Meet Our Executive Team

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Our executive team has decades of hands-on experience, and they share a fierce commitment to serving our clients, the advisors. As experienced financial advisors themselves, they understand what advisors go through on a daily basis. 

Accessible Leadership Committed to Service Excellence 

Michelle Barry
President

michelle-barryMichelle Barry serves as President of H. Beck, Inc. She has overall responsibility for the strategy and decisions of the broker-dealer and providing support and service to its financial advisors. Her passion is building platforms and services for financial advisors to enable their success with clients.

Before H. Beck, Michelle served as President & CEO of another broker-dealer for almost 10 years and held senior roles at two other firms. She has 20+ years’ experience working with financial professionals who advocate for total financial planning.

Ms. Barry holds a BS in Marketing, an MBA in Finance and a MSM from the American College. She holds Series 7, 24 and 66 licenses. Michelle is active in the LIMRA, SIFMA and Financial Services Institute (FSI) organizations. She also serves in a variety of capacities for numerous charities, including the Special Olympics organization and the American Heart Association.

Service excellence means: Always doing what we say we will do. Excellence is not an act, it’s a habit.

Best advice I’ve ever been given: Good leaders take a little more than their share of the blame… and a little less than their share of the credit.

Scott Thorson
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President

Scott ThrosonScott joined HBI in 2013 with over 25 years of operations leadership experience gained working in positions at Securian Financial Services and Ameriprise Financial. He is responsible for directing service initiatives and administrative and operational functions within HBI, including ongoing leadership of operations, compensation processing, and technology.

Service excellence means: Exceeding client expectations to the extent existing clients will strongly suggest to others that they should do business with us too.

Best advice I’ve ever been given: Communicate, communicate, communicate.

Jason Albino
Chief Compliance Officer

Jason AlbinoBefore joining H. Beck, Jason served as Chief Compliance Officer for Invest Financial Corporation in Tampa, FL. During his 20 years in compliance, he has been responsible for leading a variety of functions including surveillance, advisory, and branch exam programs, with a focus on common-sense, risk-based compliance solutions. Jason graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in finance and holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 9, 10, 24, 53, 63, and 65 registrations as well as a CAMS certification. He is also active with several industry groups and most recently served as Vice-chair of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) Compliance Council. He met his wife Ania while attending high school in New York City and they have a son.

Service excellence means: Being a trusted resource in protecting our firm, our clients, and our Advisors.

Best advice I’ve ever been given: Listen. We have two ears and one mouth for a reason.

Christopher Roberts
Senior Vice President, Sales Support

Christopher RobertsPrior to joining H. Beck, in addition to being in field leadership with Waddell & Reed, Christopher served as the President of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Hampton Roads. Christopher brings more than 18 years of experience in field leadership and financial services working in three major markets: DC, Philadelphia, and Hampton Roads. His responsibilities include: product, recruiting, advisor practices support, and resource advisory review. 

Service excellence means: Delivering more than what is expected.

Best advice I’ve ever been given: Amateurs talk strategy, professionals talk logistics. You may want the troops on the hill, but if you can’t get them there, it doesn’t matter.

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