MEET OUR TEAM

Richard Bryant is a co-founder of the Capital Investment Companies and has served as an executive officer and principal of the companies since 1984. He has been in the financial services industry since 1982 and graduated from NC State with a BA in Business Management. Richard is married with two children and enjoys traveling, sports, music and cars.

Bobby Edgerton is a co-founder of the Capital Investment Companies and from 1984 until 2012 served as an executive officer and principal of the companies . He is also the firm's Chief Investment Officer and has been in the financial services industry since 1979. Bobby graduated from Wake Forest with a BA in Business and Finance. He enjoys reading, tennis and golf.

Ben Brooks is the President of Capital Investment Companies. He joined the firm in 2001 and has been in the financial services industry since 1986. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from Fuqua School of Business at Duke University with a Masters in Business Administration. Ben is married with five children and enjoys spending time with his family.

Richard Battle is an investment advisor and broker with the Capital Investment Companies. He has been with the firm since 1993 and in the financial services industry since 1981. Richard specializes in portfolio management and mutual funds. He graduated from UNC-CH with a BS in Business Administration. He is married with three children and enjoys basketball and golf.

Katrina DiTomasso works in the Operations/Trading Department.  She started at Capital Investments in 2017.  Another NC State Alumni to the Capital team, Katrina began her career in the financial industry with Fidelity Investments servicing workplace plans and uncovering hidden needs for retail accounts through those customer interactions.  In her free time, she enjoys frequenting Raleigh playgrounds and visiting family with her children.

Kurt Dressler is an investment advisor and broker with the Capital Investment Companies. He has been with the firm since 1996 and in the financial services industry since 1992. Kurt specializes in portfolio management with Capital Investment Counsel. Kurt graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BS in Business Finance. Kurt is married with three children and enjoys hunting, fishing and motorcycling.

Dawn Earley is an administrative assistant for Con McDonald and has been with Physicians Financial Services since 2008. She was a real estate paralegal for 9 years and a title insurance marketing rep. for 5 years prior to joining the financial services industry. Dawn attended NC State and Durham Technical Community College. She enjoys traveling, running, great wine and her two Boston Terriers in her free time.

Hal Eddins is a vice president, investment advisor and broker with the Capital Investment Companies.He has been with the firm since 1987. Hal specializes in individual equities and portfolio management. He graduated from UNC-CH with an BS in Business. Hal has one child and enjoys motorcycles, cars and bicycles.

Keri Eddins is a registered Investment Broker and Sales/Operations Associate for Capital Investment Counsel. She has been with the firm since 1998. Keri graduated from NC State with a BA in Political Science. She is a 15 year member of the Junior League of Raleigh where she has held a variety of community-related positions and now serves as a sustaining advisor on the leadership council.

TJ Fowler is involved with Performance Measurement and Presentation for Capital Investment Counsel. He has been with the firm since January 2004 and has been in the financial service industry since 2002. TJ graduated from UNC-G with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Communications Studies. In his free time he enjoys traveling, watching sports and spending time with his family and friends.

Burke Freedland is a Trading Assistant for the Capital Investment Companies Brokerage Division and has been with the firm since 2012. He graduated from East Carolina University with a BSBA in Finance. Burke enjoys fishing, watching sports and spending time with family and friends.

Sue Ellen Harrington is the operations manager for Capital Investment Counsel as well as corporate division of Capital Investment Companies. She as been with the firm since 1991 and maintains her general securities license. Sue Ellen graduated from NC State with a BA in Accounting. In her spare time she enjoys snow skiing.

Amy Howell is the Trading/Operations Manager for the Capital Investment Companies Brokerage Division and has been with the firm since 2007. She graduated from NC State University with a BS degree in Marketing. She maintains her General Securities License, is married with two kids and enjoys soccer, NC State Football games and spending time with her family.

Roland Jones has been in the financial services industry since 1981. He graduated from UNC-CH with a BA in Political Science and later obtained his law degree from the University of South Carolina.

Cindy Kasner is an Administrative and Sales Assistant for Capital Investment Group. She has been with the firm since 2001 and in the financial services industry since 1998. Cindy attended Oklahoma State University and Southwestern Oklahoma State College. She enjoys gardening and reading.

Matt Keen is a Compliance Officer for Capital Investment Companies.  He joined the firm in 2016 and has been in the financial services industry since 2012.  Matt graduated from Campbell University with a degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Trust and Wealth Management.  He maintains his General Securities License and General Securities Principal License.  Matt enjoys the outdoors and taking care of his cows and Longleaf pines. 

Ron King is Chief Compliance Officer with the Capital Investment Companies. He has been with the firm since 2007 and in the financial securities industry since 1994. Ron is a graduate of The Southeastern Trust School of Campbell University. He is married with one child and enjoys fly fishing, classic cars and photography.

Julie Kjellberg is the Office Manager at Capital Investment Companies. Julie began her second tour with the company in 2012. Julie is married with two children, and enjoys going to the beach.

Alan Long is an associate with Capital Insurance Affiliates. He has been with the firm since 2000 and in the financial services industry since 1974. Alan is a Chartered Life Underwriter and specializes in Insurance and Estate Planning. He is also past President of the Raleigh-Durham CLU Chapter. Alan attended Elon College and Wake Forest University. He is married with four daughters and five grandchildren and enjoys golf and traveling.

Con McDonald is a vice president, investment advisor and broker with the Capital Investment Companies. He is also president of Physicians Financial Services where he advises physicians on various financial issues. Con has been with the firm since 1984 and in the financial services industry since 1983. He graduated from UNC-CH with a major in accounting. Con is married with two children and enjoys sailing, boating and snow skiing.

Ryan Mumy CFP, AIF is the Chief Investment Officer for Capital Investment Advisory Services, LLC ("CIAS"). He also serves as the Portfolio Manager for CIAS's Third Party Money Management service which provides institutional level portfolio management and economic commentary for other advisors in the financial services industry. Ryan is a graduate of Lenoir-Rhyne College, where he played baseball. He is also an avid outdoorsman. Ryan and his wife, April, reside in North Carolina with their two children, Chloe and Logan.

Bill Nicholson is the director of Capital Insurance Affiliates. He has been with the firm since 1995 and in the financial services industry since 1988. Bill is a Chartered Financial Consultant and specializes in business and estate planning. He graduated from UNC-CH with a BS in Business Administration. Bill is married with three children and enjoys golf, skiing & tennis. He is also a member of the National Association of Philanthropic Planners.

Jacqueline Nutter is an Administrative Assistant for Capital Investment Companies and has been with the firm since March 2004. Jackie is a native of Wake County an outdoor enthusiast. Jackie is an event organizer for the I've Always Wanted to Try That Group and a member of the Triangle Hiking and Outdoors Group. She has held numerous volunteer positions within our local schools and has been active in Wake county civic and community affairs. In her spare time she enjoys exercise, reading, running and prospecting real estate deals.

Jerry Payne earned a BS, MBA from Arkansas State University, and also attended Executive Development at Wharton and has over 30 years of experience in financial services industry working with industry leaders that include Merrill Lynch, Paine Webber, IJL/Wachovia, Morgan Keegan and Sterne Agee & Leach. His prior positions include financial advisor, manager, regional and managing director. Jerry has achieved proven success for many companies throughout the southeast by growing and developing financial service firms in their markets.

Aubrey Poe is a Marketing and Trading Assistant for Capital Investment Companies Brokerage Division and has been with the firm since 1998. She graduated from Meredith College with a BS in Business Administration and Marketing. Aubrey enjoys soccer, reading and the mountains.

Tess Ramby assists in the Compliance Department and is responsible for general Investment Advisory issues, Investment Advisory Representative (IAR) support, and general compliance related tasks. She has been with the firm since 2008 and in the financial services industry since 1987. Tess maintains her General Securities License and General Securities Principal License. She is married with two children and enjoys reading and spending time on the lake.

R.E. Rose is an investment advisor and broker with Capital Investment Companies. He joined the firm in 2016 and has been in the financial services industry since 1986. R.E. graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS in Mathematics. He is married with two children and enjoys golf and saltwater fishing. .

Tim Schutz is the IT Guru for Capital Investment Companies. Tim is an alumni of Western Carolina University, and holds several Microsoft and other network certifications. Tim enjoys working on cars and computers, and taking care of our Capital "family". He is married to Kathy, and they have two sons; Tim II and Matthew.

Missy Schwab is a compliance assistant with the Capital Investment Companies and has been with the firm since 2007. She attended Peace College and Meredith College. Missy is married with two children and enjoys reading, the beach and spending time with family and friends.

Allison Smith is the Administrative Assistant for Capital Insurance Affiliates. She has been with the firm since 2003 and in the Retirement Plan Administration industry since 1991. Allison attended Harbarger College and Wake Technical Community College.

George Smith is an investment advisor and broker with the Capital Investment Companies. He has been with the firm since 1999 and has been in private industry since 1986. George specializes in portfolio management, asset allocation, and mutual funds. He attended UNC - Chapel Hill , is married with two children and enjoys tennis, fly fishing, and attending his son's athletic events.

Kristin Spears is the Billing and Receivables Coordinator for Capital Investment Counsel and has been with the company since March 2006. She graduated from East Carolina University with a BS in Apparel Merchandising and a minor in Business. She is married and enjoys ECU football, the beach, and spending time with her family.

Matt Stockburger is the primary Case Manager for the Broker General Agency, Capital Insurance Affiliates, LLC. He graduated from NC State in 2015 with a BS in Economics and has been with the firm since 2017. Matt loves the outdoors and his dog. He also enjoys traveling, playing music and spending time with friends and family.

Robin VanBurick is an Operations and Compliance Specialist for Capital Investment Companies. She joined the firm in 2017 after relocating to Raleigh from her home state of Ohio. She has been in the financial services business since 1987. Robin graduated from John Carroll University with a BA in Humanities and holds several FINRA securities licenses. She is married with two children and enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Virginia Vick is in charge of Asset Movement within the Operations Department for Capital Investment Companies Brokerage Divisions and has been with the firm since 2002. She graduated from Peace College with a BS in Communications and Mass Media. Vee Vee is married with two childeren and enjoys traveling and the beach.

Brenda Wilson assists the finance and compliance departments and has been with the firm since 2013. She graduated from ECU with a BSBA degree in accounting. Brenda enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, traveling and the beach.

Matt West Graduated Wake Forest University in 2017 with a BA in Economics and Minors in Entrepreneurship & Social Enterprise and Global Trade & Commerce Studies. I enjoy the outdoors and very active in Ducks Unlimited and an avid college football fan.

Steven Wilson is the General Counsel for Capital Investment Companies. He has been with the firm since 2003 and has been a financial analyst, as well as provided legal, financial, and strategic planning counsel to both individual and business clients since 1997. Steven graduated from Duke University with a B.A. degree and received his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law. He is also a CFA Charterholder. Steven enjoys tennis, backpacking, reading and traveling.

Stephanie Yamashita is an administrative assistant for Con McDonald and has been with Physicians Financial Services since 1996. She graduated from NC State with a BA in Business Management and enjoys tennis in her free time.


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