Advisory Team

Advisory Team

Dan Novotny, CRPC®, CFS®

Investment Advisor, Managing Principal

407.599.9101 or  800.599.5077

Minnesota State University—Mankato, MN
Bachelor of Science—Double-major in Business Administration and Finance
CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM), College for Financial Planning, Denver, CO
CFS®, Institute of Business and Finance, San Diego, CA

Industry Licenses
FINRA Series 7, 8, 63, and 65 Securities Registrations
Florida Insurance Licenses

Dan Novotny is an investment advisor and managing principal of the Breed's Hill Wealth Management office in Winter Park, Florida. He has been in the financial services business since 1992, when he started his career at American Express Financial Advisors in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There, he obtained his registered representative brokerage license as well as his insurance licenses for life, health, and annuities.

During the 1990s, his career and experience included working for Dain Bosworth, Inc., where he worked as a trader on the fixed income trading desk, trading unit investment trusts, and tax-free municipal bonds. In 1997, Dan obtained his branch office managers license while working for Waterhouse securities, where he also had a subsequent transfer to their Orlando, Florida, office. While in Orlando, Dan further worked as a senior vice president and investment specialist for TD Ameritrade. In June 2009, Dan joined StockCross Financial Services, Inc., where he worked as a senior vice president of investments and also served as the branch manager. Here, he continued his work with clients to help them manage their investments and reach their financial goals. 

His investing philosophy includes providing each client (and each account) with custom portfolio management services and strategies based on their unique set of circumstances. He strives to help them earn attractive tax-efficient returns while keeping portfolio risks manageable. Investments are made and routinely reviewed for appropriateness in achievement of stated long-term goals. He further believes in excellent relationships and service.

In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Dan earned the Five StarSM Wealth Manager award by Orlando Magazine. Dan's investment specialties include overall portfolio management, asset allocation decisions, retirement income planning, and growth and income investing, as well as fixed income investments.

Dan enjoys living in Orlando, Florida, along with his wife, Patty, and their two sons.

Kirk Tassell, CFP®

Investment Advisor, Managing Principal

407.599.9100 or  800.599.0338

Hartwick College—Oneonta, NY
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management
College for Financial Planning
University of Central Florida—Orlando, FL
CFP Board Designation—Washington, DC

Industry Licenses
FINRA Series 7, 31, 63, and 65 Securities Registrations
Florida Life and Annuity License

Kirk Tassell is an investment advisor and managing principal of Breed's Hill Wealth Management in Winter Park, Florida. Since 2003, Kirk has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional; furthermore, he has been advising affluent clientele for more than 20 years and has clients throughout the United States. 

Kirk provides individuals with a range of specialized, comprehensive financial guidance for investment, retirement income, and estate planning, as well as other wealth management needs. Kirk cofounded Breed's Hill Wealth Management with a goal of helping clients to bring all of the pieces of their financial lives together so they can be managed properly as a whole. 

Kirk's has helped his clients navigate through the extreme volatility in the financial markets throughout the past decade. With an emphasis on yield-focused investing and tax efficiency, Kirk provides his clients with custom portfolios suited to their goals and risk parameters.

In 1997, Kirk began his investment advising career at  Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. (Morgan Stanley), training at 2 World Trade Center, New York, and working in Annapolis, Maryland. He was then recruited by TD Waterhouse/TD Ameritrade in Orlando, Florida, and accepted an investment advising postition (for which he was responsible for asset allocation, porfolio strategy, and portfolio design for high-net-worth clientele). He then went on to work for Sun Trust Private Wealth Management as the portfolio manager for a wealth team. Kirk also worked as an investment advisor for Stockcross Financial Services, where he worked closely with the municipal bond trading desk and established a retail branch for the Florida region.

In 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, Kirk earned the Five StarSM Wealth Manager award published by Orlando Magazine; additionally, he is a member of the Central Florida Estate Planning Council. Kirk specializes in portfolio management, retirement income planning, and tax-free municipal bonds.

Kirk is from the Boston area and has lived in Winter Park, Florida, for 16 years. In 2016, he and his wife, Debbie, welcomed their baby boy, Matthew, into their family. Kirk enjoys skiing, surfing, cycling, and traveling.

Chris Galehouse

Marketing Director, Office Assistant

Chris is an experienced Graphic Designer and Social Media Marketer with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing, advertising and printing industries over the past 18 years. He also has many years of experience in office management and sales. Chris is a strong marketing and design professional with a passion for exceeding client expectations.

Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 1,482 Orlando wealth managers were considered for the award; 145 (10 percent of candidates) were named 2015 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit