Who We Are

Our Team, Our Values and Our Experience

Working for You and Your Family.

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Work with us and you will be in capable hands. We are three experienced investment professionals, supported by dedicated and responsive client associates. Working as a team, we understand the world of business, the economy and investments. Together, we create customized wealth management strategies for your unique needs, goals and aspirations. We are here for you.

Our Values

  • We Listen
  • We Collaborate
  • We Embrace the Power of Planning
  • We are Accountable to You
  • We Deliver Responsive and Exceptional Service
John J.K. Taitague

John J.K. Taitague

    • Managing Director - Investment Officer
    • Financial Advisor
    Since 1993, when John earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampden-Sydney College, John has enjoyed an impressive and rewarding financial services career. John takes great pride in providing real-world financial strategies to individuals and businesses – and in his dedicated team of seasoned professionals whose focused approach is designed to answer virtually any wealth management requirement – from investments, to risk management, to liability management. John is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66) and a Licensed Insurance Agent with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    As the son of a U.S. Army officer, John spent his childhood in Korea, Guam, Texas and Germany – before moving to Virginia in 1981. He and his wife, Nichole, are the proud parents of three boys. He is active in the soccer world, having played varsity soccer at Hampden Sydney College; coaching youth soccer in Chesterfield County and serving as a former President of FC Richmond, a non-profit entity whose mission is to teach and facilitate development of youth soccer. John and his family enjoy soccer, traveling, hiking and boating.
    Thomas “Tom” P. Krahe

    Thomas “Tom” P. Krahe

      • Managing Director - Investment Officer
      • Financial Advisor
      With more than 30 years of investment experience, Tom is a trusted financial advisor among high-net-worth families and business owners. Before joining Wells Fargo Advisors in 2012, Tom spent 29 years at SunTrust Bank, including the last eight as a Private Wealth Advisor in SunTrust’s Wealth & Investment Management Group. Tom’s diverse experiences include his role as Managing Director of Trusco Capital Management, a registered investment advisory firm that served the needs of corporations, municipalities, non-profits, associations and endowments. Tom was also Senior Vice President, Director of Investment Marketing for Crestar Investment Group – where he managed the group’s marketing and product management functions.

      Tom is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66) and a Licensed Insurance Agent with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tom earned a Master’s degree in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University after graduating from Washington & Jefferson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. Tom has long been active in supporting youth sports, his church and enjoys a round of golf. He and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Laney, Tommy and Jim.
      Matt Tatum

      Matt Tatum

      • CFP
      • Vice President - Investment Officer
      Matt came to Wells Fargo Advisors in May of 2012 after a nine-year career at SunTrust Bank and SunTrust Investment Services. There, he was a credit analyst and wealth management client advisor before joining with John and Tom Krahe in 2008. Matt is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66) and a Licensed Insurance Agent with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

      Since graduating cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Matt has volunteered with Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity and served as a board member of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Business Alumni Society where he helped start a student-mentoring program. Matt and his wife, Carter, have two sons who Matt enjoys working with his bird dog, playing golf, and going to the beach.

      Jennifer Childrey Smith

        • Senior Registered Client Associate
        Jennifer is a key member of the team, with over 28 years of investment and financial service industry experience. She handles client service needs, and her hard work and dedication bring a high level of friendly, personalized service to our clients.

        Jennifer is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65), a Licensed Insurance Agent and received a Bachelor‘s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.


        Lauren Evans-Hales

          • Registered Client Associate
          Lauren joined our team in 2018 and supports us in various capacities including client service needs, client reporting, portfolio analysis support, business development and administrative projects.

          Lauren is a Registered Representative (FINRA Series 7) and Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66).