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OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM                                                                                               

General Partners - Executive Management

David A. Shindel, President & CEO

Dave is the President and CEO of United Planners. Dave has a Bachelor of Arts in History-Asian Studies from Arizona State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He currently holds his Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses and AIF designation. Dave started working for United Planners in 2002. In his free time, Dave enjoys spending time fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and spending quality time with his wife and four children.

Michael A. Baker, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mike is Executive Vice President and CFO of United Planners. He currently holds his Series 7, 24, 27, 63 licenses and his CPA. Mike has a BS Business Administration and an MBA from the Arizona State University. Mike started working for United Planners in 1999. When not working, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, and two children Emily and Mike. 


Thomas H. Oliver

Tom retired as CEO in 2015 after leading United Planners for 16 years. He currently holds his Series 7, 24, 3 and insurance license. Tom has a Bachelor of Arts: Music/Art from William Penn University. He joined United Planners Financial Services in 1995. When not working, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife, Louise. Tom is also recognized as an artist.

Senior Management

Billy Oliverio, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

Billy is Senior Vice President of Advisor Services and the Chief Marketing Officer. He has been in the industry for 20 years.  Billy has worked in small, medium and large sized firms in various executive capacities to tackle complex projects and initiatives. He has also served time in the regulatory environment as the Chief Investigator of Enforcement for the AZ Securities Division and has orchestrated all aspects of white collar crime investigations. Billy is an honors graduate of Arizona State University. His wife Conni keeps him in check and his two boys (Diego and Dante) provide endless entertainment, comic relief and adventures.

Sheila J. Cuffari-Agasi, Senior Vice President of Partner Development

Sheila is the VP of Partner Development. She currently holds her Series 7, 24, 63, 66, and life and health licenses and AIF designation. Sheila started working for United Planners in 2006, but began her career in financial services in 1993. When not working, Sheila enjoys spending time with her three children and husband David. 

Doug Hall, Vice President of Compliance/Chief Compliance Officer

Doug is the Vice President of United Planners Compliance Department and Chief Compliance Officer. He has his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University and has been in the financial services industry since 1993. Doug currently holds his Series 4, 7, 24, 53 and 66 licenses.

Aaron Spradlin, Chief Information Officer

Aaron is the Chief Information Officer. He received a BS degree with a concentration in Business Management from Golden Gate University. He joined United Planners in 2007, coming with 15 years of broad based financial services industry experience including compliance and IT. Prior to joining United Planners, Aaron has been a sought after industry consultant as well as being a Director at Charles Schwab and Business Analyst for AIG. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Renee and their 3 children. 

Rose Tipton, Vice President of Operations and Trading

Rose has been with United Planners since 1988 and is one of the original employees of the firm. Prior to United Planners she spent almost 10 years with Anchor National Financial Services. Rose has had a clearing relationship with Pershing since 1984. She holds her Series 7, 63, 24, 4, & 53 licenses. Rose enjoys spending time with her children and going to Phoenix Coyotes hockey games.

Jimi Smith, Vice President of Supervision

Jimi is the VP of Supervision. He holds his Series 7, 24, 53 and 63 licenses. Jimi started working with United Planners in 2009. Jimi has been in the industry for 21 years. Prior to United Planners, he spent 18 years with SagePoint Financial (formerly SunAmerica Securities) in various roles including Projects Manager and AVP of the Regional Management Associates. Jimi is an Arizona native and a big sports fan. During his time away from work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends and going to local sporting events.

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