Team Of ExpertsMcElhenny Sheffield's team of experts has over 150 years of combined experience...
, Founder and Managing Partner
BRUCE FRASER, founder and managing partner of McElhenny Sheffield, is a 27-year veteran of the financial industry. After managing a very successful investment fund for nearly 15 years, Bruce expanded the firm to incorporate a full breadth of wealth management services at the request of clients.
Bruce compiled extensive quantitative market research while completing his MBA in Finance at Southern Methodist University. This depth of knowledge provides the basis for some of the sophisticated strategies deployed for MSCM clients and, additionally, has been a guiding influence for the team while MSCM looks to help investors navigate uncertain markets in the pursuit of creating multi-generational wealth. Bruce continues to be involved with SMU as a member of the Associate Board, mentoring MBA students.
TODD TERRY, CFA®, has 25 years of financial industry experience. He joined MSCM as Director of Operations in order to help support the needs of our growing business. He previously served as Managing Director for Business Development with System & Architectural Solutions, a boutique IT solutions consulting firm focusing on the financial industry.
Additionally, Todd handled Operations and Institutional Sales for ConvergEx Prime Services, a prime brokerage firm and affiliate of the Bank of New York, primarily servicing hedge fund, mutual fund and RIA firms. Todd was previously Vice President of M&A Business Development for Transfirst, a large credit card processing firm and Vice President for Aspen Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm. He began his career as Equity Analyst for Richmont Investment Management and David W. Tice & Associates, a hedge fund and investment research firm, respectively.
Todd received a BBA in Management from Texas A&M as well as a MBA from Texas Christian University and holds the CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST® designation.
TAYLOR BLEDSOE joined MSCM after a successful career at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. There he served as Executive Director focused on growing the ultra‐ high net worth tier of the business; clients with a financial position at the bank greater than million. In this role, Taylor brought numerous wealthy families and institutions to the bank and helped them make better financial decisions across their balance sheet. Prior to financial services, Taylor served 15 years in politics. He worked in several congressional offices in Washington, DC and Dallas and most recently spent 8 years as the Chief of Staff for a Dallas‐based US Congressman. Taylor received his B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and his MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
JEFFREY BRADLEY, brings 21 years of industry experience to MSCM. Jeff joined MSCM after a successful 9 year tenure at Merrill Lynch. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he was an investment advisor for JP Morgan Chase for 4 years and Edward Jones for 2 years. Jeff uses a very proactive approach to fully understand each client’s evolving goals and objectives. Jeff holds a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M.
, CLU®, RFC®, AEP®
Jesse Hauptrief has been in the financial services and investment business for over 40 years. He joined McElhenny Sheffield Capital Management (MSCM) in 2017. Prior to MSCM, Jesse owned Resource Wealth Management, LLC which he founded in 2004 after working as a fee-based financial advisor for 6 years for various regional brokerages. Jesse began his financial services career working with several major life insurance companies. Jesse has earned his Chartered Life Underwriter, Registered Financial Consultant and Accredited Estate Planner designations.
Prior to his career work he served in the Air Force during Vietnam and studied Business and Accounting at Texas State University.
GARY JACKSON draws on his extensive background in the wealth management industry to provide tailored advice for his clients. Prior to joining MSCM, Gary spent 15 years at J.P. Morgan Private Bank as a Senior Investment Specialist and Vice President, where he designed and implemented highly customized investment solutions for wealthy families, institutions, endowments and foundations. Gary holds a BBA in finance from Texas Tech University.
RYAN MCKEE, has more than 17 years of banking and investment experience, having worked for the largest family-owned bank in the United States. Ryan joined McElhenny Sheffield in 2016. Prior to MSCM, Ryan was vice president at Spar Investment Counsel. Ryan received a BBA in Finance and was selected by his university as one of four students to manage the university’s investment fund. Ryan is pursuing the CFP® designation.
, CFA, CFP®
GRANT MORRIS, CFA, CFP® specializes in tactical investment strategies and technical analysis for MSCM. Grant joined MSCM after developing a rules-based trend following strategy to manage his personal investable assets. Through extensive research and analysis, Grant has found that his disciplined trend following approach allows him to participate in most of the “good times” in the stock market while avoiding much of the downside; resulting in larger compounded returns over full market cycles, as compared to typical buy-and-hold strategies. Grant now manages multiple tactical ETF strategies for MSCM clients as well as for his own accounts.
Grant has 13 years of experience serving clients in the financial services industry. He was previously a Director at AlixPartners, where he advised and testified on economic damages in commercial litigation as a financial expert. Prior to working at AlixPartners, Grant performed business valuations and litigation consulting at the BVA Group. Before working as a consultant, Grant was an engineer for a global telecom equipment manufacturer.
Grant holds the CHARTERED FINANCIAL ANALYST® (CFA®) and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation and obtained an MBA with a concentration in finance from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. While at SMU, he was one of a small number of students selected to manage the investments of the graduate school’s endowment fund. He also has a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University.
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