President and Chief Investment Officer
Scott founded Independence Asset Advisors in 2010 to provide investment advisory and outsourced CIO services to a select group of compatible clients. He oversees and directs all client investments. Prior to founding IAA, Scott served for 13 years as the Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Investment Manager for a financial services corporation that remains a client of IAA. He has spent 32 years in the industry and has over 22 years of investment experience.
Vice President and Managing Director
As the firm’s Managing Director, Katie aligns firm priorities with client needs and initiatives, oversees all aspects of client strategy execution, and manages the firm’s client service and reporting functions.
She also directs all aspects of firm operations, including financial, accounting and tax reporting, human resources, cybersecurity and corporate governance.
Katie works closely with the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer to maintain IAA’s compliance program in adherence with SEC guidelines.
Katie joined IAA at its founding in 2010 and has over 15 years of professional experience in financial services.
Director, Investment Management
Tom manages research and analysis, including market research and commentary, investment analysis, and manager due diligence. He has 17 years of experience as an investment professional, including experience as an investment and wealth advisor to high net worth clients, foundations and endowments. Before joining IAA in 2014, Tom served as an investment and multi-generational wealth advisor to high net worth clients, where he was responsible for client portfolios with total assets exceeding $250 million. Tom aids in optimizing investment portfolios through market research, efficiency assessment, performance analysis, and fee negotiation.
REBECCA SAUKAITIS, CFP®
Director, Client Portfolio Management
Rebecca creates and leads strategic implementation for the investment of multigenerational family office and high net worth client portfolios.
She works with each client to construct an investment portfolio tailored to their unique objectives.
Her management includes both private and publicly traded investment allocations, rebalancing, liquidity planning, performance analysis, research, reporting and client education.
She also assists clients with trust and estate tax and income planning.
Rebecca is a Certified Financial Planner and registered investment advisor representative.
She passed her Level I CFA exam in February 2023.
Manager, Client Service and Reporting
Mary is a financial professional with over 17 years of experience in marketing, communications, client service management, and operations. She is responsible for the production of the firm's investment reporting including monthly account and performance reconciliation, private investment administration, quarterly reports and ad hoc reporting.
Mary is a registered investment advisor representative and in her previous professional experience, she successfully completed her Series 7 and 66 exams.
Chief Compliance Officer
Kyle has served as our Chief Compliance Officer since 2010. Kyle is involved in virtually all aspects of compliance for Independence Asset Advisors, including Best Execution and Trading, Advertising and Marketing Review, Code of Ethics Compliance, Compliance Policies and Procedures, and Advisor Disclosure.