Our Team

Eric Pyles

Financial Advisor, Founding Partner

Credentials:
- Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)
- Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)
- Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®)
- Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
- Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®)
- Registered Health Underwriter (RHU)
- Registered Employee Benefit Counselor (REBC®)

Education:
- Arizona State University, B.S. in Finance
- University of Phoenix, MBA
- The American College of Financial Services

Affiliations:
- Board member of Society of Financial Professionals
- Financial Planning Association
- National Association of Insurance and financial advisors
- Association of health Insurance Advisors
- Arizona Management Society

Eric is a founding partner of Cambridge Financial Services and is also president of Cambridge Insurance Services, which is an independent property & casualty company. He specializes in helping professionals, small business owners and families achieve their optimal wealth potential. Eric also specializes in setting up competitive employee benefit packages; this includes retirement plans, group health benefits, group disability and life plans.

In addition to his own financial practice, Eric has been actively involved in the financial industry teaching courses on financial planning at the University of Phoenix, Western International University, and at Maricopa Community Colleges.

Eric is married to Kim and lives in Gilbert with their six children. In his free time he loves to play football and racquetball. He loves serving in his church, especially with the youth in the scouting program. He also has enjoyed serving as the treasurer at his children’s school’s PTA for 8 years.

Jason Rucker, CFP®*

Financial Advisor, Founding Partner

Credentials:
- Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)

Education:
- Arizona State University, B.S. Finance

Affiliations:
- National Association of Insurance and financial advisors
- Association for Advanced Life Underwriting
- Million Dollar Round Table
- Top of the Table

Jason has been helping business owners and professional build and protect their wealth for nearly 20 years. He is the recipient of several industry awards and recognition. He has also served as a guest lecturer for many industry conferences and workshops.

His focus is to understand the values, goals, fears and hopes of his clients so he can help them organize their affairs, then build strategies to help them reduce the impact of taxation, market volatility, inflation, while optimizing growth and income of their assets.

Jason and his wife, Angela are the parents of four children and live in Gilbert, Arizona. A hunting, fishing and sports enthusiast who enjoys spending time with his family above all else, Jason is also active in the Boy Scouts of America and serves as a coach for baseball, soccer, basketball and football.

J. Brandon Clarke, ChFC®*

Financial Advisor, Partner

Credentials:
- Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®)

Education
- Brigham Young University, B.A. English, Minor Psychology

Affiliations
- National Association of Insurance and financial advisors
- Arizona Management Society

Financial Planning** means different things to different people, to Brandon it’s about helping individuals, families and business owners create common sense financial strategies that flat out work, regardless of economic conditions. It’s about helping his clients accumulate, protect, and enjoy their money in a way that allows them to focus on what’s most important to them.

Brandon has spent nearly 20 years helping clients understand what they need to do to achieve their most important financial goals in the most efficient manner. His consulting process not only helps his clients clearly articulate what they want to achieve, but he also helps build an efficient plan, employing various financial strategies, vehicles and services, to bring the plan to life.

When it comes to your money, trust is everything. Those working with Brandon can expect honest, no-nonsense advice, founded on time-tested principles of financial success and integrity.

Brandon received his Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University in 1998 and his Chartered Financial Consultant designation from the American College. Brandon and his wife Marilee are the parents of five children. When not working with clients, Brandon has spent many years in industry, community and church service and has been known to crack open an essay by Milton or misuse a fly rod on a lazy stream.

Nelson Lewis

Financial Advisor

Education:
- University of Phoenix, B.S. Accounting

Licenses:
- Life, Health, Disability, Property & Casualty
- Series 7, 66

Affiliations:
- National Association of Insurance and financial advisors

Nelson specializes in helping Individuals and small businesses owners map out financial strategies to protect and achieve their most important financial goals. This specialty includes helping small businesses set up effective employee benefit packages utilizing retirement plans, group health benefits, group disability and life insurance plans, and executive benefits packages. He is also heavily involved in developing and mentoring new advisors coming into the financial services industry.

Nelson was a client before he was an advisor. Nelson and his wife Kelsey learned early on in their marriage the value of smart financial planning, which inspired Nelson to pursue a career in financial services, where he can help others do the same.

Nelson was born and raised in the small town of Ajo, AZ. He and his wife Kelsey now live in Gilbert, AZ with their seven young children. His number one hobby is his family, but he does try to stay active with his love for all sports, including football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, etc. He has been very involved with his church and community and loves serving in various ways, going back to his youth when he served a two-year volunteer Spanish speaking mission to Washington DC for his church

Fred V. Clare, MBA

Financial Advisor

Education:
- Arizona State University, B.S. Business Administration
- Benedictine University, Master’s of Business Administration

Licenses:
- Life, Health, Disability, Property & Casualty
- Series 6, 63

As a Financial Advisor, Fred’s goal is help achieve maximum benefits in the areas of wealth accumulation, tax savings, and improved protection management to help achieve your full financial potential. Fred strongly believes that to provide quality financial advice requires a comprehensive approach. Wealth management must include tax planning, risk assessment, core plan objectives and time horizons.

Fred’s client-centered, comprehensive planning approach helps his clients clearly define their core financial goals as well as an efficient road map on how to reach them. His hands on management helps ensure the plan stays on course and reaches its ultimate destination.

Fred married his amazing wife Meili in 2002. Together they enjoy spending time with their four children Hunter, Kenli, Drexton and Tayli. In his free time, Fred enjoys playing sports and spending time outdoors.

Colleen Campos

Office Administrator

Colleen is the first person you will meet when you walk in the door at Cambridge and will help you feel right at home.  Colleen not only manages our front office and many of the operational affairs of Cambridge, but she is also a key member of our client services team.  She brings a wealth of experience in administration and is a valuable member of our team.

As a near native, Colleen moved to Arizona in 1971 and has spent majority of her life in the Valley of the Sun.  She met her husband Brett in Mesa when they were in their early teens and now are blessed with two beautiful boys, Garett and Blake.  When she is not acting in her favorite role as a full-time mom, Colleen enjoys cooking, wakeboarding and running.  She looks forward to enjoying more time to relish in these activities as she nears the completion of her Master’s Degree.

Evon Manwaring*

Client Relationship Manager

With over 17 years of experience in the financial services industry and over ten years with Cambridge Financial Services, Evon is a Registered Assistant, holding licenses in Life and Health Insurance and a FINRA Series 7 securities license. Evon’s vast experience and expertise makes Evon a crucial and valued member of the relationship team.

A native of Southern California, Evon is also a full-time mom, wife, gourmet chef, and travel buff.

Amy Boeru

Client Relationship Manager

Amy has been working as a Relationship Manager at Cambridge for over ten years. Her high touch, personalized service will make you feel right at home. Once a financial plan is put in motion, Amy makes sure that each phase of implementation is carried out as efficiently as possible.

Fluent in German and (soon to be) in Romanian, Amy loves travelling throughout Europe and immersing herself in the culture and history of those amazing countries. She is also an accomplished chef. Amy lives in Mesa with her husband, Jan and her son, Christopher.

Julie Green

Retirement Plan Specialist

Julie oversees the implementation and management of company-sponsored retirement plans. Her experience and chronic attention to detail makes her a valuable member of the team. She is able to make the often difficult, detailed process of setting up and maintaining a company-sponsored plan easy for you and your company.

Before joining the Cambridge Benefits team, Julie worked as a tax preparer, specializing in foreign tax treaties. Outside of Cambridge you’ll often find Julie hanging out with one or all of her four adult children playing marathon board games, hiking through the outdoors or unwinding on a beach in Southern California.