Our Team

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Michael Vazquez, CIMA®

Vice President - Investments

(646) 774-2934

Michael is the Portfolio Manager in the Investment Management Group of the firm. With the assistance of his analysts, and traders he creates and customizes Asset Allocation Strategies that help mirror a client’s investment horizon. Michael also serves as a liaison between his clients and various units throughout the firm including Compliance, Operations, Technology, Marketing, Legal and Trading.

Prior to joining Endurance Wealth Partners in 2015, Michael began his career at J.P Morgan Chase as an Investment Associate where he specialized in Advisory & Trading Solutions. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Management from St. Francis College. He earned the prestigious Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) certification after completing the rigorous Investment Management Theory and Practice program through the Yale School of Management. In addition, he also holds a Series 7, 24, 57, 63, and 66 securities licenses.

Outside of the office, Michael is extremely active with the alumni association at St. Francis College participating in Campus Events and helping with Charitable Organizations. Having resided in Brooklyn, NY. He takes pride in his Health & Fitness and is an avid Skier. Michael and Ari have an annual tradition where they run at least one half marathon a year together. In 2020, they plan on running the Disney Half Marathon.

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Nicole Marsh, CFP®

Account Manager - Advisor Marketing & Communications

Nicole works to provide marketing support to our team, including social media help, print and design support, project management and event design. Additionally, she serves as a liaison and expert on available third-party marketing resources.

Previously with GuideStone Financial Resources, Nicole is a CFP® certificant who brings over a decade of experience in the areas of retirement planning, insurance, risk management and high-net worth marketing strategies. She has a bachelor’s degree in both marketing and management from Baylor University and completed her financial education for the CFP® at Southern Methodist University. Nicole enjoys being a part of the community and spends time serving with her church on the hosting team and as a life group leader. As a dedicated professional, she takes pride in serving the esteemed clients of Endurance Wealth Partners.

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Hilary Pluemer, CFP®

Director of Practice Management

Hilary works to create efficiencies and refine the processes of our practice to help us continually raise the level of service we provide. In her role, she has oversight on all business services and resources we may need as a firm. In addition, she facilitates ongoing educational opportunities and idea exchanges to help us stay at the forefront of our industry.

As a CFP® professional, Hilary has been in the industry for over 25 years. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas McComb’s School of Business and a Masters in Financial Management from the American College of Financial Services. She holds the Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 65 licenses. To keep an innovative mind, Hilary can often be found reading published pieces by various thought leaders in the industry. Outside of her passion for helping us provide the best service for our clients, Hilary enjoys morning runs and spending time with her husband and two children.

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Jim Stone

Senior Associate - Taxable Fixed Income

Jim currently serves as Senior Fixed Income Associate on the bond trading desk. He draws on more than 20 years of financial industry experience in providing clients with product knowledge, portfolio analysis and trade executions. Jim holds the Series 7, 63, 24, & 55 securities licenses.

Jim and his wife have a daughter who attends the University of Texas at Austin. Jim is currently finishing his MFA thesis in Creative Non-Fiction Writing this fall from UT El Paso and is also pursuing his private pilot certification.

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Patsy Turrentine

Senior Associate - Municipal Fixed Income

Patsy serves as the senior fixed income associate for the bond department. She performs market and portfolio analysis to support any fixed income strategies for our clients. Her knowledge of the market and research is a valuable piece of providing our clients with strategic investment options.

With over 35 years of experience in the financial industry, she has held many positions including that of an investment advisor. Patsy holds the Series 7,8 and 63 licenses. In her spare time, Patsy enjoys going for walks with her dog, going to sporting events- especially when her grandson is playing, and going to the movies.

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Caryn Borden

Operations and Service Manager

Caryn’s responsibilities include overseeing the day to day aspects of our firm’s operations and managing customer service delivery by reviewing account transactions to ensure high-quality service standards for all clients at Endurance Wealth Partners.

Caryn has over eight years of experience in the financial industry and obtained has a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. She holds the Series 7, 24 and 66 securities licenses. In her spare time, Caryn enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.

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Marco Galvan

Technology Manager

Marco oversees our firm’s technology systems and support services. His previous roles include serving in non-profit program management and call center operations, spanning over 12 years. Marco graduated from Austin College with a BA in Psychology and earned a Masters in Education, with a concentration in Counseling, from University of Texas San Antonio.

Away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, going to the movies and gaining more education on the advancement of technology.

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Paul Keeton

Vice President - Advisory Solutions

Paul is responsible for supporting the firm through the introduction of new tools, models and other advisory solutions. By focusing on advisory specifically for the independent business owner, he brings a renewed approach towards executing the advisory needs of Endurance Wealth Partners.

Paul is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute with a degree in Civil Engineering. He began his career in finance with Dorsey, Wright & Associates in 1997, ultimately serving as Sr. Vice President. During his tenure Paul led the development of many of the firm’s investment solutions, including Guided Models, Exchange Traded Funds, Structured Products, and Managed Accounts strategies such as Tactical Tilt.  Paul has co-authored several books on investing and has taught risk management best practices to financial professionals for more than two decades. Paul and his wife have two kids and reside in Richmond, Virginia.

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Wes Shindler

Compliance Officer

Wes is responsible for the compliance aspect of our firm. In his role, he works to provide guidance for best practices by tracking relevant laws and regulations, reviewing our policies and procedures, and most importantly, helping to preserve the integrity of Endurance Wealth Partners. His work is a key component to supporting our firm’s core values of care character and competency. 

Wes has held several roles in the financial services industry, providing our firm with a huge foundation and expertise in his role. Wes’ previous positions included the titles of trader, trading manager, operations manager, and compliance manager. Wes obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas and is Series 7, 63, 66, 24 & 55 licensed. When he is not spending time at the office, he enjoys working out and playing in the band for and at his church.

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