Advisor Team

Jack Peters | Senior Vice President of Advisor Development

Jack is responsible for advisor recruiting and training. Jack’s 29 years in the Financial Services Industry qualifies him in brokerage statement analysis, tax return opportunities and implementing the Horter Investment Management, LLC low risk, and low volatility investment management platform. Jack will also market the Horter Investment Management, LLC platform with fixed index annuities in Cincinnati to retirees and pre-retirees.

Joe Egloff | Executive Vice President of Advisor Developement

Joe started his career in the financial services industry 17 years ago. Joe worked in various different roles including sales as well as management positions with two well-known financial service companies. Those roles required that Joe obtained his Series 7, 9, 10, 63, 66 and Life and Health Insurance licenses.

During Joes career, whether as a manager or sales representative, he always practiced doing what is in the client’s best interest through listening to their objectives, challenges, needs and the impact financial decisions will have on their financial goals.

Lee Putz | Vice President of Advisor Development

Lee has over 35 years in Sales, Training and Management positions with major Life and Financial Services companies. This includes completing his CLU and Series 6, 63, 65 and 26. Lee will be assisting Jack Peters in advisor recruiting and training including home office and field sales activities with advisors and representatives to support the growth of their individual practices.

Scott Roberts | Vice President of Advisor Development

With over 20 years of diverse sales, investment and management experience in the financial services industry, along with having held FINRA licenses 7, 63, 9 and 10, Scott enjoys mentoring our advisors and coaching them on how to enhance and add value to the relationships they have with their clients. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati and degree in Psychology, Scott is sensitive to the needs of the high net worth investor and understands that financial planning can be emotionally challenging at times.

Michael Funcheon | Vice President of Advisor Development

Mike began his career in financial services when he joined Shearson American Express in 1983 in Hartford Connecticut. He married a Cincinnati native that same year, and when they decided to start their family, it was natural to migrate back to her home town. In 1989, Mike was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager. In 1990, he was selected to join the Branch Manager Training program. In it, he was trained on coaching and mentoring early-career advisors, as well as how to motivate more seasoned producers.

Dave Newman | Vice President of Advisor Development

Dave has over nineteen years of experience in the financial services industry. He has held various roles in training, sales and sales management. He is passionate about helping people to achieve success and exceed their goals. Dave earned a degree in Finance from Xavier University in 1998. He lives in West Chester with his wife, Amanda, and son, Reilly.

Jason Pyles | Vice President of Educational Services

Investment Advisor Representative

Jason started his career in the financial industry over 18 years ago. He progressed rapidly through the management hierarchy with major financial service companies. Covering sales, management, training, and advisory roles. This includes completing his Series 6, 63, Life and Health Licenses.

Brian Massa | Vice President

Investment Advisor Representative

Brian has been in the financial services industry to over 14 years guiding both clients and advisors on their investment strategies. His primary focus has been on service and education for developing lasting relationships with his clients. A “Low Risk and Low Volatility” wealth planning strategy helps clients maximize gains and minimize risk and losses. Brian’s focus is on ensuring that every client’s situation is looked at as unique, and there is not one solution that fits all. As a fiduciary every recommendation is custom tailored to meet each client’s individual needs and goals.

Jeffery A. Schmidt | Vice President

Investment Advisor Representative

As a financial advisor with 26 years of experience serving clients, Jeff under-stands that no matter how well constructed your financial plan is; “Life Happens.” With a primary focus on a system designed to be “Low Risk, Low Volatility” wealth planning, Jeff’s goal is to help his clients maximize gains and minimize risk. He demonstrates a passion to educate clients and provide personalized service by delivering financial seminars and a detailed portfolio analysis. Jeff believes that each client is unique and should expect recommendations tailored to meet their overall needs and goals.

Brion T. Walters | Vice President

Investment Advisor Representative

Brion specializes in retirement and investment planning and has over 12 years of experience advising clients approaching or in retirement. As a Chartered Financial Consultant, the areas in which he specializes include:
• Investment Planning
• Retirement Distribution
• Social Security Maximization
• Medicare and Long Term Care Planning
His major goal is helping clients minimize risk and maximize gains through a system designed to be “Low Risk, Low Volatility”. Like each client, each solution is unique, and provides clients with a comprehensive plan that will help them get what’s important to them. Brion is passionate about his clients and helping them make good decisions with their money.

Casey Croysdale | Vice President

Investment Advisor Representative

Casey Croysdale, CFP® has over 13 years of experience on both sides of the financial services industry. After graduating from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in Finance in 2004, he’s held multiple roles at different financial firms. He has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Designation for financial planning. Casey believes in growing long-term relationships through the Horter Investment Management model to best help his clients with their financial needs and goals. While originally being from Ohio, he now resides in Northern Kentucky with his wife Magen, and new puppy, Lennon. He spends his time working with multiple organizations as well as being actively involved in various sports.

Tim Becker | Vice President & Director of Strategic Business Development