Meet Our Team
- Michael G. Tudor QPFC®, AIFA® President & Chief Operating Officer Roseville Office
- Allan Henriques Founder, Chairman of the Board Roseville Office
- Aaron Schmoekel IAR, CFP®, RICP® Director of Financial Planning Woodland Office
- Rich Chambers Advisor Roseville Office
- Tracy Gunter CFP, AIFA® Director Retirement Plan Services Roseville Office
- Madeline Phillips CFP® Director of Client Services Roseville Office
- Leslie A. Rogers Controller Roseville Office
- Luann Wallick Senior Client Services Executive Roseville Office
- Lesley May Client Service Administrator Woodland Office
- Ryan Gray Paraplanner Roseville Office
Michael G. Tudor Michael G. Tudor QPFC®, AIFA® President & Chief Operating Officer Smart Investor Roseville Office2130 Professional Drive Suite 190 Roseville California 95661
Smart Investor helps clients retire well. We combine evidence-based investing with good old hard work, and wrap it all together with an unwavering passion for client service. The result is a client base who understands why they’re doing what they’re doing, and most importantly where they’re going. Bottom line; it works really well.
Michael began his impressive career in the Qualified Plan industry working for an independent TPA/Record Keeper, giving him invaluable insight which he would later leverage into the advisory side of the financial industry. His list of distinctions includes Qualified Plan Financial Consultant (QPFC) through the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries (ASPPA) and Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA) through Fi360. Michael is a Series 65 licensed Investment Advisor Representative for Smart Investor (SI).
In 2008, Michael joined SI’s parent company, Sloy, Dahl & Holst (SDH). SDH is a boutique investment advisory firm, based in Portland, Oregon. He is credited with revamping SDH’s Qualified Plan practice, and growing that portion of the overall business by more than 400% in 10 years. He developed and implemented SDH’s 401(k) one-on-one participant education program, in an effort to truly impact the financial health of all participants within Qualified Plans managed by SDH. Michael was also the architect of SDH’s Collective Investment Funds, established in 2016, which brought purchasing power and fee reductions seldom seen in the “Small Plan Market” to all of SDH’s Plans and participants.
Named as SDH’s new Chief Operating Officer and seeking diversification for the overall business, Michael led the acquisition of Smart Investor (SI) in 2016. Particularly drawn to SI’s investment philosophy, centered around Dimensional Fund Advisors’ academic approach, he knew it would present a perfect complement to SD&H’s traditional approach. Two subsequent acquisitions, both during 2018, and SI has quickly doubled its total assets under management in less than 2 years. Today Michael serves as SI’s President and Chief Operating Officer, overseeing operations at both SI and SDH.
Michael has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, from the University of Washington. He has served on Charles Schwab’s National Trust and Custody Board, and is also a former board member of the ASPPA Benefits Council of the Great Northwest. Passionate about his community and child education, Michael served on the Investment Committee of Kindering; Washington state based nonprofit. Michael resides in Kirkland, Washington with his wife Brittany, and their daughters Sienna and Charlotte.
You’d be surprised to know that Michael has completed 4 Half-Ironman competitions.
Allan Henriques Allan Henriques Founder, Chairman of the Board Smart Investor Roseville Office2130 Professional Drive Suite 190 Roseville California 95661
Smart Investor was founded with the overarching philosophy that the clients’ needs come first. Once we fully understand a client’s objectives, we implement an ongoing risk management and monitoring process to achieve those objectives. Designed to provide our clients with a positive, cost-effective investment experience, our investment management combines Best Fiduciary Practices with proven, practical applications of Financial Science.
Allan Henriques, ESQ is a Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA®) and Fiduciary Education For Endowments (FEFE) certified. Since founding Smart Investor (SI) nearly twenty years ago, Allan focused on building a world-class Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm based on the hallmark of personalized client service and unequaled fiduciary advice. Since Sloy, Dahl, & Holst’s acquisition of SI in 2016, he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board.
Allan earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Davis. He also earned his Juris Doctorate, Law Degree from the prestigious McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. After practicing law for a number of years, Allan was drawn to the Investment Advisory industry, believing his legal beginnings gave him a unique and valuable perspective to serve a client base. For over 30 years, Allan has worked with individual and institutional clients nationwide, drawing upon his legal and financial experience to help clients meet their monetary objectives while legally reducing potential tax liabilities and protecting their estate values.
In 2013, his unwavering commitment to building the “Smart Investor Way” led him to pursue the firm’s Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) certification. This year marks our fifth year of CEFEX certification and our commitment to upholding the most stringent fiduciary standards in the industry.
As Allan steps away from the day-to-day management of SI, he leverages his more than 3 decades of Fiduciary Investment Advisory experience to offer unprecedented knowledge and insight on what it takes to be a prudent Investment Steward. In this role, Allan serves as a CEFEX Analyst teaching fiduciary education to investment stewards of non-profits, foundations and endowments. His goal is to help others better understand their fiduciary responsibilities, how to minimize risk and how to ensure proper due diligence is exercised by non-profit organizations.
Philanthropically minded, Allan is an avid supporter of local community organizations. Inspired by his father’s medical practices, Allan served on the board at Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation, a non-profit focusing on enhancing medical care for the community. Additionally, he is a strong advocate for the continued development of the Boys & Girls Club of Placer County, which offers single parents and others an after-school enrichment program for their children.
To learn more about Allan’s independent consulting practice, please visit AllanHenriques.com.
You’d be surprised to know that Allan survived an airplane crash (he wasn’t the pilot).
Aaron Schmoekel Aaron Schmoekel IAR, CFP®, RICP® Director of Financial Planning Smart Investor Woodland Office712 Main Street Suite 202 Woodland California 95695
The most satisfying work I do is allowing people to see themselves objectively. When you know where you are, it’s easier to get to your destination.
Aaron has nearly three decades experience working with clients in financial planning and insurance industries. During this time, Aaron has counseled hundreds of private clients, as well as retirement plan sponsors both large and small. He is particularly focused on investment management, risk management, tax planning, estate planning, and retirement income planning (including social security and Medicare) all areas that bring tremendous value to his clients.
Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Finance Concentration) from the California State University, Sacramento. His vast array of credentials includes Investment Advisor Representative (IAR), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and FINRA Licenses 6, 7, 24, 63 and 65.
True to his Eagle Scout designation, Aaron has always had an affinity for all things outdoors. Having lived in Germany, he loves to travel with his family and experience international destinations. He enjoys tending his massive vegetable garden throughout all seasons, as well as playing soccer and hiking. Aaron and his wife are proud parents of six, and Aaron is very active with the Boy Scouts of America.
You’d be surprised to know that Aaron’s passion for business began with the establishment of his lawn-mowing business at age 12.
Rich Chambers Rich Chambers Advisor Smart Investor Roseville Office2130 Professional Drive Suite 190 Roseville California 95661
Research shows that most investors significantly underperform the market because they buy and sell at the wrong time. With 50 years of successful investing experience, I can serve as an emotional anchor for clients–keeping the highs from being too high and the lows from being permanent. By being disciplined, our clients achieve their investing goals.
Rich has offered wealth management services to clients since 1999. With his guidance, clients can find the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have planned prudently for their future, and that their loved ones are protected. Whether just setting out on a financial journey or seeking to protect and enjoy accumulated wealth, clients are guided by Rich’s objective advice that puts clients’ financial interests first.
Clients in the technology industry are Rich’s specialty. As a former technology professional, Rich understands this industry inside and out. Through his experience, he is uniquely suited to understand a client’s needs as well as explain things with the focus and level of detail they are accustomed to.
Rich is committed to providing timely, unbiased advice. Through the advantages of professional, Fee-Only fiduciary planning, Rich seeks to empower clients to make the best financial choices possible. As a staunch consumer advocate and client fiduciary, Rich continues to demonstrate his dedication to serving the client’s best interests.
Rich earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1968 and a Master of Arts in Management from the University of Nebraska in 1973. He became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) in 1999 and a Registered Life Planner (RLP®) in 2007.
You’d be surprised to know that Rich is a birder and proud owner of two Scottish Terriers, Abby and Arlo.
Tracy Gunter Tracy Gunter CFP, AIFA® Director Retirement Plan Services Smart Investor Roseville Office2130 Professional Drive Suite 190 Roseville California 95661
At Smart Investor, we help make your retirement a better place to live through continuous learning, a science based investment strategy, and low fees.
Tracy joined the Smart Investor team over sixteen years ago. Her core competency is in the retirement plan space. Helping people achieve their retirement goals is her passion. Her commitment to retirement plan participants extends into the private client space; she works with former 401(k) plan participants who want to continue investing using Smart Investor as their advisory firm.
In 2013, she received her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation— a goal she had since receiving her college degree in the 80s. Holistic financial education and financial planning help are hallmarks of what she brings to her participants and clients. Serving as liaison between plan sponsors and their complex plan documents, Tracy is committed to helping plan sponsors make better decisions for their retirement plans and their participants.
Tracy is dedicated to being a fiduciary and her clients always come first. She received her Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation in 2015 to better service Smart Investor clients as an Advisor. She also received her Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst (AIFA®) designation in 2016 so she could maintain the firm’s fiduciary standards and perform our annual Centre for Fiduciary Excellence (CEFEX) certification. She earned a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the California State University, Chico.
In her free time, she loves to challenge herself with new goals and adventures, and spend time with family. She loves to hike the canyon by her home in Auburn, California and play with her two dogs— Athena & Rowdy. She is a continuous learner and a long-standing member of The Roseville Communicators, a local Toastmasters group.
You’d be surprised to know that Tracy Is a sustainability nut— she became a worm farmer recently.
Madeline Phillips Madeline Phillips CFP® Director of Client Services Smart Investor Roseville Office2130 Professional Drive Suite 190 Roseville California 95661
I am constantly envisioning ways to make our clients lives better; whether through intricate financial planning, streamlined technologies, or improved internal processes, I am driven from my core to continually enhance the client experience.
The financial services industry was a natural fit for Maddy as it leverages her love of math, problem solving and passion for helping others. Straight out of college she joined Morgan Stanley in Menlo Park, and worked for one of the largest advisors in the nation. There she worked directly with ultra-high net worth clients and the financial complexities that accompany them. She executed high-volume trades, managed syndicate offerings, wrote and executed 10b5-1 plans, worked with employee stock options, as well as venture capital and alternative investment deals.
Looking to delve further into a more holistic financial planning firm, she later joined Sand Hill Global Advisors (SHGA) in Palo Alto where she managed the client services team. During her tenure with SHGA, she led several internal large-scale complex technological transitions. In her role at SHGA she also worked directly with clients and advisors to provide comprehensive financial planning that address a myriad of life circumstances to include education, charitable planning, divorce, estate distribution, social security and Medicare.
Relocating to the Roseville area, Maddy brought her talents to Smart Investor in 2020. Here she directs the client service team and continually perfects operational efficiencies while leveraging current technologies. She strives to proactively anticipate client needs and provide the best possible client experience.
Maddy has a Bachelor of Science degree from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Her credentials include the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), as well as FINRA licenses 65, 7, and 66.
When Maddy is not in the office, she can be found outdoors, hiking or swimming with her husband and son.
You’d be surprised to know that Maddy is an avid skier, skiing at over 15 different ski resorts in her life.
Leslie A. Rogers Leslie A. Rogers Controller Smart Investor Roseville Office2130 Professional Drive Suite 190 Roseville California 95661
Passion for supporting our “Wall Street” team. There is no such thing as “no” – there is always a way to support our clients’ quest to achieve their investment dreams, even through internal operations.
After managing a doctors’ office in Silicon Valley, Leslie spent a decade working for The Marcus & Millichap Company – the largest privately held, diversified commercial real estate and residential development firm in the United States. As Vice President of Administration, she was responsible for human resources, facility management, project management, and operations of the corporate headquarters office of 100 employees.
Her family relocated to the Sacramento foothills in 2001, seeking an old-fashioned sense of community and connectedness for her son to experience growing up. After a hiatus from the corporate world in order to raise her son, she returned to the administrative field supporting a local franchisee until their retirement. In 2018 Leslie joined the Smart Investor team and leverages her vast knowledge and skills managing the company’s financial and corporate infrastructure.
Leslie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from UC Irvine/Menlo College, Summa Cum Laude, and is a commissioned California Notary Public. She is passionate about supporting music education for local elementary and high school students and dedicates a great deal of her free time serving as President Emeritus of Placer High School Music Boosters. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Auburn Civic Symphony. She is a columnist for the Auburn Journal, and former Board Member of Menlo College, Professional Studies Program.
You’d be surprised to know: Leslie is American Board of Opticianry certified.
Luann Wallick Luann Wallick Senior Client Services Executive Smart Investor Roseville Office2130 Professional Drive Suite 190 Roseville California 95661
My greatest reward as a Client Services Associate is the relationship I have built with our clients, allowing me to have a unique understanding of their needs and the ability to answer questions almost before they have finished asking. Making our client’s lives a little easier is my goal!
An industry veteran, Luann brings more than 30 years of professional knowledge and skill to her role as Client Services Associate. Luann oversees the establishment and maintenance of client accounts. She serves as the strategic liaison between clients and custodians, and facilitates the client on-boarding processes. She also takes the lead in setting up accounts, preparing for client reviews and processing distributions and transfers. She takes pride in managing SI’s reporting platform systems, maintaining accurate client information and preparation through distribution of SI’s quarterly reports.
A resident of Roseville, Luann enjoys spending time with her two grown sons and their families, most especially her two grandsons.
You’d be surprised to know that Luann has organized her annual family camping trip for 35 years.
Lesley May Lesley May Client Service Administrator Smart Investor Woodland Office712 Main Street Suite 202 Woodland California 95695
I love that clients become friends. When you work with a client for many years, you learn about each other’s lives— vacations, challenges, illnesses, new jobs, successes and retirement. My days are client centered as I assist by solving problems, answering questions and giving account service.
The administrative key to the Smart Investor Woodland office for over 10 years, Lesley prides herself in everyday problem solving and stellar client service. She began her career after college, by working in Product Research and Development for a pharmaceutical company.
After many years as a full time mother, she returned to the workforce as Aaron’s assistant, and loves it. She is dedicated to helping Smart Investor provide unparalleled customer service. Her days are filled with on-boarding new clients, managing client accounts, preparing for client reviews, processing distributions and transfers, and a myriad of other administrative tasks in support of clients’ needs.
Lesley is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Bacteriology. She and her husband Alex are the proud parents of four daughters (and surprised they are old enough to have three grandchildren). Besides spending time with family, Lesley loves outdoor activities: swimming, cycling, hiking, camping, backpacking and a daily evening walk with her mother who has Alzheimer’s.
Lesley is committed to community service through her volunteer work with local organizations. These include being Cub Scout Den Leader for 10 years, Board member of a local sports club, Soccer Team Manager and working as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Foster children. In her few moments of down time, she enjoys reading, chatting with her husband and knitting socks.
You’d be surprised to know that Lesley won a red Mazda RX3 sports car in a drawing when she was just 7 years old!
Ryan Gray Ryan Gray Paraplanner Smart Investor Roseville Office2130 Professional Drive Suite 190 Roseville California 95661
I am extremely passionate about providing superior service – not only to our clients, but internally as a part of the Smart Investor team.
After college graduation, Ryan moved to San Diego to work as a participant services specialist for a registered investment advisor. In that role, he provided continuous support not only to that firm’s clients, but internally within the retirement services team.
Curious about the high tech sector, Ryan decided to switch gears and work at a software company in Northern Californian as a financial analyst. This allowed Ryan to build his Excel modeling skills while analyzing data and potential markets.
Over time, Ryan felt a calling back to the investment advisory field and so he found a new home at Smart Investor in 2020. In his role as paraplanner, Ryan prepares financial models, executes trades, and maintains various CRMs on a daily basis. Ryan is working on obtaining his Series 65 license, and ultimately towards his goal of directly helping clients in an advisory role.
Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Oregon with a minor in Business. He is a sports aficionado, particularly when it comes to basketball — a sport he has played competitively since age 4. An avid outdoorsman as well, he spends much of his spare time exploring nature.
You’d be surprised to know that Ryan has gone on a backpacking trip in Desolation Wilderness every year for more than a decade.
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