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When it comes to your financial life, how do you know you’re making the most of what you have? In an age of information overload, how do you choose what is most valuable to you and your family?

At Wages Wilson Wealth Management, we consider it a privilege to help guide our clients toward making smart decisions with their money and in reaching long-cherished financial goals.

We work with successful people who value honesty and hard work and expect to find the same traits in their financial advisor. Our experienced and credentialed team includes a Certified Investment Manager Analyst® (CIMA®), a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), which means there are very few financial situations that arise that we haven’t faced.

We believe in common-sense investing and portfolio management. And we’ll work with you to untangle complicated financial situations and help you create a comprehensive wealth management plan intended to last a lifetime.

Pursuing your goals together

Our mission is to provide quality strategies customized to your needs. Our goal is to be your primary source of financial advice. To this end, we concentrate our efforts on developing long-term relationships through a commitment to quality client service.

  • Russ Wilson

    Russ Wilson, CFP, CIMA, CPWA

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Wealth Advisor

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    For over 20 years, Russ Wilson has served as a financial advisor building long-lasting relationships that enable him to walk alongside his clients to achieve their financial goals. After finding himself in classrooms from East Tennessee to England, Russ developed a passion for learning which has turned into helping others learn and grow. At Wages Wilson Wealth Management, he leverages his education to provide clear, financial advice for his clients and work through the complex financial situations clients often face.

    Russ received his MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He was also the recipient of the Transatlantic Business Exchange Scholarship and completed a course of study in international business at the University of Westminster in London, England. Russ holds his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification which is a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to professionals that have completed extensive training and experience requirements and are held to rigorous ethical standards.

    In addition, Russ attained his CIMA® and CPWA® designations from the Investments & Wealth Institute™. The CIMA® designation recognizes Russ as an advanced investment consultant and wealth management advisor, while the CPWA® designation attests to his specialized knowledge regarding the complex challenges high net-worth clients face, including sophisticated estate, tax, and investment issues.

    Outside of the office, Russ serves on the Executive Board of Directors for InterFaith Health Clinic which provides affordable medical and dental care to the working uninsured. Russ enjoys participating in endurance sports and watching his daughters grow up. Russ and his wife, Nicole, live in Knoxville with their three daughters.

    • Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022The Forbes rating is compiled by Shook Research and awarded annually in April based on information from a 12 month period ending June of the prior year.

    • Goizueta Business School at Emory University, M.B.A.
    • Wealth Advisor
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
    • Certified Investment Management Analyst®
    800 South Gay Street
    Suite 2600
    Knoxville, TN 37929
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    Bill Wages

    Senior Vice President–Wealth Management

    Financial Advisor

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    Bill Wages' career began in 1983, the year that witnessed the official birth of the Internet, the first mobile cell phone call, and the final new episode of M*A*S*H.

    Over the course of Bill's 30+ year career, he has successfully helped his clients and their families manage their wealth and investments through good times and bad – including through four recessions, three nationwide financial crises, seven major drops in the stock market, and six United States Presidents.

    He holds his B.S. in administrative and industrial management from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Wishing to hone his skills further, he completed the Senior Financial Advisor program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Later, Bill earned the Advanced Investment Strategist Certificate in Portfolio Risk Management through the Investment Management Consultants Association®.

    Bill is a longtime Knoxville resident and native of Chattanooga, Tennessee and is happily married to his wife, Cynthia.

      • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S. Administrative and Industrial Management
      • Senior Portfolio Manager
      800 South Gay Street
      Suite 2600
      Knoxville, TN 37929
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      Ryan Kemp, CFP, AWMA

      Account Vice President

      Financial Advisor

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      Ryan Kemp works with a talented group of financial professionals at Wages Wilson Wealth Management.  As a Financial Advisor, Ryan helps individuals and families navigate changing economic conditions and is dedicated to helping his clients both personally and professionally achieve their objectives.

      Ryan is a strong communicator and a highly passionate, energetic professional.  He is a skillful problem solver who takes tremendous pride in being skeptical of everything.  Both Ryan and his team embrace a client-centric approach to providing service and advice to their clientele. The core principle of Wages Wilson Wealth Management’s unique approach is our unrelenting focus on applying common sense strategies in the continual creation of value for our clients.  We are driven by our clients objectives and work tirelessly and deliberately to create tailored strategies in order to achieve them. 

      Ryan graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Law and is a licensed attorney in Tennessee.  Ryan is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor™.  He focuses on cash flow planning, tax-efficient investment strategies, college planning, generational-wealth transfer/estate planning, and tax-efficient philanthropic giving.  Ryan enjoys helping startup companies and non-profits with his skillset. Outside of work he spends his time with his wife, Kelly and their dog, Zoey.  They enjoy spending time in the outdoors and with family and friends. 

        • University of Tennessee College of Law, Law Degree
        • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
        • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
        800 South Gay Street
        Suite 2600
        Knoxville, TN 37929
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        Amanda Grubb

        Wealth Management Associate

        CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

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        Amanda Grubb has always had a passion for helping people. After graduating from Union University with a Bachelor's in psychology, Amanda began her career in community-based mental health care where she worked with children and their families faced with complex behavioral issues.

        During her time in the non-profit world, Amanda enjoyed serving in both clinical and administrative capacities where her love for people and attention to improving systems could be expressed. Amanda joined Wages Wilson Wealth Management in 2018 bringing a passion for high-quality client experience and facilitating the communication and thoughtfulness the team aims to provide every individual.

        In 2021, Amanda received her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification which is a formal designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.. A CFP® is a financial planner who possesses one of the most rigorous certifications for financial planning knowledge and can help individuals in a variety of areas in managing their finances.

        Amanda and her husband, Michael, live in Knoxville, with their two children, Caylee and Miles. In her free time, Amanda enjoys exercising, reading philosophy, and playing the viola and piano.

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          • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
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        • Krissi Novello

          Krissi Novello

          Client Associate

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            Krissi Novello comes to Wages Wilson Wealth Management from Chicago, Illinois. Her family relocated here in 2021 to be closer to her sister. She is an Executive Assistant and supports the team by scheduling meetings, navigating client calls, and keeping the team organized and on task with a smile on her face. She has had a successful career in this capacity in other fields including education and sales.

            During her free time, she loves to read novels, play fetch with her three dogs, and run outdoors. Krissi and her husband, Phil, live in Knoxville with their two children, Gaetano and Gules.

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                  Suite 2600
                  Knoxville, TN 37929
                • Taylor McKeel

                  Taylor McKeel

                  Client Associate

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                    Taylor McKeel is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Haslam College of Business with a Major in Finance. She is originally from North Carolina, but now considers Knoxville home. Prior to joining Wages Wilson Wealth Management, Taylor worked in jewelry sales. She uses her extensive customer service experience to assist clients and support the team through her attention to detail and compassion for people.

                    In her free time, Taylor enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends.

                          800 South Gay Street
                          Suite 2600
                          Knoxville, TN 37929

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