About Acute Wealth Advisors

Meet the team

Damon Roberts, FOUNDER

Damon Roberts

FOUNDER

Damon Roberts founded Acute Wealth Advisors in 2001 with the goal of helping individuals prepare for and enjoy their retirement years. As an investment advisor representative and licensed insurance producer, Damon has worked with clients for nearly two decades to create financial solutions that encompass tax optimization, estate management, and Social Security maximization. His articles have appeared on Fox Business, Fortune.com, Money.com, and CNNMoney.com. He also hosts a radio show in the Phoenix area and has been interviewed on FOX News Live and Fortune Knowledge Group.

Damon has educated thousands of seniors about retirement and feels strongly about helping people help themselves. This passion for educating has led him to give back through a 501(c)3 non-profit organization called the Foundation for Financial Education, which is focused on educating communities about relevant financial issues. Damon has six children and loves to be involved in their many activities.

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Matt Deaton, PARTNER

Matt Deaton

PARTNER

Matt Deaton joined Acute Wealth Advisors in 2008, bringing his experience and background in management, marketing, and customer relations. Matt graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in finance. He later returned to Arizona State and earned a Master of Business Administration.

Matt has had several articles appear on FOX Business, Money.com, Fortune.com, and CNNMoney.com. With contributions from Damon, Matt authored the book Success in the New Retirement which provides insights and keys to successfully navigate retirement in today’s world. He has also been interviewed on FOX News Live and hosts a weekly radio show in the Phoenix area. He and his wife have three wonderful children and love living in Arizona.

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Melissa Palmer, OFFICE MANAGER

Melissa Palmer

OFFICE MANAGER

Melissa Palmer joined Acute Wealth Advisors in 2017. Melissa brings with her more than 10 years of knowledge and expertise in financial service, marketing, administrative duties, and customer service. Along with her regular office duties, Melissa manages our customer communication and marketing programs. When she’s not busy at the office, she’s an active, full-time mom to three amazing boys.

David Deaton, Advisor

David Deaton

Advisor

David Deaton joined Acute Wealth Advisors in 2017 and works with clients to design comprehensive retirement strategies to help meet their goals and objectives. David has helped empower families with financial knowledge by volunteering for the non-profit organization The Foundation for Financial Education. David is passionate about teaching people the steps they can take to take control of their finances. David has lived in Arizona most of his life and enjoys running and spending time with his wife and son.

Abbey Brennan, ACCOUNT MANAGER

Abbey Brennan

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Abbey Brennan joined Acute Wealth Advisors in September 2015. She has more than ten years’ experience in the financial industry and manages all incoming account paperwork and fund transfers. She enjoys helping others and strives to provide the best customer experience.

Abbey graduated from the University of Arizona in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in communication and a minor in business administration and was a member of Gamma Phi Beta. Abbey is an investment advisor representative and licensed insurance producer. She and her husband are busy parents of two little girls.

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Keli Stewart, ACCOUNT MANAGER

Keli Stewart

ACCOUNT MANAGER

Keli Stewart joined Acute Wealth Advisors in 2017.  After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science, she and her husband lived overseas for six years where Keli completed her Master of Business Administration at Western International University and worked in HR for an international construction company. Keli manages new applications, service requests, and is essential in providing the customer service our clients have come to expect. She really enjoys knowing that she is helping clients achieve a successful retirement. When not at work, Keli enjoys traveling with her husband, who works as a pilot for Delta Airlines.

Justin Aydelott, CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST

Justin Aydelott

CUSTOMER SERVICE SPECIALIST

Justin Aydelott joined the Acute Wealth Advisors team in 2017 and is responsible for preparing the paperwork and analysis for new clients. He spends most of his time creating financial models, running portfolio analysis reports, and communicating with clients. Justin takes pride in knowing he’s helping clients achieve a successful retirement. Justin moved to Arizona six years ago from Texas and is recently married!