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Management Team

Robert J. Grunzinger, CFA, CPA (inactive) – Chief Compliance Officer


Mr. Grunzinger, a CFA Charterholder and licensed CPA (inactive), prior to starting Wheelhouse Securities Corp., served in the following capacities with a self clearing firm and/or its affiliates: Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer, Treasurer, Board Member, and Financial and Operations Principal. Bob currently holds the Series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 65 licenses with FINRA. Mr. Grunzinger holds a B.S. in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Kansas.

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Norm Frager – CFO and Options Principal


Mr. Frager will serve as Wheelhouse Securities Chief Financial Officer, Financial Operations Principal (FinOp) and Registered Options Principal (ROP). Norm brings over 40 years of experience in the brokerage industry to his position with Wheelhouse. He has served on numerous District and National Committee's of FINRA. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of FINRA and a former Vice-Chairman of the National Business Conduct Committee. Norm is a member of FINRA's Financial Responsibility Committee. Mr. Frager holds the FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 27, RP, and 62 licenses. Additionally, Mr. Frager holds an MBA from St. Louis University and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

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David Pickerill – Municipal Securities Principal


Mr. Pickerill has been actively involved in the municipal bond business since 1970. He was the underwriter at Mercantile Trust Company for 18 years starting as the syndicate manager and graduating to manager of the St. Louis and New York underwriting offices. David left to work in a family-owned firm, The Heitner Corporation, to underwrite revenue bonds for their mutual fund and for resale by their brokers. Mr. Pickerill was graduated from the University of Illinois with a B. S. in Finance. He is also a graduate of the Public Finance Institute at the University of Michigan. He is a Registered Representative, Municipal Securities Principal and a Government Securities Principal.

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Investment Professionals

Geoffrey Espe, CFA – President – Investments


Prior to starting Wheelhouse, Geoff was a registered representative of The Heitner Corporation from 1992-1998 and a Vice President of Huntleigh Securities Corp. from 1998 through June 2009. Geoff was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation by the CFA Institute in 1997 and is a member of the CFA Institute and the St. Louis Society of Financial Analysts. Geoff has been assisting clients with their investment accounts for over 20 years. Geoff is married with 3 children.

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Larry Flynn – First Vice President – Retail Sales


Larry has been a Series 7 registered representative since 1992. Prior to starting Wheelhouse, Larry was a registered representative of The Heitner Corporation from 1992-1998 and a Vice President of Huntleigh Securities Corp. from 1998 through June 2009. Larry is married with 3 children.

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John Rast – First Vice President – Institutional Sales


John has been a Research Analyst and Series 7 registered representative since 1984. Prior to joining Wheelhouse, John was a Research Analyst and Institutional registered representative of Burn, Pauli & Co. from 1984-1990 and a Research Analyst and Institutional registered representative of Huntleigh Securities Corp. for 16 of the last 19 years. John received his B.A. from Stanford University and his MBA from St. Louis University. John is married with 2 children.

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Bill Howard – Vice President – Investments


Bill Howard has been a licensed Series 7 registered representative since 1993. Before joining Wheelhouse Securities, he was a registered representative with A.G. Edwards & Sons and Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis. Bill graduated from Johns Hopkins University where he received his B.A. in International Studies with a concentration in International Economics. He currently lives in Clayton with his wife and two children.

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Larry Callahan – First Vice President – Research

Mr. Callahan, prior to joining Wheelhouse was managing proprietary assets for a local broker/dealer. Prior to his broker/dealer employment, Mr. Callahan was a portfolio manager at Lindner Funds from 1991-1997, where he managed a portfolio of equities as well as high yield securities. In 1994, Mr. Callahan brought one of the first long/short mutual funds - Lindner Bulwark Fund - to market. Mr. Callahan holds a BSBA in Finance from the University of Missouri - Columbia.

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Contact Us

8235 Forsyth Blvd., Suite 200
St. Louis, MO 63105
United States of America

Phone: (314) 881-1850
Toll Free: (877) 558-4417

Fax: (314) 881-1868