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Our Seasoned Team

We're heavily invested in our team. It is our most valuable resource and is completely focused on delivering the highest quality services and results to our clients.

Castleview Partners was formed in 2015 by Douglas Gill, Umberto Perez, and Michael Mansur, three veteran independent financial advisors who pooled their deep investment, financial planning and technology systems knowledge, as well as their broad financial services industry experience. Key additions to the team include David Fajardo (Director of Capital Markets),  Scott Zachary (Director of Investment Management) and Matt Marquis (Chicago Office Director).  All are financial services veterans. 

By combining and integrating the skills, resources, contacts, knowledge bases and assets under management of all of these key players at the firm, we have been able to achieve three important objectives at Castleview. First, we have built economies of scale, driving costs down for our firm and our clients, and also giving us marketplace credibility and access to strategies that are not available to smaller firms. Second, we have put together an outstanding suite of back office/ support systems to provide a leading-edge technology and operations platform for the firm; and we have similarly assembled an attractive investment platform of best-of-breed strategies for our clients, using an open architecture approach to investing. Third, by organizing ourselves as an independent Registered Investment Adviser, we have ensured that we will continue to be able to advise our clients with integrity and objectivity, as fiduciaries, something which is very important to all of us.


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Douglas Gill, CFP®

Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Gill, CFP®

Partner & Chief Executive Officer 

dgill@castleviewpartners.com


Prior to forming Castleview Partners, LLC in 2015, Mr. Gill previously founded Argentus Partners, LLC in 2001. During Mr. Gill's 13 year tenure as CEO of Argentus, the firm grew to more than 30 staff members and delivered technology, back-office and asset management services to more than $2.0 billion of client assets for independent advisors across the U.S.

Doug began his professional career with a Dallas-based hedge fund and then moved to New York to pursue equities trading on an institutional trade desk and the floor of the NYSE. Mr. Gill later returned to Dallas and joined a full-service financial advisory firm, Perryman Financial Advisory, in 1990 as an associate, becoming a shareholder/principal in the firm in 1997. He then formed Gill Capital Management, Inc. in 1999 to focus exclusively on improving after-tax investment results for affluent individuals and institutional clients. Mr. Gill brings extensive portfolio management experience to his clients, including options trading strategies, technical analysis and broad knowledge of global macro investment trends.

Past president of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Society of Certified Financial Planners in 1998, Doug was then involved with the financial profession at the national level as a member of the Financial Planning Association's Ethics Committee and served on the Institute of Certified Financial Planners' Committee on Practice Standards. He has often been quoted in the national and local financial media.

A graduate of the U.S. Marine Corps Officer Candidates School, in 1990 Doug earned a B.S. degree in Economics and a B.A. degree in Philosophy from Southern Methodist University.  Continuing his professional education, he earned the mark of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) in 1994. Doug has previously held several FINRA licenses, including Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses. A lifelong resident of Dallas, he is married with four children and serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church. He is also a past president of the Rotary Club of Park Cities.


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Umberto Perez, CFP®

Founding Partner

Umberto Perez, CFP®

Founding partner

uperez@castleviewpartners.com


Umberto Perez brings over 19 years of experience in the financial planning industry to our firm and, with technical expertise, he utilizes his knowledge in investment, retirement and estate planning to connect with clients. Since the beginning of his career, he has undertaken extensive professional training and continues to develop his expertise in the industry. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), Umberto dedicates his practice to the design and implementation of customized financial strategies for individuals, businesses and foundations. He is committed to delivering personalized service, cutting-edge solutions and comprehensive asset management to those he works with. Umberto is currently registered in 9 different states and holds FINRA Series 6, 7 and 66 certifications. He is also licensed and well-versed in the areas of Life, Health and Annuities.

Prior to entering the financial planning profession, Umberto worked at the Capital Bank of Florida. His experience there served as an introduction to the broader world of financial markets and helped form his interest in financial advisory services. Following his tenure at the bank, he was recruited by MassMutual Financial Group in 1999, where he assisted clients with their financial goals as an investment advisor. Umberto later joined Guardian Life and Park Avenue Securities in 2003 as a registered representative focusing exclusively on improving after-tax investment results for affluent individuals. 

Throughout his career, Umberto has maintained a philosophy of providing clients with objectivity and ethical financial advice. Over time and with experience, he has learned that this can only be accomplished as an independent financial planner, not compromised or limited to the platform and products of any one financial institution. With this in mind, Umberto founded his independent financial planning firm, with the purpose of creating an Open Architectural Platform for his investment and insurance strategies. This advantage has allowed him to remain in the forefront by introducing broad-based innovative investment solutions with a truly unbiased opinion. 

Umberto holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a double major in international business and marketing from Florida International University. He has been quoted in numerous articles and has lectured at local universities, as well as associations and charitable events. Umby, as he is known to his friends, and his wife, Neyda, reside in Coral Gables, Florida with their sons, Brandon and Brody, and daughter, Demi.


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David Fajardo

Partner & Director of Capital Markets
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Scott Zachary

Chief Investment Officer
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Harriet Bynum

Senior Wealth Advisor
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Homero Diaz

Financial Advisor

Homero Diaz

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

HDIAZ@CASTLEVIEWPARTNERS.COM

             

Mr. Diaz Luzardo joined Castleview Partners in June, 2020.

Homero comes from a family heritage of over 60 years in the financial services industry which has taught him from an early age the importance of maintaining strong multi-generational relationships within his community, friendships and clients by providing a high level of reliance. Mr. Diaz Luzardo’s career started by providing customized insurance planning solutions for wealth preservation purposes and has developed throughout the years into also providing personalized global wealth and investment management solutions. His practice is focused on providing clients personalized advice focused on protecting, preserving, growing, and/or distributing or transitioning their wealth.





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Rob Emrich III

Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager

Rob Emrich III

Managing Director & Senior Portfolio Manager

remrich@castleviewpartners.com


Rob Emrich has over 19 years of investment experience. Rob began his financial services career in 2000 as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley. He has since worked in the fields of consulting services and money management, including his work as Vice President with Alliance Bernstein and Director with Janus Capital, where he raised over $1 billion for these investment managers.

In 2007, Rob completed the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.

In 2010, he developed an algorithmic commodity trading system and ran a portfolio for four years, trading over $4 billion in notional value of oil and gas, interest rate and foreign currency futures. Rob is currently involved in developing and managing investment strategies, including the use of index options for hedging market risk.

Rob graduated from Towson University in 1997 with a B.S. in Business Administration. He has been involved in the Austin community as a lacrosse coach and donates his time to helping animals at Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary. He resides in Austin with his wife, Nicole, and their two children.



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Bunn Fawcett

Managing Director
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Alyssa M. Guerra CFP®

Financial Advisor

Alyssa M. Guerra CFP®

FINANCIAL Advisor

aguerra@castleviewpartners.com


Alyssa M. Guerra offers her clients over 14 years of financial services, retirement planning and investment management experience. As a financial advisor with SunTrust, Alyssa earned her clients’ trust with her transparency and diligence in providing personalized financial planning solutions. Her desire to empower her clients led her to establish an independent wealth management practice with Castleview Partners in 2017. Alyssa tailors each client’s financial plan according to his or her experience, investment psychology and risk tolerance. She strives to educate clients and review their options in detail so that they feel comfortable with the important investment decisions they make.

Alyssa has her Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from Florida International University and earned the professional designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) in 2009. She is a member or Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae associations. She and her husband, Enrique, enjoy traveling and spending time with their children.

Alyssa Guerra is registered with and securities are offered through Kovack Securities, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC 6451 N. Federal Highway, Suite 1201, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 954-782-4771. Advisory services are offered through Castleview Partners, LLC. Castleview Partners, LLC is not affiliated with Kovack Securities, Inc. or Kovack Advisors, Inc. Alyssa Guerra is registered in FL, NY and TX. 



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Matthew Marquis

Chicago Director

Matthew Marquis

Chicago Director

mmarquis@castleviewpartners.com


Matt Marquis joined Castleview Partners in 2016, establishing the Chicago office at that time. As Director, Matt oversees the activities and productivity of the growing branch. In addition, Matt is an advisor and interested in creating efficient portfolios using alternative investment strategies. Throughout his financial services career, Matt has partnered with alternative managers and technology companies to provide best-in-class portfolio strategies and structures for his clients.

Matt was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, holding two seats on the exchange from 1995-2007. He co-founded a proprietary trading firm, Adirondack Capital, where he supported and partnered with independent traders investing in equity and fixed income futures and options markets. In 2008, Matt transitioned to the financial advisory business, working first at Merrill Lynch and later as a registered representative with a Chicago area RIA from 2008-2016. He holds the Finra Series 66 license.

Matt earned his B.S. in Geology from St. Lawrence University and his MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University. He and his family live in Barrington, IL, where he is involved in the various school and extracurricular activities of his four children.



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Robby Carruthers

Service Team
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Joby Raymond, CFP ®

Account Services
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Nick Scott

Investment Analyst

Nick Scott

INVESTMENT ANALYST

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Nick Scott currently serves as an Investment Analyst at Castleview Partners. Over the past six years, Scott has spent time in leadership positions within the finance industry. His passion for teamwork, and experience in achieving both short and long-term goals for his constituents, puts him in a unique position to add value to the Castleview Partners brand and client experience. Scott graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at The University of Arkansas. 

While in school, Scott served as the Recruitment Chairman on the Executive Board of Pi Kappa Alpha, as well as a Finance Club Member of Beta Alpha Psi, where he spent time giving back to the Fayetteville community. During this time, Scott also participated in a Mentorship program at Wells Fargo, where he gained valuable exposure to insights in defining standardized client investment objectives and criteria. 

In 2018, Scott worked at Eltekon Advisors LLC, a wealth and risks management firm, coordinating affairs across Eltekon’s various affiliated entities. At Eltekon, Scott gained robust experience in portfolio management and sales strategies—experience that makes him a valuable member of the Castleview Partners team. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas.




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Donna Welch

Office Manager & Executive Assistant