Our Firm

Our Firm

Our Firm

Legacy Consulting Group is an independent wealth management firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Registered Investment Advisor. Our firm only conducts business in states where it is properly notice files or is excluded from registration requirements. Registration is not an endorsement of the firm by securities regulators and does not mean the adviser has achieved a specific level of skill or ability. Our firm was formed in 1997 by Roger Shake and Steven Wachs who are both Certified Financial PlannerTM professionals. Roger is also a Registered Life Planner (RLP®) and a Certified Financial Transitionist (CeFTTM


Roger A. Shake, CFP®, RLP®, CeFT™

Roger is a partner of Legacy Consulting Group and specializes in helping clients define, articulate and develop their unique Financial Life Plan. This holistic approach is especially effective for people dealing with the transitions of life (retirement, loss of a spouse, divorce, sale of a business, financial windfall, career change, inheritance, etc.). Our processes and tools allow us to lead our clients through the human dynamics of financial change and to give them fiscal peace of mind.  He is particularly skilled at guiding his clients through a complex maze of alternatives to provide practical solutions that fit each client’s particular needs, empowering his clients to make better decisions about their wealth. As a strategic thinker, he incorporates logic and empathy when working on a client’s financial plan. Strategic thinking is about exploration, and he challenges himself to question both the familiar and new. He believes every client is different and has unique financial circumstances that sometimes require out of the box thinking to identify the best solutions.

Roger received his BBA in Finance from Abilene Christian University and his MBA in Management from the University of Dallas. In 1989, Roger received the Certified Financial PlannerTM certification from the College for Financial Planning. In 2004 he received the Registered Life PlannerTM certification from the Kinder Institute of Life Planning and in 2016 the Certified Financial TransitionistTM designation from The Sudden Money® Institute. He has worked in the financial planning profession for over 30 years, and is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association, Kinder Institute of Life Planning, Dallas Estate Planning Council, Dallas Foundation Advisory Board, The Sudden Money® Institute and the Nazrudin Project. Since 2004, Roger has been continuously named as one of the top financial planners in the Dallas area by D Magazine. Roger and his wife have three sons. Outside of work, Roger finds pleasure in traveling and exploring the world around him. Being active is of great importance to him through exercise, fly fishing, playing squash and tennis.  You can often find him lost in a good book and serving others leading a Connection Group at his church. 
 

Steven G. Wachs, CFP®

Steve is a partner, CIO (Chief Investment Officer), and CCO (Chief Compliance Officer) of Legacy Consulting Group. In these roles, he oversees all components of the firm’s investment advisory function. This includes portfolio creation, investment manager due diligence, ongoing portfolio management and compliance with SEC rules and regulations.  He is responsible for guiding the Firm’s investment planning philosophy, process, resources and deliverables. He also works with clients and takes pride relieving their stress of managing personal wealth and making complex investment decisions. He is a natural problem solver with an ability to develop and communicate complex solutions that appear simple and common sense to his clients. When clients get to know Steve, they soon learn that he is motivated to go above and beyond the role of a traditional wealth manager. He has strong interpersonal and communication skills which allow him to efficiently work with clients of all levels of financial knowledge

Steve has worked for over 29 years in the financial planning and investment advisory profession, received his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification from the College for Financial Planning in 1990, and is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association. Steve has been named for numerous years as one of the top financial planners in the Dallas area by D Magazine. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the University of South Dakota and his MBA from the University of Dallas. In addition, Steve and his wife Deb have a daughter and a son.  On the weekends, you will typically find Steve soaking in the natural beauty of the outdoors playing golf or hunting.  He and his wife fill their call to serve co-leading a young married Lifegroup through their church. 
 

Jennifer Schmitt, CFP®, CPA  

Financial Planner

Jennifer has 24 years of Accounting and Financial Services experience.  She has spent the last 16 of those years heavily involved with the clients of LCG advising them on a spectrum of issues encompassing taxation, estate planning, and personal financial goals and strategies.  Her wide range of accounting experience enables her to provide relevant and timely advice to our clients with their accounting and tax needs. Her experience in financial services greatly benefits our clients in giving them a profound understanding of how the decisions they make today impact the value of their investments for tomorrow.  Jennifer sees each client for the exceptional individual they are and takes into account their unique objectives to assist them in developing strategic investment plans that reflect their goals.

Jennifer graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.  She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a Certified Public Accountant.  Jennifer finds great delight in spending time with friends and family and her insatiable thirst for knowledge pushes her to always be on the cusp of learning something new each day.
 

Ron Turner, CFP®

Financial Planner

Ron enjoys collaborating with clients to assess their financial situation and provide a clear vision for their future.  He has extensive experience integrating company-sponsored qualified and non-qualified plans to help executives and business managers attain their personal life and financial goals. His success in financial planning comes from utilizing a not one-size-fits-all approach and he is skilled at providing tailored strategic advice, financial review and guidance across the full spectrum of wealth management services. He has worked in the financial planning profession for over 8 years, and is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association.  Prior to his transition into the dynamic world of wealth management his career was based in communications management with AT&T.

Ron received his BS in Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM certification from the American College in 2011. Away from the office, he surrounds himself with his family; his wife, two sons and two grandchildren. He has a great enthusiasm for travel, family outings, reading, and outdoor grilling. Additionally, serving on the elder board of Trinity Fellowship Church is of great importance to him.
 

Michael K. Babcock, CFP®

Associate Advisor

Michael believes that a truly prosperous life involves more than significant material wealth. “This is basically my dream job. I get to help people live a happier and more fulfilled life.” As a comprehensive Financial Life Planner he does this by helping clients integrate their values with their resources. 

He has been serving the financial industry for over 10 years, specializing in working with corporate executives. He has a very distinctive skill set that makes him one of the few advisors in the country who has specialized knowledge of AT&T's executive’s compensation plans. He received his BS in Management from Brigham Young University in 2006, his MS in personal financial planning from the College for Financial Planning in 2010, and his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification in 2013. 

When he's not actively helping people have an awesome life at work, he strives to bring the same level of passion home to his wife Sarah and their 3 children.  Church and his faith are also things that are very close to Michael’s heart. He is also an Eagle Scout and is currently serving as a Committee Chair to mentor his local unit of the Boy Scouts of America.
 

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Matthew P. Quinn, CFA

Matt is a senior investment advisor who began his professional career 20 plus years ago, and during that time he has gained extensive knowledge and investment experience that he carries with him today. Matt’s proficiency is in investment due diligence and analysis.  He has worked with clients, investment committees, and principals to develop sophisticated investment portfolios utilizing a range of alternative and traditional investment strategies. Matt has a keen interest in the financial markets, economics, the value of prudent money management and a real desire to educate and help others to succeed financially.

He holds a bachelor of arts in economics degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Matt and his wife Maya have shared 20 wonderful years of marriage and in that time, have brought three beautiful girls into the world.  When Matt is not dedicating his time to the Legacy family you will find him surrounded by family and friends.  A love of soccer flows deep through his family and you may run into Matt at the soccer fields where he enjoys coaching his middle daughter.  He also relishes hitting the fields himself playing on various adult indoor and outdoor recreational teams.  The Quinn’s enjoy all that the world has to offer and go on many family adventures; broadening their horizons through travel.

 

Jennifer Boling

Operations Manager

Jen has an all-embracing breadth of 20 plus years of Operation and Compliance Manager experience in the financial service industry.  Her background consists of working with a Registered Investment Advisor that managed 700 individual client accounts, a hedge fund, and a CPA/ Financial Planning firm.  She brings extensive back office knowledge in operational processes and procedures, equity trading, and SEC compliance.  Staying abreast of industry and regulatory changes and adapting the Firm’s operations accordingly provides a natural link between her compliance responsibilities and her role as Operations Manager.  She has helped improve the Firm’s business performance by working to reduce the gap between strategy and execution.  Wearing multiple hats and interfacing with all Firm’s departments, she maintains an understanding of the Firm’s needs from multiple perspectives, and energizes those around her to improve critical business processes.

Jen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University, in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 2002 graduating Cum Laude.  Away from work she finds joy spending time with her family, bleeding green and gold as she cheers on her beloved Green Bay Packers, and having new adventures through travel.
 

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Kimber Chamberlain

Kimber joined our firm in 2016 as our Client Service Representative, she brings with her an extensive background in relationship management and client service.  She works with all of our advisers to provide client service in solving problems, fielding questions, providing solutions and proactively communicating with our clients. Her support allows your financial advisors to focus on your high level financial planning and investment management needs.  Her attention to detail and her caring manner make her an ideal addition to our team, at the end of the day she simply wants to know what she can do to make your day better.  She is committed to providing and achieving excellent client service by not only meeting, but exceeding our clients’ expectations each and every time.

Outside of work, Kimber’s passions include her daughter, her volunteer work, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and her wanderlust for seeing the world.  She believes there is a lot more to life than what’s in your own backyard and that traveling and exposure to the greater world helps round us out as human beings.
 

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Kim Durdin

Kim ensures that every client and business associate has a positive and memorable first experience with LCG, whether it be over the phone or face to face.  With a vast array of knowledge in business ownership and serving as a long-time PTA volunteer she is quite versed at dealing with a variety of individuals and seeing that their needs and wants are met with the highest standards. With exceptional detail orientation, she proficiently coordinates all meeting schedules, the office calendar and client events.  Her friendly voice and gracious smile fill the office with light and joy.

Kim dedicates the majority of her spare time to her husband and three children and their activities, encouraging them to pursue their dreams.  Friends, family and her church also play a vital role in her life.  At heart she is a true Dallas girl and an avid fan of all the great sports Dallas has to offer, especially the Cowboys.
 


 

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