OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Comprehensive wealth planning strategies for your life and legacy
Comprehensive wealth planning strategies for your life and legacy
Wealthy individuals and their families rely on their Financial Advisors for more than advice on whether to buy, sell or hold a security. Many of them are concerned about such complex issues as supporting an aging parent without depleting their legacy, maintaining their lifestyle after a divorce or retiring with the knowledge that their thriving business will continue to flourish.
The DeSoto Wealth Management Group believes in a holistic approach that helps clients address both sides of their personal balance sheet and every aspect of their finances. We know that too often, people tend to compartmentalize their financial concerns and address them individually without any overarching plan. That’s why our clients look to us for comprehensive strategies that encompass such diverse disciplines as business transition, estate planning, debt structuring, and portfolio management.
As your Financial Advisors, we can help you define and strive to meet your goals by delivering a vast array of resources to you in a way that is most appropriate for how you invest and what you want to achieve. Working together to preserve and grow wealth, you’ll have access to some of the world’s most seasoned and respected investment professionals, a premier trading and execution platform and a full spectrum of investment choices.
•34 Years of Experience in Financial Services
•Holds Series 7, 31, and 63 securities licenses, as well as accident & health insurance
Rick is originally from Charlotte and has been serving clients in the financial services business for 34 years. He has comprehensive experience constructing fixed income portfolios, and possesses an extensive knowledge of the municipal bond market and alternative investments. In addition, he has focused over the years on private investments offered through Morgan Stanley that are designed for the needs of clients with investable assets in excess of $5 million.
Rick is a founding member of the DeSoto Wealth Management Group and is responsible for having developed a team of financial professionals dedicated to helping cover the needs of our diverse clientele.
Rick earned a BA in business from Western Carolina University while participating in football and wrestling. He now serves as a trustee on the finance committee of Western Carolina University as well previous board positions with Charlotte Rescue Mission, The Fletcher School, African Leadership, and the state board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Rick makes his home in Charlotte with his high school sweetheart Vikki, where they attend Forest Hill Church. They are the proud parents of three grown children and four grandchildren. Rick and Vikki enjoy running, traveling, and spending time with their grandchildren.
Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures
•36 Years of Experience in the Financial Services Industry
•CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
•Holds Series 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 24, 27, 53, 63, & 65 securities licenses, as well as life, accident and health insurance, and long-term care insurance
Jeff brings 36 years of financial services experience and focuses on providing comprehensive financial planning, retirement and estate planning, and portfolio management services to professional athletes, high net worth individuals, professionals and business owners. During his career, he has held management and advisory roles at several firms, was a founder and president of a 105-person brokerage firm, and was the National Executive Director for the Portfolio Management Program at UBS.
Jeff received a BA in chemistry from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Jeff serves as the board chairman for Monarch NC, a non-profit organization providing critical support for thousands of individuals statewide. For over 20 years, he has served on the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind Foundation Board (10 years as president). In addition, he has served on the Charlotte Symphony Board as Annual Fund Chairman, and was co-founder of “Chef’s Best Dinner” in Charlotte. He has been active in teaching and other roles in churches in Charlotte, Birmingham, and Sparta, New Jersey. Jeff and his wife Marie live in Weddington, have three grown children and two grandchildren.
BM/Supervisor; Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Transactional Futures/Commodities; Managed Futures
•18 Years of Experience in the Financial Services Industry
•Member of Morgan Stanley's FIDSelect Program
•Holds Series 7, 31, 63 and 65 Securities licenses and is also licensed in life, accident and health insurance
•Co-leads Captive Insurance Solutions
Jeff has been in the financial services business for 18 years and focuses on tax-free investing, portfolio management, and financial planning. His clients include business owners, professionals (with an emphasis on physicians, nurses and administrators), and retirees desiring streams of monthly income. Jeff emphasizes the importance of thoroughly profiling clients with the objective of reaching a proper asset allocation that is in line with their investment objectives and risk tolerance.
Jeff is the Co-leader (with David Delaney) of our team’s Captive Insurance Solutions where he tailors investment solutions to meet the needs of corporate clients investing funds for risk management.
Jeff earned a BS in Business Administration from Appalachian State University with a concentration in marketing. Prior to joining the financial services industry, he spent 15 years with one firm in the Construction Supply business where he specialized in marketing, inventory management and business development.
As an active member of Christ Lutheran Church, Jeff serves on the finance committee, and has served as a leader for the Church’s Boy Scout troop where two of his sons earned Eagle Scout. His other interests are focused on his family, where he was an avid supporter of his sons in competitive wrestling. He owns a Christmas tree farm in Ashe County, NC.
Jeff and his wife, Liz, reside in Charlotte and have 4 children.
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative; Managed Futures
•31 Years of Experience in the Banking Industry prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2012
•Holds the Series 7and 66 securities licenses, as well as life, accident and health insurance, and long term care insurance
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2012, Bradley was in the Banking industry for 31 years. During that time, he was involved in starting 3 De novo banking operations in North Carolina.
Bradley’s focus is on all aspects of wealth planning and solutions, including providing access to Morgan Stanley Banking services for high net worth individuals, families, professionals and business owners. With his banking experience, he has a distinct ability to analyze both sides of the balance sheet for our corporate and individual clientele.
Bradley earned both his BS and M.B.A. from Appalachian State University.
Bradley and his wife Amanda have lived in the Charlotte area for over 30 years and have two grown children. They have had leadership roles in over 20 different local and national non profit organizations.
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
•10 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2013
•Holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as life, health, accident and long term care insurance.
Ricardo’s focus is on tax-free and taxable fixed income investments for high net worth individuals, where he assists them with income generation in line with their objectives. In addition, he works with clients as they experience “liquidity events” from the sale of a business, inheritance, or other source … where he guides them through financial and investment planning to help them achieve their investment goals.
Ricardo earned a BS from the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University while competing in varsity wrestling. His 10 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate offers him a distinct perspective in assisting clients who have built their net worth partially or totally through real estate investments.
Ricardo and his wife Amanda live in Charlotte with their three young children. They founded and actively support The 704 Project. In addition, they support Sustainativity, and Levine Children’s Hospital.
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
•4 years experience as a Professional Baseball Player prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2015
•CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
•Holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses, as well as Life, Accident, and Health insurance.
Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Kevin played collegiate baseball for Auburn University and was elected Team Captain for 3 years. After earning Academic All-American honors and graduating with a degree in Economics, Kevin was drafted in 2011 and pursued a career in Professional Baseball with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Kevin led the Vancouver Canadians to the Northwest League Championship in 2011 and led the Lansing Lugnuts in home runs in both 2012 and 2013. During the off seasons, Kevin ran a successful baseball coaching business in Charlotte.
After hitting 58 professional home runs in three and a half years, Kevin retired from professional baseball to begin his Financial Services career with Morgan Stanley.
Kevin focuses on financial planning for high net worth individuals, with a concentration in tax-free and taxable fixed income investments, as well as professionally managed global and domestic portfolios.
Kevin and his wife Allison live in the South Park area of Charlotte and both enjoy sports and fitness training.
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
•15 years of experience in the Financial Services Industry prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2016
•Holds Series 6, 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses, as well as Life, Accident, and Health insurance.
Originally from Quito, Ecuador, Alexandra was selected as a Rotary Scholar and assigned to Beaufort, South Carolina.
Alexandra earned a B.S. in Finance with a Concentration in International Business from the University of South Carolina.
She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Charlotte, The World Affairs Council, Latin American Chamber of Commerce, and Doorways International Women’s Group. Past member of the United Way Loaned Executive Program.
Alexandra focuses on comprehensive wealth and financial planning, drawing on her experience in the Financial Services Industry over 15 years prior to joining Morgan Stanley.
Alexandra danced classical ballet for 12 years. She is involved with many performing arts organizations at various levels and supports fundraising efforts.
Alexandra and her husband, Alex, live in South Charlotte and both enjoy international travel and fine cuisine.
Securities Agent: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WV, WY; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative
•28 Years of Experience in the Financial Services Industry
•Works with clients on trades and account issues, and serves as wire operator for the group
•Earned an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Hardbarger Junior College of Business
•Holds Series 7 and 66 licenses
•27 Years of Experience in the Financial Services Industry
•Focus is on operational and account issues for our clients
•Volunteers with Charlotte Food Bank, and with Friendship Trays
•18 Years of Experience in the Financial Services Industry
•Generates financial plans and portfolio reviews, and coordinates research functions for our Portfolio Managed Accounts
•Earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Hotel and Restaurant Management at New York Institute of Technology
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