Meet the RMS Team
President and CEO – Dr. J. Michael Scarborough
COO – John Blamphin
Director of Sales and Marketing – Sarah Kemp Arnold
Investment Analyst – Tyler Ostrowski
Account Administration Manager – Kathleen Tesch
New Account Specialist – Lisa Davis
Billing Specialist – Kim Martin
Michael Scarborough, President and CEO
J. Michael Scarborough, President and CEO of Retirement Management Systems (RMS), is known for innovating the industry of managing monies for individuals in qualified plans, and over the course of thirty years having built one of the largest grossing Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firms in the Nation.
In 2008 Mike separated his RIA, Scarborough Capital Management (SCM) from the asset management function of the company. While Mike sold SCM with $1.3 billion in assets under management, he continues to operate RMS as a leading professional in the 401(k) industry.
Mike has appeared on virtually every television network and has been featured in print media and national publications, including Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, Money Magazine, Pensions & Investments, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Mike has written two books available on Amazon.com – The Scarborough Plan: Maximizing the Power of Your 401(k) and 401(k)nowledge: Practical Advice for Retiring on your Own Terms, which offer insights into company sponsored savings plans. His books provide easy to understand recommendations on strategies to improve the performance of hard-earned savings.
Mike is active on the Board of Trustees at Salisbury University Foundation where he created an endowment establishing the Scarborough Student Leadership Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance at Salisbury University and his MBA in Finance from Baldwin-Wallace College. In 2005, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for Public Service from Salisbury University. In 2011, Mike was inducted into the Salisbury University Hall of Fame for wrestling and football.
Over the years when Mike was not sharing his expertise in Finance with others, he could be found back at his farm working the land and creating a winery now known as Running Hare Vineyard. Recently Mike began a brewery, Calvert Brewing Company, the largest microbrewery to startup in the Nation in the last five years.
Today Mike spends his time on his farm tending to his Vineyard, at the Brewery, or traveling to speak at RIA’s around the United States helping other Financial Advisors to gain their successes by leveraging RMS. Back to top.
John M. Blamphin, COO, CFP®, AIF®
John joined Retirement Management Systems, Inc. in July 2009 after productive years as a financial advisor with Valic Financial Advisors and Retirement Strategies of Maryland, where he advised clients on financial issues ranging from retirement saving and distribution to risk management and estate planning.
He spent the first years of the millennium with one of the nation’s leading providers of 401(k) advisory services. There he gained valuable experience helping people save and invest for retirement through their company savings plans; and helping companies establish valuable retirement benefit plans for their employees.
He has worked in the financial services industry since 1993. Prior to becoming a financial adviser he was a marketing consultant working with companies that provide technology solutions to some of the world’s most respected financial services companies.
His educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from West Virginia University, a Master of Arts degree from The University of Maryland College of Journalism, pension administration courses from the American Society of Pension Actuaries, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification from the CFP Board of Standards.
His registrations include the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 6, 63 and 65; life, health and variable product insurance licenses; and certifications for long term care insurance. He is also a separately registered representative of, and offer securities through, SII Investments, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.
His wife, Tracy Blamphin, is a CPA and accountant with Northrop Grumman. They have two children, Bethany and Crispin. Back to top.
Sarah Kemp, Director of Sales and Marketing
Sarah Kemp(nee) Arnold joined Retirement Management Systems in March of 2016. Sarah has 15 years of experience in business development, asset management and business development. While working full time Sarah earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and an additional degree in Leadership.
Sarah works at Retirement Management Systems helping to grow the company. She also enjoys volunteering for various non-profit groups; especially those centered around community. Sarah will also be working toward her doctorate in the coming years.
Sarah’s husband is an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps. They have three children; Anna, Dominic and their newborn, Ila. They are based out of the Quantico, Virginia area, though are new to the East coast, having spent most of their lives in the Midwest. Back to top.
Tyler Ostrowski, Chief Investment Analyst
Tyler joined Retirement Management Systems in April of 2015 as their Chief Investment Analyst. Tyler provides the research behind their allocation models and is responsible for implementing any new allocations or needed adjustments to over 2,700 accounts.
Tyler has his Bachelors in Actuarial Science from Towson University. He has experience working with the Chicago Board of Trade, where his primary focus was developing strategies for real world market movements, and protecting profits using options when trading futures.
Tyler enjoys traveling and spending time with his friends and family. Back to top.
Kim Martin, Billing Specialist
Kim Martin joined the RMS team in June of 2015 as a Billing Specialist. Kim is a paraprofessional with many years of Accounting experience in various industries such as Non-Profit Organizations, CPA Accounting Firms, and now, Employee Sponsored Savings Plan Management. Her accuracy and attention to detail while processing client payment information is crucial to the position she has with RMS.
Kim enjoys getting together with family and friends for parties and cookouts and loves to travel.
Kathleen Tesch, Account Administration Manager
Kathleen joined RMS in 2011 as the Account Administration Manager after previously working in the insurance field for over 10 years. Kathleen handles daily login information for our clients as well as all on-line request from the Advisor offices.
A native of northern New Jersey, Kathleen moved to Maryland when her husband was transferred 11 years ago. She has a background in Commercial Insurance and obtained her Property and Casualty license in 2008. Kathleen enjoys yoga, running, hiking, and day trips with her husband and two children.
Lisa Davis, New Accounts Specialist
Lisa has been with Retirement Management Systems(RMS) as a New Account Specialist from the beginning. Lisa also previously worked for Mike Scarborough for several years in the same capacity.
At RMS, she is responsible for processing all new account paperwork and supports the team dealing with accounts and advisor upkeep.
Lisa grew up in the Maryland area and has one son. In her spare time she enjoys the beach, craft shows and watching the Baltimore Ravens and the Orioles.