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Doug Springer

Douglas D. Springer, CPA, PFS

Doug Springer is one of the founders of Helmsman Financial Group, LLC (HFG) and oversees its operations as well as its Investment Advisory Services.

After graduating from the University of Idaho, he moved to the Puget Sound area and began his professional career by working for Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1973-1977. Doug then spent 5 years as Treasurer of Sherwood & Roberts, Inc., a mortgage banking company. In 1982 he joined Murphey Favre, Inc., a Regional Broker Dealer. During the next 15 years, Doug held positions as Registered Representative, Regional Vice President and finally President of Murphey Favre, Inc. from 1988 through 1997. He founded Helmsman Financial Group, LLC, along with three partners of, then, Miller, Rieke, Whitsell & Co. in 1998 (now, The Rieke Irwin Group, PS and Whitsell & Co., PS).

In addition to being an Investment Adviser Representative, Doug is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Washington and holds a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) designation through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He is also a member of the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA) and is a past member of the society's Personal Financial Planning Committee.

Shelby Miller

Shelby M. Miller

Shelby Miller joined Helmsman Financial Group, LLC (HFG) in 2004 as an Investment Adviser Representative. Shelby is a graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where she earned a degree in Economics. Shelby’s financial planning responsibilities for HFG include: portfolio reviews and development, retirement plan financial forecasting, analysis of various investment products, and management of client accounts. She lives with her husband and son in Seattle, WA.

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Brandon D. Springer

Brandon Springer has been the Operations Manager for Helmsman Financial Group, LLC (HFG) since joining the team in early 2012. Brandon is a graduate of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA where he earned a degree in Music Business. Since coming on staff at HFG, Brandon has become an Investment Adviser Representative. Brandon lives with his wife and five children in Monroe, WA.

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Allan Vannini

Allan M. Vannini

Allan M. Vannini has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry assisting individuals, not for profit organizations, investment, insurance and banking companies, as well as small businesses. He has helped to train many of this region’s top financial services professionals, designed multi-million dollar asset allocation programs for private investors and money management companies and served as a consultant to banking and investment firms across the United States.

Mr. Vannini is the creator of ADEPT a training program for registered representatives in the investment industry and FOCUS, a leadership program for financial services management personnel as well as the founder and managing director of VDM, a b2b debt mediation service for small businesses. He is a licensed Investment Adviser Representative and holds a Masters degree in management from the University of Maine, Orono.

Mr. Vannini provides professional insight to Helmsman Financial Group, LLC on market conditions and current world events.

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