Who We Are

Our Experiences are Diverse.
Our Approach is Team-Oriented.

Work with us and you’ll be in the capable hands of a team. We are four seasoned investment professionals, supported by dedicated and responsive client associates. Working as a team, we understand the world of business and investments. Individually, we have strong analytical and statistical backgrounds.

Most importantly, we “believe the data and listen to the markets.” We also listen to each other – and to Wells Fargo specialists, to economists, and to worldwide thought leaders. On your behalf, we embrace the input of specialists in trust and estate planning, insurance, liability management and others.

Together, we create customized wealth management strategies that serve the needs of our affluent and deserving clients. Together, we’re here for you.


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John J.K. Taitague
Managing Director – Investment Officer
Financial Advisor

Since 1993, when John earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampden-Sydney College, John has enjoyed an impressive and rewarding financial services career. John takes great pride in providing real-world financial strategies and solutions to individuals and businesses – and in his dedicated team of seasoned professionals whose focused approach is designed to answer virtually any wealth management requirement – from investments, to insurance, to liability management. John is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66) and a Licensed Insurance Agent with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

As the son of a U.S. Army officer, John spent his childhood in Korea, Guam, Texas and Germany – before moving to Virginia in 1981. He and his wife, Nichole, are the proud parents of three boys. He is active in the soccer world, having played varsity soccer at Hampden Sydney College; coaching youth soccer in Chesterfield County and serving as a former President of FC Richmond, a non-profit entity whose mission is to teach and facilitate development of youth soccer. John and his family enjoy soccer, traveling, hiking and boating.


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Thomas “Tom” P. Krahe
Managing Director – Investment Officer
Financial Advisor

With more than 24 years of investment experience, Tom is a well-regarded financial advisor among high-net-worth families and business owners. Before joining Wells Fargo Advisors in 2012, Tom spent 29 years at SunTrust Bank, including the last eight as a Private Wealth Advisor in SunTrust’s Wealth & Investment Management Group. Tom’s diverse experiences include his role as Managing Director of Trusco Capital Management, a registered investment advisory firm that served the needs of corporations, municipalities, non-profits, associations and endowments. Tom was also Senior Vice President, Director of Investment Marketing for Crestar Investment Group – where he managed the group’s marketing and product management functions.

Tom is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66) and a Licensed Insurance Agent with the Commonwealth of Virginia. Tom earned a Master’s degree in Finance from Virginia Commonwealth University after graduating from Washington & Jefferson College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. Tom has long been active in supporting youth sports, his church and enjoys a round of golf. He and his wife, Debbie, have three children: Laney, Tommy and Jim.


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Matt Tatum, CFP®
Vice President
Investment Officer

Matt came to Wells Fargo Advisors in May of 2012 after a nine-year career at SunTrust Bank and SunTrust Investment Services. There, he was a credit analyst and wealth management client advisor before joining with John and Tom Krahe in 2008. Matt is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66) and a Licensed Insurance Agent with the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Since graduating cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Matt has volunteered with Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity and served as a board member of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Business Alumni Society where he helped start a student-mentoring program. Matt and his wife, Carter, have two sons who Matt enjoys working with his bird dog, playing golf, and going to the beach.


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Thomas O. Doyle, Jr.
Senior Vice President – Investment Officer

Before joining Wells Fargo Advisors in 2012, Tom spent 27 years in the Private Wealth Group of SunTrust Bank. There, he managed regional offices, served high-net-worth families directly in trust and estate settlement administration, as a senior portfolio manager, and as a client relationship manager providing estate and financial planning, credit and banking services and investment planning.

Tom is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66) and a Licensed Insurance Agent with the Commonwealth of Virginia. A 2001 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, Tom earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and has served his community on the boards of the Maymont Foundation, the Finance Committee of Young Life, Science Museum of Virginia, the Kiwanis Club of Lynchburg, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Holy Cross Catholic Church and the American Heart Association. Tom and his wife, Mary, have three children and live in the Richmond area.


Jennifer Childrey Smith
Senior Registered Client Associate

Jennifer is a key member of the team, with over 25 years of investment and financial service industry experience. She handles client service needs, and her hard work and dedication bring a high level of friendly, personalized service to our clients.

Jennifer is a registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 65), a Licensed Insurance Agent and received a Bachelor‘s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Paige Reese

Registered Client Associate

Paige joined our team in 2015 and supports us in various capacities including client reporting, portfolio anaylsis support, business development and administrative projects.

Paige is a Registered Representative (FINRA Series 7), Investment Advisor Representative (Series 66), and Licensed Insurance Agent. She competed on the Radford University Women's Golf team and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.