With a combined 35 years of experience in growing and improving businesses, our team can offer support in multiple areas. We find ourselves to be knowledgeable investors with a wide array of expertise. We have experience in retail, manufacturing, food & beverage, hospitality, financial services, to marketing services. We are excited to learn about new opportunities and would like you to learn more about us.

Cody Foster

Owner & Founder

Cody is one of the three founders of Advisors Excel. In 2005, after partnering up with David Callanan to do personal production, the two met Derek Thompson and formed Advisors Excel. Currently, Cody plays an integral part in the development and execution of the revolutionary marketing and training systems that Advisors Excel continues to bring to the table for their advisors.

Cody graduated with a degree in mass media with an emphasis in public relations and a minor in marketing from Washburn University. However, everything he’s really learned happened after college. “Over the past decade, I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with some of the top advisors in the country. Being able to see them in action and understand what drives their business has been invaluable. Spending time around people more successful than you are will always increase your education and isn’t something you pick up in a classroom.”

Seth Wagoner


Seth Wagoner was named Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of AIM Strategies in April of 2015. He is responsible for the financial management of the company and also spearheads AIM’s operational management and strategic future vision. Prior to being named CFO and CEO, Seth held roles of increasing responsibility with the Colgate Palmolive company over a distinguished 15 year career. Mr. Wagoner brings a unique skill set to AIM with a diverse background in procurement, costing, manufacturing, project management, new product development, and systems implementation. Mr. Wagoner believes strongly in managing with respect, paying it forward, and that everyone should strive to become that person their dog thinks they are.

Mr. Wagoner is an avid Boston Celtics and baseball fan. He holds degrees in accounting from Washburn University and a BGS in Political Science and a MBA from the University of Kansas.

Don Heiland III

Financial Controller

Don Heiland III joined AIM Strategies LLC as a Financial Analyst in April of 2015. A graduate of Washburn University with a BBA in accounting Don brings a wealth of experience to the table through his time spent working for the Colgate Palmolive Company in Global Supply Chain Finance.

His core competencies are supply chain management, ERP systems implementations, and procurement financial processes. He is beginning his work towards achieving a Master’s in Business Administration from Washburn University in Topeka.