Andrew Donovan, CFP®

Certified Financial Planner™, Member & Portfolio Manager Andrew joined Smith, Salley & Associates in June of 2015 and is serving as a Certified Financial Planner and financial advisor.  In addition, he works closely with Scott Batchelor in client development.  Andrew is also a member of the Investment Committee. Previous to joining SS&A, Andrew spent seven years in the commercial insurance business with a local firm.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and went on to earn his MBA from Ohio University.  Originally a native of Cary, NC, Andrew and his wife [...]

J. Blake Guyler, CFA

Senior Equity  Analyst, Member & Portfolio Manager Blake joined Smith, Salley & Associates in March of 2014 with a focus on equity research and portfolio management. Blake’s career in the investment industry started in the investment consulting business and as Pension Manager at NCR Corporation in Dayton, OH. For the ten years prior to joining SS&A he served as an Equity Research Analyst at Sterling Capital Management (division of BB&T Bank) and at Dean Investment Associates. Blake earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from The Ohio State [...]

George L. Wyatt

Fixed Income  Analyst, Client Service Specialist George’s primary focus at the firm is on the execution of the fixed income strategies and bond portfolios.  He also serves as our lead trust and estate planning  trouble shooter for our clients.  His other duties include trading, portfolio administration, investment analysis, and client service.  George joined Smith Salley in July of 2013 with 5 years of experience in trust administration, risk management and planning. Prior to joining SSA, he was Trust Administrative Officer II with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in [...]