Meet The Financial Services Industry Experts at Anchor Bay Capital, Inc.
Our team of experts meet the highest standards for professional competency, comprehensive financial planning and fee-only financial compensation.
As fee-only advisors, the members of our management team are rewarded for achieving your objectives rather than on a commission basis. Anchor Bay Professionals take the time to understand your financial needs and goals and offer non-biased financial advice as well as warm, personalized service.
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Meet some of the key individuals at Anchor Bay Capital, Inc.
Scott Spiering has worked in the financial services industry since 1987. He has earned impressive returns for clients as a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Prudential Securities and Vice President and Portfolio Manager for Kidder Peabody, and successfully matched a variety of corporations and high net worth individuals to independent money managers for Merrill Lynch. Mr. Spiering has also had diverse life experiences including a combat tour in Vietnam and post-graduate work at the prestigious Brooks Institute. In addition, Mr. Spiering is a speaker and an author. His book, The Frugal Investor, has been helpful to thousands of investors all over the country. Click Here for more information on "The Frugal Investor"
James Allen has been helping clients plan for, and work towards, their financial goals for over 30 years. As Director of Financial Planning, Jim’s mission is to use his extensive experience and knowledge to work in partnership with our clients – all the while adhering to the highest levels of fiduciary standards. Prior to joining Anchor Bay Capital, Jim was a partner and Senior Wealth Advisory in an independent advisory firm. Mr. Allen also spent 14 years as Vice President and National Director of the Wealth Advisory Group for MetLife Investors. An accomplished speaker and writer, Jim is a three-time winner of the prestigious Kenneth Black Author Award from the Society of Financial Service Professionals and co-author of the book The Tools & Techniques of Charitable Planning. He is also a former instructor of the CFP program at the University of California Irvine, and has presented at many national-level financial planning conferences. He has extensive experience in many areas including: Retirement & Income Planning, Tax Strategy, Divorce Financial Planning, Social Security Planning, & Charitable Giving. Jim obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Cal State Fullerton and his Master’s Degree in Financial Planning & Taxation from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and has earned many other professional credentials including: Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), and Retirement Income Certified Profession (RICP®). He is also a registered tax preparer with the State of California and serves on the board of the Financial Planning Association of California. A Southern Californian native, Jim and his wife enjoy the beauty of living in Southern California. When he’s not providing financial advice or spending time with family and friends, Jim is passionate about the great outdoors spending time trail running, surfing, paddle boarding and hiking.
Matthew Large is a graduate of San Diego State University with a BS Degree in Business Administration, Marketing emphasis and Psychology Minor. While attending SDSU, he competed on the Aztec Track and Field and Cross Country teams. After college he worked for Road Runner Sports where he developed a shoe fit, shoe analysis and selection system for customers and developed running training software and services. Matt then spent 10 years as a Merchant/Buyer for HD Supply in the Electrical and Communications categories and the final 4 developing and managing a new business/product category division, Hospitality Supply, growing it to over $75 million. Matt left in 2006 to start his own business in the surface repair field and coach Track and Cross Country at the High School and Middle School levels. Outside of the office, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife, Kelly and their 3 children at their many activities and sports and coaching Track and Cross Country.
Mr. Chatfield, Portfolio Manager, has over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry. He currently serves as Senior Portfolio Strategist of Anchor Bay Capital, Inc. developing and implementing the firm’s investment strategy across individually managed accounts. He has served previously as a portfolio manager and investment management consultant focusing on asset allocation strategies for clients and specialized equity strategies and portfolios. Along the way he developed portfolio management software for independent RIAs. Mr. Chatfield holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of San Diego and the CFA Institute. He received a BS in Agricultural and Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis.
Tanner Wrisley recently graduated from Harvard University where he achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is originally from Carlsbad and went to Carlsbad High School where he was a Captain on the Varsity Baseball and Varsity Football teams. He then went on to play Division I football at Harvard where he and his teammates won 3 Ivy League titles. Tanner has a passion for finance and is excited to get started on his career in this industry. Outside of the office, Tanner likes to spend his free time playing sports casually as well as going to the gym. He also enjoys the beach, hiking, and in the winter, snowboarding.
Tim Lackey of Carlsbad attended Business College in California and Phoenix, Arizona focusing on Business Administration. After college he became an American Board of Optometry certified optician and spent 5 years in the optical industry exceeding industry standards in service. In 1993 Tim changed careers and began work in the fitness industry, working directly with an industry pioneer Ray Wilson and the Family Fitness Centers. Tim helped the company transition from a local chain to a nationwide powerhouse that we now know as 24 Hour Fitness. After years as a general manager Tim in 2001 entered the financial services industry as a financial consultant with Morgan Stanley. After several years of earning positive returns for his clients, Tim relocated his practice to Anchor Bay Capital, INC. to offer his clients the flexibility and service they deserve. Mr. Lackey always strives to provide the best client service and support as well as taking time for himself in the gym as well as fishing, kayaking and golf.
Kathryn attended Arizona State University and worked at American Express Platinum Travel Services as a travel consultant. After a two year business travel management program, she received her CTC certification. She then purchased Crossroads Travel in Scottsdale, AZ where she functioned as the business owner and manager. For the past sixteen years she has been a full time Mom raising her three children. She could frequently be found volunteering in her children’s classrooms. She served five years on the PTA, two years as President. Additionally, she spent two years on the Carlsbad Pop Warner board where she also coached cheer. She enjoys sports and traveling with her family.
Danielle served as an Executive Administrative Assistant for five years in the United States Marine Corps aboard Camp Pendleton, CA. She supported the daily operations of the Avionics Logistics Squadron, while managing 300 Marines. Following an Honorable discharge, she completed a Bachelors of Science degree from Platt College in San Diego, in the field of Web Design with a focus in Marketing. During and after college, she worked as an Executive Assistant to the CEO at Starre Lines Inc., while also running a Personal Training/Holistic business of her own. In 2018, Danielle filled the General Manager of Operations role at the Pacific Views Event Center on Camp Pendleton. There, she oversaw the operations of 4 facilities in the Food, Leisure, and Hospitality Services department with Marine Corps Community Services. When she isn't working, Danielle enjoys downtime at home with her family and dogs. She loves to paint, cook, go camping, and enjoys the occasional karaoke night
OUR ADVISING COMMITTEE.
Our distinguished board of directors are all community and business leaders who act as our advisors.
Bill Sewell is the President of Williams & Sewell HR Consulting in Carlsbad, a provider of contract recruiting specialists and HR consultants. He co-founded the company in 1999 after a career in human resources management and consulting in San Diego’s high tech market. His industry experience includes semiconductors, wireless, consumer electronics, software, fuel cells, LED’s and defense electronics. Bill spent his first 12 years at Hughes Electronics in Carlsbad where he was the Human Resources Manager at a semiconductor R&D Center. He then pursued a career in HR consulting, working directly with clients including Sony, Titan Corp., DENSO Wireless, Wolfson Microelectronics, EXCELLSIS and Bitfone to develop and implement strategic staffing plans to meet aggressive growth plans. Williams & Sewell HR Consulting is a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Battalion on Camp Pendleton. We conduct workshops for injured Marines, preparing them for their job search in the civilian world. Bill has a BS degree in Business Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Certificate in Employee Relations Law from Applied Institute of Management..
Publishers of Carlsbad & Encinitas Magazines
Tim Wrisley was born and raised in Carlsbad having gone through the Carlsbad school system then going on to get his Bachelors Degree in Journalism at Northern Arizona University and completing the Stanford School of Publishing Course. After college, Wrisley began his professional career with the San Diego Padres in their Sales & Marketing Department. After a short stint with the Padres, Wrisley was hired by a small action sports publisher called TransWorld Skateboarding Magazine. Over his tenure there, they launched a snowboarding magazine, surf magazine, and a host of other ancillary titles. TransWorld grew to a $40 million company and Wrisley eventually took over as Group Publisher in charge of 120 employees. After a 15-year career at TransWorld, the company was sold to Time Inc. and Wrisley departed to start his own business. Wrisley launched Carlsbad Magazine in 2004 and they just celebrated their 10-year anniversary.
Stan Stark has over 31 years experience in the real estate and finance industry. He currently serves as Business Development Manager for iServe Residential Lending, one of the nation’s leading home loan lenders. In addition to his professional roles Stan has devoted countless hours as a community volunteer. Stan is a graduate of the Carlsbad Citizens Academy and has held numerous leadership roles in many local non- profits and youth sports organizations. Stan and his wife Kim are local Carlsbad Residents and have two children, Stephanie who graduated from Chapman University and a son Josh who is currently attending Northern Arizona University.