FOCUS Wealth Advisors, LLC, was established to provide skilled financial guidance, advice and service to those individuals, families and businesses who seek an independent and non-biased alternative to the large banks and investment firms.
Independence is the cornerstone from which FOCUS Wealth Advisors was built and is the spirit that guides the services we offer, the advice we give and the solutions we deliver. This independent spirit, combined with over seventy-five years of collective industry knowledge and experience, has allowed us to develop a unique and prudent approach to advising and servicing those clients facing any variety of financial management issues each day. Taking into consideration the ever-changing market conditions as well as the fluid nature of the circumstances facing each client, our disciplined process seeks to analyze the delicate balance needed to make progress toward the stated goal while seeking to avoid unnecessary risk.
Mark Frugoni, after having spent nearly two decades at the investment banks, co-founded FOCUS Wealth Advisors in 2011. In addition to overseeing all corporate activities of the firm, Mr. Frugoni serves as senior advisor, investment strategist and private portfolio manager for the firm where he works in concert with the various firm professionals at all levels of client interaction and service.
Mark has served in the investment and financial services industry since 1992. During this time he worked at some of the largest and most recognizable investment banks in the roles of investment strategist, portfolio manager and wealth management advisor.
Mr. Frugoni earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. He completed executive education programs through the Harvard University Business School (HBX program), Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business. Mark also completed the Family Office Association’s Qualified Family Office Professional program and in 2010 was inducted into Research Magazine’s ETF Advisor Hall of Fame.
Mr. Frugoni has volunteered his time serving on advisory boards of his alumni group as well as other community service organizations. He supports causes that are important to himself, his family and his community. Among these causes are child literacy, educational funding programs, community outreach services, first responder support groups, programs for those with special needs, and organizations that augment education through the development of leadership and responsibility. Mark is married and has been a resident of Houston for almost all of his life. He is an avid swimmer, enjoys traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
Charles Hubert, after having spent nearly three decades at the investment banks, co-founded FOCUS Wealth Advisors in 2011. He serves as a senior advisor and investment strategist for the firm working in concert with the various firm professionals at all levels of client interaction.
Mr. Hubert has been in the investment and financial services industry since 1983. During this time he worked at some of the largest and most recognizable investment banks in the roles of investment strategist, portfolio manager, wealth management advisor and branch sales manager.
Mr. Hubert attended the University of Oklahoma and also completed an executive education program through the College of Financial Planning. In his non-professional life, Charlie volunteers much of his free time to his church while also supporting causes important to himself, his family and his community. Among these causes are educational funding programs as well as community and spiritual outreach programs. Mr. Hubert is married with two children and two grandchildren. He has been a resident of Houston for all of his adult life and enjoys traveling with his wife, hiking, skiing and spending time with his family and friends.
Annelyse Frugoni is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for the company’s financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special projects. Annelyse also acts as the firm’s Director of Human Resources overseeing and managing the firm and its employee’s adherence to industry and company regulatory requirements, as well as employment practice standards and labor law requirements.
Mrs. Frugoni spent ten years in the human resources and recruiting industry most recently serving as Regional Manager with a professional staffing firm overseeing the recruiting and employment practices of her company’s Fortune 500 client base.
Mrs. Frugoni earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University. In her non-professional life, Annelyse volunteers much of her free time to her two children and their schools while also supporting causes near and dear to her heart such as child literacy, educational funding programs, community outreach services and programs for those with special needs. Annelyse is married, a lifetime resident of Houston, a voracious reader and enjoys a good glass of wine with family and friends.
Rhonda Vickery is the firm’s Director of Operations & Client Services. In her role Rhonda oversees all client service, operational and administrative matters of the firm and works in concert with the various firm professionals at all levels of client interaction.
Ms. Vickery has served in the investment and financial services industry since 1996. During this time she worked at a variety of investment banks and insurance companies serving as a multi-state Brokerage Coordinator, Business Technology Advisor, Senior Compliance Assistant, Senior Branch Service Associate, Senior Client Associate, and Senior Executive Assistant.
Ms. Vickery attended both Framingham State College and Glendale Community College where her focus of study was International Affairs and Management. In her non-professional life, Rhonda volunteers and supports causes close to her heart such as refugee resettlement programs, programs for young women and girls, child literacy, and community outreach programs. Rhonda has one child, and has resided in multiple states including Arizona, Massachusetts and Texas. She enjoys writing, photography, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
A key strength of FOCUS Wealth Advisors is our extensive use of talented internal and external professionals; professionals employed to provide a wide range of services needed to operate a highly effective and efficient Registered Investment Advisor firm. On any given day there are over 50 internal and external individuals working on behalf of our company and our clients. This extensive use of resources provides business diversification and stability for our firm while allowing it to constantly be seeking best of breed professionals to provide maximum expertise and efficiency for our clients.
At FOCUS Wealth Advisors we are aware that there are certain situations for which our clients, their family, their shareholders, and their employees are best served by us coordinating with outside industry experts. As such, we coordinate with professionals from a variety of niche markets for those clients whose personal, family or business situation warrants the engagement of highly skilled individuals in these external areas.