Mark G. Robinson – President and Chief Investment Officer
Mark has a passion for working with people and derives great satisfaction from helping them realize financial success and security.
As an active participant in the financial community since 1995, Mark has served as a Registered Investment Advisor for over 20 years. He began his career as an investment research analyst and progressed to a senior portfolio manager before founding The Watchman Group in 2004.
A native Texan, Mark earned a BA degree in finance and economics from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1994. He lives with his wife and two children in Plano, where he serves on various non-profit boards in the community. Mark is an avid golfer and also enjoys traveling, reading, and coaching youth sports.
Matt Fitzsimmons – Senior Wealth Manager
- Matt has worked over 20 years in the investment industry serving individuals and institutions as an independent advisor. He joined The Watchman Group in 2017 from True North Advisors where Matt spent 17 years and was a principal. During his tenure at True North, Matt built out the firm's investment platform, served on the management team and worked directly with individuals and institutions on their investment and planning needs. Prior to True North, Matt worked as an investment analyst for Lockwood Financial building investment plans and conducting manager due diligence.
- In 2015, Matt participated in the Schwab Executive Leadership Program, an elite training program for next generation leaders in the RIA industry. He earned a BBA degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University where he was a member of the men's basketball team. Matt lives with his wife and three daughters in Murphy, TX.
Christopher Troseth, CFP® – Senior Wealth Manager
Chris is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional with over 25 years of experience in the securities business. He works with clients to help them achieve financial independence. Chris partners with clients to identify and address issues in the areas of estate, retirement, tax, charitable giving, insurance and investment planning.
Previously, Chris held floor trading positions on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, worked as a Senior Trading Representative managing a block trading desk for Pershing Brokerage Co., and was a stockbroker at Brown & Co.
Chris graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a BA in History. He received his CFP® designation in 2001. Some of his favorite activities include soccer, tennis, swimming and biking. Chris lives in McKinney with his wife and son.
Deana B. Webb - Operations Manager
Deana has been our operations manager since January 2005. In addition to the management of office operations, her responsibilities include client service, portfolio accounting, and client reporting.
Deana has worked in small business accounting, portfolio management and operations roles for over 30 years.
Originally from Georgia, Deana moved to Texas in 1988 and now lives in Plano with her husband and son. Her interests include reading and genealogy research.
Debbie Janssen, CPA - Accounting Manager
Debbie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 15 years of experience in the accounting industry. Debbie’s years of experience include public accounting, audit, tax, and personal investing. Debbie joins our team to support Deana in the areas of client service, portfolio accounting and client reporting. She will also be helping with tax planning for our clients.
Debbie Janssen graduated from Southwestern University with her BBA in Accounting. She received her MBA degree with an emphasis in Accounting from University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Debbie lives in Fairview with her husband and two teenage boys who keep her on her toes. Debbie is an avid scrapbooker with bookcases full of albums dedicated to her family’s history.