Research Consultant

THOMAS G. FOX Research Consultant Thomas G. Fox, who is the founder & managing partner of WaterStreet Research Partners, has over 35 years in the investment business and has been Chief Investment Officer for more than 28 years. He is an expert in building quantitative investment approaches, an architect and creator of numerous successful academically…

Compliance Consultant

MATTHEW STOLEN, AIF, IACCP Matt graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance and Economics. In 2008, Matt started working as a Branch Examiner at LPL, conducting upwards of 125 branch exams per year. That experience allowed him to gain a unique compliance perspective of…

Consulting Technologist

C.D. SMITH Consulting Technologist Christopher D. Smith is the Founder and Chief Consulting Technologist of Convergent Systems, LLC. He has been working in the Information Technology field for over 25 years, and is the founder of Convergent Systems, LLC, I/O Networks, LLC, and several other IT-based companies headquartered in Pinehurst, NC. Mr. Smith has extensive…

Director of Operations

MAGGIE BARRY Director of Operations Maggie’s forte is implementing innovative technologies and systems in order to streamline processes and provide a higher level of service to client accounts. She is also responsible for ensuring that day to day operations are fully compliant with all industry rules and regulations. After graduating from North Carolina State University…

Certified Financial Planner ®

JODY BEENE Wealth Planning Administrator Certified Financial Planner ® Jody’s dedication lies in taking a holistic and personable approach when serving our clients. By combining her wealth of experience in financial planning, investment strategy, trust, private banking and lending; she diligently works with the team in developing individualized plans to help address each client’s specific…

Certified Wealth Strategist®

CHARLES STOCKHAM Accredited Investment Fiduciary® Certified Wealth Strategist® Retirement Income Certified Professional® Charles is passionate about helping clients develop personal investment objectives and creating an investment plan to match those objectives. Once a plan is in place, Charles provides ongoing monitoring and reallocating in response to ever-changing economic conditions. Utilizing significant resources of our strategic…

Operations Manager

STAR SMITH Operations Manager Upon earning her Associate in Arts degree from Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina, Star began her career in the financial industry as a receptionist at First Union Securities in July 2000, which later became Wachovia Securities. From there she took on the role of Operations Manager at Anderson &…

Founder & Financial Advisor

ROBERT D SCHAFF, MBA, CFP®, CIMA® Financial Advisor Robert began his career in financial services as an intern with Merrill Lynch. After graduating, Robert worked for Citigroup Smith Barney, LPL Financial, Wells Fargo, and Great Lakes & Atlantic. He held many different positions in each firm, such as Compliance Officer, Team Lead, and Director of…