About

Our team firmly believes that sound financial planning should be rooted in a comprehensive, goals-oriented approach. We take the time to develop strong relationships with our clients in order to truly understand your goals and desires, tailoring solutions unique to you so that you can grow, protect, and preserve your wealth. We always strive to motivate and educate. Our team will listen first and coach second.

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Our Approach

Let’s face it – truly effective financial planning is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why our team is dedicated to providing a holistic, goals-oriented approach when creating financial strategies that are fit for everyday life. Through transparency, motivation, and education, we are able to build custom solutions to meet both your professional and personal financial objectives. This approach allows you to simplify your life, achieve your goals, and spend more time doing what’s most important to you.

Meet the Team

Ross Wyatt, CFBS

Ross Wyatt, CFBS

Partner

As founding member of Piedmont Wealth Partners, Ross Wyatt has over 10 years of financial planning experience. Ross has been recognized by NAIFA Atlanta as one of the Top Advisors Under 40 in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. The primary focus of his practice is helping individuals, families and business owners reach their financial goals.

Ross is a native of Atlanta and attended The University of Georgia where he majored in Consumer Economics. Upon graduating, Ross began his career in finance as a commercial lender with Bank of North Georgia. After 3 years in banking, Ross realized his passion for goals-based planning and began his career as a financial representative.

He is a member of The Piedmont Driving Club and is an active member of several local community and non-profit organizations. He and his wife, Emily, live in the Wildwood neighborhood of Atlanta with their two sons, Holden and Benton.

Jeff Norris, CFBS

Jeff Norris, CFBS

Partner

Jeff is a partner and founding member of Piedmont Wealth Partners. Jeff has over 10 years of experience working with both individual and corporate clients of the firm. He specializes in providing clients with integrated solutions regarding insurance and wealth management, estate planning, business planning and executive benefits strategies. He has served as a member of NAIFA where he obtained the award for Top 40 Under 40 in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Jeff holds the Certified Family Business Specialist designation from the American College.

Jeff is a graduate of Georgia College & State University with a degree in Business Management. He and his wife, Lauren reside in Roswell with their two children, Mac and Nealy. In his leisure time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, watching football and playing golf.

Whit Ferguson

Whit Ferguson

Partner | Risk Management

Whit became a Managing Director of Brokerage in 2007. His primary focus today is managing the private client insurance operations within the team at Piedmont Wealth Partners. Whit graduated from Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA with a B.A. in Mass Communication/Public Relations.

Since beginning his career in 2005, Whit has served in the following industry leadership roles: 2011-2012 President of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), 2015-2016 President of MassMutual Brokerage Advisory Board, Georgia Insurance Commissioner’s Life, Annuity and Long-Term Care Advisory Committee, a member of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) and active member of AALU. He has also been a featured speaker at industry symposiums and has appeared on the radio and in print regarding the importance of insurance planning, product features and industry innovation.

Whit and his wife, Nicole, live in Brookhaven, GA with their son, Palmer and dog, Humphrey. He enjoys golf, basketball, snow skiing and trying new restaurants. Active in his community, Whit has served on the Board of Trustees at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, the Board of Little Nancy Creek Park and as the past President of the Board of Governors for the Touchdown Club of Atlanta.

Kira Schleicher

Kira Schleicher

Director of Operations

Kira is a proud alumnus of Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business, where she received a Bachelor Degree in Finance and a Master in Accounting. Kira began her career in public accounting with Grant Thornton as an Audit Senior Associate. Eager to return to her finance background, Kira became a financial representative in 2018. Kira works diligently to provide elite service to our clients, and serves as Director of Operations for the team.

Kira was raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but she has proudly called Atlanta home since 2013. Kira is active in the Atlanta area Tulane Alumni Association, recently serving on her 5-year Reunion Committee. She is also an active member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Young Leadership Committee.

In her leisure time, Kira enjoys traveling with her husband Drew. She loves spending time with friends and family, trying new foods, tennis, hiking, and other outdoor activities.

Ryan Young

Ryan Young

Senior Risk Consultant | Life & Disability

Ryan became a financial representative in 2013 upon graduating from Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business, where he earned a BBA in Finance. Ryan is the Senior Life and Disability Risk Consultant for Piedmont Wealth Partners.

Ryan was born and raised in Conyers, Georgia and is the oldest of three siblings. Ryan married his wife Betsy in 2015, and the two welcomed their baby girl Gracie into the world in March.

In his leisure time, Ryan enjoys playing golf and spending time at the pool with friends and family. He also remains active by playing in multiple adult soccer leagues around the city. While Ryan is a supporter of Atlanta’s sports teams, he is an especially proud Atlanta United supporter and season ticket holder as they seem to be the only team who won’t let him down.

Matt Doroff

Matt Doroff

Senior Risk Consultant | Property and Casualty

Matt is the Property and Casualty Insurance Specialist for Piedmont Wealth Partners. Matt has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and businesses, designing and implementing creative insurance solutions that focus on protecting what matters most. Through an array of some of the top-rated insurance carriers, Matt can customize a strategy that emphasizes asset protection while often achieving a cost reduction.

Matt is a graduate of Auburn University, and he shares a home in Peachtree Corners with his wife Janie and their two children, David and Claire. In his spare time, Matt enjoys traveling, golf, and watching sports.

Tinisha McCroskey

Tinisha McCroskey

Marketing | Risk Management New Business

Tinisha joined Piedmont Wealth Partners in 2019 as a marketing specialist. Tinisha uses her expertise to set the foundation for team marketing initiatives, including creating dynamic promotional pieces for the firm.

Tinisha attended Ohio State University, where she graduated with a degree in Art History, specializing in research and visual communications. She began her career at a gallery in Ohio, followed by a year abroad in Shanghai, China as an English teacher. After returning to the United States, Tinisha spent five years working directly with a Women’s Life Coach. She used her experience with digital research and visual communications to create digital marketing, event marketing, and social media marketing campaigns.

When she’s not designing effective marketing campaigns for Piedmont Wealth Partners, Tinisha spends most of her time caring for her family. She and her husband are proud parents of two young daughters, Launa and Marla. In her leisure time, Tinisha enjoys creating handmade vintage-style art journals which she affectionately calls “messy scrapbooking”.

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