Steven M. Sheldon, CFA, CFP®
Steven has over twenty years of professional finance experience. In 2002, he founded SMS Capital Management, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm to better serve the needs of business owners, corporate executives, professionals, and mass affluent households.
MBA, A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, 1993
BBA, The University of Texas at Austin, 1988
Prior to founding SMS, Steven was a Director with Enron’s Principal Investment’s Group where he managed a portfolio of both private and public investments in the energy and telecommunications sectors. Steven was also a corporate banker with The Fuji Bank, Ltd. As well as a commercial lending officer with Texas Commerce Bank (now Chase Bank).
Steven is both a CFA® charterholder and CFP®. Click below to learn more about each designation.
Affiliations and Community
Member, CFA Society Houston and CFA Institute
Programming Committee, CFA Society of Houston
Advisory Board Member, The Woods Project
Advisory Board Member, Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation
Former Director, Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
Past-President, MBA Council of Houston
Investment Committee, Congregation Beth Yeshurun
Guest lecturer University of Houston Bauer College of Business
Steven has lived in Houston since 1978. He is married and has two children.
Robert A. Rizarri
Client Operations Manager
Robert joined SMS Capital Management in March of 2010. Robert is responsible for client service issues as well as the back office operations of the firm. Prior to joining SMS, Robert worked with a wealth management firm based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
BS in Financial Planning, Texas Tech University
In his spare time, Robert actively competes on various tennis teams as well as plays golf.
Douglas E. Carroll
Wealth Management Associate
Doug joined SMS Capital Management in January 2018. Doug came to SMS after working for over 15 years as a consulting engineer in the electrical power industry. Doug is currently enrolled in the Rice CFP® certification education program and is assisting with SMS’s financial planning services.
BS in Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Currently enrolled in the Rice University Certified Financial Planner® certification education program with expected graduation in May 2018.
Doug is actively involved in the Houston Chapter (Lone Star Region) of the Porsche Club of America. Doug acts as the club’s treasurer as well as volunteering as a High Performance Driving Education instructor.