With thousands of financial tools available, and just as many opinions, how do you find the solutions that work together to meet your goals? Fortunately, that’s our job.
We perform investment research, analysis, and daily market measurements to make decisions based on facts—not predictions, emotions, theory, or opinions.
What if? What if life takes an unplanned detour? Having a risk management strategy in place is important to protecting your family, employees, business, and future earning potential. We can help.
As wealth advisors, we often work with clients’ legal teams and other professionals to help ensure that their estate plans will operate as they envision.
Complete analysis of a financial situation or plan includes tax planning. No one likes to pay taxes, so we can help ensure that your plan works as tax-efficiently possible.
Business owners can make better decisions with the help of an objective financial perspective. When you want to minimize financial risk or prepare for key business transitions, you don’t have to do it alone.
The Aspect Team
More than just accomplished professionals, everyone at Aspect is also an incredible person.
Michael Clark, CIMA®, CRC®
President and Managing Partner
Michael Clark, CIMA®, CRC®
“I love analysis and problem-solving, but perhaps even more, I gain tremendous satisfaction in serving. Each day offers opportunities to serve clients—drilling down deep into what’s important to them, finding the right solutions for them, and celebrating when they succeed. There are strong bonds of trust and mutual respect between us. I’m grateful for the relationships we have with our clients.”
Michael Clark founded Aspect Wealth Management in 1997 after a ten-year career with Salomon Smith Barney. Today he serves as Managing Partner, overseeing the firm’s growth, strategy, and client relationships. Previously he served as an economic analyst and management advisor for the U.S. government and private industry. He also spent seven years as an Economics and Finance faculty member for the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Michael is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research and Management. He was nominated to receive a Fulbright Scholarship, and went on to earn a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and Economics from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) professional designation after completing the Wharton School of Business Investment Management Analyst program. Michael also holds a Certified Retirement Counselor® (CRC®) certification from the International Foundation of Retirement Education® and is a Registered Principal with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.
Bilingual in Spanish, Michael enjoys traveling with his family; together they have participated in numerous mission trips to Peru and Mexico. He is an avid fisherman, loves bird hunting and golf, and is a wine enthusiast. Michael is active or has served in a variety of professional and charitable organizations including:
- Chairman of the Board, Lumerit Education
- Chairman of the Board, Spirit of Elijah Ministries
- International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
- Investment Management Consultants Association
- American Heart Association Board of Directors
- Southwest Foundation Founder’s Council
- Founding member, Alamo Executives Association
Jeffrey D. Allison, CFP®
Partner and Vice President
Jeffrey D. Allison, CFP®
“As a wealth manager, I love using numbers and analysis to help people make decisions about the most important areas of their lives. It’s a privilege to be able to have a dramatic impact on a family’s well-being for multiple generations.”
Jeff co-founded Aspect Wealth Management and serves as Vice President. He provides financial advisory, risk management, and consulting services to retirees, executives, physicians and families. Jeff started his professional career as a Financial Consultant and Investment Analyst at Smith Barney. He graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Economics. While at Trinity, he was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the Economics honor society. Jeff then earned a Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2003, he
Completed the Certified Financial Planner™ program. Jeff also serves as a Registered Principal with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.
Jeff and his family spend part of each summer at a cabin in Canada that has been in his family since 1909. They also enjoy travel abroad, reveling in northern Europe’s hot (65 degrees) weather there as a relief from San Antonio heat.
Jeff has served with a number of professional and charitable organizations, including:
- Texans Can Academies
- Financial Planning Association
- Society of Financial Service Professionals
- Director, Lone Star Transplant Association
- United Network for Organ Sharing
Zachary Clark, CFP®
Partner and Financial Advisor
Zachary Clark, CFP®
“I love the relationship aspects of what we do. I’m honored to be able to help people walk through financial complexities and replace their concerns with clarity and a vision.”
Zack serves as Partner and Financial Advisor, overseeing trading allocations at Aspect Wealth Management. He graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration. He then completed the Certified Financial Planner™ program and earned his securities registrations before joining Aspect. Zack also serves as a Regional Director with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.
In his spare time, Zack hunts, fishes, and plays basketball. He serves in mentorship roles and also assists his wife with her nonprofit organization, GirlDefined. Ask Zack about coffee—as a self-professed connoisseur, he loves trying new coffees and roasts.
Maxwell Clark, CFP®
Partner and Financial Advisor
Maxwell Clark, CFP®
“Managing personal assets can be intimidating, even for clients who have had multi-billion-dollar budget responsibilities in their careers. We bring solutions to people who need them, and the relief they express is palpable—it’s a big part of why we do what we do.”
Max serves as Partner and Financial Advisor at Aspect Wealth Management and co-advises with Michael Clark on client accounts. He also manages investment implementation and execution. Max previously served as Governor of Patriot Academy 2011, a political leadership boot camp that trains young men and women in leadership strategies, life purpose plans, media relations, public speaking and advanced communication skills, campaign techniques, and a founding fathers' philosophy of government. Max earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a focus in finance from Thomas Edison State University in a year and nine months at the age of 20, simultaneously earning his securities registrations. He completed the Certified Financial Planner™ program in 2104. Max also serves as a Regional Director with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC.
Sports, including golf, football, and Frisbee golf are hobbies in what little spare time available. As a new dad, Max and his wife recently welcomed their first child, and the family actively participates in church.
“I love what I do—taking my interest and experience in investments and using it to help clients realize their potential and their visions for the future.”
Jane Weekley is a Financial Advisor at Aspect Wealth Management and an Investment Advisor Representative with Cetera Advisor Networks LLC. She provides a disciplined financial planning process to help individuals and families accumulate, preserve, and protect their wealth. Jane was a founding member of The Trust Company, N. A. in San Antonio where she also served as a trust administrator and marketing officer. Prior to Aspect, Jane served as a Financial Consultant at Salomon Smith Barney in San Antonio. Before moving to Texas, Jane worked as an asset manager for 15 years in the real estate investment banking division at UBS Asset Management (formerly Chase Investors Management Corporation) in New York.
Jane graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Fordham University, New York, New York. She also holds a certificate from The Texas School of Trust Banking, Texas Bankers Association.
Jane has served in organizations including:
- HeartGift San Antonio, Board of Directors
- Masters Leadership Program of Greater San Antonio
- San Antonio Estate Planners Council
- The Oakes Club
- Rotary (Downtown Association)
- The Junior League of San Antonio
- Cancer Therapy & Research Center Council
- Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
Denise Salzman, CPA
Director of Operations
Denise Salzman, CPA
“My favorite thing? Working with people! From corporate roles, through consulting engagements to working with clients, it’s so satisfying to come into a situation that is complex or stressful for others and structure solutions that restore their confidence, reduce their stress, or improve their capabilities.”
Denise serves as Director of Operations at Aspect, with responsibility for streamlining and standardizing processes and systems in order to ensure that we keep our promises to clients and to build capacity for growth. She has initiated projects to automate IT, security, and compliance processes. Prior to Aspect, Denise consulted for companies in financial services, healthcare, energy, real estate, entertainment, and IT, providing financial and operational guidance, trouble-shooting, system selection and implementation and other remediation efforts for her clients. Previously Denise was CFO and Director of Shared & Support Services for St. Peter-St. Joseph Children’s Home, growing the budget and building automated IT systems for several key processes. She graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management. Denise is a Certified Public Accountant and holds investment securities and insurance licenses.
Outside of the office, Denise and her family can be found wherever there is water—liquid or solid. They spend time at Lake LBJ, boating and water skiing, and on the ski slopes in the winter. Denise also has volunteered for several nonprofit organizations that mentor kids at risk. She is a Board Member at the San Antonio Parks Foundation and has served at:
- The Saddle Light Center
- Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
- American Institute of CPAs
Client Services Associate
“I enjoy working with people and helping with all of the different aspects of making sure their accounts are up and running. Details are so important in our business, and we are meticulous in making sure they’re correct.”
Evita serves as Client Services Associate at Aspect, supporting all of the firm’s advisors. As part of the client services team, she researches the paperwork required for accounts and investments, submits paperwork for alternative investments and insurance, and helps clients with whatever they need. Prior to moving to San Antonio and joining Aspect, Evita served for 10 years as Vice President and Trust Officer for Border Capital Bank (formerly McAllen National Bank). Previously she assisted with personal and court-created trusts and employee benefits at J.P. Morgan Chase Private Banking in McAllen. She is also bi-lingual.
In her free time, she is an enthusiastic gardener, always on the lookout for new, unusual flowers and plants to add to the collection.
Client Services Associate
“Bringing joy to people is my passion. Whether that be through accomplishing a task for someone, finding a more convenient way for them to complete a goal or saying something that will make them smile. If I can do my job excellently while instilling joy in others, there’s almost nothing else that makes me happier.”
Katy went from interning at Aspect, where she gained valuable office experience, to serving as a Client Services Associate, supporting clients, as well as all of the firm’s advisors. However, often she thinks she is the office comedian or in-house karaoke singer. When she is not setting up and maintaining accounts, processing requests, or researching process improvements, she is sending out a daily joke to put a smile on everyone’s face. She is a graduate from the UTSA College of Business where she majored in Management and is a recipient of the Terry Scholarship. While going to school full time, she also worked in management at the YMCA for 6 years.
When you do not find her at the office, she is coordinating events, serving in her church, swing dancing, or spending time with one of her seven siblings and parents.
“I love working with people! Finding ways to make each of our clients feel special and appreciated is something I truly enjoy. On the business side of my position, I get a kick out of streamlining and automating processes… anything to make things more efficient.”
Jenny serves as Aspect’s Office Manager. She supports clients, along with everyone in the office, by being the first to answer calls and greeting everyone who comes in the front door. She is responsible for the scheduling and setting up for meetings, whether that be coordinating paperwork or making delicious snacks. Clients and visitors always feel the warmth of her welcome. She plays a crucial role in maintaining accurate records, compliance and developing system improvements. Originally from California, Jenny and her husband got to Texas as fast as they could, buying acreage near Pleasanton where they are “experiencing the farm life” with their goats, four dogs and a donkey, for now… check with Jenny for the latest farm update the next time you see her!
There are three places you are likely to find Jenny… in the office, on her farm or volunteering at the local animal shelter. Animals are her passion and as many as she can get her hands on, she will.
“I’m a people person and really enjoy coordinating and organizing processes so that everything runs smoothly. Wherever we can streamline a process or remove an obstacle for a client—that’s a win for everyone.”
Jacqueline is instrumental to Aspect’s office operations, managing everything from scheduling, event coordination, and phone calls to supporting advisors and improving processes. She joined Aspect after graduating from Thomas Edison State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities, studying Spanish, communications, leadership, religion, and philosophy. Since 2014, Jacqueline has been closely involved with GirlDefined Ministries, a nonprofit organization in San Antonio. She volunteered as the ministry’s Communications Assistant for 2015. Currently, she serves at ministry events, both locally and across the U.S. She has also taught Spanish and is fluent.
In her free time, you’ll find her with friends taking in the farmer’s market at The Pearl, walking, exploring, or jogging along the Riverwalk extension, drinking local coffee, and enjoying everything San Antonio has to offer. If she isn't doing these things, she'll be singing along while playing guitar or piano.
Manager, Client Experience
“I do what needs to be done that no one else can do! From making sure that the office space communicates a welcoming ambiance to scanning vital documents for archiving, I want everyone—clients and staff—to have what they need to feel comfortable and cared for.”
Carole is often busy behind the scenes at Aspect, but her presence is felt throughout the office. In the past she worked as an interior design consultant for Ethan Allen, and recently oversaw the Aspect office renovation project. Carole also teams with Jacqueline to coordinate semi-annual client events and other projects aimed at ensuring a high-quality experience for attendees.
Away from the office, she helps care for her parents, as well as helps people coordinate and decorate for events such as showers, weddings, and entertaining. She has also served at:
- Texas Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center
- Texas Justice Foundation
Client Service Associate
“I enjoy working with people and helping with all of the different aspects of making sure their accounts are up and running. In this business attention to details is very important, and I pride myself on making sure the clients are well taken care of”
Brenda joined us at Aspect on a part-time basis as Client Services Associate, supporting the Admin Team and all of the firm’s advisors. If you need help, give Brenda a chance to help with whatever you need... if she doesn't already have the answer, she is not afraid to chase it down! Prior to joining Aspect Wealth Management, Brenda worked 14 years at Netting & Pace CPAs, as a Senior Portfolio Accountant responsible for providing general support to Portfolio Managers and other investment professional with all aspects of investment and portfolio activities.
Brenda graduated from The University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Business and concentration in Accounting
In her free time, Brenda loves loving on her grandchildren, who think she hung the moon.