Our group traces its roots to Ron Cain, Sr., partner at Wheat First Securities, a predecessor firm to Wells Fargo Advisors. The multi-generational aspect of our practice helps ensure the seamless transfer of wealth through life-changing events. Collectively, we offer over 90 years of experience. One constant that has transcended the last 3 generations is the unwavering belief that investing in well managed businesses and holding them for long periods of time is what helps create wealth.

Ronald A. Cain, Jr.

Managing Director-Investments

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in History from the University of Virginia, 1979
  • Wheat First Securities, Inc., 1980-1993
  • UBS Painewebber, 1993-2003
  • Scott & Stringfellow, 2003-2009
  • Cain & Valentine Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, 2009-present

His Strengths

Ron is a critical thinker who likes putting himself in the client’s shoes to help come up with the solution. Ron can be direct to the point that he will tell you what you need to hear which may not be the same as what you want to hear.

Something you didn’t know

The summer after graduating from college, Ron and a close friend started the Virginia Heritage Company which produced footstools that they called the Southern Comforter. They sold about 500 footstools over the course of that summer before receiving a threatening letter from Southern Comfort Whisky regarding the trade name infringement and that was the end of the Virginia Heritage Company.

Thomas B. Valentine

Managing Director - Investments

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in History from the University of Virginia, 1980
  • Wheat First Securities, 1984-1996
  • BB&T Capital Markets, 1996-2009
  • Cain & Valentine Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, 2009- present

His Strengths

Teaching comes natural to Thomas as he takes pride in mentoring young people and helping them pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. His involvement with a number of boards and in particular his current role as Chairman of the St. Christopher’s School’s Board of Governors point to his commitment to education.

Something you didn’t know

Thomas is a direct descendant of Mann Valentine, II who invented a meat juice in 1870 that at the time was purported to cure you of any ailments. Thomas along with family members still have the recipe to this 150 year old tonic which they hope to recreate one day.

John H. Cain, CFA®, CFP®

Financial Consultant

Education and Experience

  • B.A. in History from the University of Virginia, 2008
  • ACE Group (now Chubb Limited), 2009-2010
  • Cain & Valentine Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, 2010-present

His Strengths

John is well versed in investing, global financial markets, and financial planning fundamentals from having earned both the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planning designations. However, he can be analytical to a fault. As Ron likes to say, when someone asks him the time, John will tell you how to build the clock.

Something you didn’t know

One of John’s first jobs after college was a caterer for the San Francisco 49ers. This was during the Great Recession when entry level jobs in San Francisco and everywhere else were scarce. However, this part time job cultivated his love for food and cooking as John takes great pride working in the kitchen and testing recipes for his and everyone else’s enjoyment.

Mandi Quicke

Senior Registered Client Associate
Vice President

Education and Experience

  • B.S. from UNC-Wilmington, Magna Cum Laude, 2006
  • Wells Fargo Advisors Advisory Services Group, 2006-2008
  • Cain & Valentine Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, 2009-present

Her Strengths

Mandi has a passion for over-delivering to each one of her clients. She takes pride in her ability to solve complex financial problems and execute solutions with accuracy and efficiency. Mandi has been known to fight hard for the right answer, not just the easy one.

Something you didn’t know

Throughout her studies as an International Business undergrad, Mandi traveled around Europe several times. She has lived in Germany, the Netherlands, France, England, and Italy, before settling down right where she started in Midlothian, VA.

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