Meet Your Team

At Aspire Capital, we pride ourselves on building a team of individuals who continually excel in education, experience, and customer service. Our knowledgeable staff and talented advisors work diligently to ensure our clients enjoy the best experience possible. When visiting our offices, our clients are greeted by our friendly, experienced staff members who are ready to assist with all our client’s financial service needs. Our team is continuously growing and evolving to better meet the needs of our clients.

Andrew Todd

CEO and Lead Financial Advisor

Andrew grew up in Visalia, California and moved to Shakopee, MN in 1996. He attended St. Cloud State University and excelled in and out of the classroom. Andrew was a member of the SCSU baseball team where he spent two years quarterbacking the team at the shortstop position, after his tenure playing baseball Andrew began to shift his focus to the financial field. He spent the next two years earning degrees in finance and psychology. During that time, he took leadership roles both as the Husky Fund President as well as the Vice President of the Investment Club.

Prior to his time with Aspire, Andrew started with Minneapolis Financial Group as an intern in 2005 and has since found his passion, focusing on the retirement market. Andrew concentrates on the 4 areas important to his clients: Income, Liquidity, Care, and Legacy. His planning technique has been published multiple times, most recently in a 2010 edition of “What Seniors Want” issue of Advisor Today Magazine. Andrew has not only proven to be successful among his clients; he has also become a leader in the firm. In recognition of his achievements in sales, he was a six-time Minneapolis Financial Group advisor of the year (2006-2011) and became a partner in 2008. Andrew quickly surpassed Massachusetts Life Insurance Company Leaders level (2007-2020) and has become a perennial MassMutual Blue Chip Council (2011, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018-2020) and Top of the Council qualifier (2014, 2016, 2018).

As he has done in the past Andrew continues to be very involved. Andrew is an active member in his community, serves as a board member at Oakridge Country Club, chairing the human resources committee as well as serving on the club’s finance committee. In the spare time he has, Andrew enjoys helping guide and tutor new financial professionals in their practice, watching and playing sports, and most importantly spending time with his family. Andrew along with his wife Megan and their two children Monroe and Louie (English bulldog) reside in Eden Prairie.

Andrew Todd is a registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Aspire Capital LLC is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC, or its affiliated companies. 730 Sandhill Rd, Suite 320, Reno, NV 89521

Aspire Capital Team

Kurt Hillson

Investment Specialist

As Investment Specialist, Kurt provides our clients with diligent service on a daily basis. Having grown up in Reno, he has strong local ties and looks forward to contributing to long lasting financial security and building relationships with clients. He has also graduated from University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Kurt has completed his FINRA Series 7 and 63 registrations.

Amanda Starr

Director of Marketing and Operations

Amanda was born and raised here in Northern Nevada; because of her love for the mountains and beautiful Lake Tahoe, she couldn’t imagine advancing her career anywhere else. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting. As Director of Marketing and Operations, Amanda has made it her mission to implement the Aspire core values into her day-to-day work, ensuring that all aspects of the business run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Amanda has acquired her FINRA Series 63 registration. Her strong customer service background and hard work ethic make Amanda a key member of our team. 

Ryan Anderson

Director of Client Relations

Ryan has his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Nevada, Reno. Born and raised in Reno, Ryan cherishes the local community and is passionate about helping people. As Director of Client Relations, he helps our clients by managing their investments and servicing their accounts. He loves working with our clients and aiding in their financial wellbeing.

Austin Howery

Lead Account Manager

Austin is in his third year at the University of Nevada, Reno pursuing majors in Finance & Accounting as well as minors in Statistics & Economics. Austin was born and raised in Reno and has strong roots in the community. He is looking forward to establishing meaningful connections with clients and making sure their experience with Aspire Capital Advisors is seamless. As Lead Account Manager, Austin ensures that clients are cared for and any questions are addressed promptly. Austin has obtained his SIE license.

Bryce Carney

Financial Advisor

As our newest Financial Advisor, Bryce works closely with our clients in order to better understand them and their financial needs. He creates and implements financial plans to assist our clients in reaching their financial goals and collaborates alongside our clients throughout their lives to keep them on track. Raised here in Reno, Nevada, he strives to assist our clients in understanding financial wellness and achieve their financial goals. Bryce is currently FINRA Series 7 & 66 registered and licensed in Nevada State Life and Health Insurance.

Bryce Carney is a registered representative of and offers securities and investment advisory services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Aspire Capital LLC is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, LLC, or its affiliated companies.  730 Sandhill Rd, Suite 320, Reno, NV 89521

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