The Dobbs Group - Morgan Stanley Team - INDIANAPOLIS, IN
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The Dobbs Group
800 EAST 96 ST STE 400
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46240
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Left to right: (front) Nadine Brookins-White, Liz Bassett,
David Hulett, (back) Seth Yudes, Rick Sulewski,
Wm. Craig Dobbs, John O'Donnell, Matthew Viars,
Kevin Chapman
Biography

Wm. Craig Dobbs
Graystone Consulting
Managing Director – Investments
Institutional Consulting Director
The Dobbs Group of Graystone Consulting
  
    
As head of The Dobbs Group, Craig is the most senior investment consultant and provides investment services.  He assists in areas of investment policy, asset allocation, performance evaluation, risk management, manager selection and oversight. 

Craig’s business career includes over eighteen years as an institutional investment consultant with Citi Institutional Consulting (2002–Current) and Merrill Lynch (1990–2002), with a primary focus on Taft-Hartley and multi-employer plans.  The Dobbs Group currently works with 40 institutional consulting clients, in which Craig has Consultant responsibilities. 

Craig received a B.S. in Finance from Ball State University and attended the University of Notre Dame’s Executive MBA program.  Craig is a registered investment advisor with the NASD and a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and the Association of Professional Investment Consultants (APIC).  He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF).

Craig resides in Carmel, Indiana with his wife and four children. 


John J. O’Donnell

Second Vice President - Investments
Financial Advisor – The Dobbs Group
   
   
John’s current duties involve his role as a Financial Consultant with The Dobbs Group.  This includes providing investment consulting services to our clients.  He assists in areas of investment policy, asset allocation, performance evaluation, risk management, manager selection and oversight, and client service. 

John’s business career includes over ten years as an institutional investment consultant with Citi Institutional Consulting (2002–Current) and Merrill Lynch (1990–2002)), with a primary focus on Taft-Hartley and multi-employer plans. 

John received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Ball State University in 1986.  His career includes eighteen years of experience; three years as a CPA with Ernst & Young, five years as Corporate Controller for a large construction firm, and ten years as a financial consultant.  John is a registered investment advisor with the NASD which includes his series 7, 63 & 66 licenses.

John enjoys spending time with his wife Robyn and four young children.  In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, and coaching youth sports.


Kevin Chapman

Financial Advisor – The Dobbs Group  
     
Kevin earned a B.S./B.A. from the University of Delaware.  Prior to joining The Dobbs Group, Kevin worked in the Institutional Services department of Consulting Group as an Institutional Analyst.  He focuses on asset liability forecasts, manager research and review, and performance monitoring.  Kevin is a registered investment advisor with the NASD.


Seth Yudes

Vice President
Financial Advisor
 
      
Seth received a B.S. degree from Temple University and a M.S. graduate degree from Purdue University.  Upon graduation, Seth joined Northwestern Mutual in 1984.  In 1992, he joined Merrill Lynch as an Estate Planning and Insurance Specialist.  It was during this time that Seth joined The Dobbs Group.  In 2002, the group moved to Citigroup and Seth continues to work with retail clients and defined contribution accounts.  Seth is a registered investment advisor with the NASD.


Joseph Y. Giordano

Second Vice President – Financial Advisor

Joe provides comprehensive and continuous investment consulting services to clients of The Dobbs Group.  His primary responsibilities are client service and development.  He assists institutional clients in the areas of investment policy, asset allocation, performance monitoring and evaluation, risk budgeting, manager selection and oversight. 

In 1998, Joe earned a B.S. in Finance from The University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Since graduation, Joe has worked his entire career in the investment consulting industry (with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley*).  Joe is a registered investment advisor with FINRA, has earned series 7, 31 and 66 licenses and is a Chartered Retirement Planning Consultant.  

Joe resides in Carmel, Indiana and is active and supportive with HVAF, Inc. (Homeless Veterans Assistance Foundation), The Alzheimer's Association of Indiana, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Indiana, The Children's Bureau, Inc. and K.I.P.P. (Knowledge Is Power Program).


Matthew R. Viars

Institutional Consulting Analyst  
       
Matt received a B.S. in Finance and International Business from Miami University (OH).  His business career includes over eight years of experience as a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch; including the successful completion of the Professional Development Program and Consulting Services training.  Matt focuses in the areas of investment policy, asset allocation, and manager research and review.  Matt is a registered investment advisor with the NASD.


Rick Sulewski

Institutional Consulting Analyst  
       
Rick received a B.S. degree in Public Financial Management from Indiana University.  His business career includes over ten years of experience in the financial services industry.  Rick’s primary focus is in the areas of manager research and review, performance monitoring, and cash flow analysis.  Rick is a registered investment advisor with the NASD.


Nadine Brookins-White

Group Administrator
       
Nadine had provided over 25 years of service in the financial services industry with Citi Institutional Consulting and Merrill Lynch.  She overlooks all administration and compliance activity for The Dobbs Group; including, the establishment of all new accounts.  Nadine is a registered investment advisor with the NASD.


Liz Bassett

Senior Client Service Associate  
       
Liz received a B.S. degree from Ball State University and has served as Mr. Dobbs’ personal assistant for 14 years.  Her responsibilities include, maintaining the group’s meeting schedule, travel, and fulfilling many other administrative duties.


David Hulett

Senior Client Service Associate   
   
David has been a member of The Dobbs Group since 1998 and has worked in the financial industry since 1995.  He is responsible for all account maintenance and document retention for The Dobbs Group.



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