The Team

John Hancock

Phone: 303-333-0060 ext.2

John was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.  He graduated from the University of Central Missouri (1981) and the University of Missouri (1987).  After graduation he took a position with McDonnell Douglas in the Middle East for 8 years.  After completing his contract as Group Manager of Finance he moved to Denver, CO in 1996.  He was President of Hancock Financial Planning prior to joining SCA in February of 2000.  He holds the CFP certification and is a member of SCA’s Investment Committee.
John is an avid Cardinal baseball fan and is a member of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research).  In addition, he enjoys BBQ’ing, hiking and fishing when he isn’t at work.  

Jonathan Ahalt

Phone: 303-333-0060 ext.3

Jonathan grew up in Arlington, Virginia.  He graduated from Miami University (1986).   He has been an employee of SCA since completing his Masters Degree in Finance from the University of Denver in 2000.  He is a member of SCA's Investment Committee.  
Jonathan spends most of his time away from SCA with his children Benton and Ava.  He enjoys cooking, yoga, skiing, volunteering at the Denver Waldorf School and is patiently waiting for the Washington Redskins to return to glory.

Phil Woodford

Phone: 303-333-0060 ext.1

Phil spent his childhood in the suburbs of Illinois until his family moved to Memphis, TN when he was a teenager.  He attended college at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received a degree in Economics.   After graduating from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1998 he started working for Ford Motor Credit Company.  He was very mobile during his years at Ford relocating to Memphis TN, Nashville TN, Charlotte NC, Atlanta GA and Macon GA in his first 8 years with the company.  He moved to Colorado in 2006 to be closer to his wife’s family.  Phil spent 11 years with Ford Motor Credit Company.  He then joined SCA in 2009 as the Operations and Support Manager.  Phil enjoys riding four wheelers and racing go karts with his sons in the summer and snowmobiling in the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming in the winter.  He and his wife have two boys, Owen and Ryan.

Richard Purdy

Phone: 303-333-0060 x4
Rich grew up in Montrose, Colorado. After receiving a degree in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, he spent 2 years living overseas in Australia and New Zealand. He returned to Colorado in 2014 and started his career at SCA as a Research Analyst. He holds the Series 65 certification and works closely with the Investment Committee. Rich enjoys spending his weekends in the mountains hiking, camping, and skiing with his wife, Katie.

Our History

SCA is an Independent Investment Management firm founded in 1994.  SCA is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA).  Starting out as a fiduciary in a consulting role to Pension Plans, over the next 20 years SCA evolved into an Investment Management Firm offering both discretionary and non-discretionary services.

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