Our Qualifications

With over 120 years of collective experience as CPAs, CFPs, Financial Advisors, and investment professionals, The Payne Group utilizes state-of-the-art technology and the substantial resources of Wells Fargo Advisors to provide the highest level of professional financial services to our clients. We use our extensive personal and professional experience in all areas of investment planning to help you pursue your goals. We are registered to provide a variety of financial products and services. We look forward to speaking with you.
Daniel H. Payne is a Senior Vice President - Investments of The Payne Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Daniel began his career as a Financial Advisor in 1993 when he graduated from Smith Barney's Tanning Program in New York City. Previously, Daniel was a CPA at the global accounting firm of KPMG in Los Angeles where he specialized in tax reduction strategies. Daniel is certified by the Utah Money Management Council and is a former member of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals, California Department of Consumer Affairs and Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants. Daniel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Southern California. While attending USC, Daniel worked as a college intern for Shearson Lehman Hutton in the Beverly Hills office. Daniel has also worked as a construction estimator, manual laborer, checker, bagger and poinsettia grower.

Since 1994, Daniel has been volunteering for the Salt Lake Education Foundation to holistically support the educational experience of Salt Lake’s diverse K-12 students. Danny enjoys fishing, coaching basketball, travelling to taste the world’s food, and skiing with his wife and four kids.
Timothy E. Payne, CFP® is a Senior Vice President - Investment Officer of The Payne Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Fundamental Choice portfolio manager. Tim trades equities, options, futures, and individual municipal bonds; he also evaluates and chooses third-party money managers and advises on estate investment planning. Tim is an Envision software devotee, taking full advantage of its abilities to help clients plan and monitor financial progress. Drawing from the wealth of Wells Fargo research and offerings, in addition to outside resources and vendors, Tim leverages these capabilities to implement customized investment strategies for his clients. With invaluable experience, deep resources, and innovative technology, Tim possesses sincere passion and expertise in his field. With The Payne Group, he has the experience and proficiency to develop and implement comprehensive investment plans.

Tim’s financial career began in 1999 with Smith Barney. Tim obtained his bachelor’s degree from Utah State University and has taught business classes at the high school in Moab. In his spare time he enjoys mountain biking Moab singletrack, skiing the Wasatch, and rowing his dory through the Grand Canyon. He and his wife are former raft guides. Their two children have inherited their love for adventure.
Lila Hansen is a Senior Registered Client Associate of The Payne Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Lila is a fully registered series 7 and 63 sales associate. Lila worked for Smith Barney for 22 years, serving as the Assistant Operations Manager for the Salt Lake City branch. She assists in all areas of operations from opening of new accounts to check request documents. Her extensive back office knowledge keeps things running smoothly. Lila likes to take trips to the Utah Desert where she has developed a fondness for rock collecting.