Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors, LLC


The team at Sheaff Brock offers decades of experience as investment advisors and prides itself on our personalized approach. We don’t just manage your portfolio. We provide you with analysis, educate you about market environments and report on your investment performance. We work to understand your needs, not just when you first come to us, but throughout our relationship. 

At Sheaff Brock, our entire team is dedicated to your success.

Sheaff Brock's Managing Directors

Our managing directors include Sheaff Brock founders Dave Gilreath and Ron Brock.

David S. Gilreath, CFP,® Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer

David Sheaff Gilreath, Managing Director, Compliance Officer, and co-founder of Sheaff BrockAs a founding principal of Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors, LLC, Dave shares responsibility for setting investment policy, asset allocation, and security selection for the company's managed accounts. He also consults with the clients of Sheaff Brock on overall portfolio construction.

Dave has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, beginning with Bache Halsey Stuart Shields and later with Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter. Dave is a featured contributor giving money management advice in Market Moves, a monthly investment column for ABCNews.com.

He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree. Dave went on to obtain his Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) designation in 1984.

Ron Brock, Managing Director

Managing Director and co-founder of Sheaff Brock

As a founding principal of Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors, LLC, Ron shares responsibility for setting investment policy, asset allocation, and security selection for the company's managed accounts. He also consults with the clients of Sheaff Brock on overall portfolio construction.

Ron has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, starting with Prudential Bache Securities and later with Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter. 

He attended the Indiana University School of Business where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

Compliance

Audrey Kurzawa, CPA, Chief Compliance Officer/Director of Risk Management and Oversight

Audrey Kurzawa, Chief Compliance Officer/Director of Risk Management and Oversight at Sheaff Brock

Audrey’s experience includes all aspects of accounting, compliance and financial management, having most recently served as chief operating officer for Wallington Asset Management. In her previous role at Winthrop Capital Management, Audrey designed, developed and implemented the firm’s strategic compliance program. Other experience included corporate finance positions at 40|86 Advisors and Conseco, Inc. in the Indianapolis area and KPMG Peat Marwick in Chicago.

Audrey holds a B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University, Bloomington. A certified public accountant, she holds a FINRA Series 65 license, is a Fellow of the Life Management Institute, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Married with two children and two dogs, Audrey’s hobbies include running and watching her children compete in swimming and soccer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bryant Scott, Compliance Manager

Bryant Scott, Compliance Manager at Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors

Having worked with Charles Schwab for ten years, Bryant focused on regulatory and compliance issues as a branch operations manager, serving more recently as an active trading representative. Bryant has more than 17 years of experience as a licensed broker, working with the southern California firms of Charles Schwab, UnionBanc Investment Services, Farmers Financial Solutions, Dreyfus Brokerage and TD Waterhouse.

Bryant is a graduate of Indiana University. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Portfolio Managers

Edward "JR" Humphreys II, CFA, CAIA, Senior Portfolio Manager

JR Humphreys, Senior Portfolio Manager at Sheaff Brock

JR’s experience as a financial consultant spans more than 25 years, and he has worked extensively in alternative asset allocations and the creation of equity selection processes to achieve greater quantitative and more disciplined equity selections. Working much of that time as a portfolio manager at BKD Wealth Advisor, JR previously served as a trust investment officer at United National Bank in West Virginia, and as a senior options specialist in the active trader division at Charles Schwab in Indianapolis.

JR holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, where he was also a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society for Economics.

He is a member of the CFA Society of Indianapolis and serves as Treasurer and Board Member of Morning Dove Therapeutic Riding in Zionsville, Indiana. JR lives in Zionsville with his three children. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wally Taggart, Portfolio Manager

Wally Taggart, Portfolio Manager, Sheaff Brock

Wally Taggart began his investment career with Paine Webber in 1963, becoming one of the first brokers in Indianapolis to use options and to become a Registered Options Principal with the CBOE. He spent over 30 years as a broker and in branch management with Paine Webber, Dean Witter, and Morgan Stanley. Wally claims he is most famous for being a successful street racer in his father’s Hudson Hornet—on the west side of Chicago in the mid-fifties!

After a decade of “retirement,” Sheaff Brock persuaded him to come back to work and help with trading. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Client Solutions Teams

Our client solutions teams have one goal: to work closely with you to meet your financial needs and, as a result, achieve your unsurpassed satisfaction and loyalty. Please feel free to contact any of our client solutions advisors directly. 

Peter Bjelopetrovich, Vice President—Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant

Peter Bjelopetrovich, Vice President of Client Solutions and Portfolio Consultant for Sheaff Brock

Peter began his investment advisory career at Charles Schwab as a customer service representative and then as a broker in Indianapolis. He became part of Schwab’s Active Trader specialty team, servicing their most active traders and developing a deep knowledge of options, margin accounts and trading. Peter also served as an Associate Financial Consultant at the branch level in Illinois before joining Sheaff Brock.

Peter earned his degree in Public Relations with a marketing minor from University of Dayton. It was during a bartending stint that he developed a love of craft beers and Irish whiskey. He enjoys wine tasting and sampling beer with his wife, cooking, and spending time with his young son. Peter is an avid enthusiast for basketball and anything that is Michael Jordan-related.

Born and raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, his last name is pronounced Bello (rhymes with Jello® but the “j” is silent) Petro Vich. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Chapin, Vice President—Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant

David Chapin, Vice President of Client Solutions and Portfolio Consultant at Sheaff Brock

David’s experience includes five years at Charles Schwab, where his most recent role was as a senior derivatives trading specialist on the options trading desk. His background in option strategy building, technical analysis, and trade guidance helps clients manage risk and find new paths of wealth creation and income-building. Prior financial experience includes six years in accounting roles at Conseco Services, LLC, and Bucheri, McCarty & Metz, LLP.

With support from Administrative Coordinator Susan Williams, David provides investment consultation, advice, and guidance to Sheaff Brock clients.

David holds a B.S. in Finance & Economics, and a separate degree in Accounting, both from Indiana University, Kokomo. Married with two children, David spends much of his spare time remodeling their 100-year old house. He also helps coach his son’s baseball, basketball, and soccer youth sports teams. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Seth Hickle, Vice President—Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant

Seth Hickle, Portfolio Consultant for Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors | Indianapolis

Seth has many years of experience in commodities futures and options, equity-based derivatives, and high net-worth trading, where he accumulated skills both in working directly with clients and as a manager—assisting and guiding small, dedicated teams in complex trading issues.

Prior to joining Sheaff Brock, Seth was a Senior High Net Worth Active Trading Specialist at Charles Schwab and a Senior Derivatives Trading Manager at Schwab and optionsXpress. He assisted with the integration of optionsXpress into the Schwab enterprise, as well as the launch of Schwab Futures. Previously, Seth was a Commodity Futures and Options Broker with LaSalle Futures Group in Chicago.

While pursuing his B.S. degree in Finance and Economics at Ball State University, Seth led a student team managing a $500,000 small and large cap equity portfolio for the Ball State University Endowment.

When not immersed in the world of investments, Seth enjoys outdoor activities, typically around water—fishing, waterfowl hunting, and kayaking—usually with a mug of coffee. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

James "Louie" Humphries, Vice President—Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant

James "Louie" Humphries, Vice President of Client Solutions and Portfolio Consultant at Sheaff Brock

Louie is an experienced financial services professional with an intricate knowledge of options, margin and advanced trading strategies. As a trading and IPO specialist at Charles Schwab & Company, he provided proactive account service to help his clients achieve their financial solutions and retirement goals. Prior experience in retail management developed his focus on strong customer service.

Louie works with Sheaff Brock clients to help them achieve their investment goals, with support from Administrative Coordinator Susan Williams.

Louie received his degree in Public Affairs from Indiana University and is currently pursuing a law degree with a focus on Securities Regulation and Regulatory Compliance, also from IU. He also has a passion for cooking—simplifying and modernizing culinary classics—and for building custom furniture. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teri Kane, Vice President—Client Solutions, Administrative Coordinator

Teri Kane, Vice President of Client Solutions and Administrative Coordinator at Sheaff BrockTeri began her career at Prudential Securities in 1989 and moved to Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter in 1990. Beginning as a registered sales assistant, Teri later moved into the role of account executive, where she gained experience and enjoyment in equity options.

Teri handles the onboarding process of new accounts at Sheaff Brock and maintains the ongoing administrative functions of client accounts for portfolio consultant Chris Crisci.

Teri enjoys gardening and crafting and serves as a youth leader with her husband. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jared Lee, Vice President—Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors | Jared Lee, Vice President-Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant | Indianapolis

Jared began his career at Charles Schwab & Co. as a customer service representative and worked as a registered representative before joining Schwab’s leadership as a regional team manager. With experience in supervision, trading, portfolio diversification, and wealth management strategies, Jared strives to support his clients and other professionals in achieving their goals.

Jared attended Midland College in Midland, Texas, and also spent a year traveling in “Up With People,” where he visited more than 13 countries, worked with individuals from over 131 different countries, and developed multi-cultural leadership skills.

Outside of the office, Jared enjoys spending time with his wife and his three young boys. Talk to him about grilling, scotch, and travelling within the U.S. and abroad. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deb McCulley, Vice President—Client Solutions

Deb McCulley, Vice President, Client Solutions for Sheaff Brock

Deb is responsible for portfolio administration, reconciliation of accounts, and general office functions. With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, Deb began in operations with E.F. Hutton, and later moved to Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter as an assistant. Prior to joining Sheaff Brock, Deb was most recently with Star Wealth Management.

Deb enjoys antique shopping and biking. Her love of food and craft beers motivates her to try out a lot of new restaurants. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michelle Reddick, Vice President—Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant

Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors | Michelle Reddick, Vice President-Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant | Indianapolis

Michelle is an experienced professional with ten-plus years of financial experience in trading, relationship building, and partnering with clients to achieve their financial goals. She comes to Sheaff Brock from Charles Schwab, where she worked in leadership as a Learning Manager training stock brokers and guiding new employees through the intricacies of the financial world. Her prior work experience includes her role as a Public Relations Specialist with the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles and five years in the elementary education field.

Michelle received a B.S. in Public Relations & Communication from Ball State University and her Elementary Education Certification from Indiana Wesleyan University. She enjoys repurposing old objects into new treasures and cheering for her two children at their sporting events.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mark Vandygriff, Vice President—Client Solutions, Portfolio Consultant

Mark Vandygriff, Vice President of Client Solutions and Portfolio Consultant at Sheaff Brock

After gaining lending and banking experience with HSBC, Union Equity Corporation and Homeland Mortgage, Mark worked at Charles Schwab providing investment services, support and guidance to high net worth clients. His in-depth knowledge of investor tools and research allowed him to identify wealth management needs and solutions, and also offer technical analysis and trading guidance, earning several customer service awards.

Mark serves as Portfolio Consultant for Sheaff Brock clients, with administrative support from Michael Richardt.

Mark spent eight years as a Unit Supply Specialist Reservist with the US Army during and immediately after college. His degree is in business with a concentration in finance from Indiana University, South Bend. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Susan Williams, Vice President—Client Solutions, Administrative Coordinator

Susan Williams, Vice President, Client Solutions and Administrative Coordinator at Sheaff BrockSusan began her career in the financial industry in 1994 with the American Funds (now known as the Capital Group) as a supervisor in their Indianapolis Operations Department. Later working with One America as a Retirement Plans Consultant, Susan then moved to Charles Schwab where, as a client representative, she developed a body of knowledge regarding IRAs, trust accounts and estate resolution.

Susan brings 20-plus years of client service experience to the Sheaff Brock Client Solutions Team and provides administrative support for portfolio consultants David Chapin and James Humphries.

In her spare time, Susan enjoys gardening, traveling, and watching movies, and she keeps in shape by walking and working out with weights. Her newest hobby is playing with her young grandson, Jayden. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shannon McGeorge, Research and Statistics Administrator

Shannon McGeorge, Research and Statistics Administrator for Sheaff Brock

Shannon gained experience as a loan underwriter/credit analyst at Wells Fargo prior to joining Sheaff Brock as a research and statistics administrator.

Originally from northern Virginia, Shannon graduated from the University of New Mexico in 2014 with double majors in Economics and Anthropology. While at UNM, she was the President and Founding Member of Omicron Delta Epsilon (an Economics Honor Society) and Vice President of the Game Theory Association.
 


Shannon lived in Germany for five years and is a frequent traveler, having visited more than 20 countries. She is also a huge car enthusiast. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our National Sales Team

With a breadth of experience in the financial services industry, our sales team members are focused on first understanding your needs and then working toward investment performance solutions to meet your goals. Feel free to contact any sales team member directly for more information.

Jim Murphy, CFP,® CAIA, Director/National Sales Manager—Investments

Jim Murphy, Director/National Sales Manager of Investments at Sheaff Brock

With more than 25 years in the financial services industry, Jim has extensive experience in wealth management and portfolio consulting for high net worth clients.  His background includes several years in organizational leadership, including regional and national wholesale distribution management, as well as financial consulting.  His strength is in helping others—whether clients, peers, or colleagues—achieve their desired outcomes.

Prior to joining Sheaff Brock as head of the investment team, Jim led more than 100 investment professionals while also handling oversight of client assets at Schwab Private Client Investment Advisory, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Charles Schwab and Company. He previously was responsible for strategic direction as Senior VP and National Sales Manager of Alternative Distribution for ING Investment Management. He also held positions as Regional Vice President for MFS Mutual Funds, and as Financial Consultant for Fidelity Investments.

Jim holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Finance from University of Arizona. He holds the CFP® designation and is a current charter holder of the CAIA. Jim is married with two sons and currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. In his spare time, you can find him golfing, sailing, or snow skiing. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wendy Hales, CFP,® CWS,® Vice President—Investments

Wendy Hales, Vice President, Investments at Sheaff Brock

Wendy has more than 14 years of experience in financial planning and investment management for both individual and institutional clients. Her focus has been helping high net worth individuals with investment management, financial analysis, risk management, tax planning, retirement planning, estate planning, insurance, employee benefits and stock option plans. She also assisted some of the largest non-profit employers in Silicon Valley with  retirement benefit plans, employee education, and executive compensation.

Wendy graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Utah State University. She lived and worked in Taiwan for four years and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. Wendy loves adventuring with her family—skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, surfing, scuba diving and, most of all, traveling. She has traveled to more than 40 different countries and stepped foot on every continent, including Antarctica. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christy Jordan, Senior Vice President—Investments

Christy Jordan, Senior Vice President, Investments at Sheaff BrockChristy spent the decade of the nineties in Chicago on the sales and marketing side of the mutual fund and managed account industry. She worked with Paine Webber/Mitchell Hutchins, the Munder Funds, and Duff & Phelps before "retiring" to raise a family.

She re-entered the industry with Sheaff Brock in 2010 to assist in our national sales efforts. Christy earned a B.A. from Purdue and attended Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jim McMahon, Senior Vice President—Investments

Jim McMahon, Vice President, Investments at Sheaff Brock

Jim worked for the Indiana Secretary of State in the Securities Division prior to joining Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter in 1986.

While at Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter, Jim developed his own successful investment style and philosophy, and went on to achieve the title of Senior Vice-President of Investments. Jim graduated from Manchester College in 1982, where he earned an accounting degree.

Having played golf in high school and college, Jim still loves to play the game. He runs, swims, and waterskis to stay active, and he tracks stats for a local high school basketball team during their season. Jim and his wife have five children and one granddaughter. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Meinville, Vice President—Investments

Paul Meinville, Vice President, Investments at Sheaff BrockPaul has extensive industry experience in helping individual investors. He began his career in the 1980’s at Schwab, where he advanced through the ranks during twenty years to become Regional Vice President. Subsequently he served in management roles at Raymond James and Ameriprise.

Paul grew up in the Philadelphia area, now resides in New Jersey, and assists Sheaff Brock with our national sales efforts. He earned a B.A. from Temple University.

In his local community, Paul has served on the Count Basie Centennial Committee and the Monmouth University Scholarship Fund Committee. He enjoys working out, boating, snowmobiling, skiing, playing golf, and traveling. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Brad Miksek, Vice President—Investments

Brad Miksek, Vice President of Investments at Sheaff BrockAfter 11 years as both an account manager for Schwab’s Institutional Sales Group and a Relationship Manager assisting its Service Group, Brad served as an Investment Advisor Representative consulting with high net worth clients at J.E. Simmons & Co. He later developed new client sales and handled ongoing wealth management strategies and programs at Zacks Investment Management for eight years before joining Sheaff Brock’s National Sales Team. Brad has significant experience in bond trading and sales, and mutual funds and commodities trading.

Brad is a graduate of Northern Illinois University. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ben Widders, Vice President—Investments

Ben Widders, Vice President, Investments for Sheaff Brock

Prior to joining Sheaff Brock, Ben was Vice President for EP Wealth Advisors and a consultant for Charles Schwab and Company, working with business development, client review, analysis and recommendations for high net worth individuals. Ben graduated from The Master’s College and is a candidate for Certified Financial Planning designation.

Active in the community of Santa Clarita where he resides, Ben serves on the Athletic Advisory Committee of the Master’s College Athletic Department and volunteers with youth athletic player development. Ben and his wife, Deborah, have been married since 1999 and have four children, Emily, Matthew, Andrew and Nathan. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Libby Neidlinger, New Account Specialist

Libby Neidlinger, Sales Team Support at Sheaff Brock

Although fairly new to the investment industry, Libby brings a wealth of experience to Sheaff Brock. Prior to taking a few years “off” to raise a family, Libby spent more than a decade at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in various positions. Most recently she was the Special Events Coordinator for all facets of events, meetings, seminars and receptions including those surrounding the Indianapolis 500, Brickyard 400, Formula One, and Moto GP races. At Sheaff Brock, Libby is responsible for the handling and processing of all paperwork required to open new customer accounts. She also provides support for the Sheaff Brock sales team.

Outside the office, Libby is a swim team and track mom, as well as a school volunteer for her two daughters. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michelle Ratcliff, New Account Specialist

Michelle Ratcliff, Sales Team Support at Sheaff Brock

Michelle joins Sheaff Brock with more than 25 years of experience in the health insurance industry, where she served in a variety of roles with Prudential Insurance Company and The Principal Financial Group. Her wide-ranging experience includes HR recruiting, reinsurance analyst work, health care predeterminations and claims review, and account service support. At Sheaff Brock, Michelle is responsible for the handling and processing of all paperwork necessary to open new customer accounts and supporting the sales team.

In her free time, she enjoys golfing, playing co-ed sand volleyball, and watching her son play travel baseball. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our Operations Team

Angie Reecer, Director of Client Operations

Angie Reecer, Director of Client Operations at Sheaff Brock

Angie is responsible for overseeing all office functions, reconciliation of accounts, and operations functions. Angie has been involved in the financial services industry for more than 15 years, working in banking, operations with Paine Webber and, most recently, as an administrative assistant with Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter.

Angie spends her free time gardening and working on her hobby farm, which has three miniature donkeys adopted from the Indianapolis Zoo, two pot-bellied pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. She also enjoys running, and has taken part in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kat Harper, Operations Manager

Kat Harper, Operations Manager for Sheaff Brock

As a client service specialist for Charles Schwab, Kat provided client service and support by uncovering client needs and providing education about accounts, product offerings and procedures. After moving to the estate distributions team, she took on a supervisory role involving quality assurance, training, and cashiering supervision. At Sheaff Brock, Kat is responsible for marketing and operations.

Kat graduated with Honors from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Marketing. While at IU, she was a Kelley Scholar and a member of the Hutton Honors College, and also studied Germanics and Metalsmithing. In her free time, she enjoys practicing Vinyasa yoga and drinking good coffee. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sheldon Hirst, Controller

Sheldon Hirst, Controller, Sheaff Brock

Sheldon worked as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for more than 20 years, with eleven of those in public accounting and several more as an independent business owner. Having served as an independent controller and consultant for several small businesses, Sheldon handles the day-to-day financial aspects of business at Sheaff Brock.

Sheldon received his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University School of Business in Bloomington, Indiana. He is a registered tax return preparer and a member of the Indiana CPA Society. Other interests include his work as a board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis and serving as a past president and board member of the Jewish Community Center of Indianapolis. Sheldon is also an avid weekend warrior basketball player. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.