Meet the Team

meet inspire's
Leadership Team
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Robert Netzly

CEO

As the founder and CEO of Inspire, Robert has been here since the beginning and is responsible for the leadership of the firm, and most importantly, keeping the firm fanatically focused on our mission to inspire transformation for God’s glory throughout the world by building low cost, biblically aligned investments that create meaningful change in the lives of people across the globe.

Completely by God’s grace, somehow, Robert has become a globally recognized authority on the biblically responsible investing (BRI) movement, is frequently cited in major financial media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fox Business and Financial Times, and is a trend-setting thought leader regarding best practices for design and implementation of biblical investment strategies for institutions, professional money management and retail investors.

Robert founded the Inspire Investing group of companies in 2011, and previously worked in the Wells Fargo Investments Private Client division in Carmel, CA from 2008 to 2011.

In 2003, Robert married his first (and only!) girlfriend, Lisa, and they are raising their three energetic boys and one beautiful princess in Hollister, CA. Lisa homeschools all four of their children and together Robert and Lisa enjoy supporting their vibrant local homeschool community. Robert and his family worship and serve at Grace Bible Church of Hollister, where they have served as Sunday school teachers, led the college ministry, worship music ministry and yes, financial stewardship ministry (but not all at once).

Least importantly, Robert holds a B.S. degree from New York University’s Excelsior College in Liberal Studies.

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Aaron Moon, MBA

COO & CCO

Aaron serves as Inspire’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, ensuring that all the firm’s activities are aligned, organized, efficient and compliant. Aspiring to use business as ministry, Aaron joined the management team at Inspire in 2015 as operations were beginning to form. Having a background in financial advising and an MBA from Biola University, Aaron is passionate about using his training and education to inspire change in the world through the way people invest their money.

Aaron is married to his beautiful wife, Sandra, and has two adorable daughters. He rides his bike to work, drinks French-pressed coffee in the morning, and scuba dives on the weekends. He attends Grace Bible Church in Hollister where he and his wife host their weekly small group.

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Joseph Verissimo

V.P. Sales & Marketing

Joseph serves as Inspire’s VP of Sales and Marketing, leading the team in overall distribution and marketing strategy. Joseph is very passionate about Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) as well as financial stewardship. He enjoys working on new and innovative ways to help the public become more aware of biblical financial stewardship. Joseph joined the Inspire management team in 2015 leading the sales and distribution team. Joseph previously worked as a financial advisor with Christian Wealth Management (CWM) from 2012 to 2016. Prior to joining CWM, Joseph held a variety of positions at Wells Fargo Advisors and Wells Fargo Bank.

Joseph has been married to his amazing wife, Sarah, since 2006 and have 4 wonderful children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and going to the gun range. Joseph and his family attend Hollister Foursquare Church where Joseph and Sarah are both licensed pastors.

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Investment Committee
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Darrell Jayroe, CFA, CFP, CKA

Chief Investment Officer

Darrell Jayroe, CFA, CFP, CKA, serves as Inspire’s Chief Investment Officer responsible for leading the firm’s Investment Committee, as well as serving as Lead Portfolio Manager for Inspire’s equity ETFs and SMA strategies, and Co-Portfolio Manager for Inspire’s fixed income ETFs. Darrell has been with the firm since 2016.

Prior to joining Inspire, Darrell was a Vice President and Sr. Portfolio Manager for the Bank of Oklahoma trust department for 12 years where he was responsible for managing accounts for high net worth families, trusts, foundations and institutions. Darrell started his career as an investment advisor in 1994 with PaineWebber in Oklahoma City.

Darrell received a B.A. and Masters degree from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma.  He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder and is a CFP® (Certified Financial Planner®) licensee. He is a member of the CFA Institute and a member and Past President of the CFA Society of Oklahoma. He is also a member of Kingdom Advisors and holds the CKA® (Certified Kingdom Advisor®) designation as well as a member of the NACFC (National Association of Christian Financial Consultants).

Darrell and his wife, Beth, have been married since 1982 and have two daughters, Kayla and Kyndal and a son in law, Grayson.

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Carlos Lopez, Jr., CKA

Deputy Portfolio Manager

Carlos Lopez, Jr., CKA® has served as Deputy Portfolio Manager for Inspire since 2016 and was previously the Director of Trading since joining the Inspire team in 2015. Mr. Lopez has extensive investment experience in the fields of trading, fintech, and particular expertise in fixed income, having worked with many major institutional fixed income desks on Wall Street. Mr. Lopez is the Lead Portfolio Manager for Inspire’s fixed income ETF, Co-Portfolio Manager for Inspire’s equity ETFs and SMA strategies, a member of the Inspire Investment Committee, and is also responsible for all trading functions for the firm. He is a 1994 graduate of New York University – Stern School of Business (B.S., Double Major: Economics, Finance) and a Certified Kingdom Advisor (CKA®) since 2013.

Carlos recently settled in Dallas, Texas with his wife whom he’s been married to since 2005. They lived in New York City for eight years where he served their church, a Calvary Chapel affiliate, as an elder for many years. They currently fellowship at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church and are passionate about Christian apologetics. He is a seminarian at Veritas Evangelical Seminary (M.Div., Christian Apologetics) which is based in Southern California.

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Shane Enete, CFA

Investment Analyst

Shane Enete has worked as an assistant professor of finance at Biola University since 2015.  Prior to that, Enete was an investment research professional for 10 years for large institutional asset managers. His duties included valuing public stock securities, modeling asset allocations, and serving as a forensic accountant. Enete currently holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and was awarded the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation in 2014 (lapsed). Enete holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Southern California and a M.S. in Mathematical Finance from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Enete is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the financial planning program at Kansas State University. His research interests include Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI), charitable giving, modeling financial well being, and behavioral finance.

Shane is married to Tammy, and is father to Sage and Silas.  He enjoys any activity near the beach, or in the water, including surfing, swimming, beach volleyball, and triathlons. He hopes that when his kids turn 5, which is the minimum surfing age, they will both fall in love with surfing so that he can have whole family surf sessions.

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Robert Netzly

CEO

As the founder and CEO of Inspire, Robert has been here since the beginning and is responsible for the leadership of the firm, and most importantly, keeping the firm fanatically focused on our mission to inspire transformation for God’s glory throughout the world by building low cost, biblically aligned investments that create meaningful change in the lives of people across the globe.

Completely by God’s grace, somehow Robert has become a globally recognized authority on the Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) movement, is frequently cited in major financial media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Fox Business and Financial Times, and is a trend-setting thought leader regarding best practices for design and implementation of biblical investment strategies for institutions, professional money management, and retail investors.

Robert founded the Inspire Investing group of companies in 2011, and previously worked in the Wells Fargo Investments Private Client division in Carmel, CA from 2008 to 2011.

In 2003, Robert married his first (and only!) girlfriend, Lisa, and together they are raising their three energetic boys and one beautiful princess in Hollister, CA. Lisa homeschools all four of their children and together Robert and Lisa enjoy supporting their vibrant, local homeschool community. Robert and his family worship and serve at Grace Bible Church of Hollister, where they have served as Sunday school teachers, led the college ministry, worship music ministry and yes, financial stewardship ministry (but not all at once).

Least importantly, Robert holds a B.S. degree from New York University’s Excelsior College in Liberal Studies.

meet inspire's
Distribution Team
Joseph

Joseph Verissimo

V.P. Sales & Marketing

Joseph serves as Inspire’s VP of Sales and Marketing, leading the team in overall distribution and marketing strategy. Joseph is very passionate about Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) as well as financial stewardship. He enjoys working on new and innovative ways to help the public become more aware of biblical financial stewardship. Joseph joined the Inspire management team in 2015 leading the sales and distribution team. Joseph previously worked as a financial advisor with Christian Wealth Management (CWM) from 2012 to 2016. Prior to joining CWM, Joseph held a variety of positions at Wells Fargo Advisors and Wells Fargo Bank.

Joseph has been married to his amazing wife, Sarah, since 2006 and have 4 wonderful children. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, and going to the gun range. Joseph and his family attend Hollister Foursquare Church where Joseph and Sarah are both licensed pastors.

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Natalie Strayer

EXTERNAL WHOLESALER

Having worked 20 years in financial services, Natalie brings a dynamic background to the team. She has represented every product available to a traditional financial advisors: life & long term care insurance, annuities, disability income, and asset management. Her passion is to get to the Heart of the Matter…the emotional drive that makes most of our decisions. She serves on the prayer team at her church and helps young women uncover their Purpose. Natalie is married with the 3 children. The oldest is studying Economics at Bluffton University, the middle child is starting kindergarten and the youngest enjoys making the older two run around.
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Cassie Tramontana

External Wholesaler

Cassie Tramontana serves as an External Wholesaler on our sales team. She is very passionate about Financial Planning, and excited about the opportunity to Inspire Transformation for God’s Glory by promoting biblically aligned investments. Prior to joining the Inspire team in May 2018, Cassie wholesaled a variety of products for Leading Investment and Insurance Firms. She has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Franklin University in Columbus, OH. Cassie has been married since 2009. She and her husband, Alex, reside in Castle Rock, Colorado, and have two beautiful children (Boy/Girl Twins!), and 2 Labrador Retrievers. In her free time Cassie enjoys attending Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, CO and her weekly women’s bible study group. She also enjoys volunteering for a local Labrador Rescue. Cassie is passionate about exercising, hiking, biking, skiing, reading and spending time with her family.
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Jared Williams

INTERNAL WHOLESALER

Jared serves as both the Internal Wholesaler & Family Financial Advisor.  Jared also serves as the Inspire Index Manager.  Jared loves getting to know the clients and advisors he works with is constantly seeking to promote stewardship and Biblical wisdom in these relationships.  Jared joined the Inspire team in December 2017 after using Inspire exclusively as an advisor following its launch.  Jared is currently working to complete his Certified Kingdom Advisor as well as Certified Financial Planner designations.  
 
Jared has been married to his faithful wife, Brittany, since 2006 and has 3 children.  Jared enjoys spending time with family and friends and attends Princeton Presbyterian Church.  Jared and Brittany have had the pleasure of furthering the Kingdom overseas in China, India, and the U.K.  They look forward to sharing this passion with their children.
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Eric Smyth

Marketing Director

Eric serves as Inspire’s Marketing Director, joining the team in 2015. He is responsible for overall brand strategy and driving awareness for Biblically Responsible Investing through all of Inspire’s marketing distribution channels and corporate communication. Eric previously held a Marketing Coordinator position for Silverado Stages, the largest charter bus company in California. He holds a B.S. in Business Admin and Marketing Management from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

Eric has been married to his gorgeous wife, Jelissa, since 2015 after they met in a college ceramics class (no, not like in the movie Ghost). They have their hands full raising two little man cubs. Eric loves spending time with family and friends, watching football, and working on his 1950 Chevy pickup when there is free time. He attends South Valley Community Church in Hollister, Ca.