Jeff Spears
Co-founder and CEO

Jeff is a co-founder and CEO of Sanctuary Wealth Services, LLC, and one of the nation’s recognized leaders in the RIA industry. Jeff has over 26 years of experience in wealth management as a wealth advisor and as an executive leading the national wealth management businesses of Montgomery Securities, Bank of America Private Bank, and Presidio Financial Partners LLC. Prior to co-founding Sanctuary Wealth Services, Jeff was a Partner of Presidio Financial Partners, where he was responsible for the firm’s wealth management business from 2004 to 2007. During that period, wealth management assets grew from $400 million to more than $3 billion. Earlier in his career, Jeff was the National Sales Manager for Bank of America Private Bank, responsible for the integration of Montgomery Securities’ Private Client Group into the B of A Private Bank. Jeff was also head of Montgomery Securities Private Client (MPCS) group from 1999 to 2004 and a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Celeste Moye

Celeste is responsible for the Sanctuary’s accounting and tax functions and serves as Sanctuary’s Registered Financial Operations Professional (FINOP) to FINRA. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Celeste has worked with Sanctuary for the past three years. Her professional focus has been working with entrepreneurial organizations in both the public and private sector. She has deep experience in tax, accounting, and systems management, and has worked for a number of accounting and professional services firms, including Hood & Strong, LLP, and Ekhoff Accountancy Corporation.

Advisory Board

Craig R. Johnson

Craig is Vice Chairman of JMP Group and a member of its executive committee. He is also Chairman of Harvest Capital Strategies. Craig previously served as President of JMP Group, from 2007 through 2010, and as President of JMP Securities, from 2002 until 2007. He is co-portfolio manager of the JMP Masters fund.

Raymond Jackson

Ray is Chief Financial Officer of JMP Group. Prior to joining JMP, Ray was corporate controller and an executive officer at Redwood Trust, a publicly traded mortgage REIT. He was previously a senior manager for three years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the financial services and banking industry practice in San Francisco.