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.
Our managing directors include Sheaff Brock founders Dave Gilreath and Ron Brock.
As a founding principal of Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors, LLC, Dave shares responsibility for setting investment policy, asset allocation, and securities 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 contributes his investment perspectives to a variety of financial publications, including CNBC, Investopedia.com, MD Magazine (Physicians' Money Digest), Seeking Alpha, and Wealth Management.
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.
As a founding principal of Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors, LLC, Ron shares responsibility for setting investment policy, asset allocation, and securities 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.
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.
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. At Sheaff Brock, Seth manages option overlay strategies and handles day-to-day trading and analysis on the portfolio.
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.
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 Bank in West Virginia, and as a senior options specialist in the active trader division at Charles Schwab in Indianapolis.
At Sheaff Brock, JR serves as portfolio manager for both the Preferred Income and the REIT investment portfolios, where he is responsible for securities selection, building the portfolios, and trading. He also serves as a member of the Sheaff Brock investment committee, helping analyze its equity portfolios and make strategy recommendations.
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.
Tom is a Research Analyst for Sheaff Brock, where he assists with asset allocation and selection for the company’s investment portfolios. Prior to joining Sheaff Brock, Tom served as an Investment Research Analyst for 40|86 Advisors in Carmel, Indiana, covering fixed income investments across the credit spectrum. Other experience includes five years with Fitch Ratings, Inc., in Chicago, Illinois, in Asset-Backed Securities (ABS) and a year in operations at Northern Trust Corporation, also in Chicago.
Tom graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, with a degree in finance, and he received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation (CFA) in 2015.
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!
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.
Louie is an experienced financial services professional with an intricate knowledge of options, margin trading—both traditional and portfolio margins—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. He is also responsible for options strategy and management and trades for put and index income, while assisting in reporting trades and managing risk on trades for the firm’s separately managed accounts.
Teri 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 the firm's portfolio consultants.
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.
Taking care of client needs by providing and delivering professional, high quality service and assistance, Deb McCulley is aware of the power of personal connection, and she uses her skills to stay in close contact with Sheaff Brock clients.
With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, Deb began in operations with E.F. Hutton in Cincinnati, Ohio, and when she relocated to Indianapolis, she applied her skill set at Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter as an administrative assistant to the Branch Manager. Deb was also part of the startup team at Star Wealth Management.
Jenny has a wide range of administrative support and sales experience within a variety of industries, including serving as branch office administrator for Edward Jones in Jackson, Minnesota. She was most recently with Wallington Asset Management in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she provided administrative assistance and support to client services, personnel, marketing and compliance.
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.
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.
Susan 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 the portfolio consultants and Sheaff Brock clients.
With a breadth of experience in the financial services industry, our business development 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 team member directly for more information.
Christy 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 and leads our national business development efforts.Christy has met with hundreds of Sheaff Brock clients over the last decade to advise and help guide a course towards achieving their investment goals. She enjoys the problem-solving aspect of her job as well as getting to know her client’s stories and families. Christy also is involved in Sheaff Brock’s partner firm as an advisor to other financial professionals.
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 then transitioned to an Associate Financial Consultant role at the branch level in Illinois before joining Sheaff Brock.
After three years with Sheaff Brock, he was recruited to pursue an opportunity with JPMorgan Chase as a Private Client Advisor. After eight months with Chase, Peter decided the grass is not always greener on the other side and we welcomed him back to Sheaff Brock in his current role of Vice President, Business Development.
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.
Tiffany is a financial services professional with more than 18 years of experience in relationship management, most recently managing multiple Family Office relationships as a Director at BKD Wealth Advisors. She previously worked as Financial Planner at Linscomb & Williams, and started her career as Senior Counselor at AYCO—a Goldman Sachs Company—where she helped non-retired widows and widowers develop legal and financial restructuring plans.
Tiffany’s experience in retirement and cash flow planning, as well as investment strategies, education funding and insurance/estate planning, provides Sheaff Brock clients with a breadth of financial planning and investment advice. Her financial guidance is coupled with her strong desire to help clients identify and achieve their financial and legacy goals.
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.
Our Sheaff Brock Institutional team has decades of experience as investment advisors and solutions providers for institutional investors, partnering in either an advisory or sub-advisory basis to help achieve clients' investment objectives and fiduciary obligations. Find out more here, or contact our team members directly.
Paul joined Sheaff Brock Institutional Group as the Head of Intermediary Distribution. He is responsible for partnering with a wide range of financial institutions to position the innovative portfolio solutions of the firm. Prior to joining Sheaff Brock, he spent 14 years at New York Life, with his last 10 years in distribution and relationship management at New York Life Investments. His role there was primarily focused on the RIA and Private Bank & Trust channel.
Dave serves as Vice President of Institutional Distribution, where he is responsible for development of strategic accounts and solutions for institutional investors. Dave most recently worked as National Director of Intermediary Sales at Forester’s Financial in New York, where he built the wholesaling force and support staff for placement of First Investors Funds within broker dealers, RIAs, TAMPS, bank trust/wealth management departments, and investment consultants. Prior experience included serving as Divisional Vice President for AIG Financial Distributors and Regional Vice President for Jackson National Life, Genworth Financial, and Allianz Life Financial Services. Dave also spent close to a decade working as an independent financial advisor.
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.
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.
John joined the Operations Team at Sheaff Brock in 2020 as Operations Manager.
Most recently, John served as a Senior Fund Administration Specialist for Touchstone Investments in Cincinnati, Ohio, assisting with day-to-day operational issues for sub-advisors and vendors. Prior to that, he spent four years as a Senior Financial Analyst for Great American Insurance, analyzing the investment portfolio and calculating investment returns. Previous experience at ClearArc Capital included assisting with mutual funds and marketing consulting, handling databases, processes, branding and proposal work, and analysis and reporting. He also served briefly as a broker/dealer specialist for JP Morgan in its Worldwide Security Services division.
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.