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A highly respected and recognized portfolio manager with 30 years of industry experience, Scott Colyer has been the CEO and CIO of AAM since 1998.

An accomplished fixed income strategist and investment counselor, Scott’s insight is frequently featured in leading financial media, including Barrons, The Bond Buyer, Business Week, CNBC, CNNMoney, Fortune magazine, Fox Business TV, InvestmentNews, MarketWatch, Pensions & Investments, TheStreet.com and The Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Colyer received his Bachelor’s Degree from Pittsburg State University in 1982. He earned his Juris Doctorate Cum Laude from Washburn University School of Law in 1985.


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Jim is responsible for AAM’s Capital Markets Groups, including trading and money managers. Mr. Costas has over 30 years of trading experience, previously serving as Vice President, Trader for both EF Hutton and Prudential Securities. In addition, he served as a Director at SunTrust Bank before joining Advisors Asset Management in 2002.

Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ithaca College and holds a Series 7, 24, 53, 63, and 66 professional designations.

Bart Daniel is the Chief Technology Officer for Advisors Asset Management (AAM) and is responsible for all aspects of AAM online, including product design, online trading and social media. Mr. Daniel has over 17 years of experience working with online financial tools, technology, and trading platforms with a specialized focus on Fixed Income.

Previously, Mr. Daniel was a Vice President of Product Management for Valubond, Inc. (now Knight BondPoint). Prior to that he was a Senior Product Manager for Barra, Inc., and before that the Director of Operations for Bond Express, one of the first dealer-to-dealer Fixed Income trading systems in the industry. Mr. Daniel attended Humboldt State University and served in the United States Marine Corps.

John serves as EVP, Asset Management Distribution for AAM. He joined the firm in October of 2009, bringing with him his reputation for innovation, leadership and understanding of the wealth management business. Previously, John was responsible for fee-based business at UBS Wealth Management. He also led Lincoln Financial’s independent advisor channel and the reengineering of the firm’s investment platforms.

John spent the majority of his career at Merrill Lynch, where he was a driving force behind installing a fee-based culture while transforming the firm’s managed account program into a recognized industry leader. He ran the Merrill Lynch SMA programs, including Consults and SPA as well as their Mutual Fund Wrap and Financial Advisor as Portfolio Manager programs.

Mr. Opie is Chief Financial Officer at Advisors Asset Management, Inc. (AAM). Jeff has over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining AAM, Jeff worked at Incapital LLC for over six years, where he most recently held the title of Controller. He also spent six years at Grant Thornton LLP in the assurance practice concentrating on the financial services industry.

Jeff holds a BBA in Accounting and Masters of Professional Accountancy from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Series 27 licensed.

Randal J. Pegg is Managing Director, Advisor Consultant Group at Advisors Asset Management, Inc (AAM). Mr. Pegg joined the company in September 1998 and been involved in numerous roles within the company. He is currently responsible for leading the sales teams in the distribution of fixed income and structured products. He holds the following licenses: Series 7, Series 3, Series 63, Series 65, Series 66 and Series 24.

Raised in Wichita Falls, TX, Mr. Pegg now resides with his wife and son in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX. He began his career in the financial industry at Smith Barney in 1995. He completed his undergraduate studies at Midwestern State University, where he received a B.S. in Finance and Economics.

Charles Sickles is Executive Vice President, Managing Director, Head of Wholesale Distribution for the Investment Consulting and Distribution Group (ICAD) at Advisors Asset Management (AAM).

In this role, Charles is responsible for creating and executing the sales strategy for AAM’s full suite of asset management investment solutions, as well as directing the field activities of AAM’s national external and internal wholesaling teams. Charles joined AAM from BlackRock, where he served as Northeast Divisional Director for the Merrill Lynch channel. Prior to BlackRock, Charles served in a variety of senior leadership roles over the course of a 25-year career at Merrill Lynch, including his final role as National Sales Manager for the Managed Solutions Group. Charles began his career in the financial services industry in 1989, and has obtained the Series 7, 66 and 24 licenses in addition to being a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) since 2008.

Rich is responsible for all aspects of the UIT business, including sales, trading and product development. Prior to joining AAM, Rich was the UIT Product Manager for UBS Financial Services, Inc., where he was responsible for over $4 billion in UIT assets. He also represented UBS as a member of the Investment Company Institute’s Unit Investment Trust Committee. Rich is a member of the CFA Institute and the New York Society of Security Analysts. He earned his BS and MBA from Fordham University.

Tim is an Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at AAM. He is responsible for AAM's Finance, Human Resources and Compliance functions, as well as the firm's corporate development initiatives.

Tim has over 25 years business experience in senior executive and financial roles at a variety of public and private companies, primarily in the financial services and telecommunications industry. Prior to joining AAM, Tim was CFO and Co-Founder of Clearbrook Financial, and prior to that was CFO of RCN Corporation.

Tim holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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