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Fairport's Chairwoman Concludes 37-Year Career

Editorial Staff May 22, 2024

Fairport's Chairwoman Concludes 37-Year Career

A prominent female figure in the US wealth sector is retiring from the industry.

A senior figure in North America’s wealth management industry, Heather Ettinger, is retiring at the end of June as chairwoman of Fairport Wealth, a registered investment advisor headquartered in Cleveland.

In a career stretching back to 1987, when she joined Fairport’s predecessor, Roulston & Co, Ettinger was made co-managing partner in 2010. She played a central role in completing more than a dozen acquisitions at the practice, as well as driving organic growth. 

Fairport became a Hightower advisory business in 2017 and has since wrapped up five acquisitions. It now has six offices in Cleveland, Ohio, along with offices in Buffalo, New York, Chicago, Illinois, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and Princeton and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. As of December 31, 2023, Fairport’s assets under management were $4.5 billion.

“Heather is a visionary leader, both for the company and the financial services industry,” Matt Logar, CEO and president of Fairport, said. “We will remain grateful for her decades of partnership and leadership.”

Ettinger began her career at Baring Brothers in London. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Ettinger served in various advisory capacities for the Women’s Business Collaborative, 100 Women in Finance, Schwab Advisor Services DEI Advocacy Board, and Racing Towards Diversity.

Among her industry achievements, Ettinger has garnered industry awards both nationally and in the Cleveland business community. She has, for example, received the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Award for Unique Efforts in Advancing the Aspirations of Women by Women’s Vote Project. She is also the author of Lumination: Shining a Light on a Woman’s Journey to Financial Wellness. 

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