Our Team

Our Team

The Flanders Group is composed of professionals who are eager to meet the ever-changing needs of our client base. Diverse in experience, our staff will provide you with the support and dedication required to help meet your needs.

One of the greatest benefits of utilizing the services of a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a commitment to the client fiduciary standard of care and to lifelong professional education. This education keeps our staff abreast of the latest changes to tax laws, technology, financial reform, and legislation affecting our clients. A CPA is committed to obtaining a minimum of 80 hours of education during each two-year period. David consistently exceeds this minimum education requirement.

Whether you're planning for retirement or hoping to invest in a new business, you can count on CFA® charterholders to have the depth of training to look beyond today's headlines. Achieving the CFA® designation requires several years of intense study and a dedication to putting clients' needs first.  As a CFA® charterholder, Ryan holds himself to an uncompromising standard of ethics and is required to undertake an annual attestation of conduct.



David A. Flanders, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Investment Advisor

David created The Flanders Group in 2007 and offers his knowledge and experience as a CPA, Personal Financial Specialist, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional to advise his clients toward tax-optimized financial decisions. He holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations, as well as the Maryland life and health insurance licenses. Dave has held executive financial management positions with companies in the retail, financial services, distribution, and real estate development and management industries.

David received his BS in education from Millersville University in 1978, his certificate in accounting from the University of Baltimore in 1985, and his certificate in personal financial planning from the University of Delaware in 2009. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Maryland Association of CPAs. He joined the financial services industry because he believes individuals deserve to receive the highest-quality investment guidance, and he strives to provide that exceptional service to clients so they can experience the futures they dream about.

Dave currently lives on a farm in Churchville with his wife, Diane. Together, they have four grown children, four grandchildren, three Jack Russell terriers, and a small herd of alpacas. He enjoys golfing, sailing, and woodworking.

Ryan M. Flanders, CFA

Investment Advisor; Portfolio Analyst

Ryan began his role at The Flanders Group in 2013 and is the lead portfolio analyst, providing clients with expert guidance on portfolio design and implementation. He also assists with financial plan development, tax preparation and small business accounting, as well as providing office IT support and web design and maintenance.

Ryan is proudly a CFA® charterholder and is a current member of the Baltimore CFA Society.  He graduated from Towson University with a BS in Economics. Prior to joining The Flanders Group, he gained 12 years of management experience, where he honed the critical leadership and decision-making skills required for success in his current role. His decision to become part of the financial services industry was spurred on by his enjoyment and a keen ability in working with numbers, but more importantly, his desire to make financial planning approachable and easy to understand for clients.  He also holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is a licensed life/ variable life insurance producer. 

Ryan is an avid, overly superstitious sports fan who loves the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles and the Maryland Terps. He also enjoys playing a round of golf, watching his boys play baseball, and taking family beach vacations. He lives in Bel Air with his wife, Meghan; their two sons, L.J. and Cruz; their dogs, Remington and Jed; and their cat, Alex.

Diane Flanders

Wealth Management Assistant

Diane joined The Flanders Group in 2015 and serves as the firm's Director of Business Development.  She brought with her more than 25 years of executive experience in two vice president roles. She joined the financial services industry because she enjoys helping people reach their goals and truly saw the need to do so on a personal, individual level for clients seeking to achieve their desired futures.

Diane was recognized as one of the "Top 100 Women in Maryland," a distinction that The Daily Record awards to successful women making an impact through leadership, community service, and mentorship.* She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children volunteer, former president of the Mid-Atlantic Business Group on Health (MABGH), and past board member of HopeWell Cancer Support.

Diane currently lives on a farm in Churchville with her husband, Dave. Together, they have four grown children, four grandchildren, three Jack Russell terriers, and a small herd of alpacas. She enjoys gardening, making all-natural soap, entertaining guests, and spending time with her family—especially on vacations at the beach.

* This award is not specific to financial services and does not imply an endorsement, recommendation, or otherwise reflect the performance of the advisor or any accounts.

Brittany Spiegel

Wealth Management Assistant

Brittany joined The Flanders Group in 2021 and helps the company with marketing and working directly with clients to create a friendly, relaxed experience. Brittany enjoys assisting others and making them feel comfortable; she has around ten years of experience in customer service-like settings.  She was drawn to this role after meeting each of the Flanders members.  Since Brittany comes from a large family, she values the importance of family and caring for one another, and the Flanders family showed this value in each other and in how they spoke of their clients.  She is also interested in continuously learning more about the financial service industry, and how she can help others grow and be comfortable in this seemingly stressful topic.

Brittany grew up near Port Deposit and now lives in Bel Air with her husband and their son.  She is heavily involved in her church by coordinating and teaching the children’s ministry.  Brittany’s favorite hobbies include reading, baking  (you will often hear she has been experimenting with a new cake or cheesecake) and taking many outdoor walks.  However, nothing is more important to her than her family, especially her son and 18 nieces and nephews; and her walk with the Lord.

Heather Capo

Client Service Representative

Heather joined The Flanders Group in 2023 and assists the company with front desk operations and greets our clients when they come in to meet with our team. Heather enjoys helping to create a friendly and inviting atmosphere; she has around 9 years’ experience in customer orientated settings. Heather graduated from Harford Community College with an AAS in Business Management. She became interested in the role after seeing the exceptional rate of service by each member of The Flanders Group. Heather comes from a family orientated background and sees the value of investing time in a company that shares similar morals. She is also interested in developing her knowledge of business and the service industry. She is excited to excel in a role where she can assist others and ensure a comfortable environment for both our staff and clients.

Heather grew up in Pasadena and now lives in Bel Air with her family. She is a photography enthusiast and hopes to one day have her own business. Heather’s favorite hobbies include traveling, completing DIY projects, and trying new cuisines. Though, the most important thing in her life is her English Bulldog named Romeo.