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Commonwealth Financial Services - The Next Generation


The Commonwealth team is growing.  Recently we have added 4 new faces to our professional staff.  Vince McManus joined our team in August, and has appeared in a few episodes of Wealth Wednesday.  Today we focus on the next generation who will lead Commonwealth in the future.  Ciara Smith, David Gebhardt, and Evan Brockmeier are all working towards the requirements to become financial advisors.   Let’s meet them!

Watch Video:  Commonwealth Financial Services-The Next Generation


  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 0:16 – Disclaimer
  • 0:20 – Welcome
  • 0:47 – Introducing the next generation
  • 2:30 – Given your backgrounds, how did you end up at Commonwealth?
  • 4:16 – What is your first memory about Money?
  • 6:43 – What are you most eager to learn about in the world of personal finance?
  • 8:12 – What do you like to do outside of work?
  • 12:06 – What is one interesting thing we should know about you?
  • 13:10 – Outro

 We are excited about the future at Commonwealth, and these three are a big reason why.  All three are high quality, intelligent, and caring people who fit well within the CFS family.


Ciara Smith Commonwealth Financial Services

Ciara Smith

  • Based in Woodsfield
  • Grew up in Lewisville, Ohio
  • Graduated from Monroe Central High School
  • Graduated from Muskingum University with a degree in Biology
  • Currently raising succulents and show cattle.

  • David Gebhardt Commonwealth Financial Services

    David Gebhardt

  • Based in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia
  • Graduated from Parkersburg High
  • Graduated from Muskingum University
  • Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law
  • Played Soccer in College

  • Evan Brockmeier Commonwealth Financial Services            

    Evan Brockmeier

  • Based in Marietta, Ohio
  • Grew up in Marietta, Ohio
  • Graduated from Marietta College with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.
  • Played baseball in college (part of two National Championship teams)
  • Married, and father of 3.
  • Former college basketball official