Creating Wealth, Building Wealth and Preserving Wealth.

Left Brain Wealth Management is a SEC registered investment advisory firm.

Our Team


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Noland Langford

President & CEO


Noland has been in the investment industry since 1999.  He began his career with Merrill Lynch, and later moved to Wachovia which was later acquired by Wells Fargo. He earned his MBA from Chicago Booth School of Business a.k.a University of Chicago.  He also obtained his CFP (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™) designation to better serve his clients.  Noland has served on a task force for the CFP board and has sat on the Admissions committee for Chicago Booth. Noland is responsible for building and preserving wealth for his clients and their families.   Noland has volunteered his time and expertise to organizations such as the Children's Leukemia Foundation, and Sororities on Career Day. Noland and his family live in Naperville and his son attends Morehouse College.

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Freddy Garcia

First Vice President - Investments

(630) 517-9298

Freddy has been working in the financial services industry for twenty years, and has spent the last ten years specializing in working with high net worth families.  Freddy  believes in and is committed to building long-term relationships with his clients, and in creating personalized investment plans to meet their comprehensive needs.  Prior to joining Left Brain Wealth Management, Freddy worked for Fidelity Investments.  Freddy earned his B.A. from Augustana College where he studied Business Administration and Finance.  Freddy also acquired his CFP (CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM) designation.  Freddy and his family live in Naperville. 

Gery Sadzewicz

Chief Compliance Officer

Gery Sadzewicz is a highly skilled Securities Compliance Officer who has worked with many clients such as, Ernst & Young, Koch, Industries, Oppenheimer & Co., and Walt Disney, just to name a few. Gery provides hands on experiences in the realm of broker deals, and investment advisers.  His expertise includes but is not limited to ; private equity, investment banking, IT platforms, and wealth management.

Marina Solomon

Director of Client Relations


Marina has been working in the Investment industry for nearly two decades. She has worked alongside Noland for 8 years. She graduated from Loyola University with a degree in Business Administration and later earned her Series 7, Series 66 and Insurance license. In her role as Director of Client Relations, she provides and assists clients with setting up their accounts.

Marina lives in Bartlett with her husband and three sons. During her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with their rescue West Highland Terrier named Sallie.

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Ruth Dudek

Client Relations

(630) 506-5746

Ruth Brings over 30+ years of investment industry experience.  Previously she served as Operations Manager for five years at Morgan Stanley.  Additionally, she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge as a Senior Sales Assistant with Mesirow Financial and MetLife. 

Ruth lives in Bartlett and enjoys spending time with her family.

Mark Hines

Investment Advisor/ Investment Analyst

(630) 517-9297

Mark brings over 15 years of industry experience including equities, fixed income and alternative asset classes. Previously, he managed a multi-billion dollar investment program at Wespath Investment Management. He also served as an Associate Portfolio Manager in the Institutional Asset Management Group at Northern Trust Global Investments. Mark has a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mark is the creator of Blue Harbinger Research, a source for independent investment ideas. He is a lifelong resident of Naperville.

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Ann Marie Novar

Managing Director


Ann Marie brings nearly twenty years of broad based progressively responsible experience in Human Resources Management in the financial services industry.  She spent fifteen years at Hong Kong Shanghai Bank Corporation (HSBC) in various Human Resources roles; including Recruitment Manager, Employee Relations Manager and Human Resources Manager.  Most recently, she served as the Director of Human Resources where she directed the HR function for HSBC's processing center of 1400 employees in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Ann Marie is a graduate of St. Joseph's College in Rensselaer, Indiana (Summa Cum Laude honors) with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration.

Ann Marie resides in Bloomingdale with her husband, Dan and her teenage daughter, Lauren Rose.  Ann Marie is very active in the community serving in various volunteer capacities.  She is deeply committed to organizations serving children with learning disabilities. Recently, Ann Marie chaired events to raise money for a local school that specializes in educating students with speech and language disabilities.


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