Who We Are

David Y Millican, IV – Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Prior to Founding Arkadios Capital, David served as the Principal Managing Partner for ACG Wealth, an independent wealth advisory firm he co-founded in 2002. Under David’s leadership, ACG merged with or acquired 14 Registered Independent Advisory firms, catapulting the firm to one of the fastest growing RIAs in the country, with more than $1.9 billion in assets under management. In 2013, ACG was recognized by Forbes Magazine as their “Top Emerging RIA”. Additionally, the ACG’s growth strategy has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fundfire and Registered Rep. For his financial insights and industry leadership, the Financial Services Institute invited David to Washington, D.C. to advise members of the United States Congress on economic policy.

David began his career in 1996 with A.G. Edwards and Sons, where he earned many of the firm’s top achievement awards. He then joined Morgan Keegan and Co., where he became one of the top financial advisors and was named a First Vice President. In 2002, David joined Jody Young and Jeff Shaver in forming ACG Wealth.

David is a director of the Buckhead Coalition, the economic development and civic organization for the premier address in the Southeastern United States. He has four children: daughters Liza and Ellie and sons John and William. He enjoys spending time with his family and the occasional round of golf when he is away from the office.

Professional Affiliations

  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative
  • Series 9 – General Securities Sales Supervisor – General
  • Series 10 – General Securities Sales Supervisor – Options
  • Series 24 – General Securities Principal
  • Series 31 – Futures Managed Funds
  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent
  • Series 65 – Uniform Investment Advisor

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Finance, Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama

John D. Harrison – President

Prior to joining Arkadios Capital, John served as Senior Vice President for Cole Capital for over 12 years, where he managed all of the firm’s capital markets activities in the Southeastern US, and was responsible for raising over $1 billion in capital for various Cole sponsored investment programs. During his tenure, John earned many of the firm’s top achievement awards, and served on Cole’s advisory board for over a decade.

John began his career as an analyst with Goldman Sachs in London, and after returning the University of North Carolina to earn his MBA, returned to New York to work as an Investment Banker, specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions with Nomura Securities, and Dillon Read & Co.

In 1996, John joined the Private Banking division of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette in Atlanta, where he built and managed over $150 million AUM for high net worth individuals, family offices and endowments. In 2002, John joined Wells Real Estate Funds in Atlanta GA, as Vice President, National Sales Manager. Under his leadership, Wells raised $2.4 billion in new capital in 2003.

John is a past member of the Board of Visitors at the University of North Carolina, and has been a featured speaker on multiple occasions for his in-depth knowledge of alternative investments . John is a devoted husband and father to two children, daughter Tyler and son Carter. He enjoys spending time with his family, volunteering for various local charities, playing golf, hiking, skiing and sailing.

Professional Affiliations

  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative
  • Series 24 – General Securities Principal
  • Series 63 – Uniform Securities Agent
  • Series 65 – Uniform Investment Advisor

Education

  • Masters of Business Administration, Kenan-Flagler School of Business, University of North Carolina
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, University of North Carolina
  • Coursework in Advanced Options Strategies, London School of Economics

Chester “Chet” Payne – Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer

Chet is a professional with extensive experience in the securities industry, specializing in compliance, operations, technology, commissions, and firm vision. Chet most recently was a Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Strategic Financial Alliance, an Independent Broker Dealer from 2015 to 2016. Prior to joining the SFA, Chet served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Triad Advisors from 2005 to 2015. While at Triad, his primary responsibilities were to handle the daily business operations of the entire firm, as well as interact with the firms 600 plus advisors. Chet began his financial services career as a regulator first with the State of Florida and then moved on to the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD/FINRA) from 1999 to 2004.

Professional Affiliations

  • Previously served on the FSI Compliance Council
  • Previously belonged to NFS firm advisory group of executives
  • Series 7 – General Securities Representative
  • Series 24 – General Securities Principal
  • Series 66 – Uniform Investment Advisor

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of Central Florida.