Retirement Plan Consultants for Retirement Planning
Retirement Plan Consultant
Ann Cheu is a Retirement Plan Consultant for SageView Advisory Group out of the San Francisco/Bay Area office. Her focus is working with plan sponsors to develop, deliver, and implement industry leading retirement plan solutions. Advising clients on plan design, investment due-diligence and overall fiduciary management are her primary responsibilities.
Prior to joining SageView, Ann was a Retirement Plan Advisor at Precept Advisory Group working with Northern California clients. During her tenure at Precept she managed over 20 corporate relationships, working with plan sponsors ranging in size from $2m to $550m. She was responsible for relationship building, development, and delivery of retirement plan and investment reviews, formation of plan committees, compliance and fiduciary assistance, investment due-diligence, and plan design. Prior to Precept, she spent 12 years at Mercer Investment Consulting both in Southern and Northern California servicing large institutional clients.
Ann graduated from California State University Northridge, with a B.S. in Business Administration. She holds multiple securities registrations, including the Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC) and FINRA Series 65.
Benaiah J. Burnich, RFC®, QPFC
Investment Advisor & Registered Financial Consultant
Benaiah Burnich leads the Kansas City office for SageView Advisory Group – Midwest Region. With more than 15 years of experience, he is responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality retirement planning service to clients. With the use of proprietary analytical tools, he is able to advise clients on plan design, compliance, and in-depth investment monitoring. His focus includes 401k/403b plan, Wealth Management and Wealth Transfer Strategies for institutions, foundations and high net worth families.
Prior to joining SageView, Benaiah lead the Advanced Planning Division of SRA Benefits. He also served as a Financial Representative, as well as Director of New Advisors, for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.
Benaiah graduated from Southwest Missouri State University (currently Missouri State University) with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing/Finance. His professional designations include the Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC). He also holds Series 6, 63, and 65 securities registrations, as well as Life & Health Insurance and Property & Casualty Insurance licenses.
Retirement Plan Consultant
Cathy is a Retirement Plan Consultant in the Irvine, CA office. She assists clients with fiduciary compliance, plan design, plan benchmarking, vendor searches, plan transitions, vendor management, investment reviews and ongoing plan administration. Her expertise lies in fiduciary risk mitigation, technical retirement plan knowledge, participant education strategies, investment committee meeting facilitation, problem resolution and plan operational support. Cathy was recognized in 2015 by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) on their inaugural MVP list of Top Women Advisors. This honor is based on NAPA’s nomination and qualification process, including voting by plan sponsor clients and industry peers.
Prior to joining SageView, Cathy spent 18 years with the Capital Group serving in many different capacities including Retirement Plan Specialist, Dealer Relations Representative supporting home office broker/dealer retirement plan management and Institutional Client Relationship Manager responsible for clients with retirement plan assets of $20 million to $1 billion invested in the American Funds.
Cathy received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from California State University, Long Beach. Cathy is also a member of the Orange County Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council. Cathy holds Series 6, 63 and 65 securities registrations.
Chris Reagan, AIF®, CIMA®
As a Managing Director, Chris is responsible for SageView’s Midwest region. Since 1992 he has specialized in providing customized advice to retirement plan sponsors. He is focused on assisting clients in establishing and maintaining their fiduciary process, investment due diligence and manager searches, fee analysis and benchmarking, vendor searches and overall management of client relationships. Prior to joining SageView, Chris spent 24 years at a diversified financial services firm managing a retirement plan consulting practice.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and is also a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), a designation earned in finance and statistics at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. He also hold an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation, a Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS) and is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association.
Clinton Heine, AIF®
Retirement Plan Consultant
With 15 years of experience in the retirement industry Clint brings a wealth of knowledge in the analysis, design, implementation and monitoring of ERISA-based retirement plans including 401(k), 403(b), Defined Benefit and more. He has worked with corporate retirement plans throughout the country and helps provide clients with procedural due diligence in meeting their fiduciary responsibilities. Clint has spent his entire career in the employee benefits arena concentrating on ERISA retirement plans.
In 2011 Clint was named as one of the “300 Most Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution” by The 401kWire.
Prior to joining SageView, he worked as the Midwest Regional Coordinator with HRH Retirement Plan Consultants. Clint also worked for several years at Hewitt Associates, LLC as a benefit specialist/401(k) administrator.
Clint received his B.A. in Business Management from Marycrest International University. He has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation (AIF®) and is a registered representative with Cetera Advisors Network.
David Anderson, JD
Retirement Plan Consultant
David is a Retirement Plan Consultant and Relationship Manager in the Atlanta, Georgia office and has spent his entire professional career in planning, designing, implementation as well as sales and servicing of retirement plans for public and private corporations, healthcare organizations and not-for-profit entities.
Prior to joining SageView, David worked for a National Retirement Plan Consulting firm and spent 31 years with SunTrust Banks, Inc. in its Retirement Services Division where he served as both a Relationship Manager and Business Development Officer.
During his career, David has served on various steering committees overseeing the development of defined contribution products, including documentation development, fund oversight, communication materials and portfolio strategies.
He has presented to national conferences on topics such as “Improving Communication Strategies for Participants”, “Developing a Successful Investment Policy Statement”, “How 408(b)(2) and 404(a)5 will Change 401(K) Plans Forever” and “ How to Take Advantage of the Investment Tools Available to You”.
David obtained his J.D. from The Woodrow Wilson College of Law and his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee.
David Lum, AIFA, CIMA
David Lum is Managing Director of our Honolulu office, helping plan sponsors and other institutional clientele manage their fiduciary risks and responsibilities. David is a member of SageView’s Investment Committee Board and a contributor to SageView’s national investment research effort, with experience in capital market strategy, asset allocation, manager selection, and portfolio construction.
Prior to joining SageView, David worked in a senior leadership role within Bank of Hawaii’s Investment Management Services department. He has over 25 years of investment and retirement plan experience, and has been a featured speaker on numerous topics including capital markets, employee benefit issues, and ERISA fiduciary matters.
David earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Hawaii. He holds an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies as well as the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the Investment Management Consultants Association. He currently serves as President of the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation.
David Shnapek, CRPS, AAMS
Retirement Plan Consultant
David Shnapek is a Retirement Plan Consultant for SageView Advisory Group out of the San Francisco/Bay Area office. His focus is working with plan sponsors to develop, deliver, and implement industry leading retirement plan solutions. Advising clients on plan design, investment due-diligence, fiduciary management, and participant education planning are his primary responsibilities.
Prior to joining SageView, David was a lead Client Relationship Manager at Wells Fargo Advisors (formerly A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.) in the Northern California region. During his tenure at Wells Fargo Advisors he managed over 40 corporate relationships, working with both plan sponsors of all sizes from $1 to $100m and 10 participants to 500. He was responsible for relationship building, development, and delivery of education strategies, formation of plan committees, compliance and fiduciary assistance, investment due-diligence, one-on-one employee consultations, and plan design. David’s ability to deliver exceptional service lies in his belief that clients come first.
David graduated from the University of California at San Diego, with a B.S. in Economics. He holds multiple securities registrations, including an Accredited Asset Management Specialist and Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist designations.
Douglas A. Webster, AIFA
Doug Webster is Managing Director in SageView’s Tennessee office and works with both institutional and private wealth clients. Doug provides institutional clients with in-depth analysis of retirement plan investment options and other relevant information to assist them in their fiduciary investment decisions on behalf of plan participants. He focuses on delivering and implementing a defensible investment policy statement and monitoring process for clients while serving as stated fiduciary to the retirement plan as defined in ERISA Section 3(21). Furthermore, Doug specializes and works closely with clients to audit and improve fiduciary processes, investment oversight, and structure.
Doug provides private wealth clients with guidance on a variety of technical financial planning concepts in the areas of retirement planning, personal risk management, investments, tax, and estate planning.
Part of the investment advisory and retirement plan consulting industry for thirteen years, Doug worked at Retirement Plan Consultants, Inc. before joining SageView. He began his career with Merrill Lynch.
Doug graduated from the University of Tennessee Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Finance and Business Administration, in the top 10 percent of his class. While at UT, he was one of ten members of the TVA Investment Challenge and was also active in Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma. Webster was also part of the student led finance group instrumental in Mr. Warren Buffett’s acquisition of ClaytonHomes in 2003.
Doug serves as a member of the SageView’s Investment Committee, Management Research Committee, and Private Wealth Committee. He is also actively involved with TN Achieves, Tennessee Employees Benefit Council, serves on the Nucleus Knoxville board and is on the Cancer Support Community Board. Doug has been recognized the past few years as a Top 100 Retirement Advisor and was selected by the Knoxville Business Journal 40 under 40. He also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA) designation and is a Registered Fiduciary with Dalbar.
Edward A. Wagner, AIF®
As Managing Director, Edward leads a team that advises clients on all aspects of their retirement plan benefits. Investment analysis, plan design consulting, and employee education are just a few of the key components that are included in his comprehensive service model with the ultimate goal of preparing employees for retirement. Edward believes having a firm understanding of the regulatory environment governing retirement plans and a strong commitment to finding efficiencies in the marketplace are two key factors in helping his clients build effective and successful retirement plans.
Edward’s primary focus is on defined contribution plans (401k, 403b, 457) for both profit and not-for-profit entities. He has extensive experience with mergers & acquisitions, vendor analysis, plan conversions, and investment analysis.
Throughout his fourteen years of industry experience, Edward has spent seven years as Managing Director for SageView Advisory Group, five years as an Advisor for Smith Barney, and two years as a Financial Consultant for Merrill Lynch.
Education and Achievements:
- BS in Business Administration, Management from Portland State University
- Series 7, 65, and 66 securities registrations
- Insurance professional license for life and variable contracts (multiple states)
- Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation
- Recognized by PlanAdviser Magazine as one of the nation’s “Most Successful Retirement Plan Advisers of the Year” in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
Eszter Koch, AIF®, ARPS®
Retirement Plan Consultant
Blending the science of retirement planning with the art of relationship building, Eszter’s holistic approach allows her to effectively and efficiently serve the needs of plan sponsors with exceptional care, consistency and results. Eszter Koch provides that expertise to Sage View’s institutional retirement plan consulting practice, serving clients in the Florida office.
Eszter is passionate about helping employees achieve their retirement dreams through superior group and individual education. She has dedicated nearly two decades of her career working with plan sponsors of corporate, government and not-for-profit retirement plans on designing, implementing and managing their retirement plan solutions, with a specific focus on prudent fiduciary risk management. Eszter also assists clients in establishing and maintaining their fiduciary process, investment due diligence, fee benchmarking and vendor searches.
Prior to joining the SageView team, Eszter worked at 401(k) Advisors and the Meltzer Group where she managed over 100 corporate retirement plans of all types. She also led an independent financial planning practice for over 15 years, where she advised women executives, business owners, foreign nationals and non-profit organizations.
Eszter holds numerous certifications, including Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) and Accredited Retirement Plan Specialist (ARPS®). She earned a B.A. in Finance and International Business from the University of Management and Business Studies in Budapest, Hungary, and speaks seven languages.
In her free time, Eszter teaches stress reduction techniques, including meditation, Vedic Thai Bodywork, yoga and dance.
Garrett Stinson is a Managing Director with SageView’s West Team. Garrett has 16 years of retirement plan consulting experience working in the following areas: investment Oversight, Investment Advisory, Defined Benefit, 401(k) plan consulting, along with Individual Wealth Management.
Garrett has spent his career providing his clients fiduciary and investment oversight, investment advisory services, along with plan design consulting. He has extensive experience in ERISA-related retirement plans such as 401(k), pension, profit-sharing plans, and non-ERISA deferred compensation plans. Garrett also specializes in customizing and managing investment solutions for his endowment clients and has a deep familiarity with their unique regulatory, operating and reporting requirements.
Garrett’s clients cover a number of different industries, including for and not for profits. He works both on a national and international basis, working for clients in North America, Japan, and spending time in Southern Europe.
Garrett earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Affairs with an emphasis in Personal Finance from California State University of Long Beach. He holds registrations administered by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In addition to holding a California State Life and Health Insurance license. He is also a registered representative of Cetera Advisor Networks.
Howard Biggs serves as a Managing Director for SageView Advisory’s corporate, not for profit and public retirement plan clients. He brings his experience in Committee Investment Consulting, Fiduciary Risk Management, Plan Governance and Plan Design Consulting to SageView’s mid and large plan sponsor clients.
Mr. Biggs has more than 30 years of retirement plan consulting experience, serving private, public, and not-for-profit organizations nationwide. Prior to joining SageView Advisory in 2016 he served as Senior Advisor for Arnerich Massena from 2005 to 2016. He also served as Principal and Senior Consultant for Howard Johnson & Company from 1985 to 1998, where he was manager of a regional consulting office. After the acquisition of Howard Johnson & Company by Merrill Lynch in 1998, Mr. Biggs became responsible for developing and managing the Plan Sponsor Consulting practice. He consulted with large employers regarding all aspects of retirement plan design and governance, fiduciary risk management, and committee investment responsibilities.
Howard Biggs received his Bachelor of Arts degree in finance from the University of Washington in 1981. He has been a guest speaker for the Western Pension Conference and the Society of Human Resource Management and has served as course instructor for the American Society of Pension Actuaries.
Jacob O’Shaughnessy, CFA
503.841.5255 ext. 202
Jake O’Shaughnessy is a Managing Director in SageView’s Portland, Oregon location. As an advisor for the institutional practice, Jake services more than $5 billion in assets across public, private, and not-for-profit defined contribution retirement plan relationships. A frequent speaker at defined contribution events such as NAGDCA, P&I DC West, and Western Pensions and Benefits, Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a well know figure in the retirement consulting industry.
Prior to joining SageView, Jake worked in a consulting capacity at Arnerich Massena and RVK, bringing more than 13 years of experience in the financial industry. He has also worked with Shinsei Bank Investment Banking Group in Tokyo, Japan and Willamette Securities.
Jake graduated cum laude with a Master of Business from Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Oregon. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a member of the NAGDCA Industry Committee, the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honors Society, and has also earned his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. He is a former FINRA Series 6 and 63 holder.
James Henry, CFS
Retirement Plan Consultant
James Henry is a Retirement Plan Consultant based in SageView Advisory Group’s Nashville office responsible for business development of retirement plans and executive benefit consulting in Tennessee. Among other responsibilities, James is accountable for the sales and marketing process involving the development of new clients, from identifying and qualifying prospective companies, to proposal development, to long-term client relationship management.
James began his retirement planning career with ING Financial Advisers supporting brokers and advisors, providing education and communication plans and developing long-term client relationships. Most recently, James was a Managing Director with Sheridan Road Financial in Nashville overseeing their retirement plan operations in the Greater Tennessee region. He spent his career at Sheridan Road Financial providing fiduciary oversight, investment advisory services, and plan design consulting for his clients. James was also accountable for business development, marketing strategies and long-term client relationship management.
He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and Management focus. James is a Series 6, 7, 63 and 65 registered. He also received his Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) Designation from the Institute of Business and Finance. Prior to starting his career in finance, James was a Specialist in the U.S. Army for three years.
He continues to support fellow veterans by being on the Board of Directors with a local non-profit called Operation Stand Down Tennessee.
James R. McCrary
Retirement Plan Consultant
James R. McCrary is a Retirement Plan Consultant with SageView’s West Team. Jamie is a member of SageView’s Not-for-Profit team working to deliver quality retirement plan solutions to plan sponsors and their participants, using SageView’s proprietary analytical tools and his nuanced understanding of the challenges facing the retirement plan industry.
Prior to joining SageView, Jamie worked in the financial services industry for more than 25 years. He served as Vice President of Retirement Plans for Bryson Financial Group in Long Beach, California. Before that, he spent 20 years with the American Funds Group of the Capital Group Companies, where he was a Vice President of Retirement Plan Sales covering the Southwest and was also a senior product development manager.
Jamie is a frequent speaker at industry related conferences and meetings including the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and Western/National Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO/NACUBO).Jamie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and currently serves as a board member for his alma mater’s Executive Council. He holds numerous securities registrations.
Jason is a retirement consultant in the Irvine, CA office. Focusing on both 401(k) participant education and wealth management client services, Jason provides investment education, portfolio analysis, market analysis, performance monitoring, and portfolio implementation.
Beginning his career as a fixed income trader and investment analyst before joining SageView Advisory Group provides him an intimate understanding of the mechanics in both the capital markets and the financial services industry.
Jason received a Bachelor’s of Science with cum laude honors from Western Oregon University. He holds several licenses including the Series 66 and 7.
Jason Smith, CFP, AIF®, QPFC, CBFA
Jason M. Smith, a Nebraska native, joined SageView in January 2011. Jason is responsible for ensuring the delivery of quality retirement plan consulting services to clients. Advising on plan design, compliance and in-depth consulting issues, Jason will analyze retirement program performance and recommend opportunities to help employees enhance their retirement benefits. He will also manage the ongoing assessment of overall retirement plan health. He specializes in 401(k) and similar participant directed retirement plans and other institutional retirement services. Prior to collaborating with SageView, Jason spent 15 years with TAGGE*RUTHERFORD Financial Group. He served as President of Defined Contribution Services and President of Retirement Plan Services.
Jason Smith was named as one of the “Top 300 Most Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution” by The 401(k) Wire / The 401(k) Exchange from 2009-2012. He is also a recipient of his Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA) designation. Jason is 1 of less than 100 people in the country to have received this designation allowing him to perform PlanSuccess Behavioral Audits of retirement plans. PlanSuccess provides practical solutions to improve plan participation and savings rates and to help participants invest more wisely. Most recently he received his Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designation.
Jason earned a degree in International Affairs, with minors in Business and Finance, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He lives in Omaha with his wife and two young sons.
Jeffrey M. Gratton
Managing Director/Chief Marketing Officer
Jeff Gratton has delivered of quality retirement plan solutions to mid and large sized organizations for over 15 years. He is passionate about partnering with plan fiduciaries to mitigate risk by assisting with fiduciary oversight, investment selection and monitoring, and plan design. Jeff uses SageView’s proprietary analytical tool to deliver a first-class retirement program to plan sponsors and their participants.
Jeff graduated from the University of Missouri with a BS in Business Administration, graduated in 2007 from Rockhurst University’s Executive Fellows MBA program, and holds the Certified 401k Professional designation from The Retirement Advisor UniversityTM at UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Education.
Jeff is often quoted in various publications and speaks frequently at industry events across the country regarding current retirement plans trends and plan fiduciary risk mitigation. In 2009 and 2010 Jeff was names as one of the “Most Influential Retirement Plan Advisors in the Nation” by The 401(k) Wire and also the “Most Successful Retirement Plan Advisors” in each year from 2009 to 2013 by PlanAdvisor Magazine.
Jeffrey M. Petrone, AIF®
Jeffrey Petrone is the Managing Director for SageView Advisory Group’s Florida office. His primary focus is helping clients navigate the challenges of managing qualified and nonqualified retirement plans including 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans and various other defined contribution and defined benefit plans. His responsibilities include advising clients on plan design, compliance, and in-depth investment consulting issues.
Jeff has dedicated his career to improving retirement plans. He has been a proponent of helping plan sponsors design retirement plans to help employees effectively prepare for retirement. Savings rates and participation rates in plans that Jeff has worked on have consistently risen over time. Through his work with one of his clients, over a 5 year period, he crafted a case study titled "Driving Healthy Outcomes for Retirement Plans." This study was one of the first examples of how defined contribution plan design optimization that drives retirement security can also have financial benefits for the plan sponsor.
Jeff also provides thought leadership to some of the largest retirement plan administrators in the country by serving on their financial advisory boards. He has consistently used his knowledge and experience with retirement plan management to help with the development of new tools and products to better serve the retirement plan industry. Throughout his career, Jeff has been recognized as a leader by several organizations. In 2014, Jeff was recognized in NAPA's “Top 50 under 40.” In 2010, Jeff was recognized by 401k Wire as one of the “300 Most Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution” and named as one of the Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisors by PlanAdviser Magazine. The South Florida Business Journal named Jeff as one of the Top 40 Business Professionals in south Florida for 2012. He also regularly speaks at National events.
Prior to joining SageView, Jeff made significant contributions to the employee benefits and retirement practices of Mercer Health & Benefits in Florida. He began his career with the financial planning division of Citigroup in West Palm Beach, Florida. Jeff graduated from Villanova University with a B.S. degree in Finance and holds various securities registrations. He is also an alumnus of, and continuing participant in, the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2010, an adult leadership program that provides the opportunity for leaders to improve their community.
Jon Chambers is a Managing Director at SageView, with 28 years of retirement plan industry experience. He specializes in the analysis, design and implementation of investment programs for retirement plans, helps plan sponsors develop efficient and successful plan administrative structures, and assists plan fiduciaries in fulfilling their responsibilities and mitigating their risk. Jon is a nationally recognized specialist on 401(k) fee structures. He has met with officials from the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) and the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to discuss regulations relating to 401(k) fee disclosure, and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor on this issue.
Prior to joining SageView, Jon was a principal at the investment consulting firm Schultz Collins Lawson Chambers, Inc., and a Senior Retirement Plan Consultant at Coopers & Lybrand.
Jon has written numerous articles on retirement plan investing, and has served on the editorial board of the Compensation and Benefits Management Monthly. His articles have been published in the Journal of Financial Planning, Employee Benefit Plan Review, Journal of Pension Benefits, and Profit Sharing. He has also been quoted on retirement plan topics in Pensions & Investments, Global Finance, the Wall Street Journal San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Business Times, and was featured on Bay Area television news regarding trends in retirement plans.
Jon graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a BA degree in Economics with departmental and college honors. He is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council (WP&BC), Plan Sponsor/401(k) Council of America (PSCA), and the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). He is a past president of the WP&BC and served on its Executive Board for several years. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences including WP&BC, ASPPA, and PSCA events.
Jon T. Upham, MA, AIF®
Jon Upham is Principal of SageView Advisory Group and develops strategic investment and compliance efforts for SageView’s retainer clients. His responsibilities also include designing, implementing and managing a wide range of our clients’ retirement plan needs, including assisting with ERISA fiduciary responsibilities and customized education programs. Jon is a member of SageView’s internal Investment Committee.
Prior to joining SageView in 1999, Jon worked for an institutional securities trading firm in San Diego, California. He earned a B.A. from the University of Redlands and a M.A. from Concordia University. Jon has attained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies-University of Pittsburgh and holds multiple securities registrations. He is also a founding lecturer of UCLA’s The Retirement Advisor University.
Jonathan St. Clair, J.D.
Retirement Plan Consultant
Jonathan St. Clair is a Retirement Plan Consultant in the Atlanta office with SageView’s Southeast Team. Jonathan uses his legal background to help clients understand and address fiduciary risks they encounter as sponsors of 401(k), 403(b) and various other qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. He works to deliver quality retirement plan solutions to plan sponsors and their participants, using SageView’s proprietary analytical tools as well as his in-depth understanding of the challenges facing the retirement plan industry.
Previously, Jonathan was a partner at a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia focused primarily on estate planning and elder law issues. Before relocating to Atlanta, Jonathan worked with the Southeast Team in Knoxville. Jonathan is also very active in community and civic organizations; having previously served on several boards including the Georgia Chapter of the American Parkinsons Disease Association.
Jonathan earned his undergraduate degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, and a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law. Mr. St. Clair is licensed attorney in Tennessee and Georgia and holds multiple securities licenses. He is also a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and is currently working towards the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation.
Justin Bogart, QPFC, CIMA®
Retirement Plan Consultant
Justin Bogart is a Retirement Plan Consultant for SageView Advisory Group’s Florida practice. His primary focus is helping plan sponsors provide effective retirement plans that help their employees prepare for retirement.
Justin’s experience includes work with both qualified and non-qualified retirement plans including 401(k) plans, 403(b) plans and various other defined contribution and defined benefit strategies. His responsibilities include advising clients on meeting fiduciary responsibilities, plan design, compliance, in-depth investment consulting and retirement planning issues.
Justin joined SageView in October of 2011. Prior to that, he had been with AUL Retirement Services for eight years acting as a Client Services Manager for Florida. He has 13 years of industry experience.
Justin received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Kansas State University. He is also a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA). Justin holds the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) designation and the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation. He is also a member of Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA).
Kerrie Casey, AIF®, QKA
Retirement Plan Consultant
Kerrie Casey is a Retirement Plan Consultant for SageView Advisory Group’s Boston practice. Kerrie works with both for-profit and not-for-profit clients, assisting with plan reviews, recordkeeping relationships and advising on plan design, compliance, fiduciary oversight and investment consulting issues. Kerrie partners with her clients to ensure their retirement plans are aligned with the organization’s culture and philosophy to help their participants plan for a successful retirement.
Kerrie joined SageView in 2015 as a Retirement Plan Consultant and has 19 years of financial services industry experience centered on defined contribution participants and plan sponsors. In her roles, she has helped clients with plan design, plan compliance, fiduciary governance, investment selection and employee engagement as she has partnered with them to oversee and manage their retirement plans. Kerrie was recognized in 2015 by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) on their inaugural MVP list of Top Women Advisors. This honor is based on NAPA’s nomination and qualification process, including voting by plan sponsor clients and industry peers.
Kerrie began her career at Fidelity Investments as a participant service representative in 1996 after interning at Fidelity in her final year at Bentley College. She left Fidelity to work for Trust Consultants where she was responsible for the administration, reporting and compliance of approximately 60 plans. She returned to Fidelity to travel the country providing employee education seminars and group meetings to plan participants. She joined Tofias, a third-party administrator, in 2000 to provide administrative and compliance support for approximately 50 clients and later worked at Sentinel Benefits where she managed the implementation and legal teams for all new incoming retirement plan business. Prior to joining SageView, she had spent the past eight years as a senior consultant at a local consulting firm focused on helping clients manage all aspects of their retirement plans to ensure plan sponsors meet their fiduciary duties and provide an effective and powerful savings vehicle for their employees.
Bentley College, B.S. in Finance
UMass Boston, M.A. in English
FINRA Series 7 and 66 registered
Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF)
Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA)
Kyla Keck, ERPA, CPC, CEBS
With more than twenty-five years of experience in the employee benefit industry, Kyla has worked with almost every aspect of qualified retirement plans. Kyla’s qualifications include:
From the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA)
- Certified Pension Consultant
- Qualified Pension Administrator
- Qualified 401(k) Administrator
From the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
- Certified Employee Benefit Specialist
From the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (Enrolled to Practice before the IRS)
In addition, Kyla was Vice President of Trust and Employee Benefits at First American Bank prior to joining SageView RPC. Her other professional experience includes benefit software programming, retirement plan administration, and client technical support for Booke & Company of Winston-Salem (now AON Consulting), and Corporate Compensation and Benefits Manager for Plasti-Line, Inc.
She currently serves as President for ASPPA. She also serves on the board of directors of the American Retirement Association (the governing body of the 4 divisions of membership, NTSA, NAPA, ACOA and ASPPA). Kyla’s responsibilities at SageView RPC include oversight of clients’ compliance and retirement plan administration services, supporting clients through audit and compliance challenges, and consulting with diverse employers about mergers, acquisitions and other plan design needs to accomplish strategic benefit goals.
W. Larry Davis, CRSP
Retirement Plan Consultant
Larry Davis is a Retirement Plan Consultant in the Knoxville office with SageView’s Southeast Team. Larry assists clients with plan reviews, recordkeeping relationships, vendor management, plan design consulting, compliance, fiduciary oversight, benchmarking and the selection/monitoring of plan investments. He partners with his clients to provide best practice solutions and utilizes SageView’s proprietary analytical tools to help his clients understand and mitigate the fiduciary risks associated with qualified retirement plans. Larry has spent his entire career in the retirement services industry with a focus on ERISA qualified retirement plans.
Prior to joining SageView in 2015, Larry served as a Relationship Manager in the retirement plan services industry for over 25 years in the institutional trust divisions of two super regional banks. His client base covered the for-profit and not-for-profit space (including government entities, higher education, endowments and foundations). His passion is relationship development and providing the exceptional quality service that his clients deserve and expect.
Larry earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Business from Carson-Newman University. He holds the designation of CRSP (Certified Retirement Services Professional) offered by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers in conjunction with Cannon Financial Institute.
Larry and his wife, Nancy live in Knoxville. They both enjoy the outdoors, hiking and mountain biking. Knoxville is a perfect location for these outdoor activities as it is surrounded by many lakes, rivers, parks and the Smoky Mountains.
Retirement Plan Consultant
Mark Foster, based in our Boston office, serves as a Retirement Plan Consultant of New Business and Relationship Management. His focus is working with plan sponsors of corporate, government and not-for-profit retirement plans on designing, implementing, and managing their retirement plan solutions, with specific focus on prudent fiduciary risk management.
Prior to joining SageView, Mark spent the past 18 years in the retirement plan and employee benefit industries. He began his career working for Putnam Investments as a Relationship Manager, Implementation Coordinator, and Client Service Manager. Most recently he was a Director of Account Management for CIGNA Group Insurance where he was responsible for over 1200 clients ranging in size from 250-5000 lives. He also held the role of Regional Service Manager for Hartford’s Group Benefits Division in Boston.
When Mark is not helping plan sponsors, his time is joyfully consumed by his wife, Stacy, and their three children Lexi, Tori, and Mason.
Mark Kordonsky, located in SageView’s Los Angeles office, leads both the Domestic and International Investment Services Practices, with an emphasis on the development of strategic benefit outsourcing solutions. With over 34 years of consulting experience, Mark specializes in investment, financial, and administrative strategies relating to employee benefit plans.
For 10 years, Mark was a partner with Buck Consultants. He also served as a managing consultant for Foster Higgins for six years. Prior to joining Foster Higgins, Mark spent four years with the ARCO Investment Management Company. Mark formerly was an actuary with the consulting firm of Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby.
Mark holds a B.S. in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his M.B.A. in International Finance and Investments from the University of Southern California. Mark also completed coursework toward his Ph.D. in executive management, specializing in Human Resource Strategy at the Peter F. Drucker Institute at Claremont. He is a registered securities representative and registered investment advisor.
Retirement Plan Consultant
Matt Anderson is a Retirement Plan Consultant and is responsible for all aspects of client sales and service in the Chicago office of SageView Advisory Group. He reviews plan design and features to enhance the retirement plan experience of his clients as well as acting as a single point of contact for Plan Sponsor clients and participants alike. Matt’s experience in both plan administration and record keeping allows him to assist his clients with a wide range of needs.
Matt has been a retirement plan consultant since 2004. He is familiar with how retirement plan administration, plan design, and technology work. His experience with retirement plan record keeping and administration allows for a more meaningful discussion of client goals.
Matt received a B.S. in Communications from the DePaul University. Matt is also a member of ASPPA, NIPPA and is Series 6 and 63 registered.
Michael Coelho, C(k)P®, AIF®
Michael Coelho serves as a Managing Director. He is responsible for the delivery of quality retirement plan solutions to mid- and large-sized organizations and provides careful navigation for employers to maximize results and to mitigate their fiduciary liability. With more than 15 years in the retirement plan industry, Michael assists plan sponsors and their participants in reaching their retirement goals, using SageView’s proprietary analytical tools to deliver a first-class retirement program.
Michael graduated from Baylor University and has attained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. In 2011, he was named “Most Influential Advisor in the $5-$15 Million Plan Market” by The 401k Wire. In 2012, Michael earned the C(k)P Certified 401k Professional designation from TRAU. Michael’s professional memberships/affiliations include: Founding Lecturer of The Retirement University (TRAU) at the UCLA Anderson School of Business; involvement with two ASPPA (American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries) committees, Membership and the Next Generation. He is also a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisor Networks.
Mike Nash, CPA, JD
Mike is a Principal with SageView in the San Francisco Bay Area. He manages the executive compensation practice within SageView. He focuses on helping employers establish and maintain supplemental executive retirement and savings plans. Mike began his career in employee benefits and compensation with the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to joining Sageview, he served in various capacities with several national consulting and investment firms.
Mike is a Certified Public Accountant and a practicing ERISA attorney. He earned his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois. He is a frequent speaker and writer on topics relating to executive compensation, regulatory compliance and industry trends.
Nichole Labott, MBA, AIF®
Nichole Labott is located in Richmond, Virginia, and serves SageView's institutional retirement plan consulting practice as a Lead Advisor to Plan Sponsors. Her retirement plan consulting experience spans for-profit, not-for-profit and municipal plans to include 401(k), 403(b), 457, 401(a), defined benefit and executive compensation plans. Nichole is responsible for ensuring new legislation, opportunity for plan enhancements and sound fiduciary practices are communicated to clients to ensure favorable retirement plan outcomes. She specializes in plan design consulting, fiduciary best practices, fee benchmarking, regulatory updates and provider/platform support.
Nichole was recognized in 2015 by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) on their inaugural All Star list of Top Women Advisors. This honor is based on NAPA's nomination and qualification process, including voting by plan sponsor clients and industry peers.
Prior to joining SageView, Nichole worked on both the provider side of consulting and more recently with HRH Investment Advisors. She has served in a consulting capacity for more than twenty-one years.
Nichole earned her undergraduate degree in Business and International Studies from Meredith College in Business and International Studies and her M.B.A. from Appalachian State University. She is Series 6, 63 and 65 registered and attained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF) designation.
Nick Jahn, MBA
Retirement Plan Consultant
Nick Jahn, located in SageView’s Knoxville office, serves retirement plan clients in the Midwest and South. His primary focus is helping employers provide effective retirement plans that enable their employees to better save for retirement.
Nick is responsible for ensuring that opportunities for plan enhancements are communicated to clients and are properly integrated with their retirement and benefits programs. He specializes in relationship management, best practices, provider/platform support and complements the participant experience with his private wealth background.
His experience includes working with qualified and non-qualified retirement plans including 401(k), ERISA and non-ERISA 403(b) plans including non-profit, higher education, and church plans. He also consults on fiduciary responsibilities, plan design, and compliance-related issues. A former Air Force combat airlift pilot, Nick was with Morgan Stanley as a private wealth financial advisor prior to joining SageView. He holds securities Series 7 and 66 registrations as well as state insurance licenses. In addition, his current firm has been named one of the top 5 retirement plan advisory firms in the country since 2008 (#1 in 2014) and was named #1 in Forbes for 2013.
Nick earned an undergraduate degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy (top 20% of class) and an MBA from Indiana University. He also holds an MS from the University of Tennessee, graduating with Phi Kappa Phi honors. He has served in the community as a member of the Rotary Club of West Knoxville, and in committee roles for Financial Executives International, Knoxville Chamber, and as a board member of the University of Tennessee Alumni Association (Knox County Chapter).
Randall C. Long, AIF®
Founder and Managing Principal
Randall Long is founder and Managing Principal of SageView Advisory Group, and is also a member of SageView’s internal Investment Committee. He started SageView in 1989 by assembling a team of seasoned financial advisors and investment specialists.
Randy has over 30 years of experience in retirement plans and has provided consulting and fiduciary advisory services to over 250 major corporations in the area of plan design, investment consulting, record keeping, compliance, employee education, and communication. He has extensive experience in the oversight and operations of retirement plans advising and assisting plan fiduciaries in their fiduciary responsibilities.
Randy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies-University of Pittsburgh. He is also a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries.
Rich Ginel, Jr, MBA, CIMA®
Retirement Plan Consultant
Rich Ginel is a Retirement Plan Consultant advising corporate and public firms on their retirement programs. In consulting with clients, his role is to help ensure clients maintain a competitive retirement program for their participants by discussing plan design while also assisting those clients in fulfilling their fiduciary obligations. Rich is also a member of the investment team, helping to research investment products and present investment materials to his clients.
As a member of the retirement plan industry for the past 13 years, Rich joined SageView Advisory Group in 2013. Previously working at USI Consulting Group, he served as an Investment Strategist and Relationship Manager to Defined Contribution and Defined Benefit plans. Rich was a member of USI Advisors Investment Committee and recommended custom asset allocations and investment strategies to his clients. Rich also has a background in Defined Contribution plan administration, working with clients to ensure their compliance with industry regulations.
Rich earned a B.S. in Finance at The Pennsylvania State University and a M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Finance. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst, CIMA®, designation in 2011.
Rich lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife and two children, and enjoy coaching his children in the Farragut Baseball League.
Bob Patton works with organizations of all sizes and corporate structures from large Fortune 1000 companies to smaller not-for profit organizations all of which have the same goal: creating a retirement benefit that will help the organization retain and attract the best people, while giving the employees a platform that will see them through retirement.
Prior to joining SageView, Bob worked at AG Edwards. Before that, he held senior positions for two large and distinguished record keepers. He also worked with large institutional plan sponsors at JPMorgan Retirement Plan Services, where he managed retirement plans that ranged in size from $250m to over $6b in plan assets with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Previously, Bob has served as a Senior Vice President in charge of west coast distribution and consulting for Putnam Investments.
Bob graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.A. in Political Science, emphasis in Economics. He holds several securities registrations and insurance licenses and is a registered representative of securities offered through Cetera Advisor Networks.
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Bob Trethewey ensures the delivery of quality retirement planning service to SageView clients. Advising clients on plan design, compliance and in-depth investment consulting issues, Bob analyzes retirement program performance and determines the most effective way for clients’ employees to maximize their benefit. He is knowledgeable in the specifics of ERISA and how its laws apply to retirement plans. His experience includes Profit Sharing/401(k) plans, Defined Benefit plans, Money Purchase Pension plans, 403(b) plans, 457 plans and Nonqualified/Deferred Compensation plans across for-profit, not-for-profit and government sponsored entities.
While mergers and acquisitions present a unique set of challenges, Bob is well-experienced in the details associated with these transactions and works to develop the most beneficial plan of action for the client and its employees. Before joining SageView, Bob was responsible for running the eastern U.S. region of retirement consulting services for Willis North America. Prior to that, he was a part of the institutional trust sales team of SunTrust Bank in Baltimore, MD and also served on the new business development team for Wachovia Bank in Raleigh, N.C.
Bob earned a B.S. in Finance and Business Administration from Miami University. He holds various securities registrations and is a Certified Retirement Services Professional.
Rodney A. Balbuena
Rodney Balbuena is a Managing Director in SageView’s Pasadena, California office. Rodney has delivered quality retirement plan solutions to mid and large sized organizations for over 20 years. He is known for his in-depth industry expertise, knowledge and understanding of financial markets and has been recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as a "Rising Star of Retirement".
Rodney's first and most important priority is servicing the client to ensure all aspects of their retirement program is functioning with high efficiency. To accomplish this, Rodney implements strategies that are customized for each organization to insure that the financial vehicles support the unique requirements for both the employee and employer.
Prior to joining SageView, Rodney served as a Retirement Investment Adviser for one of the largest insurance brokerages in the United States. He successfully built and managed a portfolio of approximately $850+ million for profit and non-profit organizations. He has also worked at other prominent financial institutions which gives him the in-sight, background and ability to understand the global requirements of each individual company.
Rodney is the 2015 President Elect of the Western Pension Benefits Council, Los Angeles Chapter and also sits on the board for National Human Resources Association, Los Angeles Chapter.
Rodney attended California State University, Los Angeles and holds Series 6, 63, and 65 securities licenses. Rodney is a native of Los Angeles and currently resides in Studio City.
Retirement Plan Consultant
Ryan Manaker has built a clientele that consists of individuals and small business owners. His practice as a Retirement Plan Consultant in the Southeast focuses on the advantages of asset management, 401(k)s, and “Wrap Fee” programs. He also works with Retirement Plan Consultants, Inc. (“RPC”), a retirement plan design, consulting, and administration firm. Retirement Plan Consultants serves thousands of participants and plan sponsors in 17 states representing approximately $900,000,000 in assets.
Having entered the financial services industry in 2000, Ryan uses his experience with Profit Sharing/401(k) plans, Defined Benefit plans, Money Purchase Pension plans, 403(b) plans, Non-Qualified/Deferred compensation plans, investment analysis and monitoring, and individual investment and financial planning to help his clients more effectively work towards their financial goals.
Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee and holds multiple securities registrations.
Sean Gregory King, JD, CPA
Sean King utilizes his background in accounting, law, taxation, insurance, and investments to serve as Principal tor of SageView’s South Region. He specializes in creatively structuring and managing qualified and non-qualified retirement plans to assist clients in achieving business, retirement, estate planning, tax savings and asset protection objectives.
In September 2008, Sean was named one of the “20 Rising Stars of Retirement Plan Advisory” by Institutional Investor Magazine, and in December 2009 Sean was named one of the “300 Most Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution” by 401(k) Wire. In December 2010, Sean was named one of the nation’s “Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers” by PlanAdviser magazine.*
Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Cum Laude, from the University of Tennessee (UT). He also earned his Master’s degree in Accounting with a concentration in Taxation, as well as his Doctor of Jurisprudence (law) degree from UT. Sean holds active licenses as a CPA, attorney and insurance agent and is a registered representative with Cetera Advisor Networks.
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Shelly Schaefer, QPFC, AIF®
Retirement Plan Consultant
Shelly serves as a Retirement Plan Consultant for SageView with over 15 years of industry experience. In her role, she is responsible for consulting with plan sponsors on the selection of a vendor platform, plan implementation, plan administration and design changes, problem solving, fee and design benchmarking, employee enrollment/education campaigns, investment monitoring and investment policy statement management.
She is passionate about helping plan sponsors create and administer retirement plans that will allow their participants to be retirement ready. Her primary focus is on ERISA Corporate retirement plans, including 401(k), 403(b), ESOP and Defined Benefit Plans.
Shelly has been named as one of the Most Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution by The 401k Wire. Shelly was recognized in 2015 by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) on their inaugural MVP list of Top Women Advisors. In 2016, Shelly was recognized again by NAPA as a Top Women Advisor All-Star. These honors are based on NAPA’s nomination and qualification process, including voting by plan sponsor clients and industry peers.
Shelly earned a BA degree in Business Management from Ripon College. She hold the Qualified Plan Financial Consultant and Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designations as well as life, health, property and casualty insurance licenses. She is also a member of Wisconsin Retirement Plan Professionals, Ltd.
Stephen Popper, AIF®, QPFC
Stephen Popper, based in SageView’s Boston office. Entrusted with more than $8 billion in participant’s savings, he leads our Boston team in the mission to help plan sponsors and their participants “See where they’re going.”
Stephen is a plan sponsor-focused retirement plan specialist with more than 20 years of industry experience in retirement plan administration, plan design analysis and risk management.
He is an advocate and facilitator for industry excellence, forging strong relationships across the retirement plan services industry through transparency and inspiring service providers to deliver client-focused results. A regular speaker at industry conferences and a former Board Member of he New England Employee Benefits Council, he focuses on educating plan sponsors to help them better recruit, retain and reward their employees through their retirement benefits.
Stephen is a graduate of Marist College with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Finance. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® through the Center for Fiduciary Studies, QPFC through ASPPA and holds multiple securities registrations.
On the weekends and vacations, Stephen heads to the outdoors with his wife, Georgia children, Braden and Izzy, to hike, golf, ski and search for sand dollars at the beach.
Retirement Plan Consultant
Steve is a Retirement Plan Consultant in the Honolulu, Hawaii office. He is focused on assisting clients in establishing and maintaining their fiduciary process, investment due diligence, fee analysis and benchmarking, vendor searches and overall management of client relationships. As a Retirement Plan Consultant using SageView’s proprietary analytic tools and organizational resources, Steve is able to deliver quality retirement solutions for both plan sponsors and their participants in the ever changing retirement plan industry.
Prior to joining SageView, Steve was a Vice President and Trust Officer with Bank of Hawaii for almost 20 years serving defined contribution, defined benefit and nonqualified plans ranging in size from $1 to $250m. Before moving to Hawaii, he spent 10 years in the financial services and retirement plans industry with Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank in Southern California.
Steve received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. Steve holds Series 6, 63 and 65 securities registration.
Retirement Plan Consultant
Stuart Payment is part of SageView Advisory Groups Pacific Northwest practice located in Portland, Oregon. As a Retirement Plan Consultant he works with a wide range of clients and plans in the corporate and public retirement space. His experience with plan design, plan and investment fees, and plan governance are used in the development, execution, and ongoing maintenance of client investment programs.
Prior to joining SageView Advisory Group in 2016, Stuart worked with retirement plans at Arnerich Massena from 2010 to 2016 assisting with large plan sponsor client relationships and servicing small and mid-sized plan sponsors.
Stuart received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in business administration with a concentration in finance. Stuart is a series 65 license holder.
Susan L. Hajek, MBA, QPFC
Retirement Plan Consultant
Susan L. Hajek serves as a Retirement Plan Consultant in the Austin, Texas office. Susan's role is to assist clients with plan design, benchmarking, vendor management, investment reviews and ongoing plan operation. Her expertise lies in fiduciary and plan operational and recordkeeping best practices, fiduciary risk management, technical plan knowledge, problem resolution and enhancing the participant experience.
Susan was recognized in 2015 by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) on their inaugural MVP list of Top Women Advisors. This honor is based on NAPA's nomination and qualification process, including voting by plan sponsor clients and industry peers.
Prior to joining SageView, Susan served in various senior management positions with national as well as regional retirement firms, most recently with SunGuard. graduated from Truman State University and also obtained a MBA from Fontbonne University. Susan holds several securities licenses and has obtained a QKA, Qualified 401(k) Administrator designation and a QPFC, Qualified Plan Financial Consultant designation, both from ASPPA. Susan's professional memberships/affiliations include; ASPPA: NAPA: President-Elect of the ASPPA Benefits Council of Central Texas; WIPN, Women in Pensions Network. She is also a Registered Representative of Cetera Advisor Networks.
Tina Alexander Chambers*
Retirement Plan Consultant
Tina Alexander Chambers is a Senior Retirement Plan Consultant in the San Francisco office for SageView Advisory Group. With 26 years of industry experience, Ms. Chambers works with plan sponsors and fiduciaries in qualified plan design, implementation and operations, and employee education and communication. As a consultant she specializes in supporting plan sponsors and investment committees manage their fiduciary responsibilities, evaluate and compare various retirement plan providers, and design and deliver investment education programs intended to generate improved retirement readiness for participants. Tina was recognized in 2015 by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) on their inaugural MVP list of Top Women Advisors. This honor is based on NAPA's nomination and qualification process, including voting by plan sponsor clients and industry peers.
Prior to joining SageView, Tina was Director of Retirement Plan Services at a regional registered investment advisory firm. Ms. Chambers was also Vice President and Marketing Manager at Union Bank where she managed the marketing, product development and sales support initiatives for employee benefit and trust services in the Institutional Services & Asset Management division. Ms. Chambers began her career in employee benefits, spending nine years with two large global brokerage firms in business development, retirement plan consulting, marketing, and operations.
Ms. Chambers graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and sociology from the University of Massachusetts. She also spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Stockholm, Sweden. Ms. Chambers is a member of the San Francisco Chapter of the Western Pension & Benefits Council, where she has been on the Board for ten years and currently serves as President. Ms. Chambers is also a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries, Financial Women of San Francisco, and National Association of Professional Women. To help further industry innovation and best practices, Ms. Chambers is a selected advisor serving on an advisory council for a leading industry recordkeeper.
Retirement Plan Consultant
Wanda is a Retirement Plan Consultant in the SageView Hawaii office. Her primary focus includes assisting clients with fiduciary compliance, plan design and management, facilitating plan conversion and implementation, delivering participant education, and assisting with ongoing plan administration.
Prior to joining SageView, Wanda served as Vice President and Senior Trust Officer in the retirement plan services area with Bank of Hawaii. Wanda has over 18 years of experience in the retirement plan industry.
Wanda attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Wanda is a Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist (CRPS). Wanda is also a member of Society for Human Resource Management Hawaii Chapter (SHRM) and the Vice-President/President Elect for Executive Women International Honolulu Chapter (EWI).
Retirement Plan Consultant
Wayne Roth is a Retirement Plan Consultant for SageView Advisory Group based out of Denver, Colorado. Wayne assists plan sponsors with all facets of plan management including well-defined service models, guidance with investment consulting, monitoring, and evaluation. In addition Wayne works as a technical consultant on plan design, mergers & acquisitions, participant education programs and helps plan sponsors manage their fiduciary obligations associated with qualified retirement plans. Wayne has over 14 years of diverse retirement plan and financial services experience.
Prior to joining SageView, Wayne served as a Senior Associate for Mercer’s Defined Contribution Team. Wayne was responsible for new business development, plan consulting, vendor management and client services. Prior to Mercer, Wayne worked as Director Worksite Distribution, Retirement Services Division at MassMutual. He was responsible for developing and overseeing a national team of financial professionals who provide education and financial solutions to defined contribution clients and their participants. Before that Wayne worked for the Principal financial Group, Managing the Worksite Solutions program, where he was responsible for the development and creation of new field education programs to gather, expand and extend client relationships through a consultative approach (i.e. Retire Secure & Work Secure). The end result was a highly effective streamlined program that is a viable business channel today.
Wayne majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Finance at Adams State College and was an accomplished Collegiate All American athlete. He currently holds the FINRA Series 7, 66, 63, 24, Life, Health and Variable Annuity Insurance licenses.
William Posch, AIF®
Retirement Plan Consultant
Will Posch is a Retirement Plan Consultant for SageView Advisory Group located in the San Francisco office. His primary focus is to develop and implement Plan Sponsors and their Participants with solutions and industry best practices. Specifically, Will advises his clients on investment due diligence, fiduciary management, initial & on-going Plan design and mergers & acquisitions. Additionally, Will works with Plan Participants providing education and one-on-one investment guidance. His focus is on investment management and participant education.
Prior to joining SageView, Will was working with an independent Bay Area Pension consulting firm. He has over 20 years in the financial services industry and 10 years specifically in retirement consulting. He has worked with both large plans and those just starting up and has extensive experience with 401(k) Record Keepers.
Will received a B.A. in History from San Francisco State University, holds a series 7, 66 and a California State insurance license. He is also a holder of an Accredited Investment Fiduciary designation, (AIF®).
*Jon Chambers and Tina Alexander Chambers are not affiliated or registered with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. Any information provided by these individuals is provided entirely on behalf of Sageview Advisory Group and is no way related to Cetera Advisor Networks or its registered representatives.