About Us2023-11-02T18:45:08-07:00


We are a group of professionals with decades of experience in the financial industry. Learn more about us and our story below.

Chad Collins

Chief Executive Officer
Phone: 760-223-7077
E-mail: [email protected]

Chad founded Stone Beacon Capital in January 2017 after spending twenty years working at two multi-billon dollar wire house brokerage firms.

He started his career at Merrill Lynch in 1997 where he achieved the Vice President designation along with being recognized as a Chairman’s Club member. In 2009 he transitioned to Wells Fargo Advisors where he was named to their President’s Counsel along with being promoted to Managing Director which is the highest title awarded to a Financial Advisor at the firm.

Chad graduated Whittier College in 1996 where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics while playing college football. He also earned a Charted Mutual Fund Counselor® (CMFC®) designation from the College for Financial Planning.

His family was the founding family in San Elijo Hills in December 2000 where he currently resides with his wife Janelle and his five children, Brandon, Brooke, Blake, Bretton, and Brycen. When not in the office he spends free time with his family sharing their love of music, golf, and fishing.

Chad and his family routinely participate in charitable work and philanthropy for the benefit of many different causes focused on children.

Shari Hughes

Chief Operating Officer
Phone: 760-223-7078
E-mail: [email protected]

Shari Hughes began her career in Financial Services in 1997 with Prudential Securities in Marlton, NJ. She later left her position to work with a team at UBS until 2008 where her and her team formed MassoTorrence Wealth Management. Shari wore many hats at MassoTorrence Wealth Management which included running the everyday business, supervising the team, managing work flow, opening accounts, working closely with clients, managing the books, as well as many other tasks. In 2014 Shari’s husband was offered a position in San Diego, California causing her family to relocate. She later joined Wells Fargo Advisors in Carlsbad and in 2017 she became Chief Operating Officer of Stone Beacon Capital.

Shari and her husband Jimmy reside in San Diego with their daughter Aryana.

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