Rick has been employed in the investment industry personally managing client assets since 1997. Prior to joining Whitener Capital, Rick spent six years as an investment broker with a major investment firm. Rick graduated from East Carolina University earning a BA in Economics and MBA with a concentration in Finance. Rick has served as Treasurer for the Down East Partnership for Children. He has served on the boards of the Futrell-Mauldin Community Foundation and the Wilson Youth Soccer Association. Rick lives in Red Oak, NC, with his wife Kimberly C. Sanford, CPA and their son, Evan.
Sean M. Gilsenan, CFP®
Senior Financial Advisor
Sean M. Gilsenan, CFP® has helped his clients define and achieve their financial and investment goals for over 20 years. Sean's primary focus is ensuring a dependable income stream for each client's retirement. Through consulting and interactive discussion, Sean steadfastly guides his clients to a unique and secure plan for each situation. Sean also specializes in small business retirement plans such as 401(k)s, SEP IRAs, SIMPLE IRAs, and defined benefit pension plans. Sean earned his Baccalaureate Degree in Accounting at East Carolina University. Sean currently lives in Cary, NC.
Doug Suhr, CFP®
Senior Financial Planner
Doug brings a wealth of experience from his 24 years in the financial services industry. He possesses a unique blend of advanced technical expertise in all areas of financial planning and wealth management. He believes deeply in utilizing a client’s financial planning results, to drive the investment management process.
Doug’s career began with one of the industries oldest and most respected wealth management firms. He was mentored by senior partners focused on providing customized advice and personal attention. Doug was quickly recruited into a leadership role with a major discount brokerage firm looking to expand their service offering into providing investment guidance. This eventually introduced Doug to the independent RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) community where he has spent the majority of his time in the industry. This broad experience provides him with a deep understanding of the options available to individual investors.
Doug is a Certified Financial Planner® and alumni of East Carolina’s School of Business. He ultimately received his degree in finance & management from Southampton College of Long Island University.
Doug and Rick met 30 years ago on the campus of ECU. They have combined their unique and differing skill sets to deliver the personalized services provided by Whitener Capital Management, Inc.
Doug and his wife Sarah are both active in the local community and remain very busy raising their blended family of four children.
Angela R. Hill
Vice President Client Services/Operations
Angela is a native of Edgecombe County and received her Business Certificate from Mt. Olive College. She was employed with Peoples Bank & Trust Co. and its successors, Centura Bank and RBC Centura, for over twenty years. She served these institutions in the Corporate Services as well as in funds and asset management positions.