Chris Jones, Chief Operating Officer
Chris oversees the day to day operations of IronGate Partners, including accounting, compliance and legal. As a Certified Financial Planner®practitioner and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Chris oversees the risk management division of IronGate and also adds expertise in advanced estate planning and asset protection strategies for the firm’s business owner and executive clients. Chris has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and other publications.
Chris graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to IronGate, he worked with two regional Broker/Dealer firms and later MassMutual Financial Group. Chris has served as president of the Wilmington Civitan Club, is currently a member of the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a member of the UNCW Board of Visitors. He is also active in Rotary International and the Cameron Executive Network Student Mentor Program. Chris and his wife Carrie have two sons.
David R. Hartness, Chief Client Officer
David’s primary focus at IronGate is serving the firm’s private wealth clients. He is a Certified Financial Planner® practitioner, Chartered Life Underwriter®, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®. Working with staff and outside professionals such as attorneys and CPA’s, David oversees the firm’s financial planning division, and is integrally involved in the Investment and Risk Management functions providing a seamless experience for clients.
David is a native of Fayetteville and graduated from Wake Forest University. Prior to IronGate he was with First Union and American Express. David currently serves on the UNCW Foundation Board, is the Past President of the New Hanover Estate Planning Council, and has served in various other capacities with Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America, and the United Way. David and His wife Susie have three sons.
Jason Arnold- Wilmington Hammerheads FC
Jason Arnold is entering his inaugural USL PRO season with the Wilmington Hammerheads as General Manager of the club. Arnold comes to Wilmington following his role as Executive Director of USL Youth Leagues in Tampa, FL. A three-time NCAA College Cup Final Four participant with the University of Maryland, Arnold joined USL in 2010 as USL PRO and MISL Director of Operations and was named Senior Director of USL Youth Leagues in March 2012. Arnold graduated from University of Maryland in 2004 with his BA.