W. Edward Newton Jr., CPA, CFP®
Ed is originally from Huntington, West Virginia. He earned his degree in accounting from Virginia Tech and a Master’s degree from Liberty University. Upon graduation, he joined Arthur Andersen & Co. in their tax department. He began his CPA firm in 1977.
As both a CPA (NC License #23103; VA License #4627) and Certified Financial Planner (Certificate #97181), Ed is positioned to help clients seek a worry-free retirement.
In addition to being the managing partner at NewtonAssociatesCPA, Ed was a commercial pilot for a major airline. Before his retirement from the airline, his weekend routes included London, Frankfurt, and Rome.
“The analytical and problem-solving abilities involved in being a pilot and an investment advisor are very similar,” says Ed. “Both require the need to minimize emotions from the decision making process.”
Ed and his wife, Millie, have lived in Charlotte for over 30 years. He has three grown children, a son and two daughters, and has been blessed with six grandchildren (so far!).
Troy C. Patton, CPA, ABV
Troy is the lead portfolio manager for Newton Wealth Management. He has worked with Newton since November 2011. He is the Managing Director and Founder of Archer Investment Corporation established in 2005. From 1996-2005, Troy was the founder and president of Frontier Financial Holdings Inc., an integrated financial services company offering investment services and managed portfolios. Prior to founding Frontier, he served as a CFP at a private corporation and senior auditor at Ernst & Young where he audited public companies’ financial statements. Troy graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1992 with a degree in accounting.
John W. Rosebrough, CFA
John serves as the portfolio manager for Newton Wealth Management. He has worked with Newton since 2011 through our association with Archer Investment Corporation as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Archer, John managed investment portfolios for high net worth individuals, retirement plans, and foundations. He served as a Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst for a large, midwestern Registered Investment Advisor where he was member of the Investment Committee responsible for the selection of equity and fixed income investments and co-managed the firm’s fixed income model. Previously, John was a Senior Fixed Income Specialist with Schwab Capital Markets Fixed Income and Specialized Products Group. He graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a degree in economics and obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2001.
Vice President of Client Engagement
Elizabeth serves as the Vice President of Client Engagement at Newton Wealth Management. She is a licensed life insurance agent and is currently working on obtaining her Investment Advisor Representative designation. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Business from Oklahoma City University in 2010 and has experience working in advertising, nonprofit management, and event production. The common thread through all of Elizabeth’s work has been prioritizing the needs of her clients.
Her current responsibilities are to assist clients with their life insurance needs, as well as work with our other team members to deliver financial and investment management services.
She was born and raised in Charlotte and was a “lifer” at Charlotte Christian School. Elizabeth enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and running. She is an avid fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through her various races. Elizabeth has a goal to run the world’s six major marathons, as well as a half marathon in all 50 states!
SaraBeth McCarter Heck
Vice President of Operations
SaraBeth serves as our Vice President of Operations. She establishes staff responsibilities and coordinates functions among staff members. She assigns and delegates projects throughout the process, assigning projects to individual staff members, and coordinating the flow of projects through the office. She assists with new client paperwork and servicing existing clients. She ensures financial targets and other agreed targets are met in all departments and drives the business to increase profit. She also handles payroll management, including tabulation of accrued employee benefits.
She was born and raised in York, SC. She then lived and worked in Charleston, SC for several years before returning to the Charlotte area.
SaraBeth has been with firm since 2012. She has a background in Sales and Customer Service. She enjoys time with her husband and two dogs, Zelda and Link.
Jeff coordinates our marketing efforts including our newsletters and corporate websites. Jeff is a graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and enjoys his 6 rescue cats, working out, and water skiing in his spare time.