Each of our team members is wholeheartedly committed to your financial journey. Our industry-leading credentials per capita are evidence of our firm's commitment to lifetime learning. View our bios below and download our organizational chart here to learn more about the GWS team. 

Christopher Arends Gatewood Wealth Solutions Portfolio Analyst
Christopher M. Arends, CFA®
Portfolio Analyst

Chris started his career in investment operations for a local office of Northwestern Mutual before joining Gatewood Wealth Solutions, analyzing the firm's portfolio and investment team. Read More >

Clayton Feldman Gatewood Wealth Solutions Strategic Project Manager
Clayton D. Feldman
Strategic Project Manager

Clay began his career with Gatewood Wealth Solutions in client services, moving to strategic operations. Using his strategic and scalable operation techniques, he ensures that GWS constantly has the premier technology that the industry is offering. Read More >

Jared Freese, CLU®
Service Advisor

In the past ten years, Jared has provided clients with robust financial solutions tailored to their needs and goals. His experiences will help him monitor and update GWS clients' financial plans. Read More >

Matthew Harris, MBA
Support Associate

Matt is licensed in Life/Health (MO) and Property & Casualty Insurance (MO), joining GWS in January 2021, assisting our team of advisors with our client's overall financial planning and performance.  Read More >

Daniel Goeddel Gatewood Wealth Solutions Lead Financial Advisor
Daniel Goeddel, MBA
Partner | Chief Development Officer | Lead Advisor

Dan started with GWS shortly after graduating from college, serving on the executive leadership team in 2015. He directly cares for $200M of the firm's assets under management. Read More >

Brian Morris Gatewood Wealth Solutions Director of HR
Brian Morris, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources & Controller

Brian moved from Louisiana to St. Louis to work in financial accounting for a large bank. Then, he became GWS's Director of Human Resources and Controller. Read More >

Nina Pentino Gatewood Wealth Solutions Service Financial Advisor
Nina M. Pentino, CFP®
Service Advisor

Nina started her financial services career as an Associate Financial Representative before joining Gatewood Wealth Solutions in 2019. Read More >

Melissa Sims Gatewood Wealth Solutions Executive Assistant
Melissa Sims
Office Manager & Executive Assistant

Melissa started her career as an Operations Manager before joining Gatewood Wealth Solutions in 2016. She oversees many of the operational and service roles, giving clients an exceptional experience. Read More >

Aaron Tuttle, CFA®, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Partner | Chief Investment Officer | Chief Operations Officer 
Aaron Tuttle Gatewood Wealth Solutions CIO and COO

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Aaron received his degree from Washington University. He then joined Gatewood Wealth Solutions to customize investment strategies for each client. Read More >

Kelsey Chadwick
Marketing Associate

Kelsey joined GWS in August 2020, leveraging her design and communication skills to help serve clients and engage new audiences. Read More >

Bradley Fischer Gatewood Wealth Solutions Service Advisor
Bradley Fischer
Service Advisor 

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Brad began working with a family-owned bank where he ran a financial advisory practice. He joined the team in 2020 as a Service Advisor. Read More >

John Gatewood, CFP®, CLU®
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

In 1981 John originally founded Gatewood Group in Chicago, later transitioning to St. Louis in 1984. John's team has grown and matured into what is now Gatewood Wealth Solutions. Read More >

Blake Higdon
Support Associate

Blake moved to Saint Louis to begin his career in management services. Shortly after that, he got into the financial technology industry, leading him to Gatewood Wealth Solutions in July 2021. Read More >

Lauren E. Goeddel
Service Advisor 

Lauren began her career with Gatewood Wealth Solutions after graduating from the University of Kentucky. She assists in monitoring and updating client families' financial plans, investment, cash, and insurance needs. Read More >

Brian McGeehon Gatewood Wealth Solutions Lead Financial Advisor
Brian C. McGeehon, CFA®, CLU®
Partner | Chief Financial Officer |  Lead Advisor

Beginning his career at GWS in 2008, Brian was recruited as the firm's third employee. Today, he is the firm's Chief Financial Officer, Lead Advisor, and Partner. Read More >

Tao Ouyang Gatewood Wealth Solutions Finance Portfolio Manager Support
Tao Ouyang, CFA®
Portfolio Manager Support

Tao began at GWS doing investment research. He now provides portfolio support to clients and is a member of the firm's Portfolio and Investment Team. Read More >

Jessica Porter
Video Production Assistant

Jess began her video production experience at KMOV in 2015. She moved to California as a freelance videographer and editor before joining Gatewood Wealth Solutions in July 2020. Read More >

Christina N. Shockley, JD, CFP®
Partner | Chief Planning Officer | Lead Advisor

Shortly after graduating college, Christina joined Gatewood Wealth Solutions in 2011 to focus her career and client guidance on complex estate, tax, and business planning. Read More >