Palash S. Islam, CFP, CEO


Palash Islam, Founder and CEO of Synergy Financial Group, has been in the Financial Services Industry since 2001 as a Trusted Advisor to Teachers, Physicians, and Athletes.

Palash is a Board Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and focuses on high quality financial advice as well as career management for an elite clientele. He helps develop tools to enhance personal and professional growth tailored to each client’s individual needs, interests, and unique circumstances.

Palash’s first career was in NCAA Division 1 basketball and the NBA. While attending the University of Washington School of Business, he worked as a Manager and Graduate Assistant with the UW Men’s Basketball team under then head coach Bob Bender. Palash was Film Coordinator and Administrative Director for the Bob Bender Basketball Camps. The UW Team appeared in NCAA Tournament in 1998 (Sweet 16) and 1999.

Palash went on to work in the Seattle Super Sonics Front Office as Basketball Operations Assistant for Paul Westphal and Nate McMillan. While with the Sonics, Palash helped with individual workouts, on-court drills, and a range of Administrative duties. He also was the Pac-10 reporter for SPORTSTALK.COM, now known as ESPN Insider.

Palash was mentored by a number of high profile figures from the world of sports. He left professional athletics after spending time with legendary coaches John Wooden and Pete Newell, both of whom shared their wisdom and life-enhancing advice. Palash then refocused his professional efforts on building a financial planning and advising business with a distinct emphasis on the special personal and financial challenges that face top athletes and other high-performing professionals.

Palash enjoys the outdoors and physical activities. He has run the Portland Marathon & biked the STP (Seattle to Portland). In efforts to help and assist the community, Palash has been a member of Kiwanis since 2001, a Bellevue High School Key Club Advisor since 2004, and a Member of the Poorest of the Poor Education Foundation since 2001. He was involved with Coaches Who Care and helped sponsor the 11-foot hoop exposition at Bank of America Arena. He was also a Principal for Ryson LLC, a Steel Trading Company in the NW from 2006-2009.

Palash, his wife Trina, and daughters Liyana & Amara reside in the Seattle Area.

Palash S. Islam offers securities and advisory services through KMS Financial Services, Inc