About Us

Our Valiant Team

Serving our clients and our mission is our top priority. To that end, we’ve spent hours working to hone our craft. Learn more about our specialities below.

Doug Vander Weide, CFP

Partner, CEO

Doug is a veteran Certified Financial Planner with over 25 years of professional experience in advising clients in the areas such as wealth management, short and long term planning and private equity investments.

In August of 2008, Doug founded Valiant Wealth, LLC, an independent financial advisory firm. Doug is also involved in private equity endeavors. Doug’s expertise in the financial industry has led to him being featured in the Wall Street Journal and he has been interviewed and quoted in numerous financial publications.

Paul W. Hassebroek

Partner, COO

Paul Hassebroek has 15 years of experience helping individuals with their financial plans and investment portfolios.

By keeping investment costs low, focusing on transparency and communication and adopting a fee-only advisor fee model, he has been able to remove the conflicts of interest present in the typical financial industry firm.  Paul also writes about personal finance and investing topics for our Valiant clients.

Ginny Shiverdecker

Marketing and Brand Management

Ginny leads the firm’s marketing efforts. She is a C-Suite veteran of business and brand development in corporate, entrepreneurial and consulting environments in the US and globally. Her award winning expertise is Business Building Strategy, Personal Branding and Marketing in the digital age. This includes launching new brands, celebrity/athlete branding, social platforms and media reach, events and public relations. Deeply devoted to giving back, Ginny also serves as Executive Director of AbodShelters Foundation.

Scott Stegg

Director of Operations

Scott has a combined 14 years of experience in operations, process improvement, strategic planning, and financial planning.

With a commitment of putting the client first, Scott is able to use technology, process improvement, and strategic planning to enhance the quality of our family office services. Ultimately Scott is responsible for positioning the team to provide the highest level of service imaginable.

Brenda Hummel-Foreman

Director of Client Services

Brenda celebrates seven years with the firm this year as Director of Client Services.  In her role, she coordinates the account opening process, manages the transfer process and responds to client requests for cash transfers and scheduling.

Shanell Freeseman

Shanell Freeseman

Director of Financial Concierge

Shanell joined the Valiant team with over a decade of experience in the financial industry. As Director of Financial Concierge, she makes sure the client’s financial needs are met. Shanell is responsible for Valaint’s family office offerings including facilitating money movement, philanthropic giving as well as a variety of operational areas including compliance, trading, and client communications.

Kandis Breding

Kandis Breding

Family Office Accounting

Kandis  has 20 years of experience as a personal financial assistant and bookkeeper. Her passion is in helping people organize their lives by assisting them in everything from making travel arrangements to paying bills, managing properties and developing budgets. She is certified in both QuickBooks online and desktop.


Why you should work with us

Our Mission

Our mission is to change the way investors create wealth by eliminating the speculation often associated with active management.

Our Vision

At Valiant Wealth, our values include honesty, integrity, and continuous commitment to our clients.

Our Philosophy

We believe you have the right to objective financial advice.  Our philosophy is to focus on costs and diversification to drive investment returns.

Choosing an advisor is an important one. As you’ve read, we bring unique and deep experience that can help you achieve your financial goals. If you’d like to explore becoming a client of our firm, contact us today.