Andy began his career with OverRidge, LLC over 20 years ago as an intern while he was studying at the University of Texas at Arlington. Today, he owns the firm.
Andy’s passion for investing started when he was 18 years old while seeking an investment advisor to help him with a small high school graduation gift he’d received from his grandparents. Andy’s passion for helping people came after his grandfather introduced him to his personal investment advisor, Lee Johnson, in 1995. Lee obviously hired Andy, and let’s just say the rest is history.
Andy was awarded a bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from UTA in 1997. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses as well as a general lines license with the Texas Department of Insurance. He lives in Mansfield with his wife, Michelle, and their two sons, Hayden and Jacob.
Besides his work, Andy has a long list of loves … enjoying God, family and friends, being a husband, being a dad, working in the yard, listening to the Rangers games on the radio (the way his grandmother did), Sunday afternoon naps, reading, traveling, working Sudoku Puzzles, doing early morning workouts, turning on the charcoal grill, trying new restaurants, and eating thick cut bacon.
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Dane is accountable for the day-to-day business operations of the company as well as developing and executing company strategic initiatives.
He has been with OverRidge for 18 years, working closely with our staff to maintain our behind the scenes compliance details. He is also an Investment Advisor Representative with OverRidge. He holds FINRA Series 6, 63 and 65 licenses along with a general lines license with the Texas Department of Insurance.
Dane enjoys playing sports, working in his shop and playing with his four young children: Will, Miranda, Sam and Olivia. He and his wife, Chelsea, live in Benbrook and are both involved in the student ministry at their church.
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Ron began his career in Information Technology upon graduation from Baylor University with a BBA in Information Systems. After several years of traveling and spending significant time away from his family, he made a career move into the financial services industry. Over the next eight years, Ron would develop a keen interest in and passion for investing and financial planning.
Despite this passion, Ron was recruited back into the IT consulting world, where he would spend the next 20 years at Accenture and IBM (via acquisition of PwC Consulting in 2002) as an IT strategy consultant working with IT executives all over the globe. In 2014, Ron finally retired from IBM and information technology altogether and began his career as an investment advisor.
Ron was awarded a MBA degree with an emphasis on Personal Financial Planning from The Graduate School of Management, University of Dallas in 1994. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses as well as a general lines license with the Texas Department of Insurance. Ron lives in downtown Fort Worth with his wife, Kim, and they have two grown sons, Daniel and Michael, two wonderful daughters-in-law and three amazing grandchildren.
Outside of work, Ron enjoys playing golf, taking long bike rides, reading, dining out with his wife, enjoying fellowship with family and friends, watching Dallas Cowboys games and making trips to California to spend time with his grandchildren. Ron is active in his church and the men’s ministry.
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Bruce is our Research Analyst. He first came to us as a client (still is) and soon became one of our favorites. Seems like he always wanted to talk about what we do and how we do it. One day, it just became obvious: Why don’t you come and help us do it? With his natural instincts for the market and his keen interest in “digging” up the details on what makes things happen, he has been a very welcome addition to our staff.
This journey started when he graduated from the University of California (Irvine) cum laude with a degree in Economics. His desire was to work for Bank of America in their foreign banking service. But a war and a military career as a pilot in the Air Force led him on a different path. He managed to pick up a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in Systems Management along the way, but airplanes don’t instinctively have any respect for degrees so, once again, the path followed a different course.
Departing the Air Force, Bruce and a longtime friend started a shipping business. Over 22 years, the company grew to four retail stores and large shipping warehouse specializing in custom crating and packaging. The business consistently expanded over the years and was very successful. Only because of his partner’s passing did he opt to sell the business and retire.
Or not. That’s where OverRidge comes in. Here, you have a pilot turned successful businessman who is a natural fit in our world. Now it is time to use the education and background for our clients. He clearly understands the business world first hand and has the natural curiosity and training necessary to fit the research task.
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Maria was born and raised in Mexico but has found a home with OverRidge as a quantitative trading analyst. Numbers and fashion are her passions. When it comes to discriminating stocks or clothes, she makes sure she follows the trend.
Maria is an educated powerhouse, carrying four master’s degrees in the following areas of concentration: Finance from Universidad Autonoma Popular del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP) in Mexico, Economic Relations from Oklahoma State University, International Management from Texas Christian University, and Marketing from University of the Americas (UDLAP) in Mexico. She is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the highest academic honors nationwide. Her bachelor degree is in Business Administration, with the magna cum laude honor.
Maria not only applies her expansive education to help develop the systematic trading system for OverRidge but also brings a wide variety of talent into the table, including her analytical approach and creative spirit. Before joining OverRidge, she worked in the energy industry as a junior trading analyst at First Choice Power, Texas. In addition, she has experience in marketing research, winning the well-known international contest named SLADE (The Latino American Society of Strategies) by analyzing the knowledge and usage of electronic money in Mexico.
When she is not reading up on the latest trading theories, she finds herself learning world’s different cuisines or performing tango, salsa, flamenco and ballet dances. She loves traveling and enjoys learning languages. Having just learned French, she plans on visiting France soon. Maria stays true to her Latin heritage by bringing a colorful flair into the office.
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Maureen is an Investment Advisor who comes from a sales and marketing background. She has often been accused of greeting everyone she meets and striking up a conversation. Having lived in Arlington nearly 30 years, she is excited about working in Fort Worth again.
Maureen’s focus in our firm will be developing new clients and nurturing existing client relationships. Her background includes working in the office supply industry, having a home-based business and selling supplemental insurance. She holds a FINRA Series 65 license along with a general lines license with the Texas Department of Insurance.
In her free time, Maureen is a youth Sunday School teacher, involved with IF:Gathering at her church, likes to craft and walk with her dog Lexi. Maureen and her husband, Brad, have two children and a great son-in-law.
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Pat is well known in the office as a joy to be around; chat with Pat and you will hear a constant smile in her voice. She offers not only excellent customer service to our own clients but also has a professional rapport with other staff members at numerous companies that she deals with daily.
She came to OverRidge after nearly 30 years of insurance experience and financial service. Pat first started working in the insurance field in 1982 for South Atlantic Life Insurance Company, a small family owned company in Charleston, S.C. She has also worked for Human Affairs, a subsidiary of Atena. After having spent time at home raising two sons, Pat went back in the insurance field, working for State Farm.
Her professional career outside of insurance includes the financial industry as a registered assistant. Her licenses include: Property and Casualty, Health and Life, FINRA Series 6 and 63.
Outside of professional interests, she likes to read, spend time with close friends, knit, attend events that surround her children’s interests and enjoy living in Weatherford with her two sons.
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After spending several years as an assistant to the provost of a local liberal arts college, LaDorne was invited to join the staff of a small financial planning firm. With attention to detail and organization, it was a good fit, and she has served as an administrative assistant in back office support for the past ten years.
Married with two grown children, LaDorne divides her time away from the office with three passions: gardening, entertaining and heirloom sewing.
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Judy has been at OverRidge since 2014 and works in the back office in client services. She helps provide customer service to clients and takes on any project given to her. With more than 20 years of experience in event planning with nonprofits, Judy also coordinates our client appreciation events and lunch and learns. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Journalism from University of Texas in Austin.
She lives in Hudson Oaks with her husband, Tom. The two enjoy visiting their grown children, David, Rebekah and Samuel, whenever possible. They are involved in several ministries at their church and especially enjoy attending Texas Rangers baseball games.
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Russell is an example of how unique OverRidge really is. As our Corporate Chaplain, Russell is committed to praying for our firm, for our staff and for our clients. He also leads our staff in a weekly devotional.
Russell is both a gentleman and a “gentle” man. He has a heart for people and serving others. If you spend any time with Russell, you can’t help but smile.