Who We Are

Bo Gibbs

Founder and CEO

Bo Gibbs is a financial advisor and Fiduciary who holds a Series 65 and insurance license. Since 1997, he has worked in financial services assisting people in or near retirement.

Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Bo has over twenty five years of experience in the financial services industry.

Mr. Gibbs holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Economics from Indiana University. Additionally, he participates regularly in industry events and educational workshops to keep himself informed on current financial information and trends. He founded his company, Gibbs Financial Group, in 2009 and Gibbs Wealth Management in 2015.

Bo lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and three children. He is passionate about helping his clients develop a clear retirement objective and providing a high level of service. He has been a speaker at hundreds of events throughout his career, presenting on various retirement topics.


Our team includes professionals who can provide financial planning, money and wealth management, estate and tax planning, insurance strategy and retirement income planning.  In addition, our group takes a client-centered approach. Whether it’s calling you with client updates, offering educational events, or simply answering your questions quickly and effectively, our team is here to help you on your retirement journey.

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Alison Gibbs

VP and Chief Financial Officer

Alison Gibbs is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana where she earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in psychology and counseling and met her husband, Bo. She worked as a child therapist and high school counselor before leaving the workplace to take care of their 3 children.

Alison and Bo started Gibbs Financial Group together. She currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her family and their golden retriever, Daisy.

Dan Mowery

Vice President of Operations

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Dan Mowery is a born and raised GA native. He and wife, Katie have three children and live in Cherokee County. Dan has an extensive background in Financial Services from working in several capacities across the industry. Dan’s current licensing credentials are the Series 6, Series 63, Series 65 and Life and Health Insurance License in the state of GA. Along with his experience facing financial planning, he is also highly knowledgeable in Medicare and the transition of those benefits for retirees. In his free time, Dan enjoys fishing, golf and staying active. He is a big believer in getting his kids outside and off of anything with a screen. 

Pat Ferrer

Regional Vice President /Strategic Partner

Pat has over 25 years of experience and has worked as an advisor, wholesaler, and in a National Sales Management role. The responsibilities included training advisors on wealth management and investment strategies, asset allocation plans, and retirement income programs. Additionally, he has spoken at numerous advisor seminars, conferences and retreats, both throughout the US and abroad.

Currently serving as the Regional Vice President of the Southeastern U.S. for Orion Portfolio Solutions,  Pat’s past companies include; Allmerica, Old Mutual, Jefferson National,  and Gladstone. Located in the Atlanta area, he travels nationally for Orion, as well as locally covering the SE. (GA, FL, Al, MS and PR)

Pat is a support partner to advisors and firms like Gibbs Wealth Management to help their clients and refine their advisory business. A graduate of Rutgers University, Pat regularly enjoys family time, golf, travel, reading, wines, and supporting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Allie Hinton

Director of Wealth Management Client Relations & RIA Support

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Allie is originally from Chicago, Illinois. She earned her BA in Business Administration and Management from the University of North Georgia. Prior to working with Gibbs Wealth Management she worked in the financial services industry for the past two years and has experience supporting clients and advisors. 
In her role at GWM, she will be supporting all of our Wealth Management clients with any and all of their account servicing needs. In addition, she will be helping support the nationwide expansion of our RIA and all Advisors. Allie is highly organized and detail oriented. She enjoys eating sushi and spending time with her family, friends and her dog Ralphie.

Jacob Staton

Director of Marketing & Client Events

Jacob was born and raised in the Atlanta area, but he has family scattered all around the country. He began attending Kennesaw State for Software Engineering. After a couple of years, he ended up finding his passion for sales. He decided to change paths to studying business with a focus on professional sales. Jacob is now the Marketing Director for Gibbs Financial Group & Gibbs Wealth Management. HIs job responsibilities include handling and tracking correspondence with new business prospects. He also plans and executes educational seminars for both prospective and current clients. In addition, he helps with operational assistance for our advisor training events.

If he is not working or studying, he is golfing, attending Braves games, or working on becoming a certified skydiver with plans to travel the world. Seeing a place at 16,000 feet truly gives a one-of-a-kind perspective. Jacob has never really had a chance to travel much in his life, and his unfamiliarity as to what he is missing out in the world drives him every day. This position provides a unique opportunity to help others reach their goals while he is in the process of meeting his own. He is very excited about the opportunity to get his foot in the door of the financial services industry.

Melissa Brooks

Graphic and Web Designer

Melissa was born in Austin, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin. As someone who loves to travel and explore new cities, she moved up and down the East Coast and eventually settled in Rhode Island, since it was on the ocean. She began working with Gibbs Financial Group over 9 years ago and continues to work closely with the GFG marketing team expanding the brand. She now owns her own design and marketing company. You can view her portfolio and request to work with her at RedDesignCreates.com.

In her free time, Melissa enjoys gardening, hiking, the beach, of course creating art! She also teaches art to “at-risk” youth in Rhode Island.

Hannah McClendon

Director of First Impressions

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Hannah was born and raised in Georgia. She earned her associate’s degree in photography at North Georgia Technical College, where she learned valuable interpersonal skills. Hannah thrives on being able to assist others and to be able to bring happiness to their day!

Professionally, Hannah has worked in customer service roles where she has given customers the best experience possible, whether it is at an escape room, weddings, or real estate photography, Hannah enjoyed interacting and meeting people! Hannah is excited to embark on her new journey of joining Gibbs Wealth Management and using her customer service experience every day with meeting new people! Hannah currently lives in Cumming Georgia with her husband Joseph and dog Rip. 

In her free time, she can be found road tripping, party planning, and hanging out with her family! 

Aimee Zahora

Director of New Business

Aimee Zahora is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana. She earned her BS in English Education from Ball State University. Then she secured her MS in Information Science from Indiana University.

Aimee worked for a Fortune 50 company in the agricultural industry for twenty years. After that, she relocated to Georgia to spend more time with her family.

She finds joy in trail walking, playing the piano, and sharing time with her family and friends. Aimee currently serves as the Director of New Business for both Gibbs Wealth Management and Gibbs Financial Group and holds a Life Insurance License in the State of Georgia.

Peter Van De Beek

Chief Compliance Officer

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Pete has over 8 years of investment-advisory related experience, advising clients on regulatory obligations and helping to maintain their compliance programs on a BAU basis as outsourced CCO. Previously, Pete was an asset management attorney at Nomura where he advised the corporate research and asset management teams on all regulatory and contractual considerations related to new business initiatives. Additionally, Pete worked at an outsourced CCO firm Cipperman (since acquired by ACA) where he led client engagements and built and maintained compliance programs for RIA’s and broker-dealers. Pete received his JD in corporate law from Pace University School of Law and his BA in Psychology from The George Washington University. Pete is currently licensed and in good standing with the New York Bar Association. In his spare time, you can find Pete on the golf course or in Ocean City, NJ. I am excited to be working with Gibbs Wealth Management as their Chief Compliance Officer and helping support its Advisors all across the US grow their wealth management practices.

Kurt Brown

Chief Investment Officer

Kurt Brown

Kurt Brown is the Chief Investment Officer for Gibbs Wealth Management & Townsquare Capital in Provo, Utah. In this role, he is also the head of the investment committee and oversees the creation of portfolios for clients. This includes assessing outside money managers and selecting asset classes. He has close to 25 years of specific experience in capital markets experience, both on the buying and selling sides. His experience includes managing hedge funds, portfolios for Fortune 500 companies, Taft Hartly plans, university endowments, bank trust portfolios, and individual retirement accounts.

Before taking his current position, he worked for Alta Capital, which is a quality growth equity manager located in Salt Lake City, Utah. His 12-year position with Alta Capital saw a lot of growth for him personally and the company as a whole. He helped to take the $300 million of the firm’s assets and grow it to over $3 billion.

Even with his extensive investment work, Kurt also has experience as a speaker at investment conferences, CPA and estate planning conferences, and universities for a wide variety of audience members. He has the experience to talk about capital markets inefficiencies and conflicts of interest related to investment products and brokerage firms.

He earned a degree in economics and finance from Brigham Young University and still serves in the capacity of an adjunct professor there, as well as a board member of The Ballard Center for Economic Self-Reliance.

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