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Our Perspective & Personal Experience

Our Perspective & Personal Experience

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We repeatedly saw many friends and family struggling to find the help they needed to map out their financial future. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Meet Our Team

Rod I. Skaf

Financial Planner and Senior Wealth Manager


Rod Skaf is an experienced and credentialed financial planner. Since 1996, Rod has been a reliable strategist for his client's life-long planning and lasting legacy. He values his clients and see them as his true employer. He has a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Financial Services degrees as well a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree. Rod also is a Chartered Financial Consultant, Accredited Estate Planner, Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Advisor for Senior Living designations and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

Rod is a Million Dollar Round Table Life Member*, achieving Top of the Table for the last 10 years. He is also a member of various financial organizations.

Rod is a life-long learner and is passionate about education. Rod immigrated to the United States in 1988 from Syria, seeking a better life for his family. When not meeting with clients or studying, Rod enjoys ping pong, traveling and visiting his children and grandchildren in FL and CA.

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CA Insurance License 0C25788, State of Domicile: Ohio & Texas.

The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an independent association. Membership is based on production and does not qualify a financial professional to provide investment recommendations or advice. Inclusion of wealth manager in award program is not indicative of future success.

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Wayne E. Niles

Financial Planner and Senior Wealth Manager


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Wayne has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He graduated from The Syracuse University Whitman School of Management. His specialty and focus is working with family business owners and executives using a comprehensive, integrated financial planning process.

In his free time, Wayne enjoys family time, golfing, boating, and skiing. Wayne also embraces the title of Dance-Dad to his two daughters.

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CA Insurance License 0G47729, State of Domicile: Ohio

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Maya Skaf, MBA

Financial Professional


Maya is a financial professional with Cetera Investors, part of the SKAFCO team. She holds her Series 7 and 66 Industry registrations, as well as life and health insurance licenses. Maya has an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Michigan. Prior to a career in the financial industry, she spent several years in medical and data management. Maya currently resides in Tampa, Florida and is working out of our Dublin, Ohio office.

Her decision to pursue the financial services industry was due to a passion to educate and guide our clients throughout their financial journey. As clients' needs change, she looks forward to helping you with your financial planning future and will work hard to earn your trust. In her spare time, Maya enjoys spending time with her kids watching movies, listening to music, and art painting.

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Colleen Dotson, MBA

Business Manager, Registered Representative


Colleen has been in the financial services industry for over twenty years. As part of the investment committee, Colleen participates in designing and implementing stock portfolios. She handles the day-to-day operations of the SKAFCO firm.

Colleen has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Business Administration from Baldwin Wallace University. She holds her Series 6 and 7 industry registrations, as well as life, health, and variable annuity licenses for the state of Ohio. She has successfully completed the prerequisite course work through The American College to be eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner board exam. Outside of the office, Colleen enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and reading.

Parker Salata, AIF®

Financial Professional


Parker Salata is a financial professional with Cetera Investors working with the SKAFCO team in Columbus, Ohio office. Parker is passionate about helping families, baby boomers, and retirees plan for their financial goals. He has been in the financial services industry since graduating from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and enjoys helping clients in a wide variety of areas. Whether clients are individuals, families, or small businesses, Parker works closely with each of them, making recommendations and helping achieve their specific needs and goals. Recognizing that clients’ needs change over time, he emphasizes an ongoing long-term relationship and encourages regular communication.

Parker grew up in the Canton area and has lived in Ohio his whole life. Some of his favorite hobbies include golfing, traveling, spending time with my dog Arwen, and of course attending Buckeye football games in the fall.

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Molly (Kerr) Allen

Registered Sales Assistant


Molly is a Registered Sales Assistant working with Cetera Investors as part of the SKAFCO group. She assists the team with day-to-day operations, investment research, and client account servicing. Prior to a career in finance, Molly worked in medical billing and higher education and student affairs.

Molly has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kentucky where she competed on the UK Equestrian Team. She holds her Series 7 and Series 63 registrations, as well as her Life, Accident & Health License for the State of Ohio. In her free time, Molly enjoys riding and caring for her horse, Lenny, and spending time with her husband, Jared and rescue dog, Kimber.

Branch #: 614-408-9941