Team

Meet Our Team


Solera Asset Managers

Daryl T. Seaton

Founder and Managing Director

Daryl is the Managing Director and founder of the firm.  Risk management is “mission critical to Daryl!  Given the markets over the last two decades, Daryl realized the need for meaningful risk management that was not a rehash of the same old style seen from Wall Street prior.  His mantra is “We win more by losing less.”

Before founding the firm, Daryl worked for a Fortune 100 Company for 13 years.  In his leadership role, he helped recruit, develop, and supervise 150+ Agents/Financial Advisors managing more than one Billion dollars in assets.  His educational and career background has uniquely positioned him for his role as architect and manager of the Solera Fractionally Blended Portfolios.  Daryls’ solid leadership background in finance has brought an unwavering commitment to Soleras’ client-aligned approach to risk management and independence from the influence of big Wall Street firms.

Far and away his pride and joy is his family.  Along with his wife Tammy, they are raising two boys of great character and faith.  Daryl also enjoys wine and hiking in leisure time.


John DeShaw

Financial Advisor

John recently joined Solera with 15 years in the financial planning industry. His experience ranges from providing individual retirement and comprehensive planning to training financial professionals while on a regional team with a well-known insurance and investment company. He shares our high value of people along with providing advice in a consultative style.

He grew up in Ohio, graduated from Kent State University and brings broad professional experience in process improvement, management, and operations from the fields of education, real estate, document imaging, and service.

Trained as a first responder in emotional and spiritual help, John also loves to invest time to restore or re-purpose things back to a useful and valued position whether it’s furniture, equipment, or people. He enjoys spending time with his wife Patty and their adult son and loves developing as an electric guitar and sax player, riding his classic road bike, watching documentaries and learning about new skills or interests.


Tammy Seaton

Operations Manager

Tammy brings a lifetime of experience to managing a busy financial advisory practice. She is responsible for overseeing client communications, events planning and execution, and marketing efforts. She has the primary responsibility for managing Daryl’s calendar and scheduling client review appointments. Tammy is also responsible for managing the firms operations including facility requests, equipment and vendor support, managing the firms books, and the firms procedure manuals.

Adelina Hamilton

Operations Specialist

Adelina has been a part of the team since 2013. She is responsible for overseeing clients’ communications, underwriting coordination, opening retirement/investment accounts, and supervising/managing the admin staff.

In her free time, Adelina enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, and their three dogs. Adelina enjoys time outdoors, going on adventures with the dogs and quality time with her family.


Solera Insurance Agency

Vlad Donets

Founder and Managing Director

Vlad moved to the United States in 1989 from the former Soviet Union.  Growing up there gave him a unique view of the financial world. That is why his passion and calling in life is to help families and business owners become financially secure without taking unnecessary risks.

He started his career in 2002 with a Fortune 100 company and achieved some of their highest honors while building his practice and serving the needs of his community.  Recognizing the changing industry and the growing need for independence, Vlad joined with his long-term colleague at Solera in 2017.

In his free time, Vlad loves spending time with his beautiful wife Mila, their two grown children Livia and Kaleb and their brand new baby girl Grace Sofia! He also loves the outdoors, backpacking, mountain biking and traveling the world with family and friends.


Daryl T. Seaton

Financial Advisor

Risk management is “mission critical to Daryl!  Given the markets over the last two decades, Daryl realized the need for meaningful risk management that was not a rehash of the same old style seen from Wall Street prior.  His mantra is “We win more by losing less.”

Previously, Daryl worked for a Fortune 100 Company for 13 years.  In his leadership role, he helped recruit, develop, and supervise 150+ Agents/Financial Advisors managing more than one Billion dollars in assets.  His educational and career background has uniquely positioned him for his role as architect and manager of the Solera Fractionally Blended Portfolios.  Daryls’ solid leadership background in finance has brought an unwavering commitment to Soleras’ client-aligned approach to risk management and independence from the influence of big Wall Street firms.

Far and away his pride and joy is his family.  Along with his wife Tammy, they are raising two boys of great character and faith.  Daryl also enjoys wine and hiking in leisure time.


John DeShaw

Financial Advisor

John joined Solera in 2019 with 15 years in the financial planning industry. His experience ranges from providing individual retirement and comprehensive planning to training financial professionals while on a regional team with a well-known insurance and investment company. He shares our high value of people and provides advice in a consultative style. John is our resource for Medicare planning, contracted with several of the most popular providers in California and other states for Advantage and Supplement plans.

He grew up in Ohio, graduated from Kent State University, and brings broad professional experience in process improvement, management, and operations from the fields of education, real estate, document imaging, and service.

Trained as a first responder in emotional and spiritual help, John also loves to invest time to restore or re-purpose things back to a useful and valued position, whether it’s furniture, equipment, or people. He enjoys spending time with his wife Patty and their adult son and loves developing an electric guitar.


Slava Palamarchuk

Financial Professional

Slava moved to Sacramento from Ukraine in 2005.  He studied Business Finance and Insurance at California State University – Sacramento achieving his undergraduate degree.  After graduating he proceeded to work for a Fortune 50 bank. In that fast-passed environment Slava was able to quickly achieve the title of Branch Manager.  Desiring the best for his clients he became an independent financial professional and later with the help of friends, family and partners Slava joined Solera Asset Managers in 2017.  As a servant-leader he brings a passion for finance, relationships, and works tirelessly to help provide top-notch planning for clients.  He is an invaluable and positive force for his clients and for Solera.

In his free time, Slava loves to play sports, visiting friends and family and travel with his wife Lyudmila and their young son and daughter. He also likes to read books on biographies, business and history. Grateful for an amazing community, Slava is always looking for different ways to improve people’s life.


Emily Golovey

Client Services Coordinator

Emily joined the Solera team in 2021 as a Client Service Coordinator & Executive Assistant. She works closely with advisors and clients to service financial requests, perform administrative tasks, and manage Vlad’s calendar. She is likely the first person you’ll meet when you visit our office and is always ready to offer you a fresh cup of coffee or tea!

 

After hours, Emily enjoys trying new things whether it be a new hobby, a new restaurant, or visiting a new city.  She loves rock climbing, surfing, and training at the gym. She also volunteers at her church on Sundays providing childcare for the littles, and loves spending time with her family.


Valerie (Lera) Banar

Client Servicing and Marketing Assistant

Valerie recently joined Solera in 2021 as a Client Servicing and Marketing Assistant. She works to support agents and provide services for our valued clients.

Though born in Sacramento along with her two siblings, her family is originally from Ukraine. In her spare time, Valerie is attending college to eventually join the medical field as a Radiology Technologist. She enjoys volunteering as a barista at her church’s café, making unique cups of coffee, and working with kids during church events. She loves to play sports, hang out with friends, and travel in her free time.