Phone: (615) 369-1420
Fax: (615) 850-8087
Gary Dean is the chief executive officer of TrustCore, overseeing all strategic and operational aspects of the firm – including technology, operations, accounting and marketing. His goal is to deliver leadership and an operational platform that enables TrustCore’s professionals to focus on providing industry-leading service to clients. Gary joined TrustCore in 2015 after spending 15 years as a client. He brings more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, equity research, investment banking, and investment management to his role.
After completing his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Gary earned his master’s in business administration from Vanderbilt University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
In his leisure time, Gary enjoys reading, golf, and hiking and fishing on the Cumberland Plateau. He and his wife have three children.
Phone: (615) 369-1431
Fax: (615) 850-8081
My first job, like many folks, was in the fast-food industry. I had not been there very long when the manager tasked the assistant manager (who was a whopping 18 years old to my 16) and me to take inventory after the restaurant closed two or three nights a week. It seemed the restaurant was coming up short on some items. To be asked to help behind the scenes felt so cool at the time, I didn’t care that it was just counting cups and frozen patties. As it turned out, it was actually the manager who was caught stealing and promptly dismissed. I have often wondered if he picked us for the task because he thought we were too immature to take the task seriously and thought he would continue to get away with ruse. What I learned was how important it is to have the right people supporting those everyone “sees out front.”
Since joining TrustCore in 1998 I have had the opportunity to work behind the scenes in many areas, including accounting, operations, planning, client services and compliance. As Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President of Operations, I have the opportunity to impact how planners and staff connect and communicate with clients. Just like when I was 16, I still take following the rules very seriously and I take a lot of pride in developing and assisting in the systems and processes that make the client experience at TrustCore special.
Phone: (615) 277-9471
Fax: (615) 522-5390
Scott Roland joined TrustCore in December of 2017 in the newly created role of VP of Finance. Scott is involved in many aspects of accounting, financial reporting and compliance.
Previously he spent seven years at CapWealth Advisors in the position of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, and 13 years as assistant vice president of Birmingham, Alabama-based NBC Securities. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Scott provides a range of expertise that includes accounting, compliance, financial reporting, operations and human resources.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Alabama in 1995. When he’s not in the office, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, Kristie, and their son. An avid sports fan, Scott enjoys watching the Crimson Tide and going to Predators games with his family.