The Compass Pointe Group

William Chaffin

R. William Chaffin, AIF, CFP, CWS

Senior Vice President/Investments

For nearly 40 years, Bill has provided his clients with comprehensive wealth management services.  He takes the time to fully understand each client’s total financial picture in order to develop personalized investment and estate planning strategies that incorporate the time-tested principles of proper asset allocation, as well as risk management strategies and tax-advantaged investment strategies.

Bill has attained the Certified Wealth Strategist® and Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ designations.  He has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., which identifies those individuals who have met the experience requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework, and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University East Bay and a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

An active member of the San Diego community, Bill is a past chairman of the Palomar Hospital Health Foundation, past president of the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation, and has served on the boards of directors for Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Rancho Bernardo Business Association, among others.  In 2020, he was recognized for his outstanding civic achievements by being voted into the Rancho Bernardo Hall of Fame.

Bill and his wife, Terry, recently moved to Las Vegas and enjoy spending time with their three grandchildren.  When not assisting clients, he enjoys playing tennis and cruising the back roads on his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Rob WIllgoss

Robert Willgoss, AIF, CFP

First Vice President/Investments

Rob is a First Vice President/Investments with Stifel and has more than 25 years of financial services experience.  As a member of The Compass Pointe Group, Rob works closely with a select group of families and leads all investment planning engagements for the team’s clientele.  His investment planning background enables him to integrate our clients’ investment, tax planning, insurance, legacy, and family objectives into a comprehensive wealth management plan.  A lifelong student of the markets, Rob believes that while markets and returns are important, helping clients identify priorities, pursue their goals, and preserve their legacies is what matters most.

Prior to joining Stifel, Rob served as Vice President with Morgan Stanley from 2010 to 2015 and a Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch from 1995 to 2010.  He earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc., which identifies those individuals who have met the experience and ethical requirements of the CFP Board, have successfully completed financial planning coursework, and have passed the CFP® Certification Examination.  He is also a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Born and raised in San Diego, Rob is a graduate of San Diego State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  In his spare time, Rob enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with family.  Rob is also an avid animal lover and volunteers with and supports various animal causes, including Best Friends Animal Society, Cat House on the Kings, and the San Diego Humane Society.

Alexander Monroe

Alexander Monroe, AIF

Associate Vice President/Investments

In 2007, Alex launched his career with Thornburg Investment Management, a mutual fund company in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Those initial years in finance served as Alex’s foundation on a path that would lead him into becoming a financial advisor with The Compass Pointe Group in 2011.  Having grown up in the North County communities of San Diego, this transition in his career served as a homecoming to southern California.

Today, Alex serves as one of the three financial advisors in The Compass Pointe Group.  The team specializes in comprehensive wealth management, asset management, and investment planning for select families throughout the country.

Alex earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.  During his senior year of college, he was selected to attend the School of Economics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.  Alex attained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary™ designation and holds Series 7, 63, and 65 securities licenses.

Active in his community, Alex stays busy coaching youth sports and keeping up with his four children and two stepchildren.  When not with his kids or working, he is driven by philanthropic endeavors.  His membership in the La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club, where he was president in 2017 and 2018, has served as his conduit to give back.  He is also a board member of Casa de las Campanas, a non-profit continuing care retirement community.

For fun, Alex enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf and pickleball, and hiking around San Diego County.

Debbie Muenchow

Debbie Muenchow

Registered Client Service Associate

Debbie has nearly 30 years of investment industry experience.  She enjoys building a close rapport with clients and believes that quality service is an essential part of the total client experience.  Her focus on providing outstanding service enables her to form strong relationships with clients, and she looks forward to working closely with The Compass Pointe Group and leveraging her extensive experience to promptly and efficiently handle client requests and address problems.

Debbie holds Series 7 and 65 securities licenses and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from San Diego State University.  She enjoys spending time with family and friends and exploring the great San Diego outdoors.

Laurie Rouse

Laurie H. Rouse

Client Service Associate

Laurie has more than 20 years in the financial services and mortgage industries.  Her background includes employee training and development, sales management, and banking, and she is committed to serving clients with outstanding care and attention.  Laurie graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a B.A. in Psychology. 

Originally from Indianapolis, Laurie now considers Southern California home.  She and her husband, Mark, live in Fallbrook, and they enjoy exploring the wildlife and nature that surrounds them with their dogs and horses.  They also enjoy travelling with their son and daughter, both of whom are recent college graduates.  Laurie enjoys volunteering her energy and time to P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization that raises money for women’s scholarships.