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The BTS Executive Team has a breadth of experience that, in some cases, spans over thirty years in the investment industry. These seasoned professionals are dedicated to pooling their strengths and insights to achieve a single aim — to develop, implement and maintain effective, innovative alternative investment solutions that directly address the needs and concerns of today's investors.

Executive Team

Villis Pasts

Vilis Pasts

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Director of Research
Investment Committee Member

Vilis Pasts has over 41 years of experience in the securities field. He founded BTS Asset Management in 1979 and established BTS Securities Corporation ("BTSC") in 1981. BTSC is a registered broker/dealer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is also a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.

After graduating from Babson College (Wellesley, MA), Mr. Pasts joined Spear & Staff as a Securities Analyst and worked directly with the firm's President and Founder, Mr. Spear. As an account executive with Connecticut General Life from 1966 to 1970, Mr. Pasts received the Award of Merit, as well as the Vice President's Club and President's Club (2) awards. He became a registered representative in 1967. From 1970 to 1978, he held a variety of positions with several brokerage firms and has been a registered principal since 1972.

Matthew Pasts

Matthew A. Pasts, CMT

Chief Executive Officer, Director
Investment Committee Member

Matt Pasts has held various positions at BTS since joining the firm in 1989. Mr. Pasts has been a registered principal with BTS Securities Corporation since 1991 and currently serves as President and Treasurer.

Graduating with honors from Babson College (Wellesley, MA), Mr. Pasts earned a BSBA with a concentration in Finance. He also attended Babson Graduate School of Business Administration. A member of the Market Technicians Association (MTA), Mr. Pasts has completed MTA's Chartered Market Technician (CMT) program and earned the CMT designation.

Isaac Braley

Isaac Braley

President, Director
Investment Committee Member

Isaac Braley joined BTS Asset Management in 1999. Mr. Braley has served as a significant contributor to portfolio analysis and creation. Along with his experience in portfolio design and strategy, Mr. Braley is head of distribution for the organization. He actively attends industry investment and research conferences speaking on topics regarding portfolio design and behavioral finance. He has a B.S. in Business Management from Keene State College and a M.S. in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning.

Joshua Breen

Joshua Breen

Chief Compliance Officer

Mr. Breen joined BTS in the summer of 2013 where he started as a Compliance Officer. Prior to joining BTS, Mr. Breen worked as a compliance consultant for a Boston based compliance consulting firm focusing on investment advisers and broker-dealers. Mr. Breen earned his law degree from the Catholic University of America, concentrating in areas of securities regulation. Mr. Breen spent a year of his legal education at the Boston University School of Law as a visiting student, focusing classes on securities regulation, fiduciary law, corporate finance, banking and corporate law. While in law school, he worked with the legal and compliance groups of a variety of firms. Mr. Breen is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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