Team Members

Melissa Charles

Melissa is the founder of Silverstone and has a track record of success in a variety of marketing sectors, financial and otherwise.  Melissa began her financial career in 2007 as the Head of Public Funds for a national woman/minority-owned brokerage firm where she obtained her Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

It was during her tenure there that Melissa identified a growing need for independent marketing representation for investment managers hoping to enter into or grow in the institutional marketing space and thus Silverstone Advisors, Inc. was born.

Melissa has devoted the last 10 years to growing Silverstone and in 2013 the firm became a Registered Investment Advisor in the state of Texas when Melissa obtained her Series 65 license.

Melissa graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with Honors where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications with concentrations in Business and Spanish.  After living in New York City for several years, she returned home to San Antonio, TX where she married her high school sweetheart Chad and grew her family with a son named Reece.

Adam Reed

Adam is a partner in Silverstone and has over 20 years of marketing, sales and entrepreneurial experience across several industries. In 2002 Adam founded a marketing and design firm in San Antonio, Texas growing the company into a successful business with an international client base. He went on to expand the business and found a publishing company where he served as CEO for three years and actively participated in raising capital for the business from the private sector.

During his tenure with the publishing company, Adam took on an additional role in raising capital for third parties in the private sector and developed a strong background in screening investments and placing them with qualified funding sources.

Adam has developed extensive relationships in the public funds market through conference attendance and other activities over the past 20 years. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration in Communications, Business and Spanish and is a Registered Investment Advisor.


Richard Reed

Richard joined the firm in 2012 and serves as the Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Silverstone.

Richard has a large breadth of experience in both entrepreneurial pursuits and business management.  In 2006 Richard was a founding member of Siren Media Group where he served as CFO for three years and played a key role in capital raising and operations.  He also served as CFO of a South Texas construction firm specializing in the hospitality sector and founded a small business consulting firm specializing in start-ups.

Richard graduated from the University of Texas San Antonio with degrees in both Accounting and Finance.  He spends his free time with his wife Bethany and their two children, Alice and Sebastian.