Meet The Team

David R. Damm, AIF®

Managing Partner

David R. Damm, AIF®David is the co-founder of Carolina Wealth Management, Inc. He is a senior investment advisor to individuals and chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. For over 20 years, David has written investment articles, hosted seminars and has been involved in helping individuals develop prudent investment practices for their investment and retirement accounts. In 2018, he was interviewed and published in an article, “Educating the Public on Investing Leads to a Successful Wealth Management Firm,” in the January edition of Advisors Magazine.

David is certified as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), by the Center for Fiduciary Studies in association with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Executive Education. He received a BS from Appalachian State University and an MBA from East Carolina University.

David was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. David and his wife, Lori have three children and currently live in Greenville, NC. He is active in the community and has participated on many local and national boards and committees. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and hockey, and traveling.

Derek Pszenny

Managing Partner

Derek Pszenny, AIF®Derek is the co-founder of Carolina Wealth Management, Inc. He serves as a senior investment advisor to individual and corporate clients. Derek also serves as the firm's liaison with other professional advisors in the areas of tax, estate, and charitable planning.

He has attained the status of Master Elite IRA Advisor with the Ed Slott IRA Expert Company. This education provides in-depth technical training on advanced retirement account planning strategies, tax law changes and estate planning techniques. The certification also features updates on the SECURE Act 2.0 with insight on its most impactful provisions, including the delayed RMD age, new early distribution penalty exceptions and several of the Roth IRA provisions such as 529 plan rollovers.

Recently, Derek has been featured in national periodicals like the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Barrons, Yahoo Finance and the USA Today to name a few.

As a former U.S. Marine, Derek believes that integrity and transparency are the most important characteristics in a financial advisor. Therefore, he devotes most of his time to educating the public about fiduciary standards of care and the fiduciary process. He learned these responsibilities while taking courses with the Foundation of Fiduciary Studies.

Derek is actively involved in several community activities and is most proud of his efforts supporting the Irreverent Warriors to prevent Veteran suicide.

Derek lives in Pinehurst, is an avid golfer and very involved in the lives of his two children.

Duff Meyer, AIF®

Institutional Director

Duff Meyer, AIF®Duff is the Director of Qualified Plans at Carolina Wealth Management.  He is dedicated to helping plan sponsors understand and remain compliant in the changing regulatory environment.

Additionally, Duff has written several articles and presented to management and human resource organizations on ways to improve your qualified plan. The most popular, Five Steps to a Better Retirement Plan, is a step-by-step guide for plan sponsors to build a better 401k plan. Duff remains a consistent advocate for the plan sponsor, the plan participant and a transparent retirement plan industry.

Duff is certified as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF). AIF designees are trained in investment fiduciary responsibility and portfolio management.

Duff lives in Pinehurst with his wife and enjoys fishing, golfing and reading.


Certified Financial Planner™

Jonathan BlackwellJonathan is a Certified Financial Planner™ at Carolina Wealth Management. Jonathan is in his 25th year working in the financial services and a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner since 2004.

Actively involved in the Triangle since 1998, he has been through the Leadership Cary program, served on the board of the Lucy Daniels Center and volunteered in the past with the MS150, Jaycees, Junior Achievement and Raleigh, Cary and Garner Chambers of Commerce.

Born and raised outside of Charlotte, Jonathan received a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from N.C. State University. He currently resides in Chapel Hill with his wife, daughter, three dogs, a cat, ten chickens and six goats. He enjoys hiking, camping, fly fishing and working on his mini-farm.

Parish Parker, AIF®, CRPS®

Institutional Advisor

Duff Meyer, AIF®As an Institutional Advisor with Carolina Wealth Management, Parish helps plan sponsors establish and maintain qualified retirement plans through comprehensive plan design, investment management, participant education, and ongoing ERISA fiduciary support. His 15 years experience in the retirement plan industry have helped him establish a track record of plan sponsor excellence. Additionally, Parish works with individual plan participants and their beneficiaries by providing transparent recommendations that lead to successful retirement outcomes.

Prior to joining Carolina Wealth Management, Parish worked for a regional bank Trust division managing Institutional clients with Qualified Retirement plans, including Defined Benefit and Cash Balance plans. He also worked for two national record keeping firms serving as the qualified plan expert on behalf of advisors. Parish is certified as an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) and Chartered Retirement Plan Specialist (CRPS®). He received a Business Administration degree from Florida Southern College.

Originally from Florida, Parish is married with 2 boys and has lived in the Triangle since 2007. He enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys golf while staying active with an occasional triathlon, run or open-water swim.


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