Gateway Financial Partners

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Our Leadership Team


Getting It Done

Bailey Sutherland

Chief Growth Officer

Ana Camara

Director of Advisor Success

John Johnson

Chief Strategy Officer

Sue Walsh

VP of Business Analytics

Phil Weisbach

Director of Compliance

Todd Kuen

Director of Technology, Training & Support

Matthew Grohocki

APMA®, CFS® - Director of PWS

Tricia Hoffman

Operations Specialist

    Rebecca Mello

    Operations Specialist

    SJ (Sara Jeanne) Caouette

    Operations Specialist

    Sam Gilmour

    Operations Specialist

    Morgan Wood

    Operations Specialist

    Carolyn Aiksnoras

    Operations Specialist

    Tiffany Radziszewski

    Operations Specialist

    Shauna Thomas

    Operations Specialist

      Jordan Murphy

      Operations Specialist

      Kaili Ashman

      Operations Specialist

      Tamsin Kemos

      Office Manager / DFI

        Joel W. Milam

        LPL Licensed Administrative Assistant


        Furnancial Advisor


        Chief Barketing Manager


        Office Mutterials Associate


        Making It Happen

        Wiktoria Gorzelewska

        Graphic Designer

        Justin Phillips

        Multimedia Specialist

        Jessica Irizarry

        Director of Social Media

        Andrea Kathe

        Client Experience Specialist

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          Jill Batley

          President & Chief Compliance Officer

          Jill’s knowledge, expertise, and strength have helped to continue the development of Gateway Financial Partners.

          She is a graduate of UW Madison with a degree in Communications.

          David Wood

          Founder and Chief Visionary Officer

          David Wood, a pioneer in the financial services industry, established Gateway Financial Partners in 1994, which he continues to steer as the Chief Visionary Officer. Wood’s experience spans across several decades, marking him as a leader, an accomplished entrepreneur, and an influential figure in the financial landscape. He possesses an innate ability to identify growth opportunities and is committed to delivering innovative strategies that elevate the success of independent practices.

          David is passionate about community engagement; he is renowned for his dedication to supporting not only local initiatives but nationwide initiatives. David is a signee of The Fearless Pledge, serves on the board of Females & Finance, is a frequent national speaker and has presented at many industry conferences, including the Investment News RIA Summit, The TPN Conference, and Nitrogen’s Riskalyze Fearless Investing Summit. David is frequently quoted in, Investment News, and Yahoo Finance.

          David’s zest and curiosity extend beyond the financial world. He is an active member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), reflecting his belief in the importance of exploring ‘outside of your comfort zone.’ Wood is an ‘idea man’, passionate about providing his advisors with the support they need to help grow their independent practices and is full of fresh perspectives, undoubtedly shaping his extraordinary career trajectory.

          Eric Hall

          Chief Executive Officer

          Eric is an AIF® Accredited Investment Fiduciary™.

          Eric’s vision and strategic planning strategies gives our Gateway Financial Partners team and corporate structure a fresh and positive outlook on meeting our future goals and corporate expectations.

          He has a Bachelor of Business Administration-Economics. Eric was an Army Reservist. He was honorably discharged in 2008 after being deployed twice; once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the other in support Operation Enduring Freedom.

          Kristyn Alexson

          Director of Premier Advisor Support

          Kristyn Alexson joined Gateway Financial Partners as a Marketing Intern in January 2014. After just a few months, Kristyn was hired full time specializing in Advisor Support on Gateway’s Operations Team. For two years Kristyn worked full time at Gateway during the day and attended Business school at night. In 2016, Kristyn graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. In her spare time, Kristyn tries to spend as much time outdoors as possible. She enjoys going for walks, adventuring, and discovering new places.

          Alana Williams

          Advisor Support

          Alana is an administrative professional with over 10 years in the financial industry. Eight of those years were as an Internal Auditor in Louisiana at a credit union and two years as a Registration Specialist at a Broker/ Dealer. Previous to those adventures, she was a State Investigator in Milwaukee, WI for 4 years and in Richmond, VA for 2 years.

          Alana works with our team servicing clients and providing administrative oversight. 

          Alana’s career background and impeccable organizational management skills make her an asset to Gateway Financial Partners.

          Nancy Parker

          Advisor Support

          She oversees the offices daily operations and administrative staff as well as manages our client communications and data. In addition, she continues to work closely with clients to build relationships and rapport.

          She has an extensive background in the financial services industry having served in a variety of roles, including Branch Manager, Assistant Vice President/Sales and Marketing and Personal Banking Officer/Sales Manager. She holds Property & Casualty and Life & Health insurance licenses as well.

          Nancy is a native of Appleton, WI and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Nancy is a long time season ticket holder of the Green Bay Packers, GO PACK GO!
          Nancy recently served as President of the Altrusa International of Appleton, WI, Inc. and continues as an active member.

          Michael Kitzman

          Director of Talent Acquisition

          Mike works directly with financial advisors to better understand the past, present and future of their practice.  He is exceptionally skilled in the financial services industry with 16 years of experience cultivating high-level talent and recruiting tactics.

          “The best part of my day is getting to know financial representatives and learning more about what they need to grow their business.”
          — MIKE
          He listens and asks targeted questions to reveal opportunities for additional support. He is continually striving to understand all aspects of the financial industry as it pertains to advisors and their long and short-term planning.

          Silvi Weatherill

          Chief Experience Officer

          Silvi Weatherill first joined Gateway Financial Partners as a Graphic Design Intern in January 2020. Silvi took on projects and worked with our Marketing Team behind the scenes until joining us as the Director of First Impressions in June 2020. 

          In December of 2021, Silvi took on the role of Chief Experience Officer in the Marketing Team where she oversees the client experience and assists in finding different strategies to assist our Gateway Advisors. Silvi graduated from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. Outside of work, she loves to paint, draw, hike, and play volleyball.

          Faith Zeller Wood

          Director of Digital Strategy