Uncommon Thinking

Meet the team

Chief Executive Officer

George is a CPA with more than two decades of high-level management and financial experience. He joined SMART Group Houston as President in 2009.  He specializes in helping individuals and families, as well as executives and business owners, develop comprehensive solutions to achieve their long-term dreams of financial independence.

Learn more about George

Contact George  at 713-984-8044 or gabboud@exponentx.net

President

Chris’ passion lies in meeting new people, learning about them and building strong long-term relationships built on a foundation of education, trust and a desire to help people achieve their financial goals.

Learn more about Chris

Contact Chris  at 713-984-8044 or chris@exponentx.net

Vice President

After spending 16 years as a leader in the wellness and fitness industry, Jason Lee has taken his passion for serving others and moved from health management to wealth management. He joined SMART Group Houston in September 2017 and became a Vice President in 2018. He has a commitment to serving others in the community and for helping his clients to achieve their financial goals.

Learn more about Jason

Contact Jason at 713-984-8044 or jlee@exponentx.net

Founder/Executive Chairman

Ron Schutz founded SMART Group Houston in 1990. This was his third start-up but definitely not his last.  His desire has always been to assist business owners realize their full potential for their business. Enjoying chess in his early years, he has a natural tendency to develop strategies and see workable solutions in preparing companies for transition. To Ron, transition means moving forward from today to where you want to go in the future.

Learn more about Ron 

Contact Ron at 713-984-8044, ext. 7 or ron@ronschutz.com

JEANNICE CAIN

Client Services & Sr. Registered Strategist

After an 8-year career in the banking business, Jeannice ran her own company in the pest control industry for 10 years. Then from 1989 to 2003, she worked for a company with multiple entities where she rose to Corporate Assistant Controller.

Learn more about Jeannice

Contact Jeannice at 713-984-8044, ext. 3 or jcain@smartgrouphouston.com

AILEEN CASTILLO

Wealth Strategy Analyst

Aileen has been with SMART Group Houston for the last 5 years.  Her education and experience as an analyst allow her to be successful in assisting advisors to implement financial planning and strategies.  Along with supporting in the client service functions, Aileen is also involved in Profit Picture®, a visual representation of data.  She is the liaison between existing clients and our IT team.

Learn more about Aileen

Contact Aileen at 713-984-8044, ext. 8 or acastillo@smartgrouphouston.com

TRACY MULVEY

Director of Insurance Services

Tracy’s passion of helping people find solutions to their challenges is a result of being a self-described “out of the box person.”  Countless times, over the past 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, this has served her well. Her extensive background includes underwriting, case design, premium finance, contracting and policy service. 

Learn more about Tracy

Contact Tracy at 713-984-8044, ext. 4 or tmulvey@smartgrouphouston.com

GAIL SCHUTZ

Chief Operating Officer

Gail joined SMART Group Houston in 2002, following more than 20 years in advertising and public relations. She served as a spokesperson for the Shell and Texaco brands as a consultant to Shell Oil Products and spent nine years with Duke Energy before joining SMART Group Houston.

Learn more about Gail

Contact Gail at 713-984-8044, ext.  1 or gbs@smartgrouphouston.com

ADELA TISCHINA

Director of Operations

Adela Tischina is a teacher at heart.  She previously worked in the Houston Independent School District as an educator for many years where she served as a leader in her school.  Being diverse as she is, with an interest in finance, she joined SMART Group Houston in 2015. 

Learn more about Adela

Contact Adela at 713-984-8044, ext. 2 or adela@smartgrouphouston.com

THOMAS BLANTON

Scheduler

Thomas worked in a variety of fields — including travel, service industry, nonprofit public relations, freelance writing, and community management – before joining the SMART Group Houston team in 2018.

Learn more about Thomas