Solon Office
Medina Office

Ashok Shendure

President Emeritus



Ashok is the founder of BDS Financial Network. Since entering the financial services industry in 1985, he has committed himself to providing his clients with financial planning services and advice. Thorough and innovative, Ashok has helped several business owners, professionals, and retirees with estate planning, retirement management, and investment planning. Ashok recently retired as an Investment Advisor, but remains as President Emeritus at BDS Financial Network. Even though he will no longer be an advisor to the clients, Ashok will continue to support and mentor advisors and work as a non-registered staff member with BDS.

Ashok has earned:

  • MBA from Case Western Reserve University
  • Master’s Program from the College for Financial Planning with a focus on Retirement Management


Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 1548 Cleveland area wealth managers were considered for the award; 62 (4% of candidates) were named 2020 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers’ future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit

FT 400: To compile the 2018 list, the Financial Times evaluated nominees on six primary areas and calculated a numeric score for each advisor. The areas of consideration were assets under management (AUM), asset growth, compliance record, experience, credentials, and accessibility. Approximately 880 qualified applications were received; 400 advisors were selected, representing 45.4 percent of applicants. Not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Your experience may vary. For the full methodology, please visit