Meet the Team

Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds

Founder & Owner of Sutton Wealth Advisors, Inc.

Ed Sutton

Hello everyone. My name is Ed Sutton and I’m the founder and owner of Sutton Wealth Advisors, Inc., a Tampa based registered investment advisor registered with the Securities & Exchange Commission. As the 5th generation of my family to live in the Tampa Bay area, our family’s roots run deep in our community. Having been actively involved in the securities and investment industry since 1984, I’ve worked in a variety of capacities, primarily as an investment advisor and registered representative to individuals, families, institutions and closely held corporations. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University with a major in Economics as well as multiple FINRA licenses, including the Series 24, Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. I also have a life, health an annuity license with the State of Florida. My community involvement included two past terms on the Board of Trustees of the Lion’s Eye Institute for Transplant and Research (LEITR) where I also served on the Finance Committee. I’m currently serving on the Council of Professional Advisors for the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay. I’ve also had the honor and privilege of serving twice a year as a guest speaker/lecturer at my alma mater, Florida State University at the invitation of the Department of Economics – College of Social Sciences. Last, I recently agreed to serve on the Finance Committee of our church, South Tampa Fellowship. As to my personal life my wonderful wife Teresa has put up with my foolishness since1990 and we have three wonderful adult children, Zachary, Caroline and Davis, all of whom live here in Tampa. Our oldest son Zachary is a Certified Financial Planner and an invaluable member of the SWA team. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, golfing, fishing and hunting.
CFP® - Associate Advisor

Zack Sutton

My name is Zack Sutton and I am an Associate Advisor at Sutton Wealth Advisors, Inc. I have been at SWA since 2016 and have been securities licensed since June 2017. I am a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional and have held my certificate since August of 2019. My current securities licenses include the Series 7 and Series 66 FINRA licenses as well as a Life, Health, and Variable Annuity license with the state of Florida. I am also Life Insurance licensed in New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, and Kansas. I attended Sewanee: The University of the South where I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Minors in Business and Politics. I was born in Tampa and have been a lifelong resident. In my free time I enjoy, reading, golfing, and hunting.
CFA - Investment Analyst

Derek Gage

I joined Sutton Wealth Advisors as an Investment Analyst in August of 2022 after having relocated to Tampa from Richmond, Virginia in the summer of 2022. Previously I was a Portfolio Manager at TCV Trust & Wealth Management where I served on the Trust Investment Committee, performed equity research and managed the firm’s fixed income strategies. I am a CFA Charterholder and earned a degree in economics from the College of William and Mary. My wife and I enjoy exploring the Tampa area and spending time with our three children.
Operations Manager

Linda Kocher

I have been in the financial services industry for my entire career and with SWA since 1996. In addition to experience in banking with Bank of America and SunTrust and working for Golden Rule Insurance/United, I have excellent knowledge of the securities industry. I am currently registered as a Series 11 and Series 6 representative with FINRA. I manage and am responsible for the daily operations and client services for the firm. I have also achieved the designation of Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP). This experience and accomplishments provide me with an enhanced ability to assist clients in successful implementation of their financial and estate plans. I have lived in the Tampa area since 1980. My husband, David, and I have raised two children, Amanda and Jeffrey and we also have two grandchildren! Plus we enjoy our dobermans!
Financial Services Representative

Cindy Howard

I started my career in the Banking and Finance industry in 2002. I found my home here at SWA in August of 2018 and am so happy to be part of the Sutton Wealth family. I have excellent knowledge of the banking and securities industry. I am registered with FINRA for my Series 6 and Series 63. I have earned my Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP™) designation through the College for Financial Planning. As part of this amazing team I am responsible for client services for the firm. My experience provides me with the tools I need to provide excellent customer service to all of our clients. I am married with 4 beautiful children. My husband Matt and I live in Tampa with our two sons Matthew and Anthony. We have also raised two beautiful daughters Ariel and Veronica. We enjoy road trips and just spending time together.
Customer Service Associate

Corinne Napolitano

I joined Sutton Wealth in March of 2022. I have previous experience assisting clients with their insurance needs with both AmeriLife and Colonial Penn and obtained my 2-15 Florida Insurance License in 2020. My Client Service Associate position allows me the opportunity to learn the investment business from the ground up by assisting our clients with paperwork and other administrative services. I have lived in the Tampa Bay area all my life and enjoy watching baseball and spending time with my daughter.
Administrative Assistant

Gwyn Cilk

My name is Gwyn Cilk and I am the Administrative Assistant at Sutton Wealth Advisors. In my past experience, I had 16 years of experience within the financial industry as a relationship manager to CFA and Trust Officer servicing client accounts as well as working with the client attorneys and CPA’s. In July 2008, I received my Florida Trust School certificate. I have lived in the Greater Tampa Bay area for 35+ years. My husband Larry and I have two daughters and four beautiful grandchildren. In our free time we enjoy the outdoors and spending time with our family.