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Scottsdale, AZ


Ken Garvey

Manager | 480-556-0591

Ken Garvey brings more than 32 years of experience to his position as fixed income trader at RW Smith. He began his career on Wall Street trading Federal funds and foreign currencies at Astley & Pearce. Deciding to concentrate on the municipal market, he joined J.J. Kenny & Co. as a municipal bond broker’s broker working there for 10 years. He then worked with municipal broker’s brokers Garvin Guy Butler and Hartfield & Company in New York.

In 1992, Ken joined RW Smith. He is a longstanding member of the RW Smith Executive Committee.


Derrick Schroeder | 480-556-0591

Derrick Schroeder joined the Scottsdale, AZ, team of RW Smith in June 2013 as Vice President, Fixed-Income.  Most recently, he served with JPMorgan Securities, LLC, in Chicago (2008 – 2013) and previously, he was with AIG Financial Advisors in Phoenix.

Derrick brings to the team a wealth of experience in the financial services industry and in sales and marketing. After college he joined Stafford Trading, LLC, in Chicago and then worked as an Equity Options Trader and Market Maker for Lincoln Trading, LLC, in San Francisco.  In 2003 he went to work for ML Stern & Co., LLC, also in San Francisco.

Derrick is a 1993 graduate of Northern Illinois University’s School of Business where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.  When not working, he enjoys playing golf, basketball, and running.