Scott Boyles, a Certified Financial Planner™ PROFESSIONAL, leads the Dallas office for Brightscape Investment Centers. Scott brings forward thinking planning and ideas to his clients. He assists clients with goal forming, life goal planning, debt management, and investment management. His skill set includes assisting startup owners in company structure, cash flow concerns, and business strategy.
Scott’s background includes corporate finance roles at Brinkmann Group and Centex Homes. After a couple of years his desire to utilize his expertise lead to him joining Brightscape Investment Centers.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Finance, along with a Certificate of Entrepreneurship from SMU, he passionately follows college sports.
An entrepreneur himself, in 2008, he and his now wife Jana opened a boutique dedicated to the individual fashionable sports fan. The company expanded to multiple locations and even appeared on national news networks. They were invited to speak at conferences aimed at vendors and University Leaders on how to express individuality in a business.
In addition to his work and love of sports, Scott has served in multiple roles for Chamberlain Performing Arts, a non-profit dedicated to bringing performing arts to underserved youth.
In his spare time, Jana and Scott take care of their dog Parker. However, it might be more likely that Parker takes care of them.
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Eric J. Weiss, a Certified Financial Planner™ PROFESSIONAL, is founder serves as Brightscape's Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weiss' background and industry contacts expose him to the latest ideas in finance which he then formulates into customized strategies to benefit his clients. Mr. Weiss's investment experience ranges from managing hundreds of millions of dollars for institutional pension funds to smaller amounts for retired teachers. Prior to founding Brightscape he directed the business development activities of J. P. Morgan Chase's Global Asset Management and Private Bank Division in northern Latin America. Previously, Mr. Weiss was a senior executive at Citicorp's corporate finance group in New York and Latin America.
Mr. Weiss earned his M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago where he interned at the Center for Research in Security Prices (Chicago, IL) under the direction of Professor Myron Scholes, a Nobel Prize recipient for his work in option pricing. Prior to his studies at Chicago, Mr. Weiss earned an M.A. in economics from Columbia University where he wrote his thesis under the direction of Robert Mundell, also a Nobel Prize recipient for his work in international monetary economics.
Mr. Weiss holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation, a Series 65 investment advisor license and is a member of The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA). Eric has been named one of "America's Top Financial Planners" by the Consumer's Research Council of America.
In his spare time, he enjoys bicycling, gardening, college football/basketball and hanging out with his mini-dachshund Reece. Eric's recent book "Becoming Financially Literate: The Basics You Never Learned in High School" explains the financial principles you need to know and prosper.
Kenneth R. Turner Jr. is a Certified Financial Planner™ PROFESSIONAL and leads the Virginia (Washington DC Metro Area) office for Brightscape Investment Centers. Ken brings innovative investment strategies to take advantage of perceived value in the US and Global Markets. Ken also works with clients to build and protect personal wealth, prepare for retirement with comprehensive planning and transitioning into retirement with income, tax and spending strategies.Prior to becoming a Brightscape financial advisor and personal wealth creator he worked as a Senior Systems Analyst for MCI and Accenture developing complex financial computer software. Ken also worked for Deloitte as a Lead Business Financial Manager.Mr. Turner holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation, a Series 65 investment advisor license and has been named one of "America's Top Financial Planners" by the Consumer's Research Council of America.In his spare time, he enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. He also loves the beach and baseball. Ken still plays ball as a player/coach for a local team sponsored by Brightscape.