Fifth Third Bank

The RCA Team

Meet the Team:

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X Mike Collins

Mike Collins

513-759-3812 |

Mike’s primary responsibilities are to direct the RCA team to deliver the investment strategies, experiences, and services necessary to meet the long-term financial and lifestyle objectives of our clients. Mike has contributed over 27 years in the financial services industry as both a trusted advisor and manager of multiple advisory teams.

Mike and his wife reside in Mason and have two adult children.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BS in Business Administration, Central Michigan University; Executive Certificate in Financial Planning, Xavier University

X Beth Schlehr

Beth Schlehr

513-759-3812 |

As the COO, Beth oversees the design, enhancement, implementation, reporting, and oversight of the firm’s entire advisory business. She plays a critical role in the future growth and development of RCA. She has over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, consulting, operations, technology, and audit working for RCA, Deloitte, Unilever, PwC, and other Fortune 150 companies.

Originally from New York, Beth lives with her family in Maineville.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BS in Business Administration/Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology

X Lionel Bey

Lionel Bey

513-605-3581 |

Lionel manages the portfolio construction and investment research process, which includes economic and mutual fund manager research. He also chairs the RCA Investment Policy Committee. His team is driven by the complexities of the financial markets and global economy. They create and refine money management programs to help RCA client families retire successfully.

Lionel was born in France and lives with his family in Hyde Park.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BS in Marketing/International Business, Miami University; MBA in Finance, Xavier University

X Chris Kiley

Chris Kiley, CFP®, CRPS®

513-605-3559 |

Chris works with RCA clients to establish and maintain their retirement income plans and portfolio investment strategies. He introduces new families to the firm and coordinates RCA’s client communication strategy. He leads the development of the firm’s ongoing investment strategy with the RCA advisors.

Chris lives in White Oak with his family.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BA in History/Business Administration, University of Notre Dame; CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional; Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist professional; Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor professional; Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor

X Linda Glass

Linda Glass, JD, CFP®, CExP™

513-605-3570 |

Linda works with RCA clients in the areas of estate, retirement, tax, savings and cash flow, and Social Security planning. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and licensed attorney. As a Certified Exit PlannerSM professional, Linda can assist business owners prepare to sell their businesses on their terms.

Linda lives in Liberty Township with her family.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BA in English, Ohio State University; JD, Ohio State University; CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER; Certified Exit Planner professional; Notary Public designation

X Brian Merrick

Brian Merrick, CFP®, APMA®, CRPC®

513-605-3553 |

For over 19 years, Brian has helped clients understand, define, and achieve their investment and financial planning goals. With RCA, he helps clients invest their assets over the long-term by building trust-based relationships rooted in collaboration, education, and respect.

Originally from Massachusetts, Brian and his family live in Symmes Township.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BA in Economics, St. Lawrence University; CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional; Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor professional; Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor professional.

X Diane Hulls

Diane Hulls

513-534-7452 |

Diane and her compliance team manage opportunities to improve processes, identify risks, and implement controls to mitigate risks. Previously, she was with Mainstream Investment Advisers and Providian Corporation, serving in Chief Compliance Officer and various financial and investment capacities. Diane has over 33 years of experience in the finance industry.

Diane lives in Louisville with her family, where she volunteers for her church.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BS in Business Administration/Accounting, Franklin University; MBA, Bellarmine University

X Nick Brandt

Nick Brandt, CFA, CFP®

513-605-3588 |

Nick’s role at RCA includes portfolio management and investment research. He is a member of the RCA Investment Policy Committee and is responsible for economic and mutual fund manager research. He previously worked for Fifth Third Bank as an analyst and Ameriprise Financial in portfolio management and financial planning.

Nick lives in Colerain and enjoys playing rugby.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BS in Finance, Bentley University; Chartered Financial Analyst® professional; CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional; Member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society of Cincinnati

X Steve Dufek

Steve Dufek

513-759-3812 |

Steve is responsible for ongoing maintenance of our client portfolios, investment performance calculations, and trading information. He maintains client portfolios by reviewing and rebalancing when needed. He has over 25 years of financial experience, primarily in brokerage operations and specializing in equity, option, and fixed income trading.

Steve lives in West Chester with his family and is a former hockey player.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
Studied Accounting at the University of Cincinnati; formerly held the Series 7, 8, and 63 NASD licenses

X Eric Langevin

Eric Langevin

513-488-1878 |

Eric manages the marketing and business development efforts, including programming through Retirement University®. He generates strategic content, assessments, and reports.

Eric was born in Canada and lives with his family in Anderson Township.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BA in Broadcast Journalism/Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi; MHA, University of Cincinnati; Certification in Supervisory Management, University of Cincinnati; Certification in Project Management, Xavier University; C-Change Graduate, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

X Paula Serger

Paula Serger

513-605-3557 |

Paula oversees daily operations, technology and network systems, finance, and client services. She has 15 years’ experience in operations management and her team processes all back office accounting functions. This includes accounts payable and receivable, software maintenance, and all client related paperwork and communication coordination.

Paula lives in Milford with her family and enjoys scrapbooking/crafting.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
AS in Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Kettering College of Medical Arts; BS in Information Decision Sciences, Xavier University

X Beth Koloseike

Beth Koloseike

513-605-3555 |

Beth helps manage the RCA computer and physical filing systems, including CRM software and client tools. She generates reports as needed, coordinates special projects, manages schedules and processes, and assists Compliance with tracking and documentation completion. She works with Client Care staff to provide service and support for meetings and events.

Beth lives in South Lebanon with her family and enjoys running.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
BS in Nursing, University of Pittsburgh; Registered Nurse license from the State of Pennsylvania

X Cheryl Beyer

Cheryl Beyer

513-534-7452 |

Cheryl’s role is to provide daily administrative support to RCA financial advisors for existing and potential clients. She has operational duties linked to account maintenance, risk management, and marketing and client relations, including but not limited to, opening accounts, generating reports, meeting preparation/follow-up, and insurance support.

Cheryl lives with her family in West Chester.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
AA in Executive Secretarial and Data Entry, Cincinnati State; Certified Professional Secretary and Notary Public

X Jemma Tennant

Jemma Tennant

513-605-3552 |

With over 30 years of experience in management support, Jemma works directly with the advisory staff and clients to schedule appointments, welcome clients and guests, provide notary services, and prepare client correspondence. She manages the day-to-day care of the RCA facilities, assists with Retirement University events, and supports the general operations and special project needs.

Jemma lives in Milford with her family and enjoys outdoor activities.

Education & Professional Memberships/Designations:
AA in Administrative and Secretarial Sciences, University of Cincinnati; Notary Public designation