Our Qualifications


 Mike Childs

 Financial Planner

 Mike is a Registered Representative with
 Independent Financial Group 

 Mike is a 1991 graduate of Wright State University where he earned a "Bachelor of Science in Business" specializing in financial services.  Soon after graduation Mike returned to Archbold, Ohio taking a leadership role in the family business known today as CIG Financial Services.  In 2005, Mike took full ownership of CIG Financial Services as his father, Ray, retired from the firm.

Mike specializes in several areas allowing both his business and individual clients to look to him for comprehensive advice.  These specialty areas include investment and asset management, charitable gifting, estate planning, retirement planning and employer sponsored retirement plans.  As an independent financial advisor, Mike is able to offer his clients truly unbiased solutions as he guides them in achieving their financial goals. 

Mike, his wife, Danielle and their two children are lifetime residents of the Archbold community in Northwest Ohio. They are actively involved in various church and community organizations. 




Alan "Pete" Wyse

Financial Planner

Pete is a Registered Representative with  Independent Financial Group

Pete is a life long resident of Northwest Ohio.  A graduate of Wauseon, he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with honors from the University of Toledo in 1981.  Pete has worked in the investment advisory business since 2000.  Prior to that, he was a partner in a local CPA firm providing financial, tax and retirement plan services to a variety of corporate and individual clients.

As an investment advisor, Pete provides a full array of investment products including mutual funds, ETF's, stocks, annuities, life insurance, managed accounts, IRA's and retirement plans for individuals and businesses.  Pete customizes his advice based on each client's personal risk/reward personalities.

Pete currently lives in rural Wauseon with his wife, Melodie.  They have two daughters and two grandchildren.  They have been active in various civic and church functions throughout their lives.





Andy Peterson

Financial Planner

Andy is a Registered Representative with  Independent Financial Group

Andy attended The United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1988.  After serving as a Field Artillery Officer in the U.S. Army in Germany, Andy returned to Northwest Ohio where he received his MBA from the University of Toledo.  After several years in the business world, Andy joined Edward Jones for the start of his financial advisor career.  He joined CIG Financial Services in November of 2005, where he specializes in individual retirement planning, fixed income strategies, and complete brokerage services.

Andy, his wife Brenda and 5 children are longtime residents of the Archbold community.










Ned Wyse

Insurance Specialist
Financial Planner


Ned is a Registered Representative with   Independent Financial Group


Ned is a lifetime resident of Archbold.  Ned and his wife, Sandy, have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.  Ned started his working career at the local furniture manufacturer and was employed for 22 years in various positions.  In 1988, Ned joined the Archbold Fire Department and continues to serve the Archbold community as Captain of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services.  In 2000, Ned felt as though his gifts and talents would be utilized more appropriately in a new career in Insurance and Financial Planning.  Since then, he has gained experience and knowledge in Life and Health Insurance, Long Term Care, Senior Health and other Investment Products and brought his expertise to CIG Financial Services in 2009.

Ned is a member of Archbold Evangelical Church where he has held various leadership positions.  He is also an active member of the Fulton County Gideon Camp where he has served as Vice President.








Lanita Boyers

Director of Business Management and Client Communication


Lanita has been with the firm since 1998 and currently serves as Director of Business Management and Client Communication.  As a holder of the Series 7 General Securities License, she is able to assist representatives with securities transactions and answer related questions on client's behalf.  Her job descriptions include being Mike's personal assistant, post appointment follow-up, client relations, office and workflow management, business development, and calendar co-ordination.

Lanita resides in Archbold with her husband Matt.  She volunteers in numerous ministries within Crossroads Evangelical Church in Wauseon where Matt is the Senior Pastor.  Together they also present weekend retreats for couples seeking to enrich their marriages.  Matt and Lanita are actively involved in the lives of their four children and now grandchildren as well.









Deb Huffman

Client Services Specialist


Deb became a member of CIG Financial Services in 1997 where she served as Ray Childs' personal assistant for several years.  Deb's friendly and polite demeanor has allowed her to build numerous long term relationships among the clients of CIG Financial Services.  Having performed nearly every duty within the organization, currently Deb serves as one of the most experienced Client Service Specialists.  Deb's attention to detail and organizational skills uniquely position her in the firm as our primary processor of casework and new business documentation.

Deb has long standing roots in the community going back for three generations.  Deb and her husband John have been married for 35 years and raised four children in the Archbold area.  Currently they are enjoying the empty nest stage and the role of grandparents.









Becky Ott

Client Services


Becky joined the CIG Financial Services staff in 2007 as the receptionist.  Becky's professionalism and talents quickly elevated her role adding Client Services to her responsibilities as well.  Becky's flexibility and proficiency qualifies her to assist either Diana, Deb or Lanita in all office and client related areas.

Becky and her husband Chris are very active as they follow the activities of their three energetic sons.  They have been active in church activites as well as running their own business.






For a complimentary consultation and the opportunity to realize the benefits of working

with a Professional Financial Advisor from CIG Financial Services call:

(419)445-5000 or Toll Free (877)273-2500

FAX (419)445-6000

or E-mail:



Mike Childs:  mchilds@cigfinancialservices.com


Alan 'Pete' Wyse:  pwyse@cigfinancialservices.com


Andy Peterson:  apeterson@cigfinancialservices.com


Ned Wyse: nwyse@cigfinancialservices.com