Meet the Team
Robert W. Owen, CLU®, ChFC®
Bob Owen has been a financial consultant since 1979. Since co-founding SCM with Ian Rose in 2012, he has worked primarily with surgeons of all specialties across the U.S. to help them accumulate, manage, protect, and distribute wealth.
Focusing on protection as well as tax-advantaged income and wealth strategies, Bob and Ian also help private medical practices with implementing buy/sell partnership agreements, disability buyouts, pension formation, practice management, and other benefits programs. Bob is experienced with addressing the complex financial needs of surgeons and frequently is an exhibitor at their annual professional meetings. In 1984, Bob was president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Certified Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) groups. A financial consultant with his current broker-dealer, now known as Equitable Advisors, since 1979, Bob established a strategic alliance in 2016 with Corporate & Endowment Solutions, or CES, that allows SCM to offer corporate benefit and tax-favored planning strategies to high net worth individuals and organizations. Bob has successfully mentored two startup companies devoted to finding strategies for client investment and insurance needs, and during that time received a patent from the U.S. Patent Office (6,067,522, Health and Welfare Benefit Enrollment and Billing Method).
Bob graduated from The College of William and Mary (B.A., Business Administration).
California Insurance License Number 0K24313.
Ian Rose has worked in the healthcare and investment field since 2002. Since co-founding SCM with Bob Owen in 2012, he has worked primarily with surgeons and private clients across the U.S. to help them accumulate, manage, protect, and distribute wealth.
Focusing on protection as well as tax-advantaged income and wealth strategies for high net worth individuals and surgeons, Ian helps private medical practices with implementing buy/sell partnership agreements, disability buyouts, pension formation, practice management, and other benefits programs. Ian is experienced with addressing the complex financial needs of surgeons and frequently is an exhibitor at their annual professional meetings. Ian works closely with Corporate & Endowment Solutions, or CES, which offers corporate benefit and tax-favored planning strategies to high net worth individuals and organizations.
Ian graduated from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business (B.A., Finance).
California Insurance License Number 0D17413.
Jeremy A. Cooley, AWMA®
Associate, Wealth Advisor
Jeremy has been an associate and wealth advisor at Surgeons Capital Management since 2019. He has an emblazoned commitment to helping SCM’s clients navigate complex financial, life decisions with authenticity and confidence. His realms of experience include general financial planning for new surgeons, retirement income strategies, wealth management, and alternative investing.
A forerunner for utilizing financial software to better serve clients, Jeremy has consulted with several fintech companies to enhance client experience and improve SCM’s financial planning process. Prior to joining SCM, Jeremy was a financial consultant with his former broker-dealer, now known as Equitable Advisors, for four years. In addition, he has experience in corporate accounting and financial reporting from his time at both Wyndham Worldwide and BlackRock, a global asset manager.
Jeremy is a graduate of Lafayette College with a dual degree in Economics and Environmental Science.
California Insurance License Number 4021865.
Charles Rose, CLU®, ChFC®, RHU
Director of Financial Planning, Senior Advisor
Charlie Rose has worked in the financial services industry since 1973, advising individuals, business owners, and corporations on comprehensive investment and wealth preservation strategies.
Focusing on protection as well as tax-advantaged income and wealth strategies, Charlie also helps medical professionals and private medical practices with formulating detailed financial plans, as well advises clients on implementing buy/sell partnership agreements, disability buyouts, pension formation, practice management, and other benefits programs. Previously, Charlie was an Executive Vice President of Karr Barth Associates, the Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania branch of this current broker-dealer, now Equitable Advisors, where he was named National Honor Associate, the company’s highest recognition of service, in 2009. He is the past president of the Philadelphia chapters of the Certified Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) groups. Active in community affairs, Charlie has served on the National and Philadelphia boards of trustees of the Wellness Community, an organization that provides psychological support to cancer patients; was past Chairman of the Board for the Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center Foundation; and was President of Woodcrest Country Club in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Charlie graduated from Drexel University (B.S., Mathematics), and he earned an M.B.A. in Finance from Temple University.
California Insurance License Number 0D17413.
Jim Frank, J.D., LL.M.
Since 1981, Jim Frank has helped individuals accumulate, manage, and plan for the distribution of wealth.
Jim has worked with clients and their legal and tax advisors to implement individual and business financial plans. He also has experience in the design and operation of qualified and non-qualified retirement plans.
Jim received his B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University and his J.D. and LL.M (Taxation) from Temple University School of Law. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, and The Financial Planning Association.
California Insurance License Number 0E45795.
David D. Brain, MBA, CLU®, ChFC®
David Brain has worked in financial services since 1993. His focus is consulting with clients using life insurance to protect families, as well as to provide estate planning strategies and executive benefits.
David has extensive experience working with business owners and helping families plan for the distribution of their estates. He also conducts numerous seminars for clients and associates. Previously, David worked in his current broker-dealer’s Miami office, now known as Equitable Advisors, and with Connecticut National Bank. He is a member and volunteers on several committees for the Society of Financial Service Professionals.
David earned a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Florida International University.
California Insurance License Number 0L71041.
Director of Client Services
Beverly recently joined Surgeons Capital Management as the Director of Client Services. She is passionate about delivering client-focused strategies to help SCM’s clients navigate complex financial and life decisions.
Her experience includes developing programs to invigorate customer success by anticipating client needs, identifying growth opportunities and implementing client retention strategies.
Prior to joining SCM, she was a Client Service Project Manager at The Vanguard Group for 25 years. In addition, she has experience in call centers, communications, operations, relationship management, management consulting, regulatory compliance, data security, and contingency planning. Beverly is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a dual degree in both English and Communications.
R.E. (Randy) O’Brien
Randy O’Brien is the Founder of Corporate & Endowment Solutions, or CES. SCM works closely with CES to offer corporate benefit and tax-favored planning strategies to high net worth individuals and organizations.
A recognized leader in intermediary-sold and small-business executive retention strategies, Randy has been involved with designing, marketing and selling life insurance-based accumulation and distribution strategies since 1976. Prior to founding CES in 1996, he served as Divisional Vice President, Marketing and Product Development at American General Life, and Divisional Vice President, Product and Special Markets for Executive Benefits of American Brands Corporation.
In March 2020, CES was acquired by, and became a division of Equitable, and Randy has remained as the driving force behind this new division.
Randy is a graduate of Butler University (B.A., Economics).
California Insurance License 0D27688.
©2015-2020. Corporate and Endowment Solutions, or CES, is a division of Equitable, which is the brand name of the retirement and protection subsidiaries of Equitable Holdings, Inc., including Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company (Equitable Financial) (NY, NY), and Equitable Financial Life Insurance Company of America (Equitable America), an AZ stock company with main administrative headquarters in Jersey City, NJ. Life insurance products issued by Equitable Financial and Equitable America are distributed by Equitable Network, LLC. Financial professionals of Equitable Advisors offer securities through Equitable Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA/SIPC (Equitable Financial Advisors in MI & TN). Investment advisory products and services offered through Equitable Advisors, LLC, an SEC registered investment advisor. Annuity and insurance products offered through Equitable Network, LLC, which conducts business in CA as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of California, LLC, in UT as Equitable Network Insurance Agency of Utah, LLC, in PR as Equitable Network of Puerto Rico, Inc. Equitable Advisors and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. Please consult your tax and legal advisors regarding your particular circumstances. Individuals may transact business, which includes offering products and services and/or responding to inquiries, only in state(s) in which they are properly registered and/or licensed. The information in this website is not investment or securities advice and does not constitute an offer. For more information about Equitable Advisors, LLC you may visit https://equitable.com/crs to review the firm’s Relationship Summary for Retail Investors and General Conflicts of Interest Disclosure.
Surgeons Capital Management is not a registered investment advisor and is not owned or operated by Equitable Advisors or Equitable Network.
PPG-144403 (Rev. 7/20) (Exp. 7/24)