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Our multi-generational team encompasses diverse perspectives, experiences and expertise allowing us the ability to connect with all clients, no matter your background.

Elias "Yaz" Hassan

Managing Director | Financial Advisor

615-867-7700

615-867-7799

YHassan@rwbaird.com

“Good planning is always more important than picking investments.”

Yaz has been a Financial Advisor for over 25 years and is proud of each relationship he has the privilege to work with. He is passionate about helping clients reach their goals and plan for their family’s future. The Hassan Oldham Group, now 12 years young, believes family values are the cornerstone of every client relationship. Daily, Yaz advocates, counsels, and plans with clients and their families. He has been named one of the “Top 1200 Financial Advisors” by Barron’s for eight consecutive years. In addition, named by the Financial Times and Forbes as one of the "Top 400 Advisors" in America.

Yaz attended school at The University of Tennessee before an internship with Courier Printing turned into a job offer. He then worked and finished his degree in Finance at MTSU. His job at Courier made him recognize his love of the client relationship and allowed for real-world experience in taking care of clients, which was great training for getting started in this business. Given the opportunity by J.C. Bradford, Yaz got his start in Financial Services. Yaz loved the business and the study of financial markets, right away he had made a great decision. As a result of his love and commitment to lifelong learning and growth, he completed a three-year course at the Securities Industry Institute® at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Yaz is a founding board member of the Community Foundation of Rutherford County and is a parishioner at St. Rose of Lima. In the past, he has served as Treasurer of United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Yaz and his wife, Jennifer, have two Children, Emil, and Hannah, both graduates of Oakland High School. His daughter Hannah is currently a got her degree from Belmont University and will be attending Belmont for her Doctor of Physical Therapy. His son, Emil, attends Possibility Place, a 501c3 here in Murfreesboro which serves adults with special needs.

Justin D. Oldham

Vice President | Financial Advisor

615-867-7700

615-867-7799

JOldham@rwbaird.com

“It is no secret that behavioral decisions drive long term financial success. I consistently see the impact of simplifying complex topics through intentional conversations regarding behavioral decisions. These conversations are the cornerstone of the work we do.” 

As a second-generation advisor, Justin has been counseling individuals and families with wealth, not-for-profits, and corporate clients for over 20 years. Justin’s primary responsibility is to provide comprehensive advice to clients. He helps clients identify and achieve their most meaningful financial goals. As a partner of The Hassan Oldham Group, Justin takes a personal interest in the financial future of our clients and has an uncanny ability to turn complex financial ideas into applicable next steps.  

Justin graduated from The University of Notre Dame with a Degree in Finance. After surviving one too many cold winters in Chicago working in Corporate Consulting, he moved to Tennessee where he partnered with Yaz to form The Hassan Oldham Group.  

Justin and his wife, Lindsey, are kept very busy with their two children (Sloane and Meyer) along with their Aussie Mountain Doodle (Benny). An avid runner, Justin shares coaching duties with his wife for the St Rose of Lima Cross Country team (among other coaching duties) and they also greatly enjoy traveling to visit friends and family.  Giving back to his community as a parishioner at St. Rose Parish, board member on the Southern Development Board at Second Harvest Food Bank, and as a member of the Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Alumni Association. Additionally, Justin is a graduate of Leadership Rutherford.  

Karley Rouse, CFP®

Financial Planner

615-867-7700

615-867-7799

KRouse@rwbaird.com

“I hope to uncover what’s truly meaningful to our clients by better understanding their views on money and life before creating a plan.”

Karley Rouse joined The Hassan Oldham Group in 2022 as our dedicated Financial Planner.  Shortly after, she obtained her CFP®️ certification. She has been with Baird since 2015 and has previous experience in Fixed Income Capital Markets and Private Wealth Management. Karley is a very outgoing person who values relationships and is passionate about helping clients achieve their long-term financial goals. She does not believe in a one size fits all approach and understands that every client has unique wealth management concerns.

Karley is a graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with majors in Finance and Marketing and a minor in Spanish. She moved to Tennessee from northern Illinois in 2020 for a change of scenery and nicer weather.

During her free time, Karley loves to travel, read, and work on projects around her house. Karley also enjoys spending time with her family and two rescue pups (Tilley and Georgia). She loves going to concerts of any genre and cheering on the Kentucky Wildcats.

Ashley Apanowicz

Client Specialist

615-904-2706

615-867-7799

AApanowicz@rwbaird.com

"It's not always that we need to do more but rather that we need to focus on less."

Ashley has faithfully served The Hassan Oldham Group as our Client Specialist for the past 7 years. She works with clients daily to execute a wide variety of inquiries with excellence.  Ashley offers first class, prompt service and provides personal attention to each client.  She handles much of the team’s day-to-day operations and is committed to providing exceptional service while developing long-lasting client relationships. Ashley is dedicated to empowering clients through the core values of respect, accuracy, efficiency, and honesty.

Ashley joined The Hassan Oldham Group in 2015 after working for UBS for 9 years in a variety of roles.  She has over 17 years of extensive expertise in operational and administrative duties.  In addition, Ashley holds the Series 7 and the Series 66 licenses. 

In her time outside of the office, she enjoys the outdoors where she goes camping, hiking, and kayaking with her husband, Grant and their dog, Cooper.

Whitney Heckert

Client Specialist

615-904-2712

615-867-7799

WHeckert@rwbaird.com

“The way we care for people matters because relationships are our greatest investment."

Whitney joined The Hassan Oldham Group in 2022. She engages both current and future clients to communicate our process and proactively meet their needs. While Whitney is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, she also loves learning new things herself and recently earned her Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Originally from St. Louis, Whitney graduated from MTSU with her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications, and her Masters in Elementary Education.  She spent a combined 8 years teaching in Murfreesboro City and Rutherford County Schools. Whitney’s experience in the elementary school setting allowed firsthand experience of family dynamics leading to exceptional customer service. 

At home, she chases after her two boys, Maverick (6), and Myles (3) along with their two dogs.  Whitney and her husband, Logan, met at MTSU and have called Murfreesboro home since.  They attend New Vision, enjoy traveling, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

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