Partner & Director of Operations at Wealthspan Investment Management, LLC
I am an accomplished wealth management professional with over 11 years' experience in the industry. My experience includes: portfolio management, trading securities, managing proprietary funds, financial analysis, customer service, insurance sales, mortgage origination, commercial banking, and retail banking.
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Aug 2020 - Present
Wealthspan Investment Management, LLC
Partner & Director of Operations
-Investment Advisor of the firm; -Responsible for trading, billing, new account opening, account maintenance, facilitating transfers, reporting, and compliance for the firm; -Manage the firm’s 25 portfolios; -Accountable for investing new accounts, rebalancing the firm's models, cash flows, and drift; -Facilitate integrating new technology partners for the firm; -Monitor the firm’s practices, policies, and procedures on a daily-basis to ensure it is compliant; and -Principal of the firm.
Dec 2019 - Jul 2020
Securian Financial Advisors of the Great Lakes
-Studied for - and successfully passed - four additional licensing requirements; -Spent time rigorously educating myself on all aspects of the Advisory space; -Crafted creative solutions to obtain new clients, both large and small; and -Networked internally and externally to devise a precise business plan.
Dec 2016 - Nov 2019
Senior VP of Trading
-Team Lead of the Fidelity custodial relationship, which was approximately $2.2B in AUM; -Made leadership decisions in regards to the Trading Department; -Executed equity, ETF, mutual fund, and fixed income trades daily with a volume of $5MM; portfolio rebalance volumes of $100MM to $200MM; -Managed 15,000 client accounts for 350 Financial Advisors; and -Acted as a Consultant to our Financial Advisors on a daily basis.
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
-Executed equity, ETF, and mutual fund trades throughout the day within our clients' accounts; -Ensured our strategies were within tolerance and met the current criteria for any given strategy; -Ran reports daily to ensure new money was invested for clients; and -Communicated internally to streamline the process of getting new clients invested.
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Principal Account Manager
-Managed one of the firm's custodial relationships with AUM of roughly $340MM; -Traded equities, ETFs and mutual funds daily, weekly and monthly; -Managed client portfolios for select, exclusive Financial Advisors; -Handled contributions and distributions per clients' requests; -Verified deposits and withdrawals from all client accounts; -Reviewed new business applications for suitability; -Handled immediate trade requests for client and Financial Advisors; -Monitored all incoming and outgoing transfers for the custodial relationship; and -Provided unmatched customer service to the firm's Financial Advisors and clients.
Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
Liberty Mutual Insurance
-Sold auto, home, life and other insurance products to individuals and Employer Groups; -Identified prospective customers using established lead methods, as well as self-generating leads; -Counseled and advised prospects and policyholders on matters of coverage and protection; -Developed and maintained business relationships within the community; -Maintained and serviced renewal policies; and -Exceeded monthly goals for volume of new business quoted and written within guidelines.
Aug 2012 - Sep 2013
Fifth Third Bank
Mortgage Loan Officer
-Responsible for origination of various residential mortgage loans; -Met and exceeded standards and objectives determined by management for loan volume and production; -Managed my pipeline efficiently by contacting clients frequently; -Maintained knowledge of Fifth Third Mortgage Company/ES policies and procedures; -Maintained knowledge of available loan products, processing procedures, and underwriting and general departmental guidelines; -Followed defined protocol for escalation exceptions; -Took applicant applications by completing Fannie Mae form 1003 on the laptop; -Continuously marketed myself; worked to develop qualified referrals; -Worked with Operations in every element of origination; communicated with borrowers; -Utilized state-of-the-art mortgage origination tools, systems and applications; and -Gathered required documentation; completed analysis for approval.
Mar 2011 - Aug 2012
Fifth Third Bank
- Portfolio management. - Weekly presentation to Senior Management. - Loan renewals. - Ensured timely processing of all maturities. - Reviewed accounts and took appropriate action. - Assisted with the loan underwriting process. - Supported the business Relationship Manager with accounts.
Jul 2010 - Mar 2011
Fifth Third Bank
Customer Service Representative
-Assisted each customer as effectively and efficiently as possible; -Continuously met and exceed sales goals and referrals each month; -Cross-sold Bank products and services in accordance with customers' needs; and -Worked daily with Personal Bankers to open accounts and sell Bank products.
May 2008 - Aug 2008
Financial Analyst Intern
- Worked daily with the EVP of Financial Operations; - Prepared various weekly financial reports and IRR forms via Microsoft Excel; - Presented to the Senior Executive Team upon completion of the internship; and - Networked within the organization to complete a number of important projects.
2009 - 2011
Grand Valley State University
MBA, Business Administration
Masters in Business Administration
2005 - 2009
Michigan State University
Bachelors in Finance