Mr. Carleton is a founding partner of Heritage Wealth Management, an independent financial planning firm that provides comprehensive financial planning and asset management. Our fundamental philosophy is one of strong commitment to the process of financial planning to help families in today’s complex world. We provide a level of highly personalized and dedicated attention to those served by the firm. Heritage Wealth Management’s client base includes high net worth individuals within many industries such as oil and gas, healthcare, and legal services. We help these individuals plan for, begin, and progress through the retirement process, as well as transition between jobs prior to retirement.
Brett is a graduate of Texas Lutheran University, with a B.A. in Business Management and Marketing. He began working in the financial services industry in 1989, at Lutheran Brotherhood Securities Corp. He is a Certified Financial Planner™, a designation granted by the CFP® Board of Standards in Denver, CO, and a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a designation granted by the American College of Bryn Mawr, PA. He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association. He is a member of the Texas Lutheran University Corporation Board, Presidents Associates, and the O.G. Beck Society. Brett is also a member of the President’s Council of Upbring and is now a board member.
Brett lives in Sugar Land, Texas with his wife, Laura, and has three daughters.
Ian Harris is a graduate of Boston College with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business. He has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from UT Knoxville and an MA in German from Middlebury College. After a career in education and small business, Ian transitioned into the financial services industry in 2007 by earning his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. He joined a local advisory firm that was passionate about personal attention but was eventually bought and integrated into a large international bank that stressed a uniform approach to customers. Preferring the intense client focus and family atmosphere, Ian was excited to join the Heritage Wealth Management team in 2012. He enjoys being able to work closely with clients and focus on their individual planning needs, and Heritage was a perfect fit.
Ian is currently a member of the Houston chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA). He also volunteers in Scouting and has held multiple roles in Scouting BSA as an adult leader. He is also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manvel, TX.
Ian grew up in Connecticut, but finally made it to Texas in 1997, where he met and married his wife Carol. They live in Pearland with their three sons: Patrick, Broderick and Jacob. For fun, Ian enjoys camping, hiking, and despite two left feet, country-western dancing with Carol.
Robert is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a major in Personal Financial Planning and a minor in general business. Robert began his career in 2003 working for an independent RIA firm in Baton Rouge, LA before moving back to Houston in 2010. In his previous position, Robert worked as the operations manager for another independent RIA before accepting his current position at Heritage. He is looking forward to working with you and getting to know more about your situation, as well as working with the team here at Heritage to improve firm operations.
Robert met his wife Lynn in 2016, and they married in the summer of 2018. They live in Houston and enjoy spending time with family and friends. In his spare time, Robert enjoys playing tennis, and has recently joined the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as a volunteer member.
Sarah joined Heritage in January 2020 as an Associate Financial Planner after graduating from the University of Houston with a business degree in Finance. She was part of the Financial Planning Program at C.T. Bauer College of Business and had the opportunity to successfully complete two internships while in her senior year of school. She was employed throughout her entire college career and was also an active member of the Finance Association, where she hosted financial literacy workshops after class.
Sarah enjoys educating families how to be financially successful as well as having the ability to connect and build relationships that last a lifetime. With a decade of experience in customer service, Sarah loves to interact with people and looks forward to helping Heritage families plan for some of the most important milestones in life. She has taken all required coursework to achieve the CFP® designation and expects to take the exam in 2022.
In her free time, she enjoys taking weekend trips, taking fun fitness classes, and spending time with family.
Denise Kapke is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a die-hard Packers fan. She also enjoys attending and watching Nascar races and Houston Astros baseball. She moved to Houston in 1981 for a job opportunity. She joined Heritage Wealth Management during its first year in 2002. Denise is in charge of account management for Heritage Wealth Management’s clients, including fund transfers, withdrawals, and opening new accounts.
She currently lives in Sugar Land with her husband David. She has 3 grown children, a son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren. Denise and her family are members of the Bridge Fellowship Church in Sugar Land.
Chetra joined Heritage Wealth Management in January 2022. She graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Biology. She utilizes her skills and experience to maintain office organization, operations, and marketing. She is responsible for planning and execution of team and client-focused events and activities as well as supporting Brett.
Chetra grew up in New Jersey and has been living in Texas for almost 10 years now. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son in Katy.