Meet Your Team

Don

Don Brosz, J.D.

Mr. Brosz is a managing partner and portfolio manager for WaterStone Investment Counsel, LLC. He has been managing investment portfolios for investors since 1980. Mr. Brosz is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in finance. He also earned his Juris Doctor degree from Taft Law School.​​  

Don has held positions with major Wall Street firms prior to co-founding WaterStone Investment Counsel. He is a member of the CFA Institute and a member of the Cincinnati Society of Financial Analysts. 

Email Don at dbrosz@waterstone-ic.com

Mark Roberts, RFC

 Mr. Roberts is a managing partner and portfolio manager for WaterStone Investment Counsel, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor's Degree in economics. He also is a graduate of Miami University with a Master's Degree in economics. Mr. Roberts was accepted into the Ph.D. Program at Purdue University, but instead chose to begin a career in investments. Mark has been providing investment management advice since 1982. 

Prior to joining WaterStone he held positions with several Wall Street Firms. He is a member of IARFC and holds the Registered Financial Consultant designation.  

Email Mark at mroberts@waterstone-ic.com

Benjamen Jacobs

Mr. Jacobs is an Associate Vice President of Investments for WaterStone Investment Counsel, LLC. Ben graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati, Carl H. Lindner College of Business. He also earned a Master's Degree in finance from the University of Cincinnati. 

Prior to joining WaterStone Investment Counsel, Ben was employed by an independent investment advisory firm. Ben also served our country for nine years in the U.S. Army.  

Email Ben at bjacobs@waterstone-ic.com

Ryan Fletcher

 Mr. Fletcher is an Associate Vice President of Investments for WaterStone Investment Counsel, LLC. Ryan earned a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Cincinnati. 

Prior to joining WaterStone Investment Counsel, Ryan worked for Edward Jones. He also played basketball for the University of Cincinnati and seven years professionally overseas.

Email Ryan at rfletcher@waterstone-ic.com

James Bien

 Mr. Bien is a Senior Vice President with WaterStone Investment Counsel, LLC. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from Xavier University. He attended Harvard Business School and also holds a Master of Business Administration Degree in Finance. Mr. Bien has over thirty years experience in the investment industry.

Prior to joining WaterStone, he was a Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley and E.F. Hutton.

Email Jim at jbien@cinci.rr.com

Matt McCann

 Mr. McCann is Vice President of Investments for WaterStone Investment Counsel. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in accounting and finance. Mr. McCann has over 25 years experience in the investment industry helping investors manage their money.

Prior to joining WaterStone Investment Counsel he was with Fidelity Investments.

Your Extended Team

Gary Spenlau, CPA

Mr. Spenlau is a partner at Plattenburg & Associates, Inc., a regional CPA firm with offices in Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio. Gary's practice is concentrated in tax related matters for individuals, small businesses, trusts and estates. He has been in practice since 1979, and is a member of the AICPA, and both the Ohio and Kentucky Society of CPAs.

Gary is a strong proponent for tax planning and analysis of tax related transactions before they take place, and encourages year-end tax-planning in order to avoid "springtime surprises".

Walter Wurster, J.D.

Mr. Wurster has been a practicing attorney in Cincinnati since 1974. He specializes in generational wealth transfer, including Will and Trust drafting, and in matters involving the probate administration of estates. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, A.B. 1971, and the University of Mississippi Law School, J.D. 1974. Walter has served both as a Judge and Magistrate in Hamilton County, Ohio, as well as a Chair of the Common Pleas Arbitration Panel. He is currently a member of the Ohio State and Cincinnati Bar Associations. His approach to formulating an estate plan for his client is to first and foremost listen to the client’s wishes; then go about analyzing the facts and circumstances unique to the client, working closely with the client in development of a specific plan best suited to match their expressed goals.​ 

Carrie Hawkins

Ms. Hawkins is an Intern at WaterStone Investment Counsel, LLC. She is currently attending University of Dayton's School of Business Administration where she studies Finance and Business Economics. She is involved in Women in Business and Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity.

Email Carrie at assistant1@waterstone-ic.com