Chief Operating Officer
Phil Argue is the Chief Operating Officer at SteelPeak Wealth. He is responsible for ensuring the seamless operation of the firm’s day-to-day business functions, thus enabling our partners and team members to effectively address their clients’ needs.
Phil began his career in wealth management at Citi Smith Barney in 2007. He went on to spend 10 years in leadership roles at Morgan Stanley, helping oversee the Los Angeles and Orange County markets. As the Associate Complex Manager, he worked with more than 200 financial advisors across seven offices to manage more than $33 billion in client assets. In 2017, Phil launched an online registered investment firm that used economic data to identify turning points in economic and market cycles.
Phil has a passion for understanding complex systems and building solutions to solve problems. His greatest passion is the study of economic cycles and exploring big data that can help reveal trends within the US economy.
Outside of work, Phil enjoys spending time with his family and often enjoys the outdoors by golfing, hiking, and gardening.
T 818 835-8741
Steven Schneider, Esq.
Chief Compliance Officer, In-House Counsel
Steven serves as the Chief Compliance Officer, and In-House Counsel, for SteelPeak Wealth. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s regulatory compliance program and corporate legal operations. He is results-oriented, and seeks to collaboratively and constructively drive new ideas and initiatives.
Steven holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics from the University of Florida and a Juris Doctorate from the New York Law School. He is licensed to practice law in the State of New York and is registered as In-House Counsel in the State of California. Steven began his career with TD Securities in New York and brings more than ten years of capital markets experience across a wide range of products and strategies.
Living in Marina Del Rey, he enjoys attending concerts, exploring the outdoors, spending time with his wife Jessica and their dog Samson, and watching Miami Heat basketball.
T 818 835-8757
Client Service Manager
As Client Service Manager, Kim is responsible for a cornerstone of SteelPeak Wealth. Kim’s duties include servicing client accounts, addressing client needs, hiring and overseeing support staff. She handles all lending opportunities, whether in-house or with trusted advisors, and maintains Steel Peak’s third-party reporting and trading system. Kim has over 17 years of experience in the financial industry, having worked at UBS and Morgan Stanley before joining SteelPeak Wealth. Kim holds Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.
Kim is a natural people person. She strongly believes that SteelPeak Wealth’s cultural values are what differentiate the company. Each day she ensures that those values are not only committed to paper but are actually coming to life on a daily basis.
From the mountains to the sea, Kim finds her balance by spending time in nature. In her free time, she enjoys camping along California’s beautiful lakes and hiking in the mountains.
T 818 835-8724
Business Development Coordinator
Jacqueline is the Business Development Coordinator at SteelPeak Wealth. Her unique background in the entertainment and real estate industries have helped shape her business acumen and high level of client management. During her real estate career, Jacqueline’s work in investment and developmental real estate naturally led her to investment management and her path at SteelPeak Wealth.
Jacqueline studied Marketing and Brand Management at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, with focused courses in Business and Economics. Her philosophy is that innovative thinking and creativity, a keen eye for detail, and problem solving are the necessities for any business organization, and the driving forces behind her work ethic. With an acute strength for relationship building, Jacqueline always ensures that the firm’s partnerships and clients receive the utmost level of service across all channels. Solutions-driven, Jacqueline works with the firms Founding Partners, Strategic Partners, Advisors, and Personnel to build out the SteelPeak brand, and strengthen its Business Development.
In her spare time, Jacqueline continues to practice real estate and explores creative opportunities. She loves to stay active, spend time with her family, and practice her classical piano. She is passionate about traveling the world, tackling one new destination at a time.
T 818 835-8731
James handles day-to-day trading, operations, and assists with compliance duties at the firm. A 19-year veteran of the financial industry, he worked with Smith Barney (which later became Morgan Stanley) before joining SteelPeak Wealth.
James enjoys playing ice hockey, tennis and golf. He has been married for over 20 years and has two children.
T 818 835-8726
Brendan Finneran is SteelPeak Wealth’s Investment Strategist. He is responsible for working with SteelPeak’s Investment Committee to research, enhance, and support the firm’s investment process.
Brendan served as Managing Director and Equity Trader at Virtus Investment Partners and had served as Portfolio Manager and Trader at Rampart Investment Management Company, LLC for 12 years. Prior to Rampart, he was trader and operations manager at Andover Capital Advisors, where he was responsible for operational account management and trading for all equity, option, bond, bank debt, CDS, and swap trades.
In his free time Brendan enjoys time with his wife and three children, attending family sporting events, and frequenting the beach.
T 818 835-8744
As SteelPeak Wealth’s Compliance Manager, Lance ensures that the company stays on track with its business objectives while minimizing risks and elevating business fiduciary and compliance standards above and beyond the current and future regulatory guidelines. Lance has experience in regulatory compliance as well as in investment compliance. Prior to SteelPeak Wealth, Lance has been with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for seven years and spent six years in the field of investment compliance.
Lance graduated from California State University Los Angeles with a double major in Finance and International Business. In his free time, he enjoys swimming and traveling with his family.
T 818 835-8756
As the Operations Associate, Brennan assists with the day-to-day trading and operations of the firm. Prior to joining SteelPeak, Brennan has worked with various RIA’s as an operations analyst.
Originally from Dalton, Georgia, Brennan attended and graduated from Boston College, earning a degree in Management, with a dual concentration in Finance and Information Systems.
Brennan enjoys exercising, reading, and snowboarding in his free time.
T 818 835-8758
As the Executive Assistant, Alexis ensures all day to day activities run smoothly for the Principals of the firm, overlooking all administrative activities to run smoothly and effectively. Alexis joins the team as the point person to the Executives with years of experience as a Personal and Executive Assistant.
She believes hard work and consistency makes success a reality and applies that to each day. She looks forward to building the crucial relationships with clients to ensure a seamless experience.
In her free time, she is part of the volunteer team at the Union Rescue Mission in Downtown Los Angeles and enjoys performing standup comedy.
T 818 835-8733
In her position as Administrative Assistant Stephanie ensures the continuous flow of information within the office and supports the team with an extensive array of administrative tasks. Stephanie has been working in customer service for over eight years. She has been part of Options for Youth, an independent study program that allows her to discover her passion for writing. Stephanie welcomes new challenges as opportunities to learn and grow as a person. She believes that a strong support system is a vital part of success – that’s why she is driven to give back and support those around her.
Stephanie enjoys reading and hopes to write a book someday. She is also a fan of kickboxing and boxing.
T 818 835-8703