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 ThinkAdvisor.com 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.

Matthew Jackson

CFA®
Independent Consultant

Prior to providing independent consulting to advisory firms and corporate clients, Matthew Jackson, CFA served as a director at Simon-Kucher & Partners, a global consultancy focused on strategy, marketing and sales. The company is a world leader in the area of pricing.

Matthew is an independent management consultant based in New York with a focus on wealth management. His experience includes customer value maximization on pricing, bundling and cross-product incentivization. Matthew has a Master's Degree in classics from the University of Oxford.

Davey Quinn

SVP of Investment Management United Income

Background: Portfolio Manager, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Education:

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.

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

Consultant
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.

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: MorningstarAdvisor.com. 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.

Matthew Wilson

Head of Advisor Services
E*TRADE Financial Corporation

As head of Advisor Services, Mr. Wilson oversees E*TRADE’s technology solutions, custody services, and referral network for independent registered investment advisors.

Mr. Wilson has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Prior to his current role he served as Senior Vice President of E*TRADE Institutional Services, leading the company’s national referral program that connects independent financial advisors to potential clients. Prior to E*TRADE, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Equity Trust Company. Mr. Wilson also served as President and CEO of Scottrade Brokerage. In this role he led more than 3,600 employees across 500 locations who served more than 3 million retail and institutional accounts. Prior to this role, Mr. Wilson was Head of Retail Sales and Guidance Solutions at TD Ameritrade, where he led the Advisor Direct referral network, a cross enterprise program designed to attract and retain both retail and independent advisor clients. Mr. Wilson began his financial services career at Charles Schwab where he served in various leadership roles.

Mr. Wilson received a BGS from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

John Anderson

Managing Director, Practice Management Solutions, Independent Advisor Solutions
SEI

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.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • 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.

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.

Travis Brewer, CFP®

VP, Business Consulting, TD Ameritrade Institutional
Business Planning and Firm Strategy

As a business consultant with TD Ameritrade Institutional (TDAI), Travis consults with advisors on various practice management subjects including human capital, operational efficiency, client experience, and firm strategy.

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade Institutional in February of 2016, Travis worked at HD Vest Financial Services, an independent Broker/Dealer based in Irving, TX. During his 17 years at HD Vest he managed an advisor training program and consulted with advisors looking for guidance on planning and executing a succession strategy.

Travis grew up on, and is still involved with, a farm and ranch in southwest Oklahoma, and he is a graduate of Oklahoma City University. When he’s not working, he enjoys time with his wife, Catherine, and their three children: Rebekah (8), Mary Binns (5), and Bennett (3).