Your personal financial wealth resource, built upon years of trust.

Springside Partners LLC is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) based in Akron, Ohio. We serve clients throughout the country with wealth management, investment management and financial planning.

As a Registered Investment Advisor, Springside Partners holds fiduciary responsibility to act in each of our client’s best interests. We are fee-based, which means we do not accept commissions.

The firm is organized as a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Ohio. The firm’s Principal Executive Officer is Carina Diamond. Brenda Hood serves as Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Operations Officer; Patrick Hahn serves as director and.chairs the investment committee.

This executive group is backed by the Springside Partners team of experienced financial advisors and planners.


The founder of Springside Partners, Carina Diamond helps clients with retirement planning, financial planning and investment management. She is a coach for her clients at every stage of life and advises them when it is time to design a financial plan, customize or refresh a portfolio, or address a specific issue or life event.


Carina S. Diamond, CFP®, AIF® was chosen as one of “America’s Top Women Advisors,” according to Forbes. The ranking was announced at the inaugural Forbes/SHOOK Top Advisor Summit in Las Vegas on March 17. Carina was ranked 102 out of 200 advisors nationally, and one of only two advisors from Ohio to receive the recognition.

The importance in recognizing women financial advisors comes at a time when the field is dominated by men. Only 16% of financial advisors are women.

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors is developed by SHOOK Research and based on factors that included industry experience, compliance, client satisfaction, investing process and commitment to their local community. SHOOK received over 13,000 nominations and vetted advisors with an online survey, telephone interview and in-person interview.1

Carina Diamond has also been named as one of the Top Women in Finance by Crain’s Cleveland Business. This recognition was based on service to clients, business success, and innovative ideas that support her business and the community.2

Meet the Team

Brenda L. Hood, FPQP™

Brenda L. Hood, FPQP™

Chief Operating + Compliance Officer

Phone: 330-598-2208
Email: bhood@springsidepartnersllc.com

Patrick G. Hahn, AIF®

Patrick G. Hahn, AIF®

Senior Portfolio Manager

Phone: 330-598-2208
E-mail: phahn@springsidepartnersllc.com

1 – In 2018 Shook Research received 22,146 nominations for 7,435 women. They selected 6,461 women to complete an online survey and conducted 6,104 telephone interviews and 1,210 in-person interviews. Candidates met basic industry requirements and were judged on quantitative and qualitative factors. Shook is independent and objective and does not receive compensation from the advisors, firms, the media or any other source in exchange for placement on a ranking.  Those selected were not required to be a member of any organization to be eligible for nomination. For further information concerning the methodology used see “The 2018 Forbes Ranking of Americas Top Women Wealth Advisors” at www.forbes.com.

2 – Candidates were nominated by third parties  and the fifteen women selected were from a field of women in finance.  Candidates were judged by Crains’ for their part in contributing to the strategic growth of their company and for contributions to their community.  Candidates did not pay a fee to be nominated but any marketing in connection with the selection is paid for at their expense. Candidates were not required to be a member of any organization to be eligible for nomination.

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