• Advisors

  • Michael J.Kiley - Founder & CEO (Principal Owner)

    • Michael J. Kiley is the founder and CEO of Chamberlain Group, a Southern California financial advisory firm specializing in wealth management and executive benefits for successful business owners. For over 40 years Mike has been advising some of the best known companies in the U.S., providing liquidity to pay estate taxes and facilitating the design of the architecture for legacy plans. He has helped structure and fund buy-sell agreements which, after the loss of a shareholder, assured business continuity. Mike has a proven track record increasing the retention of key employees through the design and installation of long term incentive plans.

      Mike attended the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California on a football scholarship. He was the Eddie LeBaron Scholastic Honoree. He holds a Masters of Science degree in Financial Services (MSFS), and has his ChFC, CFP, and CLU designations. Mike is a shareholder of the M Financial Group, a Portland, Oregon based financial services firm serving public and private companies, and super-affluent families. Mike authored one of the first studies on the effect of investment volatility on the performance of variable life products, and was the featured CEO of the month on Cox Cable – Orange County Business Journal, discussing Chamberlain Group's role in advising family owned firms. He has been a resource to Vistage and YPO and a featured speaker at many industry meetings, including AALU and M Advisor Meetings.

      A member of several boards, Mike has served as a trustee of the Calamos Family of mutual funds, a Chicago based money manager known for their convertible bond and growth stock expertise. Mike currently serves on the Board of M Financial Investment Advisers, Inc., which serves as the investment adviser to M Fund, Inc., a proprietary series of mutual funds available in M Group Proprietary Variable Products. In addition, Mike is an Investment Advisor Representative of Spire Wealth Management, LLC and a Registered Representative of Spire Securities, LLC.

      In 1999 Mike and John Siefker founded Wheatstone Academy. The ministry was established to train and equip high school students to be confident leaders in their Christian faith during and after their college experience. Seventeen years later, the ministry is growing nationally and graduates hundreds each year. Mike was also one of the original board members of Church Resource Ministries, a California based ministry serving church leadership worldwide.

  • Dana Kiley - Co-Advisor (Principal Owner)

    • As a company principal and 25-year industry veteran, Dana Kiley excels in delivering Chamberlain Group’s client-first guarantee while building its reputation and footprint in the community. Dana’s ability to do this stems from her successful history in establishing wealth management and insurance advisory offices from the ground up, and from active participation with nearly every Chamberlain Group client—whether client-facing or behind-the-scenes.

      After spending one enlightening post-college year in the corporate environment at Merrill Lynch, Dana naturally gravitated to the customer-centric culture of a boutique financial services firm. She spent the next decade in this niche, serving private clients and working with a senior wealth advisor to design financial and estate planning solutions. It was through serving these clients that Dana redirected her focus toward creating and establishing an investment company, with responsibilities ranging from structuring and managing front-to-back office operations and setting client service standards to participating in essential client planning meetings.

      Dana joined Chamberlain Group in 1998 as Director of Investment Operations, providing an infrastructure that helped the company serve existing accounts and attract new business in the areas of financial management, estate succession plans, benefits and insurance. In 2003, Dana advanced to Chief Operating Officer, where she took charge of the firm’s insurance and investment operations, and implemented strategies integral to the overall growth of the company.

      Today as a principal of the firm, Dana applies these skills and more. She has a keen ability for communicating with clients and deciphering their vision of success, holistic objectives and specific needs. She then helps Chamberlain Group parlay that information into results that exceed client performance objectives year after year.

      Dana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine, and holds a California Life Insurance License, Series 7 and 66 licenses, and is a Certified Notary Public. She is a former member of Vistage (formerly known as The Executive Committee/TEC), an invitation-only, global network of C-level executives. On a personal level, Dana is passionate about faith, family and the outdoors. She serves as an active member on the Management Committee of Wheatstone Ministries, a ministry established by her husband, Mike Kiley, and colleague John Siefker, to train and equip high school students to be confident leaders in their Christian faith during and after their college experience.

  • Tony Fisher - Advisor

    • Tony Fisher brings more than 30 years of experience implementing strategic partnerships and delivering professional services to middle-market, closely held businesses. This includes more than six years of hands-on experience safely integrating private insurance company programs (Captives) with clients’ estate and succession plans, resulting in materially enhanced returns on investment.

      As an Advisor at Chamberlain Group, Tony facilitates the delivery of the firm’s mission and core services: to protect and grow assets for generations through customized insurance, estate and succession planning, and to provide wealth management strategies to ultra-affluent individuals, families and middle-market corporations. He supports these efforts by developing and managing strategic partnerships based on personal relationships with top tier CPAs, bankers, property and casualty insurance brokers, and attorneys.

      Tony began his career in accounting and information technology at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he conducted audits of privately owned manufacturing and distribution companies, and community banks. He later became the Director of the firm's Business Consulting SAP practice in the Pacific Northwest, where he sold and managed strategic planning, business process and technology implementation engagements.

      Tony earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting Theory and Practice from California State University Northridge and holds a California Life Insurance License and Series 6 License. He lives in Newport Beach, California.

  • Corporate and Adminstrative Services

  • Meeshee Scherrei - Executive Director of Administration

    • As Director of Corporate Administration, Meeshee Scherrei directs essential office processes, personnel and communication efforts to ensure a smooth administrative function and a synchronized and successful Chamberlain Group team. She is responsible for overseeing and supporting the Administrative Services functions at Chamberlain Group, including, but not limited to; Human Resources, Marketing, Business Systems & Technology, Facilities Management, Corporate Services, and Organizational/Corporate Culture Development. In this role, Meeshee applies a broad professional background spanning human resources, training and development, event planning, leadership development, marketing and business management. Prior to joining Chamberlain Group, Meeshee served as a Copywriter, Event Producer and Programming Director for ThinkBig Communications. Other positions have included Director of Sales and Marketing for GSTS Inc., Staff Culture and Special Events Director for Mariners Church in Irvine and the Human Resources Director for two local Southern California luxury resort destinations. Meeshee graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. She holds a Certificate in Human Resources and a Certificate in Management and Supervisory Development from the same institution.

  • Kimi Kawaguchi - Executive Assistant to Mike and Dana Kiley

    • As Executive Assistant to company Founder and CEO Michael Kiley, Kimi Kawaguchi's professionalism and relationship-building skills are key to Chamberlain Group's record of success. Kimi's expertise stems from more than a decade of service as an executive-level administrative assistant. This includes serving the Chamberlain Group since 2005, as well as positions in the Human Resources Department for Home Depot and the executive offices of Mariners Church in Irvine, California. Kimi hold's a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Management, from California State University, Long Beach.

  • Alyssa Shiebe - Administrative Associate

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  • Investment Services

  • Chad Neault, CFA - Chief Investment Officer

    • As Chief Investment Officer, Chad Neault is responsible for Chamberlain Group’s investment platform – with an eye towards not only advancing the firm’s strategic initiatives, but also upholding Chamberlain Group’s high benchmark for superior customer service and integrity. Chad’s key responsibilities include asset allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection and client communication. He also provides oversight of the investment team, including work flow management, guidance and problem solving.

      Prior to joining Chamberlain Group, Chad worked for more than a decade in investment management, most recently as Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee at Knightsbridge Asset Management. Before this, he worked at Intel Corporation as a Strategic Business Planner with duties including the evaluation of merger and acquisition targets. In each of these roles, Chad successfully identified and implemented smart opportunities for company and portfolio growth.

      At Chamberlain Group, Chad contributes decades of experience in business and financial strategy, and a well-honed ability to articulate portfolio positioning in a broader market context for the benefit of both the Chamberlain Group team and its clients.

      Chad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business. He is also Past President and current Director of the CFA Society of Orange County. Chad lives in Laguna Beach with his wife and two children.

  • Timothy Drake - Director of Wealth Management

    • Tim serves as the Director of Wealth Management and manages client relationships at Chamberlain Group by providing portfolio management and financial planning services. He has been with Chamberlain Group since 2012, and has over 11 years of financial markets experience. As a member of the Investment Team, Tim oversees numerous key initiatives including, but not limited to; client strategies, technology, automation and intricate client-centric solutions. He also serves on the firm’s Investment and Operating Committees. Prior to joining Chamberlain Group, Tim served as a Senior Associate in the Portfolio Management department for global investment management firm, PIMCO. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, from the University of San Diego. Tim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant and is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). Tim also holds his Series 7 and 66 licenses with Spire Securities, LLC.

  • Jamie Cardona - Senior Account Services Manager

    • Jamie Cardona serves Chamberlain Group as an Account Services Manager, applying her background in investment operations, administration, reporting and account management to deliver the firm’s trademark platinum-level results. In this role, Jamie is a point person for Chamberlain Group clients and its investment team, responsible for new business implementation, documentation and reporting, and other proactive and reactive client activities. This requires a complete understanding of different investment styles and vehicles, and the ability to establish strong professional relationships. Jamie’s career has included positions such as Account Manager, Retirement Plan Specialist and Investment Analyst for companies ranging from American Funds/Capital Group and Northwestern Mutual Investment Services to MullinTBG (A Prudential Company). She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration of Economics, with a concentration in Finance, from California State University, Fullerton. She also holds FINRA Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

  • Sue Macke - Account Services Manager

    • Sue Macke serves Chamberlain Group as an Account Services Manager, providing Chamberlain Group clients with superior service and working alongside the investment team to help grow the firm. Sue’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to, new business implementation, administration, client service, and documentation. She fills these responsibilities with her broad expertise in the financial industry and a proven record of reliability, initiative and attention to detail. Prior to joining Chamberlain Group, Sue served as a paralegal for J.P. Morgan Securities, LLC/J.P. Morgan Chase Bank and Washington Mutual Bank/WaMu Investments, Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Concentration (Economics) from Asbury College and a Paralegal Certificate from the University of California, Irvine.

  • Insurance Services

  • Timothy Tribbey - Executive Director of Insurance Services

    • Touting more than two decades at Chamberlain Group and three decades in the insurance industry overall, Tim Tribbey is Chamberlain Group's Executive Director of Insurance Services. A key senior member of the company, his areas of expertise include product analysis, case design, in force policy management and client service. Prior to joining Chamberlain Group in 1989, Tim worked as a Manager of Policyowner Service for Pacific Life Insurance Company. Tim majored in Applied Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) designation from the Life Office Management Association (LOMA) and holds a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designation from The American College.

  • Douglas Farnham - Senior Case Strategist

    • As Senior Case Strategist, Douglas Farnham supports Chamberlain Group with sophisticated case strategy, analysis, design and presentations. In his role, Doug applies 20 years of experience in retirement, estate and tax planning – strengths that allow him to bring insight from legal advisors, accountants and colleagues together into clear and concise plan deliverables. Doug joined Chamberlain Group from MetLife, where he spent 14 years as a Case Consultant with the advanced markets team supporting financial advisors, life insurance agents and others to successfully implement strategies to meet client objectives. Doug brings these strengths to Chamberlain Group as the “quarterback” in the execution of advisor- directed activity. Doug earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration - Accounting, from San Diego State University. He is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®). He also holds his FINRA Series 6 and Series 63 licenses, and is a licensed Life Agent by the California Department of Insurance.

  • Krista Teegarden - Director of Advanced Design

    • As Chamberlain Group's Director of Advanced Design, Krista Teegarden calls on over two decades of industry experience to provide research, modeling and implementation of life insurance in advanced estate planning strategies for high-net-worth clients. In doing so, Krista works both one-on-one with clients and as part of their larger teams of attorneys, CPAs and related planning partners. This includes collaborating with attorneys to design and implement non-qualified plans and executive benefits, and helping to maintain those plans in compliance with current laws. Prior to joining Chamberlain Group in 2003, Krista held financial and insurance planning positions, where she gained expertise in healthcare, financial planning, life insurance, and qualified and non-qualified plans. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, from Southern California's Biola University. She is also a designated Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®). She also holds FINRA Series 7 license and is a licensed Life and Health Agent by the California Department of Insurance.

  • Jennifer Hester - Underwriting Administrator (New Business)

    • Jennifer Hester joins Chamberlain Group with more than two decades of insurance industry experience ranging from new business, policy owner services and contracts/licensing to commissions, sales, estate planning and the administration of nonqualified executive benefit plans utilizing life insurance as the primary funding vehicle. As Underwriting Administrator, Jennifer manages the underwriting preparation, process, issuance, placement and delivery of insurance policies to Chamberlain Group clients. She previously served as Senior New Business Coordinator at Capstone Partners-Mass Mutual Southern California Agency, as New Business Team Lead at Executive Benefit Programs, Inc. and as Vice President-Associate Consultant and Business Developer for Clark Consulting. Jennifer attended California State University Long Beach, is a member of Life Office Management Association (LOMA) and holds her California Life License as well as her FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses.

  • Megan Collins - Insurance Service Administrator

    • Megan Collins serves as the Chamberlain Group’s Insurance Service Administrator – the go-to administrative resource for the firm’s insurance business line. In her role, Megan provides platinum-level service for Chamberlain Group teams and the clients that they serve. This includes more than 13 years of experience in FINRA compliance, client reviews and presentations, and general insurance administration and reporting. She is proficient in all critical administration processes and maintains positive, professional and productive relationships with team members and vendors alike. Megan joined Chamberlain Group from Executive Benefit Programs, Inc. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from California State University, Fullerton.