About Us:
Chesapeake Investment Management & Bios

Chesapeake Investment Management, LLC is an independent Washington, DC-based full-service, fee-structured investment advisory firm registered with the SEC. Our experienced and accessible team of financial professionals is committed to using fundamental research to deliver a diversified sector approach with long-term and tax-efficient portfolio returns.

Chesapeake Investment Management is privately owned and dedicated to providing customized financial solutions based on each client’s risk tolerance and investment goals. We believe a balance between achieving maximized returns and preserving assets is critical to our clients’ long-term success. We are driven to meet your current financial needs and to prepare you for every aspect of your future goals without compromising unwavering personal attention along the way.

Scott E. Beck – President

Scott E. Beck is President and founder of Chesapeake Investment Management, LLC, and a member of its Investment Committee. Scott founded Chesapeake on the premise of providing superior client service and performance.  He has more than 28 years of experience as an investment adviser and financial consultant. His responsibilities at Chesapeake include serving as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer, co-developing the firm’s quarterly investment outlook, performing securities analysis, formulating portfolio strategies and managing client portfolios. Scott has worked extensively with individuals and institutional clients and has broad industry experience interpreting and implementing investment policy guidelines, target asset allocations and investment strategies.

Prior to founding Chesapeake Investment Management, Scott was a partner with Columbia Financial Advisors, LLP, a privately owned investment and advisory firm in Washington, DC. Before joining Columbia, he was a Senior Vice President for Johnston, Lemon & Company, Inc., a Washington-based regional brokerage and investment advisory firm. His experience and responsibilities with the firm, spanning 18 years, included executing firm trades as a floor broker on the Philadelphia Options Exchange, equity trading, securities analysis, portfolio management and financial consulting. Scott was also a Senior Vice President for JL Capital Management, the firm’s investment management arm, and a member of its Investment Committee. Scott has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and on WSJ.com. He holds a B.S. in Finance, Marketing from the University of South Carolina.

Scott is an active member of the Washington community. He serves on a host of committees for DC-area nonprofits related to the investment industry. He is Past President of the University Club of Washington, DC. and current Treasurer of the University Club Foundation. Scott lives with his wife Laura and their two children in Potomac, Maryland.

E. Antonio Sarrge – Vice President

E. Antonio Sarrge is the Vice President of Chesapeake Investment Management and a member of its Investment Committee. He has nine years of experience as an investment adviser and financial consultant and more than 11 years managing client relationships. His responsibilities at Chesapeake include developing and maintaining portfolio strategies, managing client portfolios, co-developing the firm’s quarterly investment outlook, conducting fundamental research and securities analysis. Tony has extensive experience working with individuals, nonprofits and corporations, an impressive record of interpreting and applying investment policy guidelines and investment strategies, and a reputation for focusing on client service.

Prior to joining Chesapeake Investment Management, Tony held positions at Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas, Inc., where he was Portfolio Manager, and at Columbia Financial Advisors, LLP, where he was a principal and portfolio manager. He is currently a principal of Washington Financial Planners, LLC. Tony holds the Certified Public Accountant designation and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from George Mason University.

Tony is an active member of the Washington, DC community. Tony is Chair of Downtown Baptist Church Capital Improvement Committee and serves on the Pastor Selection Committee. Tony lives with his wife Lisa and their two children in Annandale, Virginia.

Maureen Bigger, CFP – Investment Advisor Representative

Maureen Bigger CFP, is an investment advisor representative with Chesapeake Investment Management as well as the founder and owner of Bigger & Company, LLC, an insurance brokerage firm. Maureen has eight years of experience as an investment advisor and an insurance professional. She currently assists business owners and executives with business continuation, asset protection, and succession planning. Maureen also offers services pertaining to group health and welfare benefits, executive benefits, retirement planning, and estate and financial planning strategies.

Prior to joining Chesapeake Investment Management and founding Bigger & Company, LLC, Maureen spent over 20 years working in the semiconductor industry on both coasts. An active member in the local community, Maureen has served as board member and co-chair of the Mentor Protégé Committee for Women in Technology, is a member of the Executive Women’s Board of the City Club of Washington, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Capital Society. She is also a founding member of the Business Resource Advisory Group and the DC Dynamos.

Maureen earned a B.S. degree in Finance from George Mason University. A native Californian, Ms. Bigger moved to Virginia in 1994. She and her husband, John, live in Alexandria with their Labrador retriever. She is an avid reader, enjoys sailing and needlework, and attempts the occasional game of golf.

John A. Edwards, CFA Director/Portfolio Manager

John serves as a trusted financial advisor to our high net worth clientele, where he leverages his many years of experience and broad industry knowledge to assist clients in achieving their financial goals.

Prior to joining Chesapeake, John was Senior Portfolio Manager at Evermay Wealth Management where he worked with high net worth clients.  Previously, John served as Chief Investment Officer at ASB Capital Management, where he was responsible for the management of fixed-income assets totaling over $1 billion. He simultaneously served as Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Chevy Chase Trust, where he guided the investment decisions of high net worth individual and institutional clients.

John started his trust career at First Virginia Bank, where he assisted high net worth clients in managing their substantial portfolios and held several key positions, including that of Vice President. He began his distinguished financial services career at GIT Investment Funds, working his way up from Portfolio Manager to Vice President, Portfolio Management, and overseeing security selection, asset allocation, research and trading for a variety of mutual fund portfolios.

John earned the designation of Chartered Fianacial Anyalyst in 1991 and an MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland in 1987. A man of many talets and interests, John recieved a B.S. in Microbioliogy from the University of Maryland and worked for several years as a reserach biologist at the National Institutes of Health before deciding to make a pivotal career change to financial services.

Barbara L. R. Frank Registerd Investment Advisor Representative

Barbara has worked in the financial industry since 1986, initially at Merrill Lynch, New York, in the Unit Investment Trust Division. She headed the Domestic Private Banking Sector at Credit Suisse, New York before returning to Merrill Lynch to work in the Foreign Office, managing both individual and corporate portfolios for clients in the U.S. and Western Europe.

In an early academic career Barbara taught at universities in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in Boston, and in the District of Columbia. She subsequently worked for the United Nations Development Programme as a projects' officer in New York as well as on missions in West Africa and as an Attachee for the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Barbara holds a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literature from Harvard University and an MBA in International Finance from New York University. She lives on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where her interests include historic preservation, riding, music and creative writing. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Chamber Players and of the U.S. Order of the Society of St. John of Jerusalem.