Board of Directors & Advisors

Board of Directors

Scott Winters

CEO – Financial Gravity Companies, Inc.
Co-Chairman, Board of Directors

Scott Winters has had a successful multi-decade career in the financial services industry as a top financial advisor, manager and executive. Notable accomplishments are that he built a wealth management business from zero to over two billion in assets managed across over 20,000 clients. He co-founded, built and sold one of the fastest growing wealth management businesses in America (according to Forbes). As a CEO he has managed and inspired hundreds of employees. Scott is a widely recognized speaker, author, entrepreneur, and leader. He has mentored, managed, or trained thousands of financial advisors and helped them achieve greater success. Scott has continuously rewritten the book on the use of technology and practice management disciplines to help achieve massive and sustainable business growth. He is an active board member and angel investor. Scott has a BA in Business Economics from San Diego State University. Scott holds the following licenses, series 7, 24, 63, 65 and CA life & Health. He is also a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, CRPC®.com.

John Pollock

Executive Vice President of Sales
Co-Chairman, Board of Directors

John Pollock is the CEO of Financial Gravity Companies, Inc., the first national tax firm dedicated to helping small business owners reduce their personal tax liability by an average of $21,000. He is a frequent contributor to various media outlets, including Fox Radio Network and Forbes, and the host of the Financial Gravity Podcast. As an author and speaker, John has delivered presentations to over 500 events for small business owners and financial advisors. Download John’s latest ebook at

Paul Williams

Chief Financial Officer
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Paul Williams is CEO of Bison Financial Group, Inc. and has over 30 years of business experience primarily in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Williams has served as the Chairman, CEO or CFO of numerous companies operating in various industries, both domestic and international, including two publicly traded companies. Mr. Williams is heavily involved in local, state and national civic affairs and was appointed to three terms on the Board of Texas Economic Development Council in Austin. In 2009, he was awarded the CFO of the Year Award by the Dallas Business Journal. In 2007, he served as the Chairman of the Board for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and still serves on their Board and Executive Committee. Mr. Williams graduated from Austin College in Sherman with a double major in Economics and Business Administration and graduated from the Institute of Organization Management.

Edward A. Lyon, JD, CTM

Chief Tax Strategist
Board of Directors

Ed is an authority on tax planning – an author, consultant, speaker, and a co-founder of TaxCoach™ Software, LLC, as well as the American Institute of Certified Tax Coaches. He’s actively involved in mentoring members during our weekly Member Call-Ins and through individual coaching with advanced TaxCoach™ members. Ed leads the effort in ensuring that the latest tax practices are researched and provided to all members. He’s a member of many elite tax groups, as well as small business owner mentoring networks. Ed has written seven books on tax and financial planning, and is a sought-after speaker to accountants, financial professionals, and business owners throughout the country. He has appeared on over 300 radio and television broadcasts, with over two dozen national television appearances, including interviews on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and CNBC.

Board of Advisors

Donnie Nelson

GM & President, Basketball Operations, Dallas Mavericks of the NBA

In a 2007 Sports Illustrated article ranking the NBA’s personnel bosses from 1 to 30, Donnie Nelson was ranked No. 2. Additionally, in a 2009 Yahoo! Sports article Nelson was ranked the 3rd best General Manager of the decade after producing nine 50-­‐plus win seasons in a row and the first Finals appearance in franchise history in 2006. Nelson assembled the Mavericks team that would later win the 2011 NBA Championship. Nelson is also one of the co-­‐owners of the Texas Legends of the NBA Developmental League, located in the Dallas-­‐Fort Worth suburb of Frisco. The team is an affiliate of the Mavericks.

Michael Port

CEO, Book Yourself Solid & Heroic Public Speaking

Called “an uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe and a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, Michael Port is a New York Times Bestselling author of four books including Book Yourself Solid, Beyond Booked Solid, The Contrarian Effect and The Think Big Manifesto. Michael can be seen regularly on MSNBC and receives the highest overall speaker ratings at conferences around the world. Why? Because his mission is to rally you to think bigger about who you are and what you offer the world.

Shama Hyder

Founder and CEO of Marketing Zen

Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age, a web and TV personality, a bestselling author, and the award-winning CEO of The Marketing Zen Group – a global online marketing and digital PR company. She has aptly been dubbed the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Shama has also been honored at both the White House and The United Nations as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs in the country.

Dan Cuprill

CEO Matson & Cuprill

Dan Cuprill is the owner of Matson & Cuprill, a wealth coaching and advisory firm located in Cincinnati, Ohio. With over 200 clients and over $150,000,000 under management, they guide professionals and retirees toward achieving and maintaining lifelong financial independence. Matson & Cuprill, utilizes an approach based on sixty years of Nobel Prize winning research.

Mike McCormick

MJ McCormick, LLC – Cincy Tax Coach

As a Cincinnati based CPA, Mike has hands-­‐on experience using highly specialized tax planning strategies that will help you stop wasting money. His various professional designations demonstrate his dedication to continuous improvement and his desire to help clients avoid paying more taxes than they’re required to pay. Mike’s broad knowledge of management, HR, accounting, financial services, and technology make him a unique and valuable resource for you. His tax services go far beyond form preparation and compliance services, to the creation and implementation of plans designed to increase cash flow and profit by minimizing your tax liabilities. He can be counted on to help ensure your long-­‐term business and financial success.

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