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Phoenix Club Leadership


Brett Walton

Brett has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2019. A native of Jasper, Alabama, Brett graduated from Auburn University with an undergraduate degree and the University of Alabama with a master’s degree. Brett now works in finance at RxBenefits, where he provides financial planning & analysis. Brett enjoys fly fishing, hunting, golf, and Auburn sports.

Executive Vice President

Ryan Bell

Ryan has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2020. A native of Marietta, Georgia, Ryan graduated from Auburn University with degrees in Finance and Business Analytics. Currently, Ryan serves as a Data Governance & Policy Senior Associate in PwC’s Global Chief Data Office, where he specializes in the management and protection of information assets within the firm. In his free time, Ryan enjoys college football, Braves baseball, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.


Will Ferrell

Will is a CPA (KPMG/BBVA) turned banker at ServisFirst where he spends time growing loan and deposit business for the bank through existing and new relationships. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, golf, grilling, and almost anything sports related. Fun fact – Will’s 1st time flying was when he went skydiving.


Swede Umbach

Swede has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2020. He works as an Investment Banking Analyst for Founders Advisors where he performs industry and company research and facilitates execution of deals.

Vice President, Marketing

Will Richardson

My name is Will Richardson and I am 29 years old. Out of college, I spent 3 years living overseas and helping launch University locations for a non-profit based in WA. I had the chance to visit over 30 countries before moving back to Birmingham in 2018. Currently, I am a Senior Account Executive for a software company called Elevator3. While my handicap doesn’t reflect it, I love playing golf and try and get out as much as I can. I never planned to end up back in Birmingham, but now couldn’t imagine living anywhere else.

Vice President, Member Events

Clay Buchweitz

Clay serves as the Partnership Development Manager at Dash Solutions where he specializes in strategic partner management and business development. In his free time, he enjoys watching sports, playing golf, spending time at the lake or on the ski slopes, and traveling.

Co-Vice President, Public Events

Gaines Belcher

Gaines has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2021. He currently serves as a Commercial Banker for CommerceOne Bank. He helps grow the deposit and loan business for the bank through new and existing customers while managing the existing business in his portfolio

Co-Vice President, Public Events

Blake Davis

Blake works as a Revenue Analyst for Encompass Health. Blake focuses on Revenue Forecasting, Data Analytics, and Financial Statement Analysis. In his spare time, Blake enjoys golf, Alabama football, and going to the lake.

Vice President, Fundraising

Bryant Cheatham

Bryant has been an active member of PCOB since 2019. A Birmingham native that graduated from Auburn University in 2017. Immediately upon graduating, Bryant began working with Truist and is currently part of the Alabama Commercial Banking team. Bryant spends his free time following Auburn sports, golfing, hunting, or sitting at Otey’s.

Vice President, Membership

Zach Sims

Zach is a financial advisor at Nowlin and Associates Wealth Management where he focuses on 401k planning and executive compensation for business owners and their executives.

Vice President, Member Relations

Robby Anderson

Robby has been an active member of The Phoenix Club of Birmingham since 2018. He was born and raised in Birmingham and received his undergraduate and law degrees from The University of Alabama. Robby started his career at Balch & Bingham, LLP, as an intellectual property attorney. In 2021, Robby began working for a healthcare software company out of New York called Unite Us as IP Counsel. Robby enjoys Cardinals baseball, Alabama football, tennis, the beach, and spending time with his wife, Lindsey, and son, Charlie.

Vice President, Athletics

Chris Jackson

Chris has been involved with PCOB since 2016. He is the Owner & Operator of Frontline Physical Therapy, which offers a unique and in-depth approach to pain/injury. Chris completed his Orthopedic residency in 2018 and is currently finishing up his Fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy. He works part-time at Ascension at Home, which is home-health physical therapy. Chris also works part-time at the PGA Tour Superstore, where he handles club repair/retail.


Bradley Rayborn

Bradley has been an active member of the Phoenix Club since 2019 Bradley serves as a Senior Assurance Associate for FORVIS, where he specializes in private equity transactions and portfolio companies. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, grilling, traveling, and SEC football

Past Presidents of The Phoenix Club of Birmingham

2022Bradley Rayborn
2021Patrick Lavette
2020Cary Beck
2019Stewart Parks
2018Will Walker
2017Brandon Stewart
2016Tripp Alexander
2015John Hennessy
2014Clay Segrest
2013Clay Segrest
2012Brad Hawley
2011Tyler O’Connor
2010Tyler O’Connor
2009John David Chambless
2008Phillip Currie
2007Rich Cambell
2006Charlie Norwood
2005Charlie Norwood
2004Brooks Harris
2003Brooks Harris