Adam Thurgood, CFA, CFP® serves as Managing Partner of Hightower Las Vegas and leads the team’s investment process. Adam began his career in the financial services industry in 2000 with Prudential Securities. He was a Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager in Merrill Lynch's PIA Program and joined Hightower Las Vegas as a founding member in 2012.
Danna Jarvis is the Executive Director of Operations at Hightower Las Vegas. Danna began her career in the financial services industry in 1998. Over the years, she held several different positions with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. She was also an operations manager for a local insurance company, and holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses. Danna joined Hightower in 2012.
Hugh Anderson is a Managing Director at Hightower Las Vegas. A native of Long Island, New York, Anderson brings 42 years of experience in the financial services industry. He provides his clients with knowledgeable insight and uniquely contrarian investment strategies. He is an avid student of financial markets, the global economy and geo-politics. His focus is finding creative perspectives that go against conventional wisdom and profiting from those discoveries. He prides himself on being able to communicate even the most complex concepts in terms any audience can understand.
Mike PeQueen, CFA, CFP® has more than 30 years of experience in the investment profession and joined Hightower in 2012 as a Managing Director and Partner. Formerly, Mike was a Senior Vice President of Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager at Merrill Lynch. His interest in finance and investments started when he was very young, driving his educational and career choices.
Ned Evans, CRPC®, is a Managing Director and Partner at Hightower Las Vegas. Ned began his career in the investment profession in 1984 at E.F Hutton and Co. Prior to joining Hightower, Ned was First Vice President of Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager for the Merrill Lynch PIA Program. Throughout his career, he has advised hundreds of families and businesses on investment strategies, retirement planning and cash management. Many clients have worked with him for more than two decades. He continues to advise multiple generations of these same families.
Sheila Delutri joined Hightower in 2012 as a Managing Director and Partner of Hightower Las Vegas, following a 34-year career in financial services at Merrill Lynch. An advocate of the team approach to wealth management, Sheila’s role continues to focus on the development and implementation of wealth management programs and strategies for clients and their families. She works with families with special needs children, as well as families with both new and multigenerational wealth to help create governance around the spending, saving and sharing of family resources. Sheila is driven by her passion for the creation of customized, comprehensive strategies to help clients realize their goals.
C.J. Neff, CFP® is a Wealth Advisor at Hightower Las Vegas. He helps clients organize and optimize their financial lives by creating financial plans and implementing investment solutions. Previously, C.J. spent more than 10 years working in technology in Silicon Valley. C.J. believes that – when used appropriately – technology can help augment the client experience and improve outcomes. C.J. graduated magna cum laude from Hamilton College with concentrations in Mathematics and French, and he holds the Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.
Rayna Penelova is Director of Research, Portfolio Manager at Hightower Las Vegas. Rayna leads the team’s research functions, which include macroeconomic analysis, quantitative modeling and individual company research. Rayna, through her analytical skills and financial market acumen, is a key contributor to the team’s high-level portfolio strategy.
Shelby Sutter joined Hightower Las Vegas in 2017 as a Client Service Manager and has recently transitioned into a Relationship Advisor. In her role, she works to improve the client experience and assists in the financial planning process, helping clients navigate the complexities of wealth.
Miroslava Zeiter joined Hightower Las Vegas in 2022 as a Client Service Manager. In her role, she is deeply committed to supporting the team, improving business operations, and enhancing the client service experience.
Alexis DeBonis is a Client Service Associate at Hightower Las Vegas. She joined the Hightower Team as a Wealth Management Intern and will graduate with a Finance and Marketing degree from the University of San Diego. She ensures that clients’ operational requests are taken care of so they have the time to enjoy more of what is important to them. She is committed to excellence by providing clients with exceptional service, professionalism, and perseverance.