


Mr. Golish is President of Golish Financial Group, LLC. He specializes in assisting seniors, business owners, and high net worth families with creative economic strategies. Mr. Golish is a graduate of Drexel University where he received the Financial Management Association (FMA) Honor Society Leadership and Service Award. Since 1989 Mr. Golish has been assisting clients with the building, preservation and most importantly, the distribution of wealth. He does this by utilizing very specific  financial, insurance, and tax-efficiency strategies. He has shared his knowledge of ‘charitable giving’ to further the fundraising objectives of many non-profit organizations. As an educator approved by the Florida Bar, Mr. Golish provides Continuing Education Classes to Attorneys in the areas of Wills, Trusts, Estates, Ethics, and Life Insurance Valuations. Mr. Golish is also an approved moderator by the Life Underwriter Training Council to conduct continuing education classes relating to business continuity and estate planning issues.

Mr. Golish lives in Boca Raton with his wife, Rosa and their four children Ariella, Leora, Shoshanna and Yosef.

Mr. Golish has been recognized and/or involved with the following prestigious groups and organizations:

  • The Million Dollar Round Table, Qualifying & Life Member, Top of the Table Member
  • The National Association of Life Underwriters
  • The Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
  • Congregation Mikvah Israel Synagogue (Philadelphia)
  • Boca Raton Synagogue
  • Jewish Business Network – Lights of Tomorrow, 1996-Recipient
  • Jewish Federation Board of Directors, YAD, IOC & PAC Committee Member
  • Jewish Federation James and Marjorie Baer Outstanding Young Leadership Award 2006
  • Ben-Gurion Society & Cabinet Member
  • Hillel Day School Board of Directors & ‘Lamed Vav’ Society Member
  • Israel Bonds King David Society
  • Leadership Alliance – A Group of Boca Raton’s Premier Decision Makers (Founder)
  • Guardian Presidents Council
  • AIPAC Capitol Club Member
  • Israel Defense Forces honoree 2006 & Executive Board Member
  • Wexner Heritage Program Member
  • Ohel Children’s Home and Family Services Supporter
  • Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
  • HOD

 

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Rod Christenson

Personal & Business Specialist

Rod Christenson

Personal & Business Specialist


Rod Christenson was born and raised in Fort Dodge Iowa. In 1973 after he graduated from the Northern Technical School of Business in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rod began a legal career as a court reporter in the Federal and State court system of Iowa. In 1987 he opted for the sunny beaches of South Florida and began working for the Federal and State courts of Florida.

In 1988 he received his licenses in Property - Casualty and Life – Health. He then embarked on a new career in the insurance industry with Allstate that spanned 24 years where he learned every aspect of Florida insurance. Rod joined Golish Financial Group as a Strategic Assistant and currently serves as a Personal & Business Specialist through our partnership with Dunham Insurance Services. He continues to specialize and is dedicated to providing the best quality insurance for all of his client’s needs. He is quickly moving to the top sales position at Dunham.

Rod loves travel, fitness and working with sound and lighting ministry at his congregation.

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Cliff Weidberg, ESQ

Financial & Insurance Strategist

Cliff Weidberg, ESQ

Financial & Insurance Strategist


Clifford Weidberg’s career spans more than thirty five years, during which he has been an attorney, an entrepreneur, a business executive and a published author. He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. He is married to Carol, his high school sweetheart, and the proud father of three sons.

Cliff moved to Boca Raton, Florida from New York over fifteen years ago and has devoted much of his free time to philanthropic activities including serving on the Boards of a number of charitable organizations and even hosting a radio talk show spotlighting the good work of local and national nonprofit organizations. Throughout Cliff’s life he has made a commitment to giving back generously to the communities and Universities which have been such a big influence on his success. He and Carol have endowed several scholarships at both Hofstra University from which he graduated with honors in 1969 and Cornell University Law School where he received a J.D. in 1972. Cliff and Carol also are major donors to Bar Ilan University, Israel’s largest and one of its most prestigious schools of higher education.

No one can have a fulfilling life if it consists of all work and no play and Cliff is no exception. Among Cliff’s hobbies and extracurricular activities, Cliff enjoys golf and table tennis. He won the St. Andrews Country Club Golf Championship and competed in the U.S. Open Table Tennis Championship. He also piloted his own single engine plane.

Because of Cliff’s extensive and varied background, he is ideally suited to helping clients of the firm achieve their financial goals. He looks forward to providing the business insight and hands on professional guidance that every client expects and deserves.

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Mark Sher

Financial & Insurance Strategist

Mark Sher

Financial & Insurance Strategist


Mark Sher joined Golish Financial Group with an extensive knowledge of the insurance industry and is licensed to offer life, health and disability products.

Mark’s number one concern is doing what is best for his clients, free from any third party influence or conflicts of interest. His consultative approach of listening and gathering pertinent information from his clients is what has led him to be a top industry achiever. Mark has been earned multiple Presidents’ awards from many organizations, including Universal Marketing, one of the largest FMO’s in the country. His greatest satisfaction is being called by someone he has never met for advice; based on a recommendation from one of the over one thousand individuals, families and business owners he has helped in the past.

Mark has a Business Degree from the University of Miami and resides in Miami. He has two sons Ian, a recent graduate of the Citadel, now an Officer proudly serving in the United States Army and Griffin a freshman at the University of Miami.

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Christopher Dunham

Personal & Business Specialist

Christopher Dunham

Personal & Business Specialist


Golish Financial Group is pleased to partner with Christopher Dunham to provide clients with outstanding service and quality coverage as it pertains to Property and Casualty insurance.

A native Floridian, Dunham Insurance CEO Christopher Dunham (CPIA) graduated from Stetson University in Central Florida in 1986 before embarking upon the fulfillment of a lifelong dream to play professional baseball, signing with the Cleveland Indians organization in 1987.

He began a successful career in 1989 with one of the top insurance companies in the country, and in 1997—recognizing the need for a more personal approach to insurance and estate planning services—Christopher founded the agency that bears his name as a family business.

In addition to his work with numerous community and service organizations, Christopher serves on the Board of the State of Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association, as a member of the Agents Council for People’s Trust Insurance Company, and as Vice President for the Broward County, Florida Chapter of the Latin American Association of Insurance Agencies (LAAIA). He also serves as chairperson of that association’s Fraud Committee and as Publisher for its bimonthly newsletter, the Broward LAAIA Clarion. In 2014, he served as chairman for the association’s First Annual Charity Golf Classic.

With a mission to offer the highest quality coverage at competitive rates, Dunham Insurance pays particular attention to such policyholder concerns as an insurance company’s history of paying claims, its quality of customer service, the affordability of its policies, and most importantly, the quality of its coverage.

The agents at Dunham Insurance are specialists in homeowners insurance, personal auto coverage, business protection, commercial general liability coverage, as well as policies for personal watercraft and yachts, and personal liability umbrellas.

Dunham Insurance remains a respected leader among Florida insurance agencies, setting the gold standard for excellent customer service by "protecting the lifestyle to which you are accustomed."

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Joseph Dominguez

Personal & Business Specialist

Joseph Dominguez

Personal & Business Specialist


Born in the UK on an American Air force Base, Joseph Anthony Dominguez grew up in Los Angeles, California where he graduated high school at the age of 16. He immediately entered the work force in the exciting world of Retail Management. The stimulating environment of Retail Sales combined with a Managerial position at such a young age embedded in him a strong sense of core values, a strong work ethic as well as valuable customer service abilities. As the tourism industry grew in South Florida, in his mid-twenties, Joseph decided to move to Florida and enter the Hospitality Industry where he channeled his outstanding customer service skills to great success.

Joseph brings many years of experience in the Personal & Business market to Golish Financial Group. In 2003, Joseph decided to make a major change in his career and jumped at the opportunity to work for Dunham Insurance Services. Joseph’s new career started as an entry level position where he quickly learned the basics of the Insurance Industry. The following year was one filled with accomplishments: not only did he obtain his Property and Casualty 220 agent’s license but he also began to build his own clientele with Dunham Insurance. Being the Top Performer for 5 consecutive years, Joseph climbed the corporate ladder to the Title and Responsibilities of Vice President. Joseph currently specializes in high value homes and multiple property portfolios. He is working on obtaining his license in Life and Annuities where he expects to continue to move Dunham Insurance Services to the forefront of the Florida Insurance Industry.

Joseph is happily married with two dogs. He is an avid reader and competitive athlete.

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Hilda E. Bender

Financial & Insurance Analyst

Hilda E. Bender

Financial & Insurance Analyst


Ms. Bender serves as the Financial and Insurance Analyst at Golish Financial Group. She joined the firm with several years of experience in accounting, financial and risk mitigating operations. She specializes in establishing advanced plans for the firm's clients and her expertise includes: retirement planning, life insurance planning, disability planning, education planning and premium financing solutions.

Ms. Dezso-Farkas lists reading and continuous learning as her passions; her interests include options trading, taxation and financial management.

She resides in Delray Beach, Florida.

Education:

 

  • Nova Southeastern University – Master of Business Administration in Finance (2012)
  • SUNY Empire State – Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2007)

 

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Brenda Raquel Vargas

Financial & Insurance Strategist

Brenda Raquel Vargas

Financial & Insurance Strategist


Brenda Vargas is a Financial Professional with Golish Financial Group. Working with Golish Financial, Brenda works to enhance her clients' overall financial well being by designing, implementing, and reviewing tailored made strategies designed to meet her client’s specific financial goals. By focusing on building long lasting relationships with her clients, Brenda has built a successful practice that caters to the individual and corporate market, Through a relationship-based, value-added, personalized planning process, Brenda addresses her clients' needs in the areas of personal risk management, estate and business planning strategies, executive and employee benefits, and life stages planning tailored to help protect, distribute, and transfer wealth.

She is fluent in both English and Spanish and is learning French and Hebrew.

Brenda is an active member in her community volunteering her time in several organizations like the Pillar Board of Trustee and Chair of the Emerging Leadership Council at Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, Young Ambassadors Board for Miami Childrens Hospital, Miami Contemporary Dance Company Board Member, Miami Art Museum, Greater Jewish Federation Leadership, and AIPAC.

She resides in Miami Beach. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and is learning French and Hebrew.

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Ronit Cohen-Bentolila

Financial & Insurance Strategist

Ronit Cohen-Bentolila

Financial & Insurance Strategist


Ronit brings 12 years of business experience to Golish Financial Group. She had a professional culinary career which led her to be the founder of Nature’s Select Food Group, a company that created natural and organic products to be sold in large supply chains in U.S.A and Canada. Ronit’s keen eye for business opportunities has made her a consultant for the food industry.

Born and raised in Panama, she is fluent in Spanish, English, Hebrew and French. Ronit’s business expertise allows her to have a unique approach to planning. Her primary goal is to help her clients accumulate and protect their personal and business assets. She takes great pride in developing a close personal relationship with each client and credits her business success to understanding client needs, being persistent, and placing the client’s best interest first.

Ronit’s natural ability to understand business trends in Latin America gives her a special view to strengthen and develop relationships with her international clients.

Ronit graduated from University of Miami with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and International Studies. She is involved with WIZO, the Women’s International Zionist Organization.

She resides in Hollywood, FL with her husband Samy and her three precious daughters, Esther, Yedida and Thalia.

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Debbie McCullough

Executive Assistant

Debbie McCullough

Executive Assistant


Mrs. McCullough joined Golish Financial Group in 2002. During her career she has held a variety of office management and administrative positions to leverage her skills in organization effectiveness.

Debbie and husband JD have two adult children. Debbie enjoys spending time with her granddaughter, gardening and teaching children at her local church.

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Michelle Friedlander, RHU®, REBC

Disability Specialist

Michelle Friedlander, RHU®, REBC

Disability Specialist


Michele brings over 25 years of experience in the disability income insurance arena to the Golish Financial Group team.  She specializes in offering plans to maximize income protection for individuals, businesses and employee benefits working with the top carriers to offer the best options for both individuals and groups. 

Michele is a graduate of the University of Miami.  She has earned the Registered Health Underwriter (RHU®) and Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC) designations and she is a certified Continuing Education Instructor.  Michele is the past president of the Women in Financial Services Organization, and a recipient of their Woman of the Year Award.  She is a current member of Women in Financial Services and the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA).

Michele is active in the community through the United Way of Broward County.

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Tziporah Goldstein

Strategic Assistant

Tziporah Goldstein

Strategic Assistant


Tziporah grew up in Minnesota where she lived until she attended school in New York. After time in New York and Pittsburgh she settled in Florida where she is raising her fabulous children. Tziporah is very committed to both her family and strengthening her community.

In the area of Jewish education, she has shown dedication as an educator, active parent and contributor. Her special projects have included creating curriculum for early childhood education and consultation for elementary curriculum development. Her community activities include being a local corporate representative for the National Association of Women Business Owners, a lecturer for the Miami Maternity Center, and an active member of her synagogue.

Tziporah brings seventeen years combined educational, financial and interpersonal skills to Golish Financial Group.