Meet Our Team
At Arroyo Investment Group, we’re here to help you achieve your goals. Our Pasadena, California based team of investment and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals have been helping people like you for over 22 years.
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John Odell, CFP®
“There’s nothing quite as fulfilling as helping our clients achieve their life goals.”
John Odell is the co-founder and a principal of Arroyo Investment Group. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. John has over 33 years of experience in investment management and financial planning.
John started in the financial advisory business back in 1988 and founded Arroyo to give individuals a more competitive way to achieve their goals with less risk.
John is an innovator in the field, bringing institutional-quality investments to individuals through the development of GIPS® compliant portfolios that help clients strive to achieve more consistent returns with less risk. He also helps Arroyo clients with in-depth financial planning and specialized advice so they can stay on track to achieving their personal goals.
In addition to Arroyo, John oversees sister firm Capital Research and Consulting, which advises over $4 billion in retirement plan assets.
John holds various FINRA www.finra.org registered licenses including Series 7, 24, 27, 51, 63 and 65 through Capital Research Brokerage Services, LLC, (“CRBS”) of which he is a principal. CRBS is a licensed broker/dealer with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame.
“I love being part of a team that is so committed to helping people secure their futures. ”
Mike Haney is an investment advisor representative and Director of Marketing for Arroyo Investment Group. Mike has over 14 years of experience in financial planning and investment management.
Mike helps clients plan their future and create a road map to where they want to go. Part of this includes regular follow up to ensure that each client stays on track to their own goals. Mike is always there to help clients find solutions when life throws obstacles in their path.
Mike joined Arroyo in January of 2006 after thirty years of service for the City of Glendale. He first started with the Glendale Police Department as a Police Officer in 1975, later transferring to the Glendale Fire Department in 1980. Mike then held the rank of Fire Battalion Chief upon his retirement in December of 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California; School of Business, Finance and Real Estate. He was an All-American Golfer for U.S.C. in 1973. Mike was also Co-Captain for the Trojans in 1973. In 2006 he was inducted into the Glendale College Hall of Fame for his outstanding athletic achievement.
Gabi Stapleton, CFP®
“I love that our work at Arroyo helps people improve their financial situation and often enables them to realize their dreams.”
Gabi Stapleton CFP® oversees data and analytics employed in creating and monitoring proprietary investment models utilized by Arroyo Investment Group. This work is aimed at helping Arroyo clients maintain more consistent returns with less risk.
Gabi also is available to assist clients with any special investment advice they need to achieve specific goals. That includes helping construct retirement plans that will withstand both expected and unexpected events so that clients can feel confident that they are ready for whatever life brings their way.
Gabi also manages activities associated with our sister firm, Capital Research + Consulting. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She is also an Investment Advisor Representative with Capital Research + Consulting LLC and currently holds a Series 65 FINRA registered license. Gabi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.
“I’m proud that at Arroyo, we’ve been GIPS® compliant for over 10 years. That transparency is appreciated by our clients. “
Lisa Taddeo is the Vice President of Operations for Arroyo Investment Group. She oversees all trading, client servicing, and billing for the firm. Lisa has over 24 years of experience in asset management and the financial industry.
Her responsibilities include maintaining data integrity for our portfolio management team, maintaining Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS®) compliance and working with an independent verification firm for quarterly composite verifications.
Lisa also works with clients to ensure that they receive the ongoing reporting and support they need to stay on track to achieve their goals.
Lisa joined Arroyo Investment Group in 2009 and has worked in the financial investment industry for more than 24 years. Lisa worked at Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management and Western Asset Management Company prior to joining our team. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
“One of the best parts of my job is seeing clients leave our offices feeling confident and optimistic.”
Stephanie Hagan oversees Arroyo Investment Group’s customer relationship management team and all client communications in the Pasadena office. She works closely with our client services and operations team in the ongoing oversight of all client accounts and trading.
Stephanie also assists clients directly to make sure they always have the help or reporting they need.
She joined Arroyo Investment Group in September 2013. Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University Northridge.
J. Felicity Goldstone
“We’re honored to work so closely with our clients, so it is a pleasure for me to make sure we’re always ready to serve them efficiently.”
Felicity Goldstone joined Arroyo Investment Group in July 1999. She oversees all aspects of the compliance requirements that the firms must adhere to as Registered Investment Advisors.
Felicity has over 19 years of experience in the financial industry.
Felicity holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance, Real Estate and Law from California State Polytechnic University and holds a Series 27 License from FINRA as a Financial Operations Principal.
“In a world where few trust Wall Street, I’m proud that we offer a transparent, results-oriented service that our clients can rely on.”
Dan Watson is Director of Client Relations for Arroyo Investment Group. In this role, he helps ensure that clients get the full-service attention they need.
Dan joined Arroyo in November 2015 after a career of more than 41 years in municipal law enforcement.
Dan began his career with the Los Angeles Police Department in 1973. He retired in 2002 at the rank of Commander to become the Police Chief in South Pasadena. After serving that community for 8 1/2 years, he served as the Police Chief in Mammoth Lakes for another 4 1/2 years. Dan holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Southern California.
“With all the statistics about financial stress out there, I love that my work helps clients increase their confidence about the future.”
Pamela Schmidt is an Analyst with Arroyo Investment Group (as well as our sister firm, Capital Research + Consulting). Her responsibilities include the oversight and maintenance of our customer relationships and analysis related to our client reporting.
Pam joined the firm in October 2021. She brings with her over 10 years of finance, investment and banking experience.
“It is a pleasure working alongside a team that is highly motivated to help clients reach their financial objectives.”
Fionna Lu is an Investment Analyst for Arroyo Investment Group LLC. Her responsibilities include monitoring, analysis, and assisting with the oversight of the firm’s proprietary investment models. Fionna holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from California State University Fullerton. She is the newest member to our team and joined the firm in July 2022.
Our specialized team is ready to help you with:
- investment management
- financial planning
- retirement planning and retirement accounts
- education and college planning
- charitable giving planning
- estate planning
- employee stock options and benefits
- 401(k) rollovers