MQ Team


Amy N. Mullen, CFP®

Amy N. Mullen, CFP®


Amy Mullen, CFP® is President of Money Quotient. In this role, she frequently presents at national financial industry conferences on the benefits and effectiveness of a values-based approach to financial planning, understanding clients' financial motivations and how to guide them through change, and creating long-lasting client-planner relationships. She also focuses much of her time conducting trainings and providing individualized coaching and consulting to financial planning practitioners. Amy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and completed an Interdisciplinary Studies Degree with a concentration in “Financial Motivation & Change” at Marylhurst University. Amy is a member of the Financial Therapy Association and Financial Planning Association. She has served on the board of the FPA of Puget Sound chapter and as a Task Force member for the 2015 National FPA Retreat. Outside of the office, Amy enjoys getting out doors, photography, live music, and cooking.

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson, M.S.

Vice President

Carol Anderson is the founder and Vice President of Money Quotient.  She has an M.S. in Consumer Economics & Family Resource Management and a diverse background in business, education, and financial services.  Since 1989, Carol has focused on the issues of financial planning education, retirement preparation, life planning, and productive aging.  As a researcher, writer, and consultant, Carol has worked with a broad range of companies and non-profit organizations in designing studies, conducting analyses, and compiling research reports. In addition, Carol has written articles, developed publications, and designed educational tools, materials, and training workshops. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association, Purposeful Planning Institute, and Financial Therapy Association.  When not working, Carol enjoys spending time with her family and pets, gardening, and hiking.

Josh Franklin

Jim Comeau
Director of Learning Opportunities 

Jim Comeau is the Director of Learning Opportunities for Money Quotient. In this role, Jim plans and schedules Money Quotient events including webinars, training programs, and special events such as the MQ Retreat. He also makes arrangements with presenters and event venues, facilitates webinar sessions, oversees event marketing, and manages the MQ Event Calendar and the Learning Opportunities Recordings Archive. When not working, Jim enjoys team trivia, karaoke, attending concerts, and watching Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Colleen Smith

Colleen Smith
Director of Partner Services

Colleen Smith is the Director of Partner Services. For this role, she draws on 25 years of experience in the Finance Department for the City of Poulsbo in Washington State. Colleen’s MQ responsibilities include issuing and updating MQ Partnership documents, preparing anniversary notices, processing payments, creating and updating Partner web accounts and the Partner Directory, monitoring the Partner Benefits Database, and scheduling appointments for new Partner orientations and Getting-Started Consultations. She also facilitates the customization process and other special requests. In addition to her work with MQ, Colleen spends many hours entertaining friends and perfecting her home and yard.

Robert P. Horwitz

Robert P. Horwitz
Director of Relationship Development & Manager of First Step Cash Management

Robert Horwitz is the Director of Relationship Development and Manager of the First Step Cash Management System. In this role, he acts as the first line of communication with financial professionals and organizations interested in learning more about Money Quotient tools, training, and ongoing learning opportunities. Robert also educates and supports Level 1 "Sampler" Partners throughout their three-month trial period, and takes a leadership role in managing the First Step Cash Management program. In addition, he is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. In his free time, Robert is typically cycling around Portland, enjoying live music, and exploring his new city.

Josh Franklin

Joshua Franklin
Director of Digital Media & Technologies

Joshua Franklin is the Director of Digital Media & Technologies for Money Quotient. In this role, Josh manages our digital interface including graphic design and desktop publishing projects. He also produces video tutorials, photographs MQ events, and creates images for MQ marketing materials and the MQ website. In addition, Josh assists MQ Partners in customizing and branding their acquired materials, and provides the rest of the MQ Team with technical support and training. In his spare time, Josh enjoys wood working, photography, and classic and contemporary cinema.

Thom Allison, CFP®
"Fundamentals" Course Co-Trainer

Thom started in financial services in 1983 and earned his CFP® designation in 1988.  He started Allison Spielman Advisors in 1997.  Thom has been and MQ Partner since 2009, and recently joined the MQ Team as a “Fundamentals of True Wealth” Co-Trainer.  His volunteer commitments have included serving as President and Chairman of the Financial Planning Association of Puget Sound, President of the Board of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra, Chairman of Newport Covenant Church in Bellevue, and Co-­Chair of the Bellevue Art Museum Capital Campaign.

Thom enjoys traveling with his wife Lynne and their golden retriever Cuvee, golf, working out, and tinkering with his '74 Triumph TR 6 (he and Lynne are the original owners).

Paul Leighton, CLU, ChF
Implementation Program Consultant

Paul began his career as a financial planner in 1983, when the profession was still in its infancy and struggling to define itself. Today, Paul works with Money Quotient Partners as an Implementation Program Consultant. His personal life reflects the same purpose that guides him professionally. Family, friends and working for the greater good are sources of inspiration and fulfillment. Paul and his wife, Jeanne, have three children and seven grandchildren. They enjoy spending time at their lake place in northern Minnesota with family and friends. He is active in his church and on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations.

Johnny Roland, CFP®, EA
Implementation Program  Consultant 

Johnny came from a 20+ year international corporate sales and marketing background prior to becoming an independent financial planner. An MQ Partner for nearly a decade, Johnny now works with Money Quotient Partners as an Implementation Program Consultant He loves studying history, reading non-fiction, meditating, and riding his motorcycle down twisty, narrow roads anywhere in the world.