Compass Financial Strategies is a fee-based investment advisor that provides wealth management by utilizing risk, returns, and tax-managed portfolios of structured funds.  Our advice is based on the highly respected research indexes designed by Eugene Fama and Kenneth French and is documented in their researched and reviewed publication.

Our business is about financial education.  We help people gain peace of mind by developing life-long financial strategies and goals.


LeRoy Bell

LeRoy Bell is president of Compass Financial Strategies with more than 50 years of experience in developing wealth accumulation plans.  A graduate of Texas Tech University, he was president of the Texas Association of Life Underwriters and trustee of the National Association of Life Underwriters.  LeRoy served on the Brazos River Authority and Assistance Presiding Officer.  He was former Chairman of the board for Disability Resources.  He holds the CLU insurance specialty from The American College.  LeRoy is a volunteer pilot for the South-Central Region Angel Flight Program.  Recipient of the Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope recognition by the Boy Scouts of America.  LeRoy is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity for 65 years.  

Deborah Bell

Deborah Bell is vice president of Compass Financial Strategies with more than 40 years of experience in developing wealth accumulation plans.  A graduate of the University of Arkansas, she is a member and former vice president of the Texas State Board of Nursing and former vice president of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce.  She served on the Brazos River Authority for 12 years and was vice president.  She holds the CLU insurance specialty and ChFC advanced financial planning from The American College.  Deborah was appointed by Governor Clements to serve on the Texas Commission for Women.  She currently serves as Board of Director of Abilene Regional Medical Center.  

Evan McMordie

Evan McMordie is Chief Compliance Officer and investment advisor representative for Compass Financial Strategies with a wealth of knowledge in a number of financial areas. Evan is a graduate of Texas Tech University holding a Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning degree. He has a lot of experience advising ranching and oil and gas clients, as well as knowing the intricacies of estate and tax planning. Evan is a life-long resident of West Texas and spends his free time afield with his bird dogs in search of bobwhite quail, or in the cockpit of an airplane.


How We Differ from Registered Representatives

RIAs and Registered Representatives

  Registered Investment Advisor Registered Representative
Primary Function Investment advice for my overall financial circumstances Facilitate securities purchase and sale transactions for their clients
Compensation Typically charge a flat fee for advice or a percentage of assets under management Usually commission-based
Responsibility to Client When providing investment advice, investment advisors are fiduciaries and are legally bound to work in their clients’ best interests and they must disclose conflicts of interest When making a recommendation, registered representatives must determine that the investment is suitable for the client
Regulatory RIAs are overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state regulatory agencies Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the SEC and state regulatory agencies