Our Team

The Catalyst Wealth Team

Christopher D. Pullaro, CPA, CFP®

Managing Partner

  • Managing Partner – Catalyst Wealth Management founding partner and family member since 2009. “Professionally, I enjoy providing wealth management education and serve as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer, Finance and Operations Partner. Personally, I love people and creating meaningful relationships that will impact our clients for generations to come.”
  • Married to Jane since 1998 with two boys, Ryan and Aidan. “If you want to find me in the spring and summer months, you can find me on a baseball field somewhere in Georgia watching my boys playing ball.”
  • Resident of Cumming, GA (Originally from Franklin Lakes, NJ). “I have lived in Georgia for over half of my life so that makes me native, I suppose.”
  • Attend John’s Creek Baptist Church.
  • University of Delaware graduate with a double major in Accounting and Finance.
  • Former high school baseball athlete and a huge New York sports nut. “I follow all major New York sports teams with the Giants being my favorite. I love college football, especially my Georgia Bulldogs, which happens to be my spouse’s alma mater. She converted me and I fell in love with the school.”
  • Hobbies include golf, skiing, deep sea fishing and hiking.

David Pierce

Managing Partner

  • Managing Partner – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2009. “Catalyst was once a dream and an idea on a napkin. We’re blessed to serve so many wonderful families today and we work hard to honor the trust they place in us.”
  • Married to Kelly and proud father of Chelsea and Garrett.
  • Resident of Gainesville, GA living on Lake Lanier.
  • Avid outdoorsman loving any lake activity, skiing, golf, and hunting.
  • Georgia Tech graduate and season ticket holder. “Go Jackets!!!”
  • Proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, the Navy SEAL Foundation, and Birdies for the Brave.

Dave Mirolli

Managing Partner

  • Managing Partner – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2011. Financial planning for business owners and entrepreneurs who need unique investment solutions to solve complex financial issues. A charitably-focused family man who loves God and loves people. Financial contributor to Forbes magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Atlanta Magazine.
  • Married to Maria since 1987 with three incredible grown sons.
  • Resident of Atlanta living in Ansley Park community.
  • Active member at Ansley Golf Club serving on a variety of committees.
  • Attend Perimeter Church & Church of the Apostles.
  • Active in a variety of local and international foundations such as Bright Futures, City of Refuge, World Help, Café 1040 and Cru, to name a few.
  • Retired Air Force Colonel & Command Pilot, current Airbus 330 pilot flying internationally with 10,000 hours of flying time.
  • Miami University of Ohio undergraduate and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for Masters in Aero Science.
  • Passions involve sailing, skiing, hunting, tennis, golf, flying and a few other adventures.

Brian Pierce

Partner

  • Partner – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2009. – “Professionally, I manage money. Personally, I love people and growing meaningful relationships. Cool that they go together.”
  • Married to Ashley since 2009 with two boys, Crawford and Tripp. – “If you want to know what I’m about, look no further.”
  • Resident of Cumming, GA (Originally from Roswell, GA).
  • Attend North Point Community Church.
  • Active member at Polo Golf and Country Club.
  • Former baseball player at Georgia Southern University. Also a Braves and Falcons fan. – “Brutal I know! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be one in order to work with us.”
  • Owner of a few hobbies. – “Let’s go hunt, fish, or play golf together sometime!”

Matt Cayce

Wealth Advisor

  • Wealth Advisor – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2016. “What an honor to have a career that is based on trust. Like Mark Twain said, “if you never lie, you never have to remember what you said.”
  • Married to Lisa since 1999 with two boys, Jack and Walker.
  • Resident of historic Brookhaven, GA (Originally from Memphis, TN) “Yes, I do like the Blues, Elvis and BBQ.”
  • Attend Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
  • Former football player at Millsaps College and University of Alabama graduate. “I spent some time in Spain afterwards taking a few courses at Universidad de Alcala de Henares near Madrid. Hola!”
  • “If I’m not at the baseball fields coaching one son and cheering on the other, I’d love to play golf or meet you on a fishing trip.”

Cal Halliburton

Wealth Advisor

  • Wealth Advisor – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2015.
  • Married to Catherine since 2000 with three children: Jack, Joe, & Cate.
  • Resident of North Buckhead / Sandy Springs, GA (Originally from Macon, GA).
  • Attend Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.
  • Undergrad and MBA from the University of Georgia and a big Dawgs fan.
  • Hobbies include golf, water sports, mountain biking, and anything outdoors with the kids.

William Clay Tucker, RICP, CAP , ChFEBC

Wealth Advisor

  • Wealth Advisor – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since July 2021
  • Proud parent of Olivia Tucker, point guard for Young Harris College women’s basketball
  • 20-year resident of Cherokee County, GA, originally from Yazoo City, MS
  • Practice focus is on retirement income planning, charitable planning, and helping clients navigate health care decisions they face in retirement
  • Professional designations include retirement income certified professional, chartered advisor in philanthropy, and chartered federal employee benefits consultant
  • Avid Saints and LSU football fan – Geaux Tigers! And of course, YHC women’s basketball
  • Outside of work, Clay enjoys reading mystery novels and kayaking the rivers of north Georgia.

Lisa S. Hamilton

Director of Operations

  • Director of Operations – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2009. “I have been working with a couple of the partners since 2004 and I love this work family.”
  • Married to Bill since 1991 with one daughter, Abigail.
  • Resident of Cumming, GA (Originally from Tifton, GA). “Being close to the GA mountains is wonderful.”
  • Attend Johns Creek Baptist Church.
  • Alumni of Auburn University. “Enjoy watching my Tigers play football. War Eagle!”
  • “I am a member of the JCBC choir and ensemble and I love to sing!!!”

Lauren Duncan

Relationship Manager

  • Relationship Manager – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2013. “I love helping our clients. They are like family!”
  • Married to Nate and are parents to two daughters.
  • Resident of Suwanee, GA but originally from Buffalo, NY
  • Alumni of Georgia Southern University with a degree in public relations
  • We are members of Gwinnett Church
  • Loves to travel and entertain friends!

Tyler Stollar

Client Manager

  • Client Manager – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2018.
  • Resident of Acworth, GA
  • Attend Westridge Church
  • A few hobbies are rowing, yoga and taking my dog Buck Belue hiking.
  • An avid college football fan and Baseball fan, I enjoy my time at Truist park and Sanford Stadium. Go Dawgs!

Dalton Fair

Client Services Associate

  • Client Service Associate – Catalyst Wealth Management family member since 2021.
  • Resident of Brookhaven, GA.
  • Proud Alumni of the University of Georgia with a degree in Financial Planning
  • A few hobbies are hunting and being on the water whether it be the lake or the beach.
  • Huge fan of Georgia Football and the Atlanta Braves. Go Dawgs and Braves!

*Five Star winners do not pay to win or to be considered for the award. Professionals showing up in Featured Results, however, may have paid a fee to appear there.

The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 3,254 Atlanta-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 265 (8% of candidates) were named 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2020: 3,314 considered, 268 winners; 2019: 3,197 considered, 285 winners; 2018: 3,248 considered, 287 winners; 2017: 2,378 considered, 301 winners; 2016: 2,210 considered, 526 winners; 2015: 3,620 considered, 546 winners; 2014: 4,433 considered, 560 winners; 2013: 2,852 considered, 592 winners; 2012: 2,660 considered, 607 winners.

The investment professional award goes to estate planning attorneys, insurance agents and select others in the financial industry. Eligibility Criteria – Required: 1. Credentialed with appropriate state or industry licensures. 2. Actively employed as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of five years. 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review. 4. Accepting new clients. Evaluation Criteria – Considered: 5. One-year client retention rate. 6. Five-year client retention rate. 7. Number of client households served. 8. Recent personal production and performance (industry specific criteria).9. Education and professional designations/ industry and board certifications. 10. Pro Bono and community service work. This year, we honored 11 Atlanta-area investment professionals with the Five Star Investment Professional award.

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