Our Company

Forethought Investments, a state registered investment advisory firm serving Mesa, AZ and surrounding communities, provides financial planning and asset management. Our mission is to provide the families and businesses we serve with innovative financial strategies, solutions and planning that result in financial clarity, security and overall financial health. Making strong commitments to our clients and building lifelong relationships are tenets of success at Forethought Investments.

Forethought Investments provides investors custom-tailored investment strategies to meet short- and long-term needs. We provide full transparency in the form of separately managed accounts through third-party money managers. Our goal at Forethought Investments is to help our clients realize their financial dreams by offering creative solutions through an open and transparent process utilizing both financial and insurance* solutions to achieve financial independence. As a fiduciary, we are legally obligated to put our clients’ interests first.

We can help empower you to navigate today’s complex financial world. We’ll customize a plan to fit your individual and family needs, as well as the needs of your small or large business.

*Insurance products offered through First Guaranty Financial.

Carole Miller

Director of Operations, Owner

Carole helped establish Forethought Investment Group, a registered investment advisory firm, with her husband Todd Miller. She is pleased to have a company that can offer clients a more comprehensive approach to their income and investment strategies for retirement.

Carole has an in-depth knowledge of business operations and has over twenty-five years of business management experience. Her extensive background in business administration has been instrumental in the development and focus of the company. Prior to helping establish Forethought Investment Group, Carole also worked as an Administrative Consultant with her own firm, and was in the Real Estate Investment & Management and Corporate Housing industries. She has held positions as a Business Consultant, Vice-President and Designated Broker for national Real Estate Investment firms, and District Manager with an International Corporate Housing company overseeing operations in Arizona and New Mexico.

Carole holds a B.S. with honors in Business Administration from the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. She is an Iowa native and moved to Arizona in 1985 where she and her husband raised their two children.

Jeffrey Strike

Investment Advisor Representative, CCO

Jeffrey offers a wealth of experience to his clients and the Forethought Investments team in Mesa, Arizona. Prior to becoming an Investment Advisor Representative, he worked as a Life Insurance Producer and has had his life insurance license since 1994. From 1994 to 2008, Jeffrey owned his own Independent Insurance Agency in Oregon. In 2007, Jeffrey obtained his Securities registration, and in 2009 became a Financial Advisor. Since becoming a fiduciary, Jeffrey has worked diligently with clients to help them achieve a balanced approach to their financial portfolio that includes investment opportunities, retirement income plans and life insurance.

Jeffrey is an Alaska native but after years of dark, cold winters he decided to relocate, and enjoys the sunshiny days in Arizona. He has two adult children and one grandchild, and when not assisting clients he enjoys exploring new places, golf, and spending time with family and friends.

Debbie VanZuiden

Administrative Assistant

Debbie is an Administrative Assistant in our Surprise, AZ office and offers her exceptional customer care to clients in the Northwest Valley. Prior to joining our team, Debbie worked eleven years in the banking industry where she was a loan specialist, and most recently handled dual roles working as a Marketing & Events Coordinator and Administrative Assistant. She is originally from Fulton, IL and in her free time volunteered as a member of the Board of Directors of the YWCA, most recently serving as the Vice President. Debbie and her husband are now enjoying the Arizona sunshine and look forward to missing future cold Illinois winters.

Cristina Puma

Administrative Assistant

Cristina has over 20 years of administrative and customer service experience, and plays a key role in the day-to-day business operations in the Mesa, Arizona office. She continually strives to provide exceptional customer care to each client and focuses on delivering excellence within every customer experience. She is extremely proficient in her role and understands the importance of providing superior administrative support as well as exceptional customer service. Cristina was born and grew up in Arizona but spent most of her adult life on Long Island. She moved back to Arizona with her husband in 2005. Following her relocation, she took a break from her career to focus on raising her son with autism. Cristina is very passionate about raising awareness and acceptance for children and adults with autism. In her free time, Cristina enjoys spending time with her family and friends.