Angie Herbers

Founder of FourPointe Consulting Partners

Angie Herbers brings over 16 years of experience guiding independent financial advisors to long-term, scalable growth by creatingand executing customized growth strategies to manage human capital, mergers and acquisitions, operational, management, client service, and marketing and sales strategies. Herbers has consulted for more than 600 financial advisory firms and businesses ranging in size from $350,000 to over $100 million in revenue.

Herbers is also a columnist with Investment Advisor magazine, a blogger for and a frequent speaker at industry conferences. Investment Advisor named Herbers one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People in the Advisory Industry” in 2007, 2013 and 2015.

She lives in San Diego, California.

Anders Jones

Facet Wealth

Anders Jones is the co-founder and CEO of Facet Wealth, a financial services company focused on financial planning for the mass affluent. Since founding the company in 2016, Anders has set the strategy, recruited the team, and raised the capital to turn Facet into a meaningful player in the wealth management industry, including raising approximately $40M of venture capital from Warburg Pincus and Slow Ventures.

Anders is a technology industry veteran: in addition to his operating role at Facet, he is an active angel investor as a partner in Argyle Ventures. He has led investments in companies in fintech, adtech, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing. In particular, he has focused on investing outside of Silicon Valley, with the thesis that innovation is everywhere. In this capacity, he is a huge proponent of the startup ecosystem in Baltimore, where Facet is headquartered.

Previously, he was on the early team of LiveRamp (NYSE: RAMP). He holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Philip Palaveev

Founder and CEO
The Ensemble Practice LLC

Philip Palaveev is an industry expert and consultant focused on creating a team-based financial advisory enterprise with sustained growth, profitability and lasting value.

Philip is the founder and CEO of The Ensemble Practice LLC, the leading business management-consulting firm for the financial services industry. Philip specializes in helping independent financial advisory enterprises grow their businesses by tackling complex decisions concerning strategy, equity and partnership structures, career paths, succession and compensation. Palaveev also works with custodians and broker-dealers on creating impactful practice management services for their advisors.

Palaveev also leads the G2 Leadership Institute a program dedicated to developing the future leaders of the industry. The institute has already graduated over 100 future leaders from the top firms in the industry and continues to attract many of the most ambitious and dedicated professionals in wealth management.

Philip Palaveev is the author of the books The Ensemble Practice, dedicated to the process of building a multi-professional enterprise and G2: Building the Next Generation which speaks to leadership development in advisory firms.

He lives in rainy Seattle, WA with his wife and two children. Philip is a very bad boxer and owner of Arcaro Boxing Gym – the best boxing gym in Seattle, WA.

Janki Patel

The Ensemble Practice LLC

Janki Patel is a creative problem solver with experience in project and change management and a penchant for rethinking workflows and optimizing for user experience.

Janki is Ensemble’s Associate Consultant. Her role includes working with clients on data analysis and benchmarking, assisting with strategic planning sessions, managing content for the G2 Leadership Institute and staying informed on both industry-specific and general management research and literature.

Before joining the team, Janki worked in management consulting at Accenture and recruitment at Facebook. She’s very excited to be at Ensemble because it allows her to employ creative problem solving and help clients transform their businesses every day while constantly learning. Janki is passionate about employee engagement and retention as well as providing and enabling clients to provide outstanding customer service.

She studied Economics and Spanish while at the Pennsylvania State University. When she’s not working, she loves exploring the Pacific Northwest one hike at a time, reading, traveling, photography and attempting to practice yoga.

Davey Quinn

SVP of Investment Management United Income

Background: Portfolio Manager, Dimensional Fund Advisors


Davey is the SVP of Investment Management at United Income and was previously a portfolio manager for Dimensional Fund Advisors. He has a MBA in Analytical Finance from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Aaron Steinberg

Vice President, Strategic Business Development of E*Trade Advisor Services

Aaron Steinberg joined E*TRADE Advisor Services in 2010. As Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Aaron is responsible for working side by side with several of the top E*TRADE Advisor Services clients, helping them grow and streamline their business practices. Aaron started at E*TRADE Advisor Services as a relationship manager helping advisors in the day-to-day operations of their practice. Aaron excelled at building relationships and streamlining daily operations for clients, helping them to boost sales and operational efficiently.

Prior to serving as Vice President of Strategic Business Development, Aaron was the Vice President of National Sales, leading a team of RVP’s in their new business sales efforts. Aaron has also held roles as a business consultant, working with advisors and using a consultative approach to match advisors’ needs to E*TRADE Advisor Services’ offerings, as well as becoming an expert in E*TRADE Advisor Services technology, often demonstrating the platform’s capabilities to prospective and existing clients.

Prior to joining E*TRADE Advisor Services, Aaron helped run the retirement department at Great West Life, earning his Series 6 and 63 securities licenses. Aaron holds a journalism degree from the University of Arizona and a bachelor of science in journalism and mass communication from University of Colorado at Boulder.

Bob Veres

Editor/Publisher,Inside Information, Co-Producer,Insider’s Forum Conference

Bob Veres is editor and publisher of the Inside Information interactive guide to trends and innovations in the profession, and contributing editor and columnist for Financial Planning magazine. As a journalist, he has won several nationalawards, including the Jesse H. Neal Award from the American Business Media group, consideredthe most prestigious editorial honor in the field of specialized journalism, and the Azbee Award of Excellence from the American Society of Business Press Editors.

Over his 30-year career in the financial servicesworld, Mr. Veres has worked as editor of Financial Planning magazine; as a contributing editor to the Journal of Financial Planning; as a columnist and editor-atlarge of Investment Advisor magazine; and as editor of Morningstar’s advisor web site: In addition, he is a sought-out speaker for many of the planning world’s most important professional conferences.

In addition, Mr. Veres co-produces the Insider’s Forum conference for independent financial advisory firms.

Mr. Veres has been named one of the most influential people in the financial planningprofession by Investment Advisor magazine and Financial Planning magazine, was grantedthe Special Achievement Award for service to the profession by the National Associationof Personal Financial Advisors, and the Heart of Financial Planning Distinguished ServiceAward from the Denver-based Financial Planning Association.

John Anderson

Managing Director, Practice Management Solutions, Independent Advisor Solutions

John Anderson is Managing Director of the Practice Management Solutions Team for Independent Advisor Solutions by SEI, responsible for all programs focused on helping financial advisors grow their businesses, create efficiencies in their operations, and differentiate their practices. John is also the lead author of our practice management blog, Practically Speaking©, which is designed to help financial advisors improve client relationships and develop more effective marketing programs. John also manages a team that provides investment research, case support, and analysis to support the efforts of SEI’s advisors.

With us for over 20 years, John has been responsible for managing teams of sales professionals that provided advisor relationship management, practice management consulting, marketing, and business planning for advisor clients, and for building a new-business-development process and relationship-management programs for the SEI Wealth Network® and select advisory firms. Additionally, he was a Regional Director responsible for providing investment and business solutions to independent investment advisors in the upper Midwest.

John has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining us, he was a Regional Marketing Director for Related Equities Co. In addition, John spent several years as a Trader at Chicago Partnership Board, Inc. and held various positions in the real estate investment banking industry.

John graduated from Illinois State University and currently holds the FINRA Series 7, Series 24, Series 63, and Series 65 licenses. John is frequently quoted in publications such as Investment News, Financial Planning Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal and is a frequent speaker at broker-dealer conferences, client seminars, and other industry forums.


  • Independent Advisor Solutions's programs and services
  • Creating operations efficiencies for independent advisors
  • Growing and differentiating independent advisors' practices

David B. Armstrong, CFA

President & Co-Founder Monument Wealth Management

Dave discovered his passion for finance in his mid-20’s. Unable to spend money over several different deployments while serving on active duty in the Marine Corps, he became a self-taught investor. Dave proudly remembers his investing performance to be good enough to pay for an MBA, a new car and two years of living expenses, supplemented by a few extra bucks of cash income as a bouncer.

After serving on active duty, Dave returned home for an MBA at his alma mater, the University of South Carolina. Since he loved his MBA classes so much, he decided to then become a CFA Charterholder, because “What could possibly be more fun than spending an additional three years earning the CFA Charter?” Turns out, a lot of things, but he’s glad he got it.

Dave went on to work for several different large Wall Street firms prior to founding Monument.

He was unimpressed, to say the least—and also very, very bored. So, in May of 2008, he co-founded Monument Wealth Management with Dean Catino, experiencing a very real-life example of the difficulty in market timing.

Dave is a combat veteran and served as an officer in the United States Marines Corps on both active duty and in the reserves, retiring at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He has a never-ending supply of stories about jumping out of airplanes and directing artillery strikes. When asked what areas of the world he was sent, he loves to reply, “Everywhere you’d never spend your own money to see.” His latest adventure has been section-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, of which he recently completed over 200 miles through the California Sierra Mountains. However, he admits this interest could end at any moment, because it was “kinda hard.” His life-long passions outside of work are dogs, cheering on his beloved Gamecocks, quoting 80’s movies, scoring under 100 off the white tees on the golf course and trying to break through 1,000 Twitter followers.

Catch him on Twitter @DavidBArmstrong and @MonumentWealth.

Roy Ballentine, CLU, ChFC, CFP®

Executive Chairman & Founder
Ballentine Partners

Roy is the Executive Chairman and Founder of the firm. Roy dedicates his time to thought leadership, strategic oversight of client engagements, and coaching and training our team members.

Roy graduated from Yale University with a B.A. and an M.S. He is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He has practiced as a fee-only financial advisor since 1984. Roy has been named repeatedly by Worth Magazine as one of the top 100 financial advisors in the United States.

Roy has served for many years on the Board of Trustees of Brewster Academy, a private secondary school located in the heart of Wolfeboro, NH. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Investment Committee. Roy serves as a Trustee of the Wolfeboro Area Children’s Center in Wolfeboro, NH. Roy is a member of the statewide Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and serves on the Investment Committee.

Roy is an enthusiastic sailor, skier, and mountaineer. He has participated in several first ski descents of mountains above the Arctic Circle and has hiked, skied, and climbed extensively in the western US and Canada. He and his wife Sandy have two children and live in Wolfeboro, NH.

Shawn Brayman

PlanPlus Global

Shawn Brayman is the CEO of PlanPlus Global, an amalgamation of two world leaders in Fintech solutions for financial planners and advisors – FinaMetrica and PlanPlus. FinaMetrica led the world with psychometric risk tolerance assessments and PlanPlus created the world’s first global platform for financial planning. PlanPlus Global delivers advisory platform solutions to users in over 30 countries and 12 languages.

Shawn founded PlanPlus Inc. in 1990 and has a post‐graduate academic technology and AI background as well as being a Chartered Financial Planner. He is the recipient of many awards from Best Retirement Planning Research to Risk Profiling in Canada & Global Best Practices by the OSC‐Investor Advisory Panel. He has served on the board of directors for the FPA and is a frequent speaker at global academic, planning and industry trend events.

Shawn has gained a unique perspective on challenges faced by individual practitioners and large financial institutions that implement advice driven sales channels. Having worked with firms in North and South America, the Caribbean, Asia and Europe – both experienced planning organizations and firms in the initial stages of introducing financial planning – has provided Shawn with a unique understanding of this industry and emergent profession.

Lyle K. Benson Jr., CPA/PFS, CFP®

President & Founder
L. K. Benson & Company

Lyle began his career in a local CPA firm, where he made partner and built their financial planning practice over a fifteen-year period. In 1994 he founded L.K. Benson & Company so that he could better serve his clients and address all their financial needs. He has a B.A. in Accounting from Loyola College in Maryland and a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Baltimore. His professional designations include CPA, PFS and CFP.

As a leader in the financial planning and accounting professions, he has served in leadership roles of various professional organizations over the past 35 years and is the immediate past chairman of the AICPA PFP Division Executive Committee.

Lyle and his wife Ellen have two daughters, Michelle, a school administrator, and Jessie, a fitness entrepreneur, and a son, Chris, who works with him. He also has two granddaughters and a grandson who he loves to spend time with. He enjoys traveling, yoga, stand up paddle boarding and spending time at the beach.