Troy C. Patton, CPA/ABV
Founder and President
Mr. Patton is the Managing Director and founder of Archer. Prior to founding Archer, Mr. Patton was the founder and president of Frontier Financial Holdings, Inc. (Frontier), an integrated financial services company offering investment services and managed portfolios, lending services, business consulting services, and traditional CPA services through Frontier CPA Group, LLP.
Mr. Patton started his career with Ernst & Young auditing public and private entities. Mr. Patton then started Frontier and grew into one of the premier CPA and Investment Management Services in the Midwest. Frontier quickly grew to 10 offices prior to being purchased in 2004. This experience helped shape his investment philosophy he utilizes today for Archer and its shareholders.
Mr. Patton graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 1992 with a degree in accountancy. He holds his Certified Public Accountant and Accredited Business Valuation licenses with the AICPA.
John W. Rosebrough, CFA
Mr. Rosebrough joined Archer in July 2010 as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Archer, Mr. Rosebrough managed investment portfolios for high net worth individuals at Biechele Royce Advisors and was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee.
From 2005-2009 Mr. Rosebrough served as a Portfolio Manager and Investment Analyst for Wallington Asset Management where he was a member of the Investment Committee responsible for the selection of equity and fixed income investments, was the co-manager of firm's fixed income model and served as the firm's Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Rosebrough was a Senior Fixed Income Specialist with Schwab Capital Markets Fixed Income & Specialized Products Group from 1999-2005 and was a financial advisor with National City Investments from 1995-1999.
Mr. Rosebrough graduated from Indiana University in 1995 with a degree in economics and obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2001.
Steven C. Demas
Mr. Demas joined Archer in April 2009 as a Portfolio Manager. Prior to joining Archer, Mr. Demas was with Morgan Stanley, serving as a Vice President from 2000-2009 and a Sales Manager from 2007-2009 leading over 50 financial advisors.
From 1994-2000, Mr. Demas was financial advisor at Raffensberger & Hughes/National City Investments. Mr. Demas has substantial experience managing investment brokerage accounts, personally managing accounts representing over $100 million during his tenure with Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Demas graduated from Indiana University in 1989 with a business degree in marketing.
VP - Client Development
Mr. Couzens joined Archer in 2010 as Vice President of Client Development. Brian works with our Investment Advisors on a daily basis. He is an integral part of our team assisting with trading.
He graduated from Butler University in 2003 with a degree in finance.
Prior to joining Archer, Mr. Couzens worked in retail banking for JPMorgan Chase from 2005-2009.
Brian currently resides in Noblesville, IN with his wife Megan, and kids Kinley and Trey.
Sara Mahon Norris
Office Manager/IAR Coordinator
Mrs. Norris has been with Archer since the company was founded and is the backbone of the office. Sara really does it all. She helps all new Advisors with account transfer paperwork, all new account paperwork, transfers, the list could go on and on.
Any of our Investment Advisors can attest that Sara is very knowledgeable in any aspect of our business and can answer about any question thrown at her.
Sara lives in Bloomington, IL with her husband Jeremy, and three kids Rowan, Jack, and Remy.
Mason D. Heyde
Mr. Heyde has been with Archer since October 2012. He graduated from DePauw University in 2012 as a Economics major with a minor in Computer Science.
Mason works hand in hand with our Investment Advisors to make sure their clients are invested according to the client's risk tolerance. He also helps analyze potential client's portfolios to see where Archer Investment Corporation might be better fit to serve a client's needs.
Mason serves on various boards in his hometown of Rochester, IN, and also serves his community as a City Councilman. He and his wife, Aereka, have two daughters Harper and Harlow.