Our Team

F. Gilbert Bickel, III

F. Gilbert Bickel, III

    • Senior Vice President - Investments
    • Senior PIM Portfolio Manager
    Gil is a Senior Vice President - Investments and Senior Private Investment Management (PIM) Portfolio Manager at Wells Fargo Advisors.  Gil has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University, and Masters of Science in Commerce from St. Louis University. He has been recognized as a Wells Fargo Advisors' Premier Advisor, a distinction held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by completion of educational components, business production and professionalism. Additional criteria, including length of service, may also be used to determine recipients.

    While building a distinguished career in the financial services industry over the past 50 years, he has also been a strong advisor and mentor to students, co-workers and entrepreneurs in the St. Louis Area. Gil has always had a keen interest in entrepreneurial businesses and has been involved as both an investor and director of a variety of private and public companies. In 2005, he founded and is Chairman of the St. Louis Arch Angels, a not-for-profit organization. He serves as Chairman of Innovate St. Louis, as a Trustee of Washington University and is a firm believer in giving back to the community.
    James K. McAtee

    James K. McAtee

      • Managing Director - Investments
      Jim is a Financial Advisor and Managing Director - Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. His career has spanned over four decades, during which he has counseled many individuals and families as they have progressed through various phases of their lives. In addition, Jim has filled various management roles over his career, supervising and mentoring hundreds of financial advisors and their support staffs.

      Jim has a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Georgetown University and attended University of Missouri-Columbia Law School before enlisting in the United State Marine Corps.

      Jim has received a number of awards during his career, most recently the Wells Fargo Advisors 2014 Spirit Award. Given annually to a handful of Premier Advisors nationwide, the award was established to recognize a select group of Premier Advisors for their lifetime achievements – both personal and professional – and for epitomizing and reflecting Wells Fargo Advisors’ values. The Premier Advisor distinction is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by completion of educational components, business production and professionalism. Additional criteria, including length of service, may also be used to determine recipients.

      Jim has been active in various executive, board and committee roles with a number of community-based non-profit organizations. These include St. Louis Priory School, Edgewood Children's Center, White House Jesuit Retreat Center, Aim-High of Greater St. Louis, Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Missouri Friends of Injured Marines.

      He lives in Webster Groves with his wife, Pat. They have two children and 3 grandchildren, all of whom live nearby in St. Louis.
      J. Kevin McAtee, AAMS®

      J. Kevin McAtee, AAMS®

        • Senior Vice President - Investment Officer
        As Senior Vice President - Investment Officer, Kevin offers a wide range of services, from helping select individual investments to developing a detailed and focused retirement plan. Accessing the broad array of resources at Wells Fargo Advisors, Kevin assists our clients in making informed decisions based on their specific and personal needs.

        Kevin joined A.G. Edwards & Sons as a financial advisor in 2001 after graduating from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. While there he earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a focus on finance. Prior to that, he spent summers as an intern in the Research Department at A.G. Edwards where he assisted financial analysts and helped develop portfolio reviews for advisors across the country. It was during these years when he realized his skills and passion for helping people find solutions to their financial needs.

        Active in his community, Kevin is actively involved in the Alumni Association at St. Louis Priory and other community organizations. He enjoys golf and spending time with family and friends. Kevin lives in Glendale, Missouri with his wife, Emily, and two children.
        William B. Gladney

        William B. Gladney

          • Senior Vice President - Investments
          Bill has worked as a Financial Advisor to both individual and institutional investors since 1981. He has been recognized as a Wells Fargo Advisors' Premier Advisor, a distinction held by a select group of Financial Advisors as measured completion of educational components, business production and professionalism. Additional criteria, including length of service, may also be used to determine recipients.

          He joined A.G. Edwards & Sons (now Wells Fargo Advisors) in 1981. Prior to joining A.G. Edwards Bill worked as a commercial loan officer for Commerce Bank while taking evening classes to earn his MBA. Bill holds a bachelors degree in accounting from Texas Christian University and an MBA with a concentration in finance from St. Louis University.

          Bill’s commitment to service carries over to his involvement with our local community. He has served as a director of many charitable organizations and schools in the St. Louis area. He is active with Central Presbyterian Church where he serves as an elder. Bill and his wife, Liz, live in St. Louis County. They have three daughters, all married, and six grandchildren.
          Mark P. Talbott, CFP®

          Mark P. Talbott, CFP®

            • Associate Vice President - Investments
            As Associate Vice President - Investments, Mark helps manage assets for individuals, trusts, retirement plans, charitable organizations and businesses. Mark works directly with our clients to develop and implement strategies for building wealth and realizing their specific goals.

            Prior to joining Wells Fargo Advisors in 2010, he worked as a marketing manager for Lockton Companies. Mark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. With an emphasis on continuing education, He has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER(TM) (CFP®) practitioner designation from the College for Financial Planning. For this designation, he had to complete approved educational programs, pass rigorous examinations and meet stringent experience requirements.

            Active in the local community, Mark participates in many civic and community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and the Evans Scholars Foundation. Mark and his wife live in University City with their two daughters.
            Robert Jenkins, CRPC®

            Robert Jenkins, CRPC®

              • Vice President - Investments
              Robert Jenkins, CRPC® is a Vice President - Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors. For the past 23 years, he has helped families and individuals with their investments. As a Financial Advisor who holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation, his principal areas of focus are retirement planning and overall investment planning. He also assist clients with 529 college savings, life insurance, annuities and direct rollover transfers of employer-sponsored retirement plans to individual retirement accounts (IRA).

              Robert earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from the University of Missouri, Columbia and is an active member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association. He also participated in a finance and marketing program for executives at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School.

              Robert is a native Missourian currently residing in Clayton, Missouri with his wife, Ilene. They enjoy traveling and their two grandchildren. He has been a volunteer at the Scholarship Foundation for the past eight years. He is an Eagle Scout and member of the Boy Scout and Eagle Scout Associations.
              Maureen Q. Ragsdale

              Maureen Q. Ragsdale

                • Senior Registered Client Associate
                Maureen Ragsdale started her career in the securities industry in 1981. Maureen serves clients in the capacity of liaison between the client and the FA(s) in terms of providing services to clients and all client contact. Her responsibilities include preparing comprehensive investment plans for clients, along with performance reporting.

                Maureen holds the following registrations, General Securities Representative Series 7, State Securities Law Series 66, and Futures Managed Funds Series 31.
                Crystal J. Harris

                Crystal J. Harris

                  • Senior Registered Client Associate
                  Crystal Harris started her career in the securities industry in 2005. Crystal focuses on implementing investment strategies for both individual and business portfolios. Among her responsibilities, she assists in the asset allocation of the PIM portfolios and research and analysis of our PIM portfolios.

                  Crystal holds the following registrations, General Securities Representative Series 7, State Securities Law Series 66 and Futures Managed Funds Series 31. She also holds her Life & Health Insurance licenses.