The McGowanGroup draws on a team of talented, caring financial services professionals with extensive experience and diverse capabilities. Their insights position us to best meet the ever-more-complex needs of our clients.
President, Certified Investment Management Analyst℠
Named by Barron’s three times as one of the nation’s top 1000 financial advisors, Spencer McGowan is President and founder of McGowanGroup Asset Management. Utilizing a proprietary cash-flow based investment discipline, coupled with advanced investment performance tracking systems; Spencer has built a solid wealth management platform for successful families. Spencer delivers a fast paced, weekly recap of global financial news on KLIF, 570. The unique NetWorth Radio broadcast features interviews with nationally acclaimed authors and Dallas business leaders. After graduating from the University of Texas in 1986, Spencer trained with his father at PaineWebber-UBS. The author of two books and 31 investment articles, Spencer is a Certified Investment Management Analyst℠, a designation earned through Wharton Business School and The Investment Management Consultants Association where he has been a member since 1997.
Director of Client Reporting
Sandra is responsible for the effective management of our client performance reviews and facilitating client tax reporting information. Prior to joining the McGowan Group Asset Management, Sandra served as Operations Vice President with LPL Financial and has held a variety of operations positions with various Dallas financial institutions. She received a BS from Southern Methodist University. Sandra holds Series 7, 24 and 63 securities registrations.
Andrew Orton, CPWA®
Director of Research, Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
With over 17 years of financial services experience, Andrew serves to empower clients and prospective clients through education and development. Other responsibilities include onboarding new clients and trading. Prior to joining McGowan Group Asset Management, Andrew was a Branch Manager for GunnAllen Financial and worked as a market maker. Andrew earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Arizona State University. He holds the Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 securities registrations and the Group One Texas Insurance license.
Director of Trading and Information Technology
Dominique serves as Director of Trading and Information Technology and is mainly responsible for fixed income trading and the integration of all firm data systems. He brings nearly fifteen years of operations, trading and project management experience to the firm. Prior to joining McGowan Group Asset Management, Dominique spent 8 years with the Dallas based hedge fund, HBK Capital Management, and was responsible for portfolio reporting and special projects. Dominique holds the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and the Group One Texas Insurance license.
Director of Client Services
Kathie serves as the main contact for all things service-related, from distribution requests to operational issues. Her background includes over 10 years of administrative experience, including 5 years as Operations Associate with Hollencrest Securities, LLC in Newport Beach, California. She earned a BA from Arizona State University, and currently holds a Series 11 and 63.
Serving as the Allocation Director, Vanessa manages the 529 and annuity business. Prior to joining McGowan Group Asset Management, she worked as a Financial Consultant for AXA Advisors, LLC. There she worked for four years as a member of the Retirement Benefits Group, where she specialized in annuities, insurance, and college savings plans. Vanessa graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Finance in May of 2007. Vanessa holds the Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and the Group One Texas Insurance license.
Alexander G Tollen, CPWA®
Director of Client Development and Equity Trading, Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
Alex brings with him over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He serves as a client advocate and advanced solutions specialist responsible for outreach and development. Prior to Joining McGowan Group Asset Management, he served as Director of Client Relationship Consulting for 1st Global Capital Corp., responsible for client advocacy and creating efficiencies for firms with combined assets over $900 million. Alex has also served as an institutional trader and market maker with specialties in equity market structure and execution of strategic initiatives. Alex holds the Series 7, 63, 55, 24, 65 and the Group One Texas Insurance License.
Director of Operations and Compliance
With over 10 years of financial services experience, Bobby serves as the Director of Compliance and Operations for the firm. Prior to joining McGowan Group Asset Management, Bobby was a Regulatory and Compliance Consultant for six years with 1st Global Capital Corp. Bobby earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. He holds the Series 7, 24, 53, 63, and 66 securities registrations and the Group One Texas Insurance license.
Social Media Director
Janet serves as the Social Media Director and manages the McGowanGroup Asset Management website. Prior to joining McGowanGroup Asset Management, Janet earned her Master’s degree in Emerging Media and Communication from The University of Texas at Dallas in May of 2013. She also handles marketing and multimedia materials created for MGAM and NetWorth Radio.
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