Stephen Koda joined Advocate Investing Services as an Investment Advisor in 2021. Stephen knew he wanted to be an Investment Advisor since the age of 13 when he started trading in a custodial account his grandfather set up for him. Prior to joining the Advocate Investing team, Stephen worked as a budget analyst for Northrop Grumman where he and his team managed a $100 million budget aimed at acquiring new defense contracts. He graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in finance. In his free time, Stephen enjoys working on his sports equipment and apparel business, Rocket Sports, and playing golf.