Gary W. Stallard concentrates on putting client needs first, with careful listening and emotional intelligence at the forefront of his approach. With the 2003 founding of Stallard Financial Strategies, Inc., he began advising family offices, high net-worth family groups, and closely held businesses. Stallard focuses on alternative funding methods and other creative planning tools to optimize his clients’ wealth transfers and philanthropic intentions.
An accredited Chartered Life Underwriter, Stallard also holds a Uniform Securities Agent State Law License and a Group 1 Life and Health License. As a registered representative with Kestra Advisor Services, Stallard is also very involved in numerous Texas organizations, including the Dallas Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Dallas Estate Planning Council, the Dallas Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals, and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.
Stallard holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, Finance, and Economics from the University of Texas in Austin, as well as a Master’s of Business Administration and Finance from the University of Utah. An avid nature enthusiast, Stallard and his wife, Katrin, are passionate about boating, fishing, whitewater rafting, cycling, hunting, and generally enjoying the great outdoors.
William P. Richardson, Wealth Management Advisor, brings decades of financial wisdom to Texas Financial Partners. His extensive background in comprehensive planning encompasses small business continuity, wealth transfer strategies, estate planning, and long-term disability.
Richardson entered the world of life insurance in 1987, with a focus on advanced wealth transfer strategies. In 2002, he joined Whitley Penn Financial LLP as a wealth management advisor. Richardson is accredited as a Chartered Life Underwriter, a Certified Family Business Planning Specialist (The American College), and a Mutual Funds and Variable Annuities Representative (Series 6). In addition, he holds a Uniform Securities Agent State Law License (Series 63). As a past board member and officer for The Big Brothers and Big Sisters Organization of Tarrant County and past president and chairman of the board at Ridglea Country Club, Richardson currently serves as a member of the TCU’s Lettermen’s Association and the Envoy Hospice Foundation.
Richardson graduated from Texas Christian University in 1985 with a degree in Business Management—while lettering in golf. In his free time, Richardson enjoys golfing with friends, traveling with family, and rooting his daughter on during volleyball and cheerleading events at school. He and his wife, Alicia, have two children.
H. Gray Mills holds extensive leadership experience, having served as president for numerous Fort Worth-based organizations, including the Association of Life Underwriters, the Business and Estate Council, the Chapter of American Society of Life Underwriters, and the Million Dollar Round Table. An accredited Chartered Life Underwriter, Mills began his financial career in 1977 with the Mills Financial Group, where he specialized in estate planning, business insurance, and employee and executive benefit plans.
A longtime member of PartnersFinancial, Mills has always played an active role in his community. A past board chairman of Baylor All Saints Hospital Foundation and Citizens Bank, Mills has also served on the boards of the Juliette Fowler Home, the Gill Children’s Service Center, and the Fort Worth Academy. As past president of the Fort Worth Breakfast Club, Mills is proud to have also served on the board of the local ALS support group.
Mills graduated from Texan Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Having lettered in football and baseball, Mills went on to attend graduate school at George Washington University. An Army veteran, Mills served in Vietnam. Today, Mills lives with his wife, Nelda. They have two children, Kyle and Kristen, and two grandchildren, Holt and Clark.
Todd S. Healy, Texas Financial Partners Principal, assists high net-worth individuals and closely held business owners and their advisors to facilitate smoother transitions in their estate, philanthropic, and business planning endeavors. Healy empowers his clients to move planning processes forward with clarity, confidence, and coordination. Healy is also the creator of The Values Perpetuator Process®.
Healy’s story is an unconventional one. While serving on the staff of United Way, he met a volunteer who worked as an insurance professional. He became Healy’s insurance agent, mentor, and ultimately, his business partner. Today, Healy is accredited as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), and an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP). He holds a Mutual Funds and Variable Annuities Representative License (Series 6), as well as a Uniform Securities State Law license (Series 63).
Healy is a member of numerous organizations, including: the Dallas Estate Planning Council (former president), Estate Planning Council of North Texas (former president), Dallas Council of Charitable Gift Planners (former board member), National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (former national board member), National Society of Financial Service Professionals (former board member), and the Southern Methodist University Planned Giving Council. Additionally, he has served on the advisory councils of Voya, Pacific Life, and John Hancock.
Recognized by industry leaders, Healy has received the Beverly Brooks Leadership Award from the Society of Financial Service Professionals, the Golden Key Society Role Model Award from The American College; and most recently, was recognized by The American College as the Alumnus of the Month – August 2017.
As a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Healy holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work. Healy was an All-American Water Polo member and Co-Captain of his college water polo team. He and his wife, Libby, enjoy spending time at their East Texas ranch with their dogs and horses. They love to travel—and their animals usually come along, too! Healy and Libby also delight in spending time with their son, Rogers Healy, daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Nick Silva, and grandson, Sam.
A.R. “Buddy” Dike brings an extensive and varied finance background to Texas Financial Partners (TFP). In 1966, he launched The Dike Company, an insurance brokerage firm specializing in estate planning, business insurance, and employee benefit plans. In 2017, The Dike Company merged with Higginbotham, a Fort Worth-based firm founded in 1948. Ranked as the largest independent insurance broker in Texas, Higginbotham is a single-source solution for a broad range of personal and business insurance, risk management, and employee benefit services. As a part of Higginbotham’s solution strategy, Dike is able to offer life insurance through TFP.
Having served as president of the Insurance Alliance between 1988 and 1991, Dike’s dynamic leadership experience is an asset the TFP team. He has served as president of the Fort Worth Association of Life Underwriters, the Fort Worth Society of Financial Service Professionals, and the Fort Worth Business and Estate Council. As a charter member of the Top of the Table, Dike also boasts lifetime membership on the Million Dollar Round Table.
An accredited Chartered Life Underwriter, Dike is a graduate of the Texas Christian University; he attended on a football scholarship and served as football captain in 1957. As a member of the TCU Lettermen’s Hall of Fame, Dike proudly served as President of TCU’s Lettermen’s Association from 1966 to 1967. Today, Dike and his wife, Sara, have three children – David, Michael, and Susanne Dial – as well as nine grandchildren.