Scott E. Robinson, CFP®, AIF®
Scott earned his bachelor’s degree in both finance and marketing from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business in 1985. He started his career in 1986 offering fee-based financial plans and investment services and achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 1990.
In 1996, Scott founded First Reserve Retirement Services, an independent financial services and investment firm based in Annapolis, Maryland, that specializes in developing and managing tactical, customized investment portfolios for individuals, trusts, and company retirement plans.
After an extensive search, in 1996 Scott partnered with Commonwealth Financial Network®, one of the premier broker/dealers in the U.S., to help ensure his clients receive the best array of high-quality investment choices.
In addition to being an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), Scott holds FINRA Series 6, 7, 24, 63 and 66 securities registrations through Commonwealth, and is life, health, variable, and LTC insurance licensed.
Scott E. Robinson is proud to have been recognized as a Business Experience advisor for 2017—a distinction based on annual production that places him among the top 49 percent of advisors affiliated with Commonwealth Financial Network.
Each year, Commonwealth, the Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer that helps us process investment transactions on your behalf, recognizes Business Experience advisors by inviting them to an exclusive gathering of their peers, leading industry experts, and Commonwealth home office staff. Business Experience advisors benefit from an intensive learning and networking experience designed to help them hone their expertise, share best practices, and provide ever-higher levels of service, education, and leadership to their clients.
Suzanne Offutt Schriber, CFP®
Suzanne earned BS in business administration from The Ohio State University in 1990. She began her professional career as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service, followed by a seven-year career in the mortgage industry. After gaining extensive experience in tax matters and liability management, she expanded her service platform to include financial planning and asset management as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch beginning in December 1999. With more than 18 years of experience at a major wirehouse, Suzanne has managed clients through two complete market cycles including two significant market downturns in 2000 and 2008.
Suzanne holds FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is licensed in life, health, variable, and long-term care insurance in multiple states across the country. Her client-centered approach encompasses all aspects of financial planning, including asset and liability management, insurance, estate planning, and tax matters. To further her knowledge and capacity in serving her clients, she achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in July 2011.
In September 2017, following an extensive search and proper due diligence, Suzanne made the decision to join First Reserve Retirement Services, an independent financial services and investment firm based in Annapolis, Maryland. First Reserve’s founder and now partner, Scott E. Robinson, CFP®, AIF®, specializes in developing and managing tactical, customized investment portfolios for individuals, trusts, and company retirement plans under the supervision and support of the Commonwealth Financial Network. The teams' combined strengths will further enhance and expand their clients’ experience and provide the added security of a team-based approach, which is now becoming a standard in the industry.
April L. Gremillion
April joined First Reserve Retirement Services in July 2007 as an administrative and operations assistant. April assists Scott in all aspects of servicing our clients’ accounts, which includes account review setup, account form processing, banking operations, and formatting quarterly reports. In addition, she oversees the company website and social media pages and assists with marketing for the firm.
Maxwell Ross Godwin
Maxwell earned a BS in economics from the University of Maryland. Upon graduation in June 2018, he started his career at First Reserve Financial Services in a support capacity learning the inner workings of the financial industry. Maxwell holds active FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is partnered with Commonwealth Financial Network. He has high aspirations to continue his licensing through completion of the Maryland Life, Accident, and Health Insurance program in the near future as well as obtaining the credential of either the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ or Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designations in the next 3–5 years. He relies on the knowledge of Scott Robinson, CFP®, AIF®, and Suzanne Offutt, CFP®, who have a combined 50 years of experience in the wealth management field, to guide him as he grows his business within the umbrella of First Reserve Financial Services.
Outside of the office, Maxwell is active in the community and enjoys spending time outdoors. He is an avid baseball fan and coach. He was a member of the University of Maryland varsity baseball program from 2015–2018 and currently assists his former high school baseball program at Glenelg Country School in Howard County. His other hobbies include golfing and rock climbing.