Ron Speaker
Founder and CEO

Ron is a bond market veteran and CFA charterholder with over 34 years of investment experience covering a wide variety of fixed income instruments. He enjoyed a successful 21 year career at Janus Capital Group, rising from a young analyst to a seasoned portfolio manager overseeing $2.5 billion in mutual fund and private account assets. His flagship fund, Janus Flexible Income fund, achieved a lifetime ranking in the top decile of all Flexible Income Funds ranked by Lipper Analytical.

After moving to the mountains to enjoy a more rural lifestyle in 2007, he founded Equus to focus exclusively on the Colorado and California Municipal markets. Ron identified a unique and under-researched market segment that allows Equus to bring value to its high-net-worth clients. 

Ron lives on a gentleman's ranch with his wife, twin boys, two horses, two dogs, two cats, and six chickens. 


Phone: 970-963-9254

Matt Owings
Partner and Chief Compliance Officer

Matt received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Kansas and is a CFA charterholder. With over 12 years of experience, his primary responsibilities include portfolio management, trading and oversight of our firm’s compliance program. Matt is a seasoned municipal analyst having visited over 100 individual credits in our state.

He enjoys the outdoors, spending time with his wife and daughters, and is an avid Jayhawk fan. Matt also serves on the board of Youth Entity, a non-profit providing financial education and real world career experiences to kids throughout the Western Slope of Colorado.


Phone: 970-963-5810

Raychl Keeling
Chief Alliance Officer

Raychl has been forming relationships and creating lifestyle enhancing experiences for high profile clients for over two decades. With a career spent in Health and Wellness as the Director of the Snowmass Athletic Club and Spa and the Executive Director of True Nature Healing Arts, Raychl is well attuned to the business side of offering luxury experiences.


Raychl brings to Equus a holistic and lifestyle approach to finance that is both relatable and personalized to the client’s unique needs and desires. She looks forward to taking the Series 65 and ready to begin a new chapter as an investment advisor.


After majoring in Health Science and Psychology at Michigan State, Raychl moved to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2006. It didn’t take long for Raychl to call Aspen her home, where one can live life to its fullest, hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, camping, enjoying live music and escaping on surf trips that are always humbling. Raychl is mother to two creative and joyful souls. Her little girls remind her everyday to play, adventure and see life through a lens of curiosity and excitement. “Seeing my girls ripping up the slopes in a chicken and a princess costume, affirms, we are raising them right!”



Phone: 970-340-4303

Scott hanley

Scott received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Colorado State University and is a CFA charterholder. Scott has 7 years experience in municipal bond analysis and adds his experience in Colorado’s public policy sector to Equus’ research team. His primary responsibilities include conducting issuer specific research and monitoring electronic trading sites for bid-wanted situations. 

Outside the office, Scott sits on the board of Aspen Valley Land Trust and enjoys anything that involves swimming, biking and running - preferably in that order.


Phone: 970-963-2674

John Sellman
Master Chief

John received his bachelor's degree in Finance and Economics from Temple University in Philadelphia. Previously, John interned with Lockwood Advisors, The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, Bank of New York Mellon, and J.P. Morgan Private Bank.



Phone: 970-963-9274