OLV Support Team

Susie Booth - OLV Investment Group

Susie Booth | Executive Administrative Assistant

Nine times out of ten, the friendly voice you hear on the phone will be Susie. Having a chat with you is the highlight of her day with the exception of finding out how she can help you. Her warmth and friendliness brighten the office and everybody benefits from her happy spirit.

Having served for almost 21 years, she is a constant resource for almost any need and question or can quickly get you to the best person to help.

Ben Oliver - OLV Investment Group

Ben Oliver | Financial Advisor
Accredited Investment Fiduciary™

Ben brings his down home, cheerful nature into the office offering assistance to each of the reps and our clients. He is a graduate of Lipscomb University, with an Interdisciplinary degree in American Studies. He has earned his Series 7 and the Series 66 along with his Health and Life Insurance License. With experience in a broad spectrum of work environments with various groups of people, Ben has a natural ability to listen and problem solve. Having had the opportunity to teach others, he remains an eager learner and continues to seek ways to grow and develop as a person as he gains greater understanding of the finance industry.

Bernadette Rainear, OLV Investment Group

Bernadette Rainear | Client Service Associate

Opening any type of financial account requires paperwork and many signatures. With a Master’s degree in early childhood and a background in teaching, Bernadette is experienced at efficiently juggling many requests and tasks all at once.

Your forms and documents will be processed as quickly as possible and she will work diligently to resolve issues in a timely fashion. Keeping your files accurate and organized is her secret fascination and you can trust she does her best to keep track of the specifics.

Wendy Freeman - OLV Investment Group

Wendy Freeman | Client Service Associate

Wendy adds tremendous value by assisting the financial advisors to provide exceptional service to our clients. Previously employed in customer care with a well-known healthcare department, she gained valuable work experience that has transitioned well to the financial industry.

Great value is added with Wendy’s organizational skills, her ability to analyze information and efficiently accomplish tasks. She currently stays busy gathering report information, preparing paperwork and answering phones. Her empathy while discussing issues aids in cultivating a friendly environment.


Elaine Pistor - OLV Investment Group

Elaine Pistor | Service Associate

Earning an Associate Degree was just the first step of her thirty two year career with American Motors and Chrysler. With her depth of experience and ingrained work ethic, she is always willing and capable to provide service for each representative, office member or client. Efficiency guides her office time so if things are crossed off her list, Elaine finds ways to be helpful to others in order to get more work done.

She takes calls, schedules appointments, reviews meetings with associated follow up and works with Sigma to get any processing completed in the timeliest manner possible. She seamlessly moves through interruptions, is eager to learn new skills and looks for ways to improve processes and procedures.


Karen Jeffries - OLV Investment Group

Karen Jefferies | Service Associate

Her quick wit and sun-shiny spirit come through when she takes a call from you, and Karen remains diligent to finish any task assigned to her. Providing each representative with whatever client information needed, she keeps things organized – whether calendar items or basic files. She enjoys working through all kinds of projects and, after earning her degree in education, she has done everything from teaching high school to bookkeeping.

Karen has the know-how needed to get things done or figure out a new way. With her tender sense of compassion, she loves to work with people and will go out of her way to be a help to, and for, you.


Jim Simmonds | Comptroller

Management in retail gave Jim an uncanny skill in working well and growing relationships with all people types and personalities. Already friends with Bob Stuart through his wife Linda, it was a seamless transition to join them in the office taking over the responsibilities of accounting and bookkeeping. Earning his Series 7 Designation only deepened his understanding of the business. A trouble shooter by nature, he can help you with your taxes or find understandable answers to questions that may come up in providing service for your planning needs.985x20


Zan Oliver | Event Coordinator, Marketing Assistant

For as many years as Dean has provided financial service, Zan has been by his side.  However, don’t be misled by her preference to work behind the scenes.  Her creativity really shines through the many personalized design pieces created for OLV. Her ability to always add to the creative process brings about the best design possibilities. Her responsibilities with the marketing team demonstrate her desire for you to see OLV on a personal level, as she helps to create meaningful ways to communicate through cards, invitations and brochures. 

As well, she pours out her warm welcoming spirit as she leads the Hospitality team.  If she is working on an external client outing like a seminar or a special event, you will sense she planned with you in mind.  The same holds true for her generous internal planning for the staff.  Her heart beats for this company and whether you are a friend, guest or a stranger you will feel her outpouring of love.


Julie Bowers - OLV Investment Group

Julie Bowers | Marketing and Advertising Director

With her artistic skill and eye for color, Julie is a true designer. She left Central Michigan University with a double Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Interior Design. Her experience in the advertising art department with the Flint Journal has only been our gain.

Her desire to communicate the financial services we offer motivates her to present you with polished informative material. Maintaining the office calendar at large, you will have timely announcements of any pertinent upcoming event.

Libby VanValin - OLV Investment Group

Libby VanValin | President of Culture and Communication

As a partner of OLV Investment Group, Libby plays a critical role by performing numerous tasks such as team building, communication, community connection, conducting interviews and handling internal paperwork.

Libby creates an atmosphere of belonging at OLV through her efforts in organizing weekly bible studies, inviting guest speakers, administrating Operation Christmas Child and other charitable work. She also organizes internal events to help build culture and relationship within the company. Libby holds a degree in Health Education and she engages herself in research to provide assistance in human resources regarding benefits and communication. Libby also leads the way in understanding and teaching a personality profile tool used at OLV called DISC reports. She strives to grow in her knowledge of this and share that with all incoming employees, as well as anyone in the community, interested to learn more.

Libby and her husband have three daughters. They are active members of Bethany Baptist Church and reside in Grand Blanc, MI.


Junior Sikhwivhilu | Community and Global Outreach Coordinator

What an asset Junior has been to the OLV team since joining the ranks in June 2018! Junior was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa. He spent much of his adult life championing causes of human rights for vulnerable populations including women, children and immigrants in his native South Africa and around the African continent. Junior moved to the United States in November 2017 to Join his wife who works for Michigan State University. Junior didn’t waste any time in serving the community of Flint where he and his wife reside. He serves in the Genesee county Human trafficking task force, aimed at ending human trafficking in the Genesee county.

His position on the OLV team keeps Junior busy assisting with the details of expanding OLV’s outreach into the community of Flint, as well as in the global arena. In the summer of 2018, Junior Coordinated OLV’s First ever Global missions’ outreach to Durban South Africa, His years of experience at an international level have proved to be invaluable.


Stacey Hoover | Client Service Associate

With over 20 years of client relations experience, Stacey continues to put her knowledge and skills to good use. She has worked with Scott since 2014; however, she is new to the OLV team. Her dedication to clients and her passion for helping people is apparent in everything she does which makes her a wonderful addition. Stacey continues to grow and stretch in her professional and personal life. She’s taking on this new challenge with her usual sunny disposition and dedication.

Stacey lives with her husband, Steve, and their precious son, Julian, in Plymouth, MI. She enjoys worshiping with her family at the NorthRidge Church and uses her beautiful voice to singing praises on the Worship Team.


Taniesha Drain | Client Service Associate

Having a strong work ethic and organizational skills, Taniesha is a wonderful asset to the OLV team. Following graduation from high school and two+ years at Washtenaw Community College, Taniesha was hired by Sigma Financial Corporation where she provided the Sigma team with top-notch service skills for seven years.

Taniesha’s love of family led her to leave the work force to focus her energies on raising her two sons – later adding a daughter to the family unit. Aside from her commitment to family, she enjoys hiking, interacting with her two dogs and one cat, reading, and drawing.