Meet the Team


Matt Daley

Internal Sales Consultant
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Matt Daley is an Internal Sales Consultant for HCM-Guided Retirement. In his role, he is responsible for supporting all sales territories.

His responsibilities include partnering with advisors and recordkeepers to implement Howard Capital Management’s managed account solution for company-sponsored retirement plans. Prior to joining Howard Capital, Matt served as Senior Internal Sales Director at Empower Retirement and MetLife.

Matt comes to Howard Capital Management with a unique perspective on the retirement industry. His career in the industry has spanned 25 years where he has partnered with external wholesalers to grow their recordkeeping services and uncover sales opportunities. Matt is a graduate of University of Hartford with a degree in Political Science. Matt has passed the Series 6, 63, 66 and Variable Insurance exam.

Matt resides in Denver Colorado and enjoys golfing, skiing, and spending time with his family.

RQ Swann
RQ Swann is originally from Huntsville, Texas; 4th generation, in fact. He served a 6-year enlistment in the U.S. Army before returning to Huntsville to attend Sam Houston State University.

RQ has been in sales and operations management for over two decades, and holds both a Property & Casualty and Life & Health Insurance License.

After working in his latest roles with Mutual of Omaha and Northwestern Mutual, RQ joined the HCM-Guided Retirement team at Howard Capital Management, Inc. as a Regional Wholesaler, representing Texas as part of his central territory.

In his free time, RQ enjoys spending time in the outdoors fishing, hunting and playing a round of golf.


Bailey Wakefield

Regional Vice President
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Bailey Wakefield is a Regional Vice President for the HCM-Guided Retirement team, covering the West/Northern region of the United States for Howard Capital Management, Inc..

Bailey graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University, where she holds a degree in Agricultural Leadership and Development and Agricultural Economics. Bailey also has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.

Bailey resides in Huntsville, Texas and in her free time, she enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending most of her time outdoors with family and friends.

Cole Staton is Regional Vice President, Guided Retirement East at Howard Capital Management. In this role, he is responsible for leading the sales effort for his respective territory, while partnering with advisors and Record Keepers to implement this managed account solution for company sponsored retirement plans. He also leads the 401(k) Optimizer program.

Prior to joining Howard Capital, he served as Regional Wholesaler at John Hancock, where he partnered with external wholesalers to grow their Record Keeping services and uncover sales opportunities. Cole earned a football scholarship to Mercer University, where he was heavily involved in sports, academic groups, and philanthropy. Cole graduated with a degree in Business Economics, and has passed the Series 6, 63 and Variable Insurance exams.

Cole grew up in Alpharetta, GA with his mom, dad and two younger sisters. In his free time, he is an avid golfer and loves to watch Formula 1 and Braves baseball.

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