Who We Are

Dave Schlager, Financial Advisor


Dave Schlager has worked for over 20 years in the financial services industry helping individuals and business work to achieve their saving and investment goals.  He can help you with wealth accumulation, portfolio strategies, retirement income distribution, and personal estate planning.

In addition to investment management, Dave is insurance licensed for placement of Life, Health, Disability, and Long-Term Care Insurance. We help provide our clients with a total solution.


Dave is a Series 24 General Securities Principal.  Over the years he has passed the following exams and holds the following securities registrations, listed chronologically:  Series 6 Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts, Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent State Law, Series 7 General Securities Representative, Series 66 Uniform Combined State Law, Series 9 General Securities Sales Supervisor Options Module, Series 10 General Securities Sales Supervisor General Module and the Series 24 General Securities Principal exam.


Bachelor of Arts in Economics – University of Missouri at Columbia

Masters of Business Administration – University of Missouri at Columbia


Dave has served the community as a youth soccer coach and youth baseball manager. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Rotary Club, and the Poplar Meadows Golf Club.  He has also been active in his community theater appearing in numerous musicals and a few plays over the years. Most memorably he performed as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, just a few years ago.

Dave’s wife, Leigh Bloebaum Schlager, is a native of Union City, Tennessee, where they make their residence. SEC football creates some interesting family rivalries.  Dave is a Missouri Tiger, Leigh is a Tennessee Volunteer, Sarah and Brad are Alabama Crimson Tide, and Kate (still in high school) has yet to declare her allegiance at this time.

Joni James, Branch Administrator

Joni worked 11 years in the banking industry. She began as a teller and rose to bank manager where she oversaw daily operations and customer service activities for a regional bank. She joined Dave at their prior investment firm in 2005 and then moved with Dave to Schlager Financial in 2018. Joni has 16 years of experience in the investment industry and a total of 27 years in the financial services industry. 

Joni is married to her husband, Tim, and they have one daughter in college. They are lifelong residents of Union City, Tennessee.

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

As an independent investment practice, we offer investment products and services through the Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network. Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network provides us with many important services. These services make it possible for you to enjoy the benefits of having an independent financial advisor with the confidence that your advisor's affiliation with a national financial services firm can provide. 

Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network Provides: 
  • Custodial services for your securities and funds 
  • Research and technology solutions for your advisor
  • Compliance and guidance through the maze of investment industry regulations 
  • Bookkeeping, statement generation, and auditing services for our growing business and more 

We believe our affiliation with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network provides us with a significant competitive advantage in our target market. Please feel free to stop by, call or send us an email any time. We will be happy to anser any questions you have.