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Our Firm

We distinguish ourselves with our experience, ethics, genuine caring, and compassion for our clients.

From our initial introduction, through the vision and planning phase, to investing, reporting and review, you will be working with dedicated and experienced professionals who love what they do and are good at it.

Exeter Financial is a Wealth Management Firm that is comprised of highly specialized professionals in the areas of investing, estate and tax planning. Our team works side by side with our High Net Worth clients to create a personalized financial plan that puts them in control and at ease for now and the future. We pride ourselves on delivering a first class experience and breaking down the emotional barriers many wealthy families have to ensure an excellent wealth management experience. If financial peace of mind makes sense to you then we are the perfect fit. It’s incredibly easy to get started. Because we only work with a limited number of High Net Worth families there is a minimum investment of $1 million dollars to get started.

OUR CULTURE

At Exeter Financial our culture is what defines us. Our commitment to our clients, teamwork, integrity, professional excellence and entrepreneurial spirit embodies Exeter Financial. Our culture will continue to evolve, but the one constant will be to meet the high expectations of our clients. We are committed to growing our distinctive culture and holding to our core values which always place our client’s interests first. Our culture sets us apart and our clients are the ones who benefit.

MEET THE EXETER FINANCIAL TEAM

  • Stephen Harrison
    Stephen Harrison
    Managing Partner
  • Peter Helms
    Peter Helms
    Managing Partner
  • Kurt Gusinde
    Kurt Gusinde
    Managing Director
  • Brian Brummell
    Brian Brummell
    Managing Director
  • Dorra Tang
    Dorra Tang
    Director of Client Solutions
  • Monica Morse
    Monica Morse
    Senior Client Services Associate
Stephen Harrison
Managing Partner

Stephen Harrison is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Exeter Financial. Mr. Harrison and team provide High Net Worth individuals, families, and related entities with comprehensive and integrated wealth management services which include strategic planning, investment consulting, alternative investment strategies, single stock risk management, and estate and tax planning through professional intermediaries.
Prior to becoming a founding member of Exeter Financial, Mr. Harrison served as Managing Director, Private Wealth Management at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey (FBR). Prior to his tenure at FBR, Mr. Harrison served as Senior Vice President for The Private Bank at Bank of America and Vice President at Northern Trust.

Mr. Harrison received his Business Degree from the University of Washington. In addition, Mr. Harrison currently has the following professional credentials: Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), Investment Advisor (Series 65), as well as Life and Health Insurance. Mr. Harrison utilizes his degrees, licenses and experience to help high net worth individuals with the complexities that come from the financial challenges of wealth.

Peter Helms
Managing Partner

Peter Helms is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Exeter Financial. Mr. Helms and team provide High Net Worth individuals, families, and related entities with comprehensive and integrated wealth management services which include strategic planning, investment consulting, alternative investment strategies, single stock risk management, and estate and tax planning through professional intermediaries.
Prior to becoming a founding member of Exeter Financial, Mr. Helms served as Managing Director, Private Wealth Management at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey (FBR). Prior to his tenure at FBR, Mr. Helms served as Senior Vice President for The Private Bank at Bank of America and Private Wealth Advisor at Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Helms received his undergraduate degree and graduate business degree (MBA) from the University of Arizona. In addition, Mr. Helms has the following professional credentials: Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) and Investment Advisor/Uniform Combined State Law (Series 66). Mr. Helms utilizes his degrees, licenses and experience to help high net worth individuals with the complexities that come from the financial challenges of wealth.

Kurt Gusinde
Managing Director

Kurt Gusinde is a Managing Director at Exeter Financial. Mr. Gusinde has over twenty years of professional investment management experience. Mr. Gusinde specializes in providing comprehensive, customized investment management solutions for High Net Worth individuals, trust, foundation and endowment clients. Prior to joining Exeter Financial, Mr. Gusinde served as a Senior Investment Manager for The Private Bank at Wells Fargo. While at Wells Fargo, Mr. Gusinde managed over $200 million for High Net Worth individuals, trust, foundation and endowment clients.
Prior to his time at Wells Fargo, Mr. Gusinde served as a Senior Portfolio Manager with Banc One Investment Advisors. While at Banc One, Mr. Gusinde managed over $700 million for foundation, endowment and corporate institutional clients.

Mr. Gusinde received his Masters in Business Administration (with distinction) from The Thunderbird School of Global Management and his BA (Finance) from Oregon State University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Mr. Gusinde is a member of the Association of Investment Management and Research, the Phoenix Association of Financial Analysts and The Institute of Certified Financial Planners.

Kurt enjoys the outdoors and spends much of his leisure time hiking, climbing, cycling and swimming, preferably with his wife and two children. Kurt has distinguished himself by climbing the highest peak on all 7 continents, including Mount Everest. Kurt is active in his church, Scottsdale Bible Church and serves on the Board of Directors for Mission One.

Brian Brummell
Managing Director

Brian Brummell is a Managing Director of Exeter Financial, LLC. Mr. Brummell specializes in delivering Retirement Plan Consulting services to small and medium sized corporations and non-profits. Those services will include Plan Design Enhancements, Fiduciary Guidance, Investment Monitoring and Due Diligence, and Customized Education for owners and employees.
Prior to joining VPFS, Brian was a Vice President, Advisor consultant for Nuveen Investments, an affiliated Division of TIAA Global Asset Management. For 15 years, he consulted with Wirehouse, Independent, RIA, and Retirement focused Advisors on a wide range of investment products. He spent the last six years building and growing Nuveen/TIAA’s Retirement Plan division to $2.5 billion in AUM. In this role, he consulted with the top Retirement plan advisory teams on the west coast on investment products and retirement plan efficiencies. In addition to his external consulting roles, he also managed an inside sales team of approximately 50 sales reps.

Prior to Nuveen, Brian was a Financial Advisor for First Union Securities.

Mr. Brummell received his BS degree from Bradley University, with a concentration in Marketing and Finance. In addition he has the following professional credentials: Investment Advisor (Series 65). He also holds an AIF ® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) designation.

Dorra Tang
Director of Client Solutions

Dorra Tang is Director of Client Solutions at Exeter Financial. Ms. Tang has extensive industry experience specifically related to private wealth management. Her responsibilities include management of service and operations, compliance administration, technical liaison, office management and human resources. Prior to joining Exeter Financial, Ms. Tang was a Senior Registered Relationship Consultant for Charles Schwab & Co. in their Institutional Division. This elite division offered superior service and operations support for High Net Worth clients managed by Registered Independent Advisors. While at Schwab, Ms. Tang developed a specialized group of Institutional International experts who provided wealth management options for offshore and non-resident clients. She is multilingual, fluent in both Cantonese and Spanish.

Ms. Tang received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Zoology/Biology from Arizona State University where she was also captain of the women’s swimming team. Ms. Tang utilizes her degrees and experience to ensure the firms operations are allowing our clients to have a successful wealth management experience.

Monica Morse
Senior Client Services Associate

Monica Morse is a Senior Client Services Associate at Exeter Financial. Mrs. Morse works in a team environment to analyze and provide comprehensive financial plan preparation and client service solutions for high net worth individuals, businesses, foundations and retirement plans. She has extensive industry experience specifically related to Private Wealth Management.

Prior to joining Exeter, Mrs. Morse worked at Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. for 6 years as the primary Advisor Service Specialist for a firm managing over $12 billion in assets on the Advisor Services Platform. She specialized in providing superior support to help investment advisors attract and retain affluent clients through knowledge sharing, efficiency training and education of services and products.

Mrs. Morse also spent 2 years working for JP Morgan Chase Bank as a personal banker where she gained invaluable experience and knowledge regarding maintaining customer service and high quality standards. Mrs. Morse utilizes her experience to ensure the firms operations are allowing our clients to have a successful wealth management experience.