Strategic Retirement Plans, a wealth management firm in Billings, Montana, today announces that its Owner/Financial Advisor Gabe E. Lapito, MBA, CPA/PFS, CFP®, AIF®, has been named to Forbes’ list of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors for 2021 as one of the country’s top advisors representing the future of the wealth management industry. This is Lapito’s fifth consecutive year to be named to the Next-Gen list published on

“We are honored to be recognized by Forbes again for their Top Next-Gen list,” says Gabe Lapito. “Our whole team at SRP is dedicated to fully understanding the retirement dreams and goals of each of our clients and to passionately stewarding those dreams and goals with integrity and excellence. The Forbes’ recognition highlights that commitment to our clients. We are thrilled to accept this award.”

Gabe joined the Strategic Retirement Plans team in March 2007 after working with an international auditing and accounting firm. He purchased the company in July 2013 and continues to offer holistic financial planning to help create streams of income in retirement.

About Strategic Retirement Plans

SRP has been guiding clients through retirement since 1996. SRP prides itself on personal service and crafting unique strategies for each client. It has offices located at 12 Avanta Way, Suite 1 in Billings, Montana and 405 West Boxelder, Suite C-9 in Gillette, Wyoming. For more information, please visit Advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network®,  a Registered Investment Adviser.

The 2021 ranking of Forbes’ Best-In-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisors¹ recognizes advisors born in 1982 or later with a minimum of four years of experience. Advisors were rated based on a proprietary algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria: assets under management, revenues generated for their firm, client retention, industry experience, credentials, and compliance records. SHOOK Research also employs an opinion-based weighting system that prioritizes its preferred “best practices,” which include business models, activities, processes, and structure. Overall, 3,389 advisors were considered, and 500 (15 percent of candidates) were recognized. Click here for the full methodology² Forbes developed in partnership with SHOOK Research. 

¹This recognition and the due-diligence process conducted are not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. You are encouraged to conduct your own research to determine if the advisor is right for you. 

²Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. SHOOK does not receive a fee in exchange for rankings.