Dan began his investment career in 1984 at a municipal bond brokerage firm where he spent 12 years developing a client base of investors looking for tax-free income. During those heady years of double-digit interest rates and staggering inflation, Dan learned the importance of listening and tenacity, frugality and thrift. He also became an economics student of the markets and focused on the Federal Reserve and interest rates. In these years, Dan was called “contentious” for constantly pushing back against “common” knowledge. In 1996, Dan moved to a national brokerage firm where he used his experience to build a stock market strategy during the growing “dot-com” bubble. During this time Dan learned about investing psychologies such as the pushing back against a surging herd-mentality and how difficult it is to “zag” when everyone else seems to be “zigging”. Along the way, Dan became an arbitrator for FINRA, the brokerage industry regulatory authority, and he earned the prestigious Certified Financial Planner Professional (CFP@) designation. In 2006, Dan recognized the value of acting as a fiduciary and began the deliberate process of converting his business from commission-transactions to a fee-based model. This career-marking change put Dan squarely on the side of his clients and removed the inherent conflict of interest presented by transaction costs.
In 2012, Dan took on the responsibility to open and manage the local branch of a growing national brokerage. That experience brought home the importance of running a business that is focused first and foremost on the client, not the firm or the advisor. During those nine years, Dan’s business nearly tripled in size proving his decision correct, and in 2021 he used the confluence of industry change, succession planning, and his son’s college graduation to launch Worthington Wealth Management.
Dan’s education is expansive but, as most successful people will attest, the “experience of doing” is among his best teachers. Dan has lived in Worthington for nearly 40 years, is married to Kristen, and has three children. In addition to being an avid vegetable gardener, percussionist, and home-repair-tinkerer, Dan especially loves being an Italian tourist whenever the opportunity arises.
Henry began his investment career at The Ohio Company in 1970 where he honed his analysis techniques on bonds and the stocks of local companies. Because of The Ohio Company’s close connections to several Wall Street underwriting firms, Henry was trained to analyze the financial documents of companies just coming public. In 1976 Henry joined one of those wire-house firm’s Columbus office and for the next eleven years he was in a partnership that developed the institutional investment business of banks, insurance companies, and state agencies. For more than 20 years Henry continued to hone his analysis techniques while traveling with his firm’s research team professionals. In 1997, Henry refocused his business by bringing to his retail clients the institutional analysis techniques he’d practiced and further specialized himself in the arenas of financial and consumer companies, and businesses run by families that own a significant portion of the outstanding stock. In 2016, Henry retired but quickly discovered how much he missed his clients and working in general. Seeking a change from the Wall Street wire-house world, he joined a smaller regional brokerage that would help him refocus his business into a fee-only advisory. In 2021, Henry was a founding advisor at Worthington Wealth Management.
Sherry began her financial services career in 1997 at a regional Wall Street investment firm where she acted as sales assistant. While in that role she developed a support process to leverage her producer’s time and efforts to grow revenue. In this time Sherry sat for and passed the FINRA general securities exam to become a Registered Sales Associate. In her subsequent positions working with different producer personalities helped Sherry develop the kind of thick skin and laser focus that allowed her to thrive in an ego-driven environment and still help those producers grow their businesses. Sherry joined Dan in 2007 and has taken over nearly all of the responsibilities for concierge-level service to clients and their accounts. Simply, Sherry is the focal point of all things client account-related for clients from cash and securities movements to placing block trades for large securities transactions. She also manages Dan’s investment models, including periodic rebalancing and additions/subtractions from invested positions. Sherry lives in Powell, Ohio and has three children. When her hectic life allows, Sherry enjoys sunbathing by the pool, camping with “her boys”, and rooting for anything Ohio State.
In almost 40 years in the investment business, Marni has acted with distinction in multiple roles, including at one time or another as regional administrator, compliance supervisor, sales assistant, branch manager, and business services manager. She’s carried multiple responsibilities throughout the investment process and has developed a strong background in management, operations, training, and sales compliance. At WWM, Marni is responsible for the development and implementation of the company’s sales practices and their supervision according to the rules established by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Having crossed geographic regions and the divide between management and sales, Marni’s interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills are honed to offer insight and guidance while maintaining the tightest-possible control on our public sales interaction. Marni lives in Worthington and, when free time allows, enjoys traveling to visit her talented daughter on the east coast.