Our Team

Michael J. Lancaster
Brandon M. Lancaster
Ryan L. Miller
James C. Scott

Michael J. Lancaster

Mike began his career in the financial services industry in 1983. He has been with NewMarket Financial Advisors since then. As President of NewMarket, he works closely with his clients to create investment plans, manage their investment portfolios, and address risk management issues. He believes strongly in effective, regular communication with his clients. Mike’s promise to his clients is to, “tell them what they need to hear, not what they want to hear”.

Civic and Professional Affiliations

  • Current Member, Board of Trustees, Capital University
  • Current Board Member, Stark County Health Department
  • Current Committee Chairmen, Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Member of Walsh University’s Planned Giving Committee
  • Past President and Board Member, Quad Ambulance District
  • Past President and Board Member, Sandy Valley School District Board of Education
  • Past President Canton Association of Life Underwriters
  • Advisory Committee Member- Capital Analysts- 1993-2001

Mike has been married to Susan since 1981 and has a son, Brandon, who joined NewMarket in 2007, and a daughter Sarah.

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Brandon M. Lancaster

Brandon joined NewMarket in 2007 upon graduation from Baldwin-Wallace University with a B.A in Finance. While at BW, Brandon gained valuable experience interning at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and at the Financial Strategies Group, both in Cleveland, Ohio.

Brandon works with his father Mike, to service and advise existing clients. He specializes in investment analysis, risk management profiles, and overall preparation for client reviews and presentations. Brandon is also establishing his own client base.

Away from the office, Brandon enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with his family. Brandon is also involved with the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the Assistant Chairman for the Corporate Host Committee. An avid sports fan, Brandon enjoys watching his Browns, Buckeyes, Indians, and Cavs. Brandon resides in Copley with his wife Katelyn, and daughters Quinn and Stella.

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Ryan L. Miller

My mission is to educate investors in the fundamentals of wealth accumulation and to provide a disciplined investment approach with the objective of acquiring long term capital and income growth. I will aim to provide research-driven investment counsel and quality service to help families and individual investors reach their financial goals. In order to accomplish this, I will consistently strive to observe the highest professional and ethical standards to act in my clients’ best interest.

My 4 Step investment consulting process involves determining financial objectives, developing a plan, implementing the plan and tracking performance. This process means I will complete a comprehensive financial analysis including accessing the client’s risk level, create a customized plan, make sure the plan is understood and implemented, and closely monitor the portfolio to ensure it stays on track and is adjusted when necessary.

Ryan has been in the financial services industry for over 14 years. He strives to find out the resources available to provide  opportunities for his clients to enhance their investment portfolios. Some of his areas of specialty include retirement income planning, wealth investment planning, and equity investments. Ryan holds Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 52 (MSRB Municipal Securities Representative Exam), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam), 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam), securities registrations with LPL Financial, as well as his life and health insurance certifications.

Ryan earned his Bachelor degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio. He was born and raised in Waynesburg, Ohio. Ryan currently lives in Uniontown with his wife, Mariah, and their daughter Brenna. Away from the office, Ryan enjoys following the local sports scene, playing golf and basketball, traveling and spending time with his family. He also stays active in the community by volunteering for Cross Eyed Missions, a non-profit eye care provider to underdeveloped countries.

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James C. Scott

James has been in the financial services industry since April of 1997. His goal is to surround himself with the best and brightest talent available to help achieve asset accumulation for his clients. Several areas of specialization include supplemental retirement income planning, risk mitigation analysis, and equity investment trading. James holds his Series 7 (General Securities Representative), 52 (MSRB Municipal Securities Representative Exam), 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam), 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Exam), securities registrations with LPL Financial, as well as life and health insurance certifications.

James earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. James is a lifelong resident of Jackson Township in Canton, Ohio where he lives with his wife Lisa and their two children Sebastian and Olivia. When time permits to be away from the office, James can be found spending time with his family, on the golf course, or hunting and fishing. As a gesture to the community that supports him, James regularly commits funds to the Huntington’s Disease Foundation for research and development of advancements to combat the disease.

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