Our Team

Raymond Frierson, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Phone: 713-651-1600
Fax: 713-651-9270

Mr. Frierson, president of Greenbriar Financial, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. His concentrations while earning his Bachelor of Business Administration degree were tax, audit, and accounting.

He subsequently earned the designations of Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®), and also the more unique credential of Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Through LPL Financial, Mr. Frierson holds other securities registrations including the FINRA Series 7, 6, 24, 62 (Corporate), 63 (State), 52 (Municipal) and life insurance.

Mr. Frierson as a CFP® practitioner and CPA, has actively performed planning and public accounting for over 30 years. His experience includes practicing with a national accounting firm in the areas of tax, audit, and consulting.

He is an active director of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) and is the former president of the Houston CPA Society.

Mr. Frierson is also a member of the Houston Financial Planning Association and serves, or has served, on numerous boards of charitable, civic, and professional organizations in the Houston community.

Frank H. Simonton Jr., JD, PFS, CPA

Phone: 713-651-1600
Fax: 713-651-9270

Mr. Simonton is a Certified Public Accountant, Attorney, and Professional Financial Specialist (PFS). Mr. Simonton has spent the past forty-five years practicing in the fields of income taxation, and estate planning. Frank’s expertise is in the areas of investment planning, insurance, retirement plans, and estate planning. Frank holds degrees in accounting and law from McNeese State University and Louisiana State University, respectively. In addition, he holds the Series 7 and Series 66 FINRA registrations with LPL Financial. Frank is a member of the American Bar Association, American Institute of CPAs, the Louisiana Bar Association, and the Texas Bar Association.

Deborah L. Williams, CFP®

LPL Financial Advisor
Phone: 713-651-1600
Fax: 713-651-9270

Ms. Williams, an independent LPL Financial Advisor, is a graduate of the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Her area of concentration while earning her bachelor’s degree was Public Administration.

She subsequently completed her Masters coursework at UH-CL majoring in mathematics. Ms. Williams has earned the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®).

Through LPL Financial, Ms. Williams holds registrations including FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 and Life insurance. Ms. Williams has actively performed client portfolio management for over 15 years. Her experience has always been as an independent financial consultant, assisting individuals, businesses, retirement plans, as well as not-for profit entities.

She is a member of the Financial Planning Association as well as the Houston Estate and Finance Forum.

Ms. Williams is a University of Houston- Clear Lake Alumni Association Board member, a Bay Area Turning Point Volunteer and has been involved as Chair of the UBC Foundation of Houston. She is an outdoor enthusiast, an aspiring artist and a marathon finisher.

Vanessa B. Solá, CPA

Administrative Associate

Ms. Solá is a graduate of the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She also holds a Master of Science in Accountancy from the University of Houston.

Ms. Solá is a Certified Public Accountant with national firm experience. Her expertise includes individual, corporate and partnership taxation; estate, individual and corporate tax planning; and general business consulting. Her industry knowledge includes international tax, real estate, non-profits, and personal taxation. She is a member of the AICPA, TSCPA, and Houston CPA Society.

Ms. Solá is past Chairman of the Board of AAMA (the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans). She is past Treasurer of Talento Bilingue de Houston and the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She serves, or has served, on numerous boards of charitable, civic, and professional organizations. Ms. Solá is fluent in Spanish and has taught introductory accounting courses as part of the University of Houston-SBDC Small Business Program.

Brando Palazzo-Giorgio

Investment Manager
Fax: 713-651-9270

Through LPL Financial, Mr. Palazzo-Giorgio holds registrations including FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65.

A graduate of Houston Baptist University and a current Alumni.

Investment manager & Risk strategist. Working with high net-worth clients spanning across the energy sector consisting of Energy M&A Attorneys, Energy Traders, Executive Officers of Fortune 500 Companies, Private Oil & Gas owners and Trusts.

Patrick Reagan

Investment Manager
Fax: 713-651-9270

Through LPL Financial, Mr. Patrick Reagan holds registrations including FINRA Series 7 and 66.
Patrick received his B.A. in Economics from George Mason University

With more than a decade of experience in the financial advisory industry, Patrick works with a broad range of individuals, families and businesses. Prior to relocating to Houston, Patrick spent the majority of his career creating wealth management strategies, developing portfolio strategies and running the business operations for some of the largest financial planning practices in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.