Investing Common Sense is a brand name of D2 Capital Management, LLC.  D2 is a Registered Investment Advisor domiciled in the state of Florida. We provide investment & financial planning and portfolio management services to meet the specific financial goals of individuals, families, trusts, estates, charitable organizations, corporations and other business entities. Our portfolios are suitable for a wide range of investors.

At the beginning of every client relationship, we learn about each client’s financial situation, investment goals, risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity requirements, tax considerations, investing constraints, and any unique circumstances. D2 manages client portfolios in segregated accounts which are held at independent custodians such as Scottrade and Interactive Brokers. We do not take possession of client assets, and clients may withdraw assets at any time by notifying the custodian and D2.

We manage client portfolios in the same way that we would manage our own, given the same goals, risk tolerance, and financial situation. It is our policy to manage our clients’ portfolios in their best interests. As a Registered Investment Advisor, we have a fiduciary responsibility to our clients unlike other financial advisors and stock brokers who only have to make sure an investment is suitable for a client. As a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) practitioner we are bound to uphold the highest ethical standards.

As a fee-based investment advisor, D2′s interests are aligned with those of our clients. We are compensated by either (1) a fee which is based on a percentage of the client’s portfolio value or (2) for qualified investors, a percentage of the profits earned in client portfolios. For us to make more money, you have to make more money.

We do not earn commissions and do not sell annuities, insurance, or any other products.

We are not brokers or salesmen – we are professional investors.

Our Professionals

David J. Strohecker, CFP®

Portfolio Manager, Investment Advisor

David has been actively investing for the last fourteen years, of which the last seven years have been as a professional investor. Before co-founding D2 Capital Management, he served as a portfolio manager for a Jacksonville, FL based Registered Investment Advisory firm with over $65 million in assets under management.David earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification in May of 2009. He graduated from The Coggin College of Business at The University of North Florida in December 2004 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree focusing in Economics.

David is a board member of Avenues 12 Women’s Recovery Houses.  David was also awarded the Eagle Scout Honor from the Boy Scouts of America in 2001.  He enjoys playing competitive amateur golf in the Jacksonville area and is an avid surfer and is a life-long resident of Atlantic Beach, FL.

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Brian M. Dial, CFP®

Financial Planner, Investment Advisor

Brian has worked in the financial arena for the last seven years most of which have been as a financial advisor. Before coming to D2, Brian worked for a large Commercial Bank & Brokerage house handling investment and insurance planning.Brian earned the prestigious CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in June of 2010. He graduated from the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a Major in Finance.

Brian believes in a holistic fee-based financial planning approach. A fee-based planner is being paid by YOU to work for YOU, and therefore has YOUR best interest in mind. He is not trying to sell you any particular stock, bond, ETF or mutual fund. You can have peace of mind that his advice will be objective, because acting as a fiduciary he puts your needs and goals ahead of his own.

He has a strong passion to provide a one-on-one personal service with all of his clients in all the different areas of financial planning. His goal is to become a lifetime resource for each and every client. He enjoys many outdoor activities including; soccer, tennis, hiking, golf and scuba diving. He is a long-time resident of Neptune Beach and is a founding member of The Beaches Leadership Group of Jacksonville.

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Charles R. Armstrong, M.A., M.S.

Investment Advisor

Charles has been investing personally and successfully for 37 years and previously worked as an stock broker for a Jacksonville financial company. Prior to that, he spent 30 years as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy, retiring in September 2009 at the rank of Captain. During that time, he served in a wide array of Navy and Joint assignments both afloat and ashore. Charles is a decorated combat veteran and participated in multiple campaigns and contingency operations.

Charles holds a B.A. from the New School for Social Research in New York, a M.A. from Montclair (NJ) State College, and an M.S. from the Defense Intelligence College in Washington DC. He is Treasurer of the Mayport Navy League, a member of the Military Officers Association of America, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a regular participant in the Economic Roundtable of Jacksonville. In addition, he is an Outreach Volunteer for the United Way’s Real $ense Initiative, which brings financial education to those who need it most. Charles was named the 2012 Small Business Administration Veteran Champion of the Year for Florida.

Ronald A. Wright, CFP®

Financial Planner, Investment Advisor

Ron has worked in financial services for over 40 years. Before joining D2 Capital Management, he worked as an instructor teaching insurance and securities courses for agents and representatives. He has worked as an investment advisor and financial planner, an all lines insurance agent, a residential real estate agent, and as a mortgage loan officer.

Ron was granted the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in August of 1991, completing his required coursework at the College for Financial Planning. He attended Miami Dade College and Northern Virginia Community College. He was awarded the Certified Insurance Counselor designation in 1981, and held that designation for sixteen years.

He has worked over the years as an advocate for consumers, assisting clients in making good and sound financial choices. He believes that fee-only financial planning is the best means to generate objective and appropriate financial advice and to implement recommendations which serve the client in reaching their goals. He places his client’s interests first while working to address their goals and identify steps for managing their finances.

He is passionate about helping clients reach their goals, within the planning process, by implementing specific common sense recommendations gained from many years of working within the financial services industry. His goal is to work with clients who are committed to make better use of their resources and opportunities. His personal interests include music, playing guitar, tennis, chess and he enjoys traveling. Ron relocated to “Florida’s First Coast” in 2002 from the Washington D.C area.

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