Carl Avery Benton, CFA
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT and DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, GLENMORE ADVISORS
Carl Benton is Director of Business Development for Glenmore Advisors, LLC and leads the new business relationship efforts and client account management for the firm's wealth advisory business. Carl is also a member of Glenmore's Management Committee and the Investment Strategy Team. Carl has over 30 years of experience in the capital markets and in serving the needs of ultra-affluent families and family offices. Carl's recent experience includes working with Acartha Partners Family Office where he was a Partner and Director of Client Relations. Previously, Carl served as Senior Vice President and Resident Investment Officer for U.S. Trust in Naples, FL overseeing collective assets in excess of $950 million for approximately 50 families. Carl worked closely with the firm's foundation, endowment and family office clientele. He has also served in senior capacities with Scudder, Stevens and Clark , The Southern Fiduciary Group and Wealthtrust. Carl earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Vanderbilt University. Carl is a member of the prestigious Private Client Marketing Roundtable. In 1990, he became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) through the CFA Institute. Carl resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
William deButts III CIMA®
CEO, GLENMORE ADVISORS William is CEO of Glenmore Advisors and CIO of Gleneagles Group. He specializes in the family office market, structuring comprehensive investment and wealth management strategies for individuals, families, and foundations. His background includes Convergent Wealth Advisors, where he established the first regional office in Atlanta in 2001. He was an equity owner and served on the firm's investment committee. William also served as vice president with Morgan Stanley & Co. Private Wealth Management, where he helped to establish the firm's regional office, in Atlanta. William earned a B.A. degree, cum laude, in managerial economics from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA in finance and accounting from Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management. He completed the Alternative Investments Certificate program at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. William is active in several community initiatives including serving on the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Investment Committee for the Buckhead Christian Ministry. He resides with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, GLENMORE ADVISORS
Stephen is focused on portfolio management, investment due diligence, asset allocation, and capital markets research.
While obtaining his MBA, Stephen served as an intern on the equity analyst team at Decatur Capital Management in Atlanta, providing buy, sell, or hold recommendations to the portfolio management team. As senior financial analyst at The Home Depot, he managed a $131M budget for more than 200 IT professionals. Stephen brings additional experience from posts at World Satellite Network and EchoStar Corporation in Austin, Texas, liaising with board members, investors, and staff as a financial interpreter.
He holds his MBA with a concentration in finance from Georgia State University. He earned a B.A. in economics, cum laude, from the University of North Texas and has completed coursework in corporate finance and security analysis at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Stephen is a Level III CFA candidate and is a member of the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER
Lindsay's primary focus is on client service, operations and compliance oversight. Lindsay has over a decade of experience providing business management services and financial analysis to families and companies. She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Glenmore having served as a trusted advisor for families and family offices. Prior to joining to Glenmore, Lindsay worked directly with the private client base of Wales Business Management, managing the business and personal affairs for high-profile athletes, entertainers and other high net worth clients. Lindsay graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington and Lee University. Lindsay is a native Atlantan who resides there now with her two beautiful young daughters Jane (7) and Abby (5).
David Plyler, CFA, CPA
PRESIDENT & CEO, GLENEAGLES GROUP
David founded Gleneagles in 1997 and has transformed the company into an MFO that manages a limited number of high-net-worth families with a collective net worth of over $1 billion. David was previously a tax partner with KPMG Peat Marwick. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.S. in business administration and accounting.