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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 to learn more about the GWS team. 

Christopher Arends, CFA®, CMT®, CAIA®
Director of Investments

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 >

Nina Breen, CFP®
Service Advisor

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

Clayton 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, CFP®, 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 >

Daniel Goeddel, MBA
Partner | Chief Development Officer | Lead Advisor

Dan started with GWS shortly after graduating from college, has served on the executive leadership team since 2015, and has been a partner since 2019. He directly cares for $300M of the firm's assets under management. Read More >

Bradley Fischer, CFP®
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 >

Lauren Goeddel, CFP®
Service Advisor Manager

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 >

Kathleen Harris
Culture and Engagement Specialist 

Kathleen joined Gatewood Wealth Solutions, bringing over a decade of marketing and office administration experience to the team. 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 >

Cole Milam, CFP®
Service Advisor

Cole worked at Northwestern Mutual before being drafted by the Boston Redsox for two years. He joined Gatewood Wealth Solutions as a Support Associate in 2021. Read More >

Melissa Sims, CLU®
Support Associate

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 >

Brian 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 >

Christina 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 >

Aaron Tuttle, CFA®, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC®
Partner | Chief Investment Officer | Chief Operations Officer 

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 >

Charles Scheipeter
Operations Analyst

Once graduating from Spring Hill College, Charles moved back home to St. Louis to begin his career with an accounting firm doing tax accounting. Shortly after, he joined the GWS team as an operations analyst. Read More >

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