Meet the team

Our team of Brightworth advisors has decades of expertise in the services we offer. We are proud to have fostered a warm, welcoming, professional environment where our clients know their finances are in capable hands.

Wealth Advice

Ray V. Padrón, CPA, CFP®, CIMA®
Chief Executive Officer | Wealth Advisor

Ray has over 25 years of experience working through the complex wealth planning issues business owners, executives and retirees face. His expertise and experience brings a unique...

Dave Polstra, CPA, CFP®, CIMA®
Partner | Co-Founder | Wealth Advisor

Dave's more than 30 years of experience working with executives, widows and charitable organizations brings wisdom and insight that is unprecedented in the wealth management field.

Annika Cushnie, CFP®, CIMA®
Partner | Wealth Advisor

Annika's decade of experience and passion for working with busy professionals and women make her uniquely positioned to help her clients reach their financial and lifetime goals.

Lisa Brown, CFP®, CIMA®
Chief Strategy Officer – Corporate Professionals and Executives, Partner | Wealth Advisor

Lisa has focused her entire career in wealth management for high-net-worth families with an intentional focus on executive compensation planning. "The most rewarding part of my job is helping my clients retire well, with confidence and security about their future." Her straightforward, results-oriented approach appeals to the busy professional.

Charlie Jordan, CPA, CFP®
Partner | Wealth Advisor

Charlie's passion for integrating retirement, estate and charitable giving strategies provides his clients with an enhanced clarity and purpose for their wealth.

Michael R. DeWitt, CFA
Partner | Wealth Advisor

Mike has dedicated his career to serving high net worth families and nonprofit organizations. His personal approach and desire to help individuals reach and enjoy their retirement goals enable him to provide clients with the highest level of service.

Nathan Corbitt, CPA, CFA, CFP®
Partner | Wealth Advisor

Nathan’s experience as a tax advisor and keen understanding of investment strategy and economics allow him to provide individuals with a basic understanding of the most complex aspects of their financial lives.

Tom Presley, CPA, CFP®, PFS
Partner | Wealth Advisor

Tom's public accounting background coupled with his attention to detail and his desire to help others allows him to provide clients with a clear financial understanding at the highest level of service.

Ryan Halpern, CPA, CFP®, PFS
Wealth Advisor

Ryan’s experience with high net worth families in public accounting and in a multi-family office setting allows him to offer clients individualized guidance in navigating the complexities of their financial lives.

Christopher "Bud" Boland, CFP®
Wealth Advisor

Bud has devoted his career to working closely with clients to understand their needs and develop customized financial plans to help them reach their short and long term goals.

Chase Mouchet, CFP®, CIMA®
Wealth Advisor

Chase brings thoughtful listening and planning skills and a devotion to maximizing the impact of wealth for our clients.

Patricia D. Sklar, CPA, CFA, CFP®
Wealth Advisor

Patricia joined Brightworth as a Financial Planner in 2016 where she helps develop strategic financial plans for high net worth individuals and families.

Amanda Valenti, CFP®
Director of Financial Planning

Amanda's entire career has been spent in the field of financial planning, focusing on holistic wealth management for high net worth families.

Ian Clemens, CFA
Financial Planner

Ian’s investment expertise and due diligence background allow him to make sense of a complex investment environment in order to help our clients' achieve their wealth goals.

Wesley Wood, CFP®
Financial Planner

Wesley joined Brightworth as a Financial Planner in 2017.  He started his career at a fee-only wealth management firm in Silicon Valley where he developed plans to help high net worth clients use their wealth more purposefully and assisted with firm-wide strategy and operations. 

Josh Monroe, CFP®
Financial Planner

Josh is a big picture thinker who listens actively and plans thoughtfully to help clients achieve their most important goals.

Investment Management

Don Wilson, CFA, CFP®
Partner | Chief Investment Officer

Don combines his passion for investing, intellectual curiosity and analytical framework to build investment strategies to help our clients grow and preserve their wealth.

Jennifer Turner
Director of Investment Operations

Jennifer’s strong attention to detail, demonstrated abilities with operational excellence, and passion for the development and growth of others makes her uniquely suited to manage Brightworth’s Investment Operations department.

John Darby, CFA
Senior Investment Analyst

John’s analytical thinking and his competitive nature drive him to pursue investment strategies that will help clients achieve their goals.

Elizabeth Jackson
Senior Investment Operations Specialist

Elizabeth's attention to detail helps ensure our clients' investment accounts are properly maintained and carefully monitored.

Ryan Lewis
Investment Operations Specialist

Ryan joined the Brightworth team in 2018 and serves as an Investment Operations Analyst. His responsibilities include maintaining the portfolio management software, assisting with daily trading, and generating reports for client portfolios.

Hunter Brooks
Investment Operations Analyst

Hunter has a broad financial services background including time spent in private wealth management, third-party retirement plan administration, and trust services.

Hiwote Woldesellassie
Investment Operations Spcialist

Hiwote joined Brightworth in 2018 as an Investment Operations Specialist. Her primary responsibilities include maintaining our portfolio management software, executing trades, and other operational duties.

Alan Gotthardt, CPA, CIMA®

Formerly the President of Brightworth, Alan was part of the leadership team that built Brightworth into a nationally recognized enterprise.

Client Service

Kristen Lewis
Partner | Director of Client Service Administration

Kristen's experience, communication skills and detailed follow-through helps ensure clients have a positive experience with Brightworth.

Pam Wyly
Relationship Manager

Pam joined Brightworth as a Client Service Administrator in 2016 and has over 15 years of experience in client services.  Pam’s responsibilities include transitioning clients to Brightworth and servicing their accounts.

Michelle Ramos
Relationship Manager

Michelle joined Brightworth in 2014 as a Client Service Administrator. She brings more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry in growing and maintaining client relationships.

Lucita Broussard
Relationship Manager

Lucita joined Brightworth in 2018 as a Client Service Specialist. She brings with her 20-plus years of client service experience from the hospitality and financial services industries.

Jennifer Mackey
Relationship Manager

Jennifer joined Brightworth in 2019 as a Relationship Manager. An Alumni of Stetson University, Jennifer has over 15 years of customer service experience with 4 years in the financial services industry.

Operations & Administration

Sherry Hodor, CFP®
Partner | Chief Compliance and Integration Officer

Sherry's extensive experience across the firm, along with her strong attention to detail and desire to help people make her uniquely suited to run the firm's compliance and integration functions.

Rick Weissinger
Director of Marketing

Rick’s background in design, writing, marketing and strategy supports clear, positive communication with clients and with the marketplace.

Justin Husson
Partner | Director of Information Technology

Justin's passion for technology helps drive efficiencies across the entire firm in order to maintain a high level of service for our clients.

Laura Stokes, CPA
Senior Accountant

Laura draws on her diverse accounting and finance background to create insightful firm analyses and reliable internal processes.

Tammie Taylor
HR & Compliance Administrator

Tammie brings more than 20 years' of diverse experience in accounting, human resources, and marketing.  This combination makes her an ideal fit as support for our compliance and human resources team.

Lizzie Gremalschi
Marketing Administrator

Lizzie joined Brightworth in 2012 as our Receptionist. She now serves as Marketing Administrator, assisting Rick Weissinger in the implementation of branding, marketing, and communication strategies for the firm.

Phyllis Kiernan

With a background in bookkeeping and accounting, Phyllis Kiernan contributes her proficiency with numbers to maintaining steady workplace operations for Brightworth and its clients.

Kim Kreiner
Senior Executive Assistant

Kim's long history with the firm gives her a wealth of knowledge in working with the advisors and providing outstanding service to our clients.

Marie Hurt
Senior Executive Assistant

Marie's years of experience in executive support and positive spirit of service make her an asset to the Brightworth team on multiple levels.

Esther Bryan
Senior Executive Assistant

Esther's dedication to detail and accuracy add to the high level of service she provides to Brightworth's advisors and clients.

Laura Fraser
Executive Assistant

Laura joined Brightworth in 2019 and serves as Executive Assistant to wealth advisors Bud Boland, Nathan Corbitt, and Mike DeWitt. Laura has over 25 years’ experience working with high-level executives in diverse areas including Fortune 500 multinational corporations.

Tracy Stroud
Administrative Assistant

Tracy brings 18 years of experience in customer service, human resources and payroll.  Her background is in the insurance industry as well as startup companies in the waste and recycling industry.