Our team is proud to provide a breadth of experience, specialized financial knowledge, and elevated level of service to all our clients. We work collectively to serve your goals and help you meet your financial future with more confidence.



Our advisors

Adam Whitesell, Private Wealth Advisor serving the Raleigh, NC area - Ameriprise Advisors

Adam Whitesell

CFP®, CRPC®, APMA®, CEP®

Private Wealth Advisor

Managing Director
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Ben Graff, Private Wealth Advisor serving the Raleigh, NC area - Ameriprise Advisors

Ben Graff

CFP®, APMA®

Private Wealth Advisor

Vice President
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Russell Emrath, Private Wealth Advisor serving the Raleigh, NC area - Ameriprise Advisors

Russell Emrath

MBA, CFP®, CRPC®, APMA®

Private Wealth Advisor

Vice President
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Bob Watral, Financial Advisor serving the Raleigh, NC area - Ameriprise Advisors

Bob Watral

CFP®

Financial Advisor

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner
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David Nichols, Financial Advisor serving the Raleigh, NC area - Ameriprise Advisors

David Nichols

CRPC®

Financial Advisor

Vice President
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Hannah McGrath, Financial Advisor serving the Raleigh, NC area - Ameriprise Advisors

Hannah McGrath

CFP®, APMA®

Financial Advisor

Associate Vice President
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Our team

Sarah Brandl

Sarah Brandl

Registered Client Service Associate,

Practice Manager

Personal Intro

Sarah joined Inspired Capital in May of 2015. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Exercise and Sport Science from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. Previous to joining our team, she spent a short time as an Independent Financial Advisor. Sarah is married to Doug and they live in Raleigh, NC with their daughter, Gwen, and two Norwich Terriers, Lily and Bear.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Event Planning
  • Client Service
  • Financial Planning/Insurance Support
  • Media Relations & Charitable Outreach
  • NC Notary
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Tammy King

Tammy King

Registered Client Service Associate,

Operations Specialist

Personal Intro

Tammy joined Ameriprise in March 2009. She is originally from North Carolina but relocated from New York and New Jersey in 2004. Previously, she worked in the Municipal Bond Department at Morgan Stanley before transitioning to a Registered Client Associate. Tammy has 30 years of experience in the financial industry. She is married to Reginald and they live in Raleigh, NC. Their daughter, Kyla, attends Wake Forest Univ.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • New Client Intake
  • Account Service
  • Money Movement
  • Account Transfers/Rollovers
  • Scheduling
  • NC Notary
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Carla Sachs

Carla Sachs

Registered Client Service Associate,

Financial Planning Specialist

Personal Intro

Carla joined Ameriprise in 2016. She previously worked for Fidelity and CAPTRUST where she supported high net worth clients with their retirement plans and investment portfolios. She has two children, Samantha and Nicholas, and lives in Raleigh with her husband, Tom. They have three pets, Phoebe, Luna and Brody. When not working, Carla enjoys cooking, RV trips and traveling abroad (especially to visit family in Brazil).

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Financial Planning Support
  • Account Service
  • Account Transfers/Rollovers
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Ben Grossfuss, APMA<sup>®</sup>

Ben Grossfuss, APMA®

Registered Client Service Associate,

Financial Planning Assistant

Personal Intro

Originally from Sanford, NC, Ben graduated from Lynchburg College where he played on the men's soccer team. Prior to joining Ameriprise, he worked in Derivative Investment Operations for FIS global and as a Project Financial Analyst for Syneos Health. He lives in Raleigh, NC with his significant other, Jenny, chocolate lab Luka, and cat Beegee. In his free time, he loves to play golf and attend variety of sporting events.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Financial Planning Support
  • Investment Research
  • Client Service
  • Account Service
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Nishoo Arora

Nishoo Arora

Client Service Associate

Personal Intro

Nishoo joined the Inspired Capital team in May of 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a post graduate diploma in business management. She lives in New Delhi with her husband, Rahul, and son, Aaryan. In her free time she enjoys dancing and listening to music.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Scheduling
  • Account Service
  • Meeting preparation
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