Our Leadership Team

 

Matthew Foxhall, CFP ®
Regional Executive Vice President - Southeast Region 

As Regional Executive Vice Present of the Jacksonville Branch, Matt Foxhall leads and mentors a group of 60 financial professionals. These represent some of the most passionate, hardest working financial professionals in the business. They love what they do and work tirelessly to help clients plan for tomorrow by taking small, manageable steps today. The Jacksonville branch has won multiple President’s trophies including most recently in 2015.

Matt began his career with AXA in 2004 and before his current role in Jacksonville, served as Regional Senior Vice President for Texas. Matt is proud to have served on the Texas senior leadership team, winning the prestigious Gold President’s trophy in 2013, 2014, and 2015 honoring them as the #1 branch in the country.

Matt is a graduate of Furman University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He lives in Ponte Vedra, Florida with his wife, Amy; daughter, Madison; and dog, Calvin.

Securities offered through AXA Advisors, LLC (NY, NY 212-314-4600), member FINRA, SIPC. Investment advisory products and services offered through AXA Advisors, LLC, an investment advisor registered with the SEC. Annuity and insurance products offered through AXA Network, LLC.

 

Dan Wohlgemuth
Sr. Branch Operations Manager

Dan has been with AXA Advisors, LLC since 2008. In his current role as Sr. Branch Operations Manager, he has numerous responsibilities which include the day to day management and operations of the Jacksonville Branch which encompasses locations in the South Carolina, Georgia, and North Florida. He acts as a strategic partner to the Regional Executive Vice President in the guidance and direction of the branch. He is also responsible for managing the Profit & Loss of the branch.

Dan lives in beautiful Neptune Beach, Florida with his wife Edi and their five children.

 

Lisa Evans
Branch Controls Manager

Lisa has been with AXA Advisors, LLC since January 2014, with over 25 years of experience in the Financial Services industry. In her current role as Branch Controls Manager, she has numerous responsibilities which include Supervision, Risk Management, and Training of the Jacksonville Branch Financial Professionals. She works in partnership with the Regional Executive Vice President and Sr. Operations Manager to ensure compliance and mitigate risk in our branch to help protect our clients, Financial Professionals, and our firm.

Lisa lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband Kameron and son.

 

Laurence Devall, CLU
Regional Vice President

Laurence joined AXA in June 2017 as Regional Vice President for the Gainesville area bringing with him over 30 years of leadership experience in the Financial Services Industry. He holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation for advanced studies in life insurance and estate planning. Laurence is a native of Florida and a graduate of Santa Fe College in Gainesville. He is bi-lingual in Spanish and English. His hobbies include fly fishing, photography, and writing music. Laurence resides in Gainesville with his wife Karen. They have one grown son who lives in Utah.

 

Christopher Lewis
Regional Vice President

Christopher joined AXA Advisors, LLC in October of 2008 and serves as the Regional Vice-President of the Jacksonville Branch's Retirement Benefits Group as well as being awarded the certification of Retirement Benefits Specialist - Tax Sheltered Plans.  Additionally, Christopher is responsible for recruiting and developing financial professionals to work with the firm's new and existing client base as well as providing exceptional customer service and financial solutions to his current clients.

In addition to his managerial responsibilities, Christopher also works with select clients and is a member of a specialized division within AXA Advisors, LLC, called the Retirement Benefits Group.  Christopher holds the FINRA Series 7, Series 24, & Series 63 registrations as well as the State Life and Health license.

Christopher is a graduate of Marshall University in 2004 with a major in Marketing and minors in Finance, Management and Economics .  While a student at Marshall University, he participated in the Student Government,  Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, and many other Philanthropic Organizations. Upon graduation at Marshall University, Christopher became an active leader in the Marshall University Alumni Association as well as the President of the Jacksonville Area Marshall University Alumni Club. Christopher is also active in the Jacksonville, Florida community as a member of ImpactJax, The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, and he spends his free time as the Assistant Basketball Coach for The Episcopal School of Jacksonville's IMSC team.

 

Grant McMahon
Regional Vice President

Grant McMahon’s well-rounded academic background and experience are the foundation of his focus in financial planning and advising. Combined with high ethical standards and a deep understanding of his clients’ needs, he provides comfort and understanding to the businesses and individuals he serves.

After graduating from the University of North Florida with two bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration – finance and economics – he earned the title Qualified Plan Specialist. A valuable designation held by very few professionals in the central Florida area, this specialization in 401(k) plans allows Grant to help businesses and individuals reach their future financial goals with personalized, face-to-face service.

As a manager, his mission is to hire, train and develop individuals based on their qualifications, without discrimination - a philosophy that has always been a fabric of our company. AXA Advisors’ financial professionals may come from a variety of backgrounds but they all share several important characteristics: they are results-driven, highly motivated professionals who have the desire to help others grow and protect their financial futures. They are team players, coachable, possess excellent interpersonal relationship skills and communication abilities, and have a high degree of self-confidence.

Grant resides with his wife, Taylor, in Ocala, FL with their 2 beautiful daughters and are active members of the Church at The Springs.

 

 

Our Team Members


Brenda Holland
New Business Specialist

Brenda has been with AXA Advisors since 1974 when she joined under Equitable. She processes all of our new business and policy assignments. Brenda’s product knowledge serves as a great resource and support to our advisors. She is our customer relationship manager ensuring client needs are met. Brenda manages procurement for both product and office materials as well as technology support for the branch.


Denise DeOsca
EVP Assistant, Licensing and Hiring Coordinator

Denise has been with AXA Advisors since 1990 when she joined under Equitable. She serves dual roles as executive assistant and licensing coordinator. As direct assistant to our branch manager, Denise collaborates to create marketing pieces and communications for our firm. With her knowledge of both State and FINRA licensing requirements, she guides our advisors through the registration and appointment process. 

 

Jonikka Gaines
Senior Associate, Branch Support

Jonikka joined AXA Advisors, LLC in 2011 in the roles of receptionist and administrative assistant. She is the face and voice of the branch by welcoming visitors and receiving incoming calls. Jonikka also supports recruiting by coordinating interviews and processing onboarding paperwork for new candidates.  She serves as social media administrator ensuring global brand in our web presence. Jonikka is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a degree in Music Education.