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About Us

Chalice Financial Network™, is an exclusive membership organization dedicated to empowering today’s leading independent wealth advisors. We are committed to providing our members with preferred access to best-in-class wealth management products and services in pursuit of the economies of scale and operational efficiencies they need to succeed.

Chalice Financial Network™ members gain access to a broad array of end-to-end FinTech products and services vetted and aggregated by industry veterans – but more importantly our members have a choice of financial technology solutions to leverage, based on what’s important to their advisory business and their clients. The Chalice Financial Network™ ecosystem also provides unique peer-to-peer networking and collaboration opportunities – creating a forum for sharing ideas and best practices to help strengthen members collectively.

“We Don’t Just Talk the Talk—We Walk the Walk”

Wealth Advisor
Julie Shannon,
Meet the Chalice Team

Keith Gregg - Founder | Chairman & CEO | Director

Keith Gregg
Founder & CEO

Keith Gregg is Chairman and CEO of Chalice Financial Network, a San Diego-based Wealth Tech member benefit organization for independent wealth advisors that delivers a fully integrated suite of technology tools, products, and services through a single sign on shared services technology platform.

Keith has three decades of executive leadership and financial services experience.  Prior to founding Chalice Financial Network™, he was President and CEO at Innovation Equity Partners, Capital Guardian Securities and First Allied Securities. Keith also served as the Senior Executive, National Sales Director of Wachovia Securities Financial Network (FINET, which was previously known as First Union Securities) where he was recruited to launch the first wirehouse independent broker dealer and Independent Business Owner network in 2002. While at FINET he led the company in recruiting in excess of 550 wirehouse advisors and generating $330 million in revenue in just under five years.

Keith is the author of Do Well by Doing Good: The Complete Guide to Charitable Remainder Trusts, and is a certified planned giving specialist. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, 65 registrations and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School. Keith is the former Chairman of the Wealth Advisor Institute and membership committee for the Investment Management Consulting Association.

Keith lives in San Diego, CA with his wife, Catherine, and their two sons. He served honorably in the US Marine Corps and is a recipient of the Presidential Service Award from President Ronald Reagan for his loyal duty while aboard Marine One.

Derek Bruton - President

Derek Bruton
President

Derek Bruton is the President of Chalice Financial Network. Derek brings a unique combination of RIA, RIA custodian, and B/D experience to the Members he serves at CFN. A proven strategic and sales leader in the financial services industry for 29 years, Derek has served in executive positions with leading RIA custodians such as Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, and LPL Financial. He has led the recruiting of over 10,000 financial advisors in his career and has assisted with the strategy and growth of over 20,000 advisor businesses. Derek frequently speaks at financial services industry events and is often quoted in financial publications.

Derek graduated from Stanford University and has completed executive business management coursework at Harvard University. He lives in San Diego, CA with his wife, Helen, and their two girls. Derek played collegiate basketball for Stanford and professional basketball in Japan. He has FINRA licenses 7,8, 24, and 63. He serves on the board of directors of the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation and is involved in other philanthropic efforts in the San Diego community.

Christopher Giles - Chief Information Officer

Christopher Giles
Chief Information Officer

Christopher Giles is the Chief Innovation Officer of Chalice Financial Network. In his unique role focused on innovation and value delivery, Christopher leads product development, technology, and marketing. Combining these domains under a single leader is the driving force behind a true fintech platform and helps ensure the Chalice Financial Network delivers on its promise to financial advisors across the country.

Christopher brings experience and talents that range from technology strategy and development to operations to relationship management to the Chalice Financial Network. Christopher spent over 25 years at LPL Financial and Ameriprise Financial in various technology and management roles. At Ameriprise he was responsible for the design and creation of Advisor Compass, Ameriprise’s integrated advisor platform. While at LPL, he created a product management organization focused on conceptualization, construction, and commercialization of key advisor-facing technology capability domains with a concentration on integrated business processes delivering on the desired client experience.

Christopher graduated from Cornell University, Ithaca NY. He grew up in Upstate New York and now lives in San Diego, CA. Christopher is an avid functional art and furniture builder, sailboat racer, and can be found adventuring across California and the Southwest on his motorcycle.

Stephanie Holly - Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Holly
Chief Financial Officer

Stephanie Holly is the Chief Financial Officer of Chalice Financial Network. Stephanie brings a unique combination of financial and operational expertise to the members she services at CFN.

Stephanie brings over a decade of corporate finance experience within financial services and B2B service businesses to Chalice Financial Network. She helped influence high profile initiates from a finance perspective for LPL Financial, served as the CFO/COO for a wealth management firm/IBD and before joining CFN, built out a shared services organization for a middle-market Private Equity firm that drove scale, efficiency and immense value to the underlying portfolio companies. Stephanie is a dynamic leader and passionate about providing thought leadership and financial analysis to drive bottom-line results.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Portland with a BBA in Finance and minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management. She lives in San Diego, CA with her husband, Jeremy, and their three young children.

 

Board of Directors

Gavin James - Investor | Director

Gavin James
Investor | Director

Gavin has worked as a portfolio manager, executive, and leader during his illustrious
35-year career in investment management. He served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and Executive Director of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation, a publicly traded REIT, until June 2016. Gavin also served as Director of Global Client Services and Portfolio Management at Western Asset Management Company and Vice President of Western Asset Funds in its fund complex. Earlier in his career, he was a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Young.

Prior to joining Western Asset, Gavin spent eight years as a portfolio manager at JP Morgan Investment Management. He began his career managing portfolios at Mellon Bank London and Drexel Burnham Lambert in the 1980s and worked as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Young.

Gavin earned a BA from Kingston University in London.

Aaron Schumm
Director

Aaron is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader with a proven ability to design and build scalable business solutions and strategies across multiple industry channels. He is the Founder and CEO of Vestwell, an innovative technology platform built to help advisors sell, manage and grow their retirement plan business. Prior to founding Vestwell, Aaron co-founded FolioDynamix, an industry-leading wealth management technology platform. He sold the company to Actua in 2014.

Aaron has more than 15 years of FinTech, FinServ and wealth management experience. As a Vice President at Citigroup, Aaron served on the product team that led the Asset Manager Solutions (AMS) global strategy efforts. He has also worked with investment managers, hedge funds and broker/dealers in automating back-office operations in the areas of trade communications, reconciliation and data collection. His role at Northern Trust Company gave him experience in the investment management performance and pension plan analysis fields.

Aaron received an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, and a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois.

Keith Gregg - Founder | Chairman & CEO | Director

Keith Gregg
Founder | Chairman & CEO | Director

Derek Bruton - Chief Operating Officer | Director

Derek Bruton
President | Director
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Chalice Wealth Partners (“CWP”) collectively refers to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) member broker-dealer, Chalice Capital Partners, LLC (“CCP”), and a Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) investment adviser, Chalice Wealth Advisors, LLC (“CWA”). Security products are offered and conducted through CCP and advisory products and services are offered through CWA. A member of FINRA / SIPC. Advisory services offered through Chalice Wealth Advisors (CWA) an SEC registered investment adviser. Securities services offered through Chalice Capital Partners, LLC (CCP) member FINRA/SIPC. CWA and CCP are affiliated entities.

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