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Meet The Interlinc Team

Steve Meeks, RFC©, CCFS©

Financial Advisor, Co-Founder & President of Interlinc Financial

Steve, Co-Founder and President of Interlinc Financial, is driven by his passion to safeguard clients' wealth and lifestyles, and he adopts an educational approach to empower clients with the knowledge needed for informed decisions about their futures. Steve's strategic thinking skills were honed during his tenure as a Navy Tactical Strategist, specializing in Warfare and Search and Rescue operations throughout the Cold War, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm eras.

Furthermore, he has successfully completed the rigorous CFP® Education Program and consistently pursues 40 continuing education hours per year. Steve is a proud graduate of San Diego State University, with a degree in Finance and extensive background in Molecular Biology. Steve is a Series 65 Securities Licensed Fiduciary, holds a life Insurance License, is an esteemed member of the Financial Planning Association, and is a member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners.

Gayle Meeks, RFC©

Financial Advisor, Co-Founder & Vice President of Interlinc Financial

Gayle Meeks, Co-Founder and Vice President of Interlinc Financial, possesses nearly two decades of experience. With commitment to ongoing professional development, she consistently acquires 40 annual continuing educations hours, ensuring her knowledge remains at the forefront of the industry.

Gayle's main focus is to mitigate clients' financial concerns and cultivate their confidence through comprehensive financial analysis. She holds the esteemed titles of Registered Financial Consultant (RFC), Series 6/63 Securities License holder, along with being a Certified Professional in 403b/457 retirement plans. Gayle is a proud member of the National Institute of Certified College Planners, member of the Financial Planning Association & member of the national Inspiring Women group. Additionally, she holds a life insurance license, further enhancing her expertise in financial strategies and risk management.

Lori Villarreal

Director of Business Development & Senior Financial Analyst

Lori Villarreal, the personable and determined Director of Business Development and Senior Financial Analyst at Interlinc Financial, exudes warmth and expertise in every endeavor. With her charming demeanor and unwavering dedication, she fosters meaningful partnerships with a unique blend of kindness and professionalism that not only drives growth but also creates lasting connections, leaving an indelible mark on those she encounters.

Autumn Randolph

Financial Office Coordinator

Autumn Randolph, our cheerful Financial Office Coordinator at Interlinc Financial, seamlessly blends organizational expertise with meticulous attention to detail. Renowned for her infectious smile and friendly demeanor, she is committed to efficiency and client satisfaction. Autumn's joyful approach adds a warm touch as she streamlines financial operations, ensuring a seamless and delightful experience for our clients. Her dedication to a well-organized and client-friendly environment makes her a valuable asset to our team.

Brandon Hager

Senior Medicare Analyst

Brandon Hager, a highly regarded Senior Medicare Analyst and Advisor at Interlinc Financial, was carefully selected for his extensive expertise in Medicare research and education.

He places a strong emphasis on client education, empowering individuals to make informed choices that are tailored to their current circumstances and ensure a secure future, safeguarded against the financial burdens of rising medical costs. Brandon's military background as a Marine Veteran instilled in him a deep understanding of strategic thinking in order to protect his clients.

Dean Zayed, JD, LLM, CFP®

Founder & CEO of Brookstone Capital Management LLC

Dean is the Founder and CEO of Brookstone Capital Management, LLC (BCM), ranked as one of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing RIAs in the country by Financial Advisor magazine in 2013. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Northwestern University, where he completed the Business Institutions Program, the Undergraduate Leadership Program, and was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society. Dean received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a Master’s degree in Taxation from Chicago-Kent College of Law and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®).

Mark DiOrio

Chief Investment Officer, Brookstone Capital Management

Mark DiOrio joined Brookstone as the Chief Investment Officer in 2015. In his role, he leads the firm’s investment committee and drives the firm’s investment policy, framework, and portfolio construction methodology.  He oversees the portfolio strategy group that provides recommendations on strategic and tactical portfolio design.  Mark directs research on external managers and develops internal strategies.  He produces and presents content for advisor training, a weekly Market Watch update, and the firm’s quarterly market reports. 

Prior to joining Brookstone, he was responsible for launching and managing a boutique investment subsidiary of a publicly traded regional bank holding company. While there, Mark ran a global tactical asset allocation strategy and accumulated an 8 year GIPS® compliant track record. Mark has nearly 20 years of investment industry experience, including 10 years of multi-asset class portfolio management. He has been featured in Investor’s Business Daily and quoted in the Wall Street Journal. Mark received his MBA from Benedictine University, his BA from Eastern Illinois University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mark is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago.

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