Team

Jerry Jacobs is the founder of Atlas Capital Management and President of the firm. He oversees the Atlas investment strategies and money management decisions. For 23 years prior to founding Atlas in 1993, Mr. Jacobs was a registered investment executive with major Wall Street investment firms, where he supervised and managed a variety of individual and institutional accounts. A graduate of Ball State University and the Investment Institute, Mr. Jacobs holds the designations of Certified Financial Planner and Certified Portfolio Manager.

Jerry competes nationally in the Fastest Growing Equestrian Sport in the Nation-- Cowboy Mounted Shooting. This is a fast, action timed event where the rider uses single action revolvers and lever action rifles at balloon targets in various patterns while riding a horse at full speed in the arena.  He has won multiple State, National and World competitions.  He also trains and shows Paso Fino horses and has won numerous competitions at the National Paso Fino show.  Should time permit he also might be found golfing or hunting.

Joshua A. Kneller

Senior Vice President

Josh is the Senior Vice President of Atlas Capital, his responsibilities include supervision of all daily trading activity of all Atlas Capital Management strategies as well as liaison with multiple trading desks, trust companies, annuity companies and mutual fund families. Prior to joining Atlas Capital in 2000, he was an investment representative with a major Wall Street Investment firm.

Josh hails from Fort Wayne, Indiana where he competed heavily in sports until college. He is an avid baseball player who still finds time to coach on the diamond. He was “lucky” enough to marry his High School sweetheart Kelly (who is just as competitive as Josh) together they have two kids each of which thrives in sports. Although his passions for contact sports will always be a part of him, the priorities have shifted just a bit as both kids are ultra-competitive YMCA and USA swimmers and there are only 24 hours in a day.

Todd M. Clark

Chief Financial Officer

Todd is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Atlas Capital Management and an Investment Advisor Representative. His responsibilities include overseeing the daily business processes of Atlas Capital Management. He is also responsible for supervising his own management clients and still maintains an individual tax practice. Prior to joining Atlas in 2015 he spent almost 20 years as an investment advisor and tax advisor at a major Wall Street Investment firm.

When he’s away from the office, Todd enjoys playing tennis and is an avid golfer. He has made multiple hole-in- ones and also played professional golf for 3 years (unsuccessfully) on Florida mini-tours.

Deborah McCoy-Warstler

Relationship Manager, Client Services Team Leader

In 1993, as a Registered Sales Assistant with Mr. Jacobs she exited the major Wall Street investment firm to assist in the creation of Atlas Capital and was the first employee. As a relationship manager, Debbie works closely with the various custodians to develop and maintain strong relationships. She assists in the onboarding process and manages the execution of client service procedures efficiently and effectively at multiple custodians.

When she’s away from the office, Debbie enjoys training her Labrador retriever, Jewel, in Agility, Obedience, Field and Scent work where she holds a Masters Agility Championship (MACH) and also a Utility Dog (UD) Title. She enjoys Classic Rock music and can often be found relishing local bands (especially watching her husband a drummer). She has lived in 7 states, owns multiple 60’s muscle cars and kissed the Blarney Stone…twice!

Jennifer D. Gaerte

Relationship Manager, Client Services Team Leader

Jenny is dedicated to providing the highest level of professionalism and customer service. She works closely with multiple advisors to manage the execution of client service procedures, from facilitating the client on-boarding process to assisting clients/advisors with daily requests and account maintenance. She is the primary “problem solver” for several advisors when it comes to custodian servicing.

Jenny is an honorary member of the Mid Maryland “Punkin Chunkers” team and a full-fledged member of another team (Canon division). Not familiar with Punkin Chunkin? It features giant air cannons, catapults, trebuchets, slingshots and other devices launching gourds long distances. The Guinness world record shot is held by pneumatic cannon at 5,545.43 feet on September 9, 2010 in Moab, Utah. She likes to try out new recipes, especially baking and candy making and assists her husband with their family screen print/embroidery business. Jenny loves traveling, cruising the open waters and spending time with her husband and Boxer. Oh, and she is also a hunter!

Rebecca M. Winter

Relationship Manager, Client Services Team

Rebecca provides comprehensive support to the entire firm by managing several day-to- day operations from Atlas Capitals headquarters. Her various duties include managing the firm’s account receivables, client on-boarding, and account maintenance in addition to supporting the other relationship managers while being the primary face-to- face contact with client or advisor visits. Originally from Clearwater Florida, she graduated from the Indiana Kelley School of Business with a B.S. in Marketing and Distribution.

She is a former professional figure skater with Ice Capades, and still has ridiculous skills on the ice. Rebecca has a passion for music of all genres, from jazz to country, classic rock to blues. As a mother of two active girls and a hectic family life, she somehow has found spare time and is learning to play golf, mostly because she does not want to be a golf widow. Her husband and girls love to cook and entertain friends.

As Treasurer at Atlas Capital, Deb works closely with multiple Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor Firms to support and provide exceptional representative service to a very diverse representative base across all channels.  Her various duties include the firms account receivables and payables, she hails from Indiana with a degree in accounting from Indiana University. 

Deb is owner of dozens of horses and two horse farms. The majority of the herd are registered Paso Finos, if you’re not familiar with the breed it is a naturally gaited light horse breed dating back to horses imported to the Caribbean from Spain.  Deb really enjoys all aspects of the breeding, raising, training and pedigree of horses.  Horses are such a part of her life that she had her golf cart custom painted to mural ancient Egyptian horse memorabilia.

Cecilia  "Cee" Smith

Marketing Consultant

New addition to the Atlas Team, Cee’s title is marketing consultant. She is looking forward to forming a relationship with all of our existing representatives and the new ones she can help bring on board. Prior to joining Atlas, Cee spent almost 20 years at Lincoln Financial Advisors in various roles, including money movement, service center, suitability review and asset management.

Cee served 4 years in the U.S. Army 1977 – 1981, mostly in Germany. Her oldest son is a career non- commissioned officer. She is on a bowling league, loves the outdoors, yard games, reading, golfing, playing euchre and board games. There will always be some sort of yard game going on in the summer at her house – pick up a racquet and shuttle cock and let’s play a game of badminton.