Meet Our Team
Wayne B. Titus III, CPA, PFS, AIFA(R)
AMDG Business Advisory Services
For Wayne Titus, working with clients means helping them understand their financial situations so they can become good stewards of their money. Titus founded AMDG Financial and AMDG Business Advisory Services, PLC, in 2002 after more than 15 years in management at two large accounting firms, working with Fortune 50 clients. “While I loved the experience, I was looking for something more,” says Titus. “Owning my own tax and advisory firms enables me to share what I’ve learned with my community, while at the same time, honoring my personal values of entrepreneurship, family and civic involvement.”
Titus is a fee-only, fiduciary adviser, meaning he owes a duty of loyalty to his clients and is obligated to place his clients' interests ahead of his own, or those of his two firms. In addition, AMDG Financial, which manages approximately $90 million in assets, was one of the first 10 firms globally to be certified by the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence. The certification recognizes AMDG’s adherence to global best practices for investment adviser fiduciaries. The company’s credo is, “From financial wisdom, better stewardship.”
Titus holds a B.S degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida, a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Grove City College in Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in Employee Benefits Law at the John Marshal Law School in Chicago. An active member of the community, Titus serves as chairperson of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants’ Financial Literacy Task Force, and is a member of Rotary, where he was elected to serve during 2015-16 as District Governor for Rotary District 6400. The district consists of 1,600 members in 48 clubs in southeast Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Through his church, Titus, his wife, Lisa, and their family also support a health clinic in El Salvador that offers care to needy families.
Rebecca Stroud, CFA
Financial Adviser, Wealth Manager
Becky Stroud’s history with AMDG Financial spans many years. She first joined the firm in 2003, and spent eight years making trades on behalf of clients, calculating retirement projections, and assisting with other client transactions. When she and her husband relocated to St. Louis to be closer to family, Becky continued to work remotely, and eventually left AMDG Financial to spend more time with her young children.
During that time, she continued her studies to become a CFA charterholder, a process that involves three levels of exams and can take an average of four years to complete.
In 2015, Becky became a Registered Investment Adviser and rejoined AMDG Financial, where she now works with clients as an adviser and wealth manager. “It’s a privilege to be with a company that creates unique strategies for each client,” she says. “I believe in AMDG Financial’s wealth management approach and values, and I enjoy the team environment.”
Becky holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, as well as an MBA from the University of Missouri. Still in St. Louis, Becky and her husband, Doug, enjoy coaching their children’s basketball teams and spending time as a family.
Michele Ledford, CPA, PFS
Associate Accounting and Tax Adviser
AMDG Business Advisory Services, PLC
With more than 15 years of experience in the tax and accounting field, Michele Ledford works with AMDG Financial's personal and business clients on tax planning and preparation. Michele, who earned a bachelor's degree in accounting in 2000, brings experience with individuals, corporations, partnerships and profit-sharing plans to her position. She also holds the CPA and PFS credentials. In her spare time, Michele loves spending time with her family, reading, gardening, and traveling!
As AMDG Financial's office manager, Lisa Titus is responsible for keeping the team organized and on task. Lisa schedules and greets clients, directs questions to the appropriate team member, and performs bookkeeping and tax assistance duties. An educator and artist, Lisa holds a B.A. in Elementary Education with Art Certification, and taught fourth and fifth grade, as well as art, before joining AMDG Financial. "I'm a mom at heart, so family time is always my top priority," says Lisa, who, with husband Wayne, has two sons. When she's not in the office, Lisa enjoys traveling, reading, music, movies, watercolor painting and creating art for service.
AMDG Business Advisory Services, PLC
With more than 25 years of experience in the tax and accounting fields, Kim Scriver joined AMDG Business Advisory Services, PLC, in 2003 as an accounting associate. In addition to processing payroll and payroll taxes for the company, Kim also updates financial records for AMDG Business Advisory Services business clients, and prepares federal and state corporate tax returns for internal review. Tax season finds Kim especially busy -- reviewing data input, processing returns and assisting the team to ensure client returns are accurate, complete, and submitted on time. Outside of work, Kim describes herself as a "hockey mom." She also helps care for her elderly parents and in-laws.