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Randy Matzke
Chief Compliance Officer

Randy Matzke

Chief Compliance Officer

Job Duties/Responsibilities at Advisors Excel:
As the Director of Marketing Oversight, Randy strives to protect the reputation and enhance the integrity of Advisors Excel and our valued producers. Having spent his entire career in the financial services industry, he understands and appreciates the challenges FMO’s and producers face in today’s dynamic regulatory environment. It is his charge and desire to add value to your business by informing and advising you on matters concerning suitability, advertising compliance, and other general regulatory matters. 

Background:
Randy has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry and 10 years in management. Prior to joining Advisors Excel, he spent 13 years at Aviva, working primarily with Traditional and Fixed Indexed Annuities. He filled many roles while working in both the Compliance and Product Management areas; the last three years were spent managing the team responsible for developing, filing and implementing all new annuity products.  Prior to Aviva, Randy spent several years in finance-related roles including Director of Finance for a small, local health insurance company and as Comptroller for the KS Insurance Department. 

Education:
Randy earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Kansas State University.

Family Information:

Randy is married to his lovely wife, Nancy, and they have three sons - Ryan, Blake and Logan.  Nancy is an R.N. in the Emergency Room at St. Francis Hospital and the boys are always busy with either school or sports. Also part of the family is Dynamite (cat), Boomer (black Lab) and Bella (Newfoundland).

Message to Clients: "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek. “ --Mario Andretti

With sincerity and gratitude for everything you do, I am committed to supporting your personal pursuit of excellence and success. In addition, I challenge each of you to always live your life with honesty and integrity, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing.

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David Wolfe
General Counsel

David Wolfe

General Counsel

Hometown/State: Topeka, KS

Job Duties/Responsibilities at Advisors Excel:
As General Counsel, David is responsible for seeing to Advisors Excel's legal needs and ensuring that it continues to operate at the highest standard.  

Education and Background:
David graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A in Literature with Dean's Honors from Washburn Law School and was a member of the Washburn Law Journal. Prior to joining Advisors Excel, he worked as an attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Family Information:

David grew up in Topeka. His wife Natalie is a language arts teacher at Seaman High School, and they currently live in Lawrence.

When asked what he liked most about her job at Advisors Excel, this is what David had to say:
I like working for a growing company that cares about doing things the right way. It's a lot of fun working in such a dynamic environment, and I love the fact that no two days are the same.

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Melissa O'Connor
Legal Assistant

Melissa O'Connor

Legal Assistant

Bio coming soon!
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Shannon Mcginnis
Director of Compliance

Shannon McGinnis

Director of Compliance

Hometown/State:
Lawrence, KS

Family:
Married to her husband Marshall, and together they have a son Owen.

Background:
Senior Suitability Specialist at Aviva for 2.5 years.  Prior to Aviva, Shannon worked as a Contract Administrator for Sprint and as a Law Clerk for a local attorney's office. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from T.C.U. and her J.D. from Washburn University School of Law.

Favorite sports to watch or favorite sports team?
TCU

What do you want to do when you retire?
Travel

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?
Spend time with family.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
Beach house

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Ashley Zeller
Suitability Consultant

Ashley Zeller

Suitability Consultant

Hometown/State:
Plainville, KS

Family:
Married 11 years to my husband Dan Zeller, two kids – Georgia, age 7 and Jacob, age 5

Name one thing that not many people know about you.
I love to bake and will try any recipe at least once. I even made homemade marshmallows for my son’s S’Mores birthday party!!

What was your first paying job?
I was a gardener/grounds keeper at a ranch near my hometown.

If you could have one super power—what would it be and why?
I would like to be able to be in more than one place at one time. Even if it is just being able to be in two separate rooms of my house at once so I could be spending time with both kids at the same time. And most importantly, able to listen to them both effectively as they tend to talk at the same time.

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Tori Forrestt
Compliance Consultant

Tori Forrestt

Compliance Consultant

Hometown/State: Ellinwood, Kansas

Family: Tori has been married to her husband, Wade, since 2003, and they have 3 kids - Cade, Claire,and Jocelyn - and one cat, Francis. She and her family have been in Topeka since 2005, moving here from Great Bend.

Job Responsibilities/Duties at Advisors Excel:
As a Compliance Consultant, Tori reviews all marketing materials for compliance.

When asked what she liked most about working at Advisors Excel, this is what Tori had to say:
I enjoy working at Advisors Excel because it has the feel of a small office but is also growing everyday. All of my fellow employees are very kind and always willing to help each other. The work environment is very positive, fast paced and professional.

Something you want to learn this year?
I want to fly a helicopter.

If you could go on a road trip with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go?
I would most definitely go with my husband. He is my best friend and we always have a great time doing anything. I love to experience everything with him.

Who or what inspires you?
My kids inspire me to be a better person. I want them to have a role model that teaches them that they can do whatever it is they put their minds to.

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Sandy Allen
Compliance Consultant

Sandy Allen

Compliance Consultant

Hometown:  Marshall, MN

Family Information: Sandy is married to her husband, Lee, and they have 3 teenage children - Dylan, Jacob and Morgan.

Job Responsibilities/Duties at Advisors Excel: Review marketing materials for compliance.

When asked what she likes most about working at Advisors Excel, this is what Sandy had to say:Everyone on the Advisors Excel team is here for a common goal and will unselfishly support the others to maintain the quality of service expected and the goals created.  Management is quick to acknowledge when someone has done a good job and do the utmost to give credit to those who deserve it. They would rather their employees take shine in the spotlight versus themselves.

If you could go on a road trip with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go? 
My husband – complete loop of the US, hitting all 49 states

Complete this sentence: Happiness is…   
Family sing-a-longs on our road trips to Johnny Cash

Name one thing that not many people know about you.
I played on the golf team in high school
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Brooke Ubelaker
Compliance Consultant

Brooke Ubelaker

Compliance Consultant

Hometown:Osborne, Kan.

Family Information: Brooke grew up in Osborne with her parents, Kenny and Shari, a younger sister, Karie and a younger brother, Kenton.

Job Responsibilities/Duties at Advisors Excel: In her position, Brooke is responsible for reviewing advertising and marketing material in keeping with compliance standards.

Favorite sports to watch or favorite sports team? KU!

If you were ice cream, what flavor would you be?
Mint chocolate chip!

What was your first paying job?
I mowed yards around town during the summer when I was in high school.

If you had a "theme song" that played whenever you walk into a room full of people, what would it be?
Sweet Caroline.
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Ashley Wright
Compliance Consultant

Ashley Wright

Compliance Consultant

Hometown:Topeka, Kan.

Family Information: I am married to my husband, Andy. We live in Lawrence (Rock Chalk!) with our two, four-legged children, Bailey and Lucy. My parents, Bill and Vicki, live in Topeka, and I have one brother named Chris who is 13 months older than me and lives in Overland Park.

Job Responsibilities/Duties at Advisors Excel: Review advertising material for compliance issues.

Stranded on a desert island, what five things (books/movies/music, etc.) do you take with you to stay entertained?
Do friends count? I would take five friends. If not, I would take my favorite folk music, a parrot so I had someone to talk to, a challenging game to keep my mind occupied, an e-reader so I could have unlimited books and a solar charger to keep my electronics charged.

Complete this sentence: Happiness is...
found in everything. I always find the good in things, no matter how bad a situation is. My motto — from a song by the Avett Brothers — is, “Every day is the start of something beautiful.” If you can exude happiness, you have the ability to make such an impact on those around you.

Who would play you in a movie and why?
Emma Stone. She appears to be down to earth with a great sense of humor and a kind heart.

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Rose Taylor
Compliance Consultant

Rose Taylor

Compliance Consultant

Hometown: Prairie Village, Kan.

Family Information: I am married to Graham. Between the two of us, we have six grown children — my two children, Aubrey and Joe, and Graham’s four children, Amie, Aaron, Evan and Emily.

Job Responsibilities/Duties at Advisors Excel: Review advertising material for compliance.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?
Beach house.

If you could go on a road trip with any one person (dead or alive), who would you choose and where would you go?
My husband. We would travel to every state.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?
Travel.

Were you named after anyone?
My grandmother. I am a twin, and we were named after our grandmothers.

What was your first paying job?
I worked at an ice cream store, Goodrich Dairy. My favorite job ever!

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