Young Capital Management, Inc.
Jim has 37 years of experience in the securities industry, with 30 of those years spent in Colorado. For the past nine years, he has been affiliated with Merrill Lynch. Prior to that, he spent 22 years at UBS Financial Services, serving a wide array of individual and institutional clients. Jim’s preference, for his entire career, has been the fixed income securities markets, with a focus on municipal bonds. While at PaineWebber, which became UBS Financial Services in 2000, Jim was one of the largest municipal bond advisors in the Southwest region.
As the securities industry has changed, Jim has adjusted his investment strategies to incorporate new ideas while maintaining a risk-averse mentality. When Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) were introduced, Jim was an early adopter of the concept as a viable portfolio tool. Jim went on to serve as a keynote speaker at the ETF Conference in Palm Beach, Florida in February of 2001, where he presented on the integration of ETFs into a portfolio to help achieve effective, highly-correlated asset allocation for broad market and specific sector exposure.
Changing with the times has also required a re-examination of the more traditional buy and hold approach. With the low yields on CDs, bonds, and money market funds that investors have faced for many years, Jim has found that many clients seek a more active and flexible management style. Looking to the equity markets has offered better opportunities, but with those opportunities has come increased volatility. Despite this potential for increased volatility, preservation of capital and decreasing volatility remain the primary goals of Jim's approach to asset management. By addressing these concerns, Jim has helped his clients stay invested during the periods of extreme market downturns since the early 2000s. These situations have led Jim to the important decision that serving his clients’ interests means moving away from traditional investing and embracing new, but moderate, ideas. He is very excited to have the opportunity to serve his clients with the support of Resolute and the HighTower platform.
Jim and his wife, Monica, celebrated their 44th anniversary in March 2017. They have two grown daughters, Wendy and Cheryl, and three grandchildren, Elliott, Ashley and Stephanie. Jim and Monica enjoy hiking, snowshoeing, travel, and soon will be organic gardening in a greenhouse that they built at their home in the Wet Mountain Valley. Jim and Monica are ardent supporters of the Colorado Trail Foundation, Barr Camp, the Ralph Wilson Youth Club in Temple, Texas, and several other non-profit organizations in the Pikes Peak and Wet Mountain Valley areas of Colorado.
Lanna Schroeder helps create a positive client experience through personalized customer service that is proactive and timely by nature. Lanna is a seasoned professional in the securities industry with 29 years of experience. Lanna strives to answer phone calls immediately as they come in and not rely on voicemail.
Lanna has spent most of her career at larger firms. In the 13 years that Jim and Lanna have worked together, Lanna has developed organizational skills, as well as client relations skills rooted in care and genuine concern that benefit clients and support the overall practice.
Lanna and her husband, Tim, will celebrate their 22nd anniversary this year. Their son, Riley, is enrolled at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and their daughter, Sydney, will begin college at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in the fall of 2017.
Kerry has spent the past 17 years with large financial services firms in a variety of roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Most recently, she was responsible for the oversight of the profitability, human resources and client service functions of 15 branches with more than 450 employees across three states.
The variety of roles Kerry has filled provides her with the background needed to fill her role as Director of Operations with Resolute Independent Advisors. Together with Todd and Brad, she helps ensure the smooth operation of the office, with the goal of making it a great place for employees and clients alike. Kerry also coordinates the group’s philanthropic endeavors to help make an impact on the Colorado Springs community.
Having grown up on the East coast, Kerry attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in Finance and Marketing. It was here that she met her husband, Spencer. Their mutual love of the mountains and the outdoors in general drew them to Colorado. They are both passionate about mountain biking and snowboarding, and also spend time hiking, running and road biking. Kerry and Spencer share their home with their two Viszlas, Spokes and Hermosa.