Sprowls, Key & Romano Wealth Management Group

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Address:

1900 Duke Street, Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22314-3412

Phone:

(703) 739-1454

Fax/Other:

(703) 836-4842

Our Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ryan C. Sprowls, CFP®, AAMS®      
Managing Director - Investments

Ryan is the founding partner of the Sprowls, Key & Romano Wealth Management Group. He focuses on helping clients build, preserve, protect and transfer their wealth through multiple generations. He uses professional asset managers and risk based asset allocation strategies to help his clients achieve their financial goals.

For the past 20 years Ryan has had the privilege of being a trusted financial advisor to families and institutions. His passion and dedication to helping others plan for their financial future has resulted in many industry accomplishments. In 2018 and prior years Ryan has been named as one of the America's Top 1200 Financial Advisors by Barron's1, America's Top Wealth Advisors by Forbes2, Top 400 Financial Advisors by the Financial Times3, and Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors4. Previously, he was also recognized as a top advisor in the Washington Business Journal5, and was selected by On Wall Street Magazine as one of the Top 40 Advisors under 406 in 2010. Ryan attributes this success to his late mentor and friend Norman B. Schrott.

As a student track athlete, Ryan earned his bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance from Missouri Southern State University. He then earned the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) and Accredited Asset Management SpecialistSM (AAMS®) professional certifications.

Ryan enjoys coaching sports and mentoring students when away from the office. He also donates his time and financial support to the following organizations: MS Walk, The Women's Center, Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, Compassion International, and various homeless shelters in the Washington, D.C. area.  

 

 

 

Frank E. Key, CFP®, CPWA®
Senior Vice President - Investments

Frank Key is a Senior Vice President - Investments with Wells Fargo Advisors and brings with him nearly 40 years of industry experience. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Frank joined the Alexandria office of A.G. Edwards as a Financial Advisor in 1981. In 1995 he was named the Branch Manager, a position he continued to hold until 2010 when he chose to focus exclusively on helping his clients meet their financial goals. Today, Frank's area of concentration is employing risk based asset allocation strategies to diversify investments.

In 2007, Frank earned the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) professional certification. In 2015, he completed coursework in advanced wealth management strategies at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) professional certification. Awarded by the Investments & Wealth Institute, candidates must successfully pass a comprehensive examination covering advanced tax planning, asset protection, executive compensation plans,stock options, tax efficient portfolios, retirement planning, charitable planning and estate planning.

In 2018 and prior years Frank was named as one of America's Top 1200 Financial Advisors by Barron's1, America's Top Wealth Advisors byForbes2, Top 400 Financial Advisors in the country by the Financial Times3, and Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors4. In 2014 and prior years he was selected by the Washington Business Journal as a NABCAP Premier Wealth Advisor in the Washington, D.C. area5.

Through the years Frank has been an active community volunteer. Frank resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife, Kathy, and enjoys playing tennis and golf in his spare time.

 

 

 

Michael A. Romano, MBA 
Vice President - Investments

Michael Romano is a Vice President – Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors in Alexandria, Virginia. As the newest partner of the wealth management team, he provides his clients with comprehensive investment advice delivered with exceptional service and professional integrity. Mike has been in the wealth management industry for more than 12 years. He began his career as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch in Pittsburgh, PA. He then worked on Wall Street as an investment banker for Bank of America Merrill Lynch focusing on financial institution capital markets transactions (mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt placements). Prior to joining the team, he served high net worth clients for the Wells Fargo Private Bank with a focus on complex credit solutions. 

Mike earned his master's degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University and his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Allegheny College. In 2018, Mike was recognized as one of the America's Top 1200 Financial Advisors by Barron's1, Top 400 Financial Advisors by the Financial Times3, and Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors4. He also currently serves on the board for the Sitar Arts Center in Adams Morgan as Treasurer and Head of the Finance Committee.

Mike resides in McLean, Virginia with his wife and three daughters. In his free time he enjoys biking, barbecuing and golf.

 

 

 

 

Tracy M. Hoben-Shelkin
Senior Registered Client Associate

Tracy Hoben-Shelkin brings over 25 years of financial services experience to the Sprowls, Key & Romano Wealth Management Group. 

Since 2012, Tracy has been recognized as a Distinguished Service Professional based on exemplary service and professionalism to clients. She holds the Series 63, 66 and 7 securities registrations and is one of three client associates who manage the day-to day operations of client accounts.

A native of Alexandria, Tracy earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from George Mason University. Away from the office, she volunteers for her children's baseball and dance teams, as well other activities. She can be reached at 703-739-1430.

 

 

Jared R. Onorato
Senior Registered Client Associate 
                                                    

With over 15 years in the financial services industry, Jared brings extensive experience in
operations, compliance and client service.

Jared graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Economics. In 2018, he was named one of only 50 Elite Service Professionals in the company for delivering outstanding service and displaying strong leadership skills. He also holds the Series 63, 65, and 7 securities registrations and the Virginia Life and Health insurance license.

Jared enjoys spending his free time on home improvement projects and running after his twin daughters. He can be reached at 703-739-1454.

Jared graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2004 with a degree in Economics.  He holds Series 63, 65, and 7 investment registrations and the Virginia Life and Health Insurance License.  Jared is one of three client associates who manage the day-to-day operations of client accounts.Away from the office, Jared enjoys staying physically active, traveling, and volunteering at a local animal shelter. Jared Onorato is the newest member of the Sprowls, Dicken & Key Wealth Management Group, joining the team in January 2013.  He brings over 8 years of financial services experience working as both a Personal Banker with Wachovia and a Registered Client Associate with Wells Fargo Advisors.Jared graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2004 with a degree in Economics.  He holds Series 63, 65, and 7 investment registrations and the Virginia Life and Health Insurance License.  Jared is one of three client associates who manage the day-to-day operations of client accounts.

 

 

 

Roxana E. Rodriguez
Client Associate

Roxy is the newest client associate with over 5 years of financial services experience. She began her career with Wells Fargo Bank as a branch service manager before joining the team. She graduated from George Mason University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Government and International Politics.

Away from the office, Roxy is a passionate advocate for literacy and enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews.  She can be reached at 703-739-1442.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 BARRON'S TOP 1200 FINANCIAL ADVISORS AWARD: Rankings are based on data provided by
thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue
produced for the firm, regulatory record and client retention.


2 THE FORBES RANKING OF AMERICA'S TOP WEALTH ADVISORS: Ranking algorithm based on
industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.


3 THE FINANCIAL TIMES 400 TOP FINANCIAL ADVISORS: Rankings are based on data provided by
investment firms. Factors include assets under management, experience, industry certifications, online
accessibility and compliance record. Investment performance and financial advisor production are not
explicit components.


4 FORBES BEST-IN-STATE WEALTH ADVISORS: The Forbes 2018 Best-In-State Advisor ranking
algorithm is based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management,
revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the
advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.


5 NABCAP PREMIER WEALTH ADVISOR AWARD: Ranking and evaluation is performed by an
independent third-party assessment based on 20 categories of practice management; including experience, education, cost and investment planning. Participants are objectively compared and evaluated numerically. A minimum score must be attained for a practice to be considered for the final list, Winners are listed in alphabetical order. There is no cost for advisors to participate. The rating is not representative of any one client's experience and is not indicative of past or future investment performance.


6 ON WALL STREET 40 UNDER 40 AWARD: The On Wall Street 40 Under 40 ranking is not an
endorsement and is based strictly upon assets under management and trailing twelve-month production. The ranking is not indicative of past or future investment performance.

 


 

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