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Summary Of North American Executive Moves In Wealth Management – April 2022

Editorial Staff, June 10, 2022


The moves and appointments that took place during April in North America.

Raymond James welcomed advisors Don Prescott, Tennelle Nickel and Marc Cooper to Raymond James Financial Services, in Medford, Oregon. The advisors joined the team at SilverTree Wealth Partners from Edward Jones where they previously managed about $180 million in client assets. 

Prescott has more than 19 years of industry experience gained at his previous firm. After beginning her career in 2014 as a branch office administrator, Nickel became a financial advisor at Edward Jones. She transitioned to Raymond James to partner with her brother, Don, and the professionals at SilverTree Wealth Partners. Cooper has been serving clients as a financial advisor since 2017. Previously, he worked in several leadership roles with Edward Jones, including field trainer, mentor and level leader.

The firm welcomed Virginia-based financial advisors Jon Schubert, Brent Bigney, Mike Morrison and Adam Stalcup to Raymond James Financial Services – the firm’s independent advisor channel. As Resolute Private Wealth, the advisors were joined by client service associates Stacey Hytree and Amy Tesi. Based in Forest, Virginia, they serve clients including business owners, corporate executives, family offices, women investors, endowments and foundations. The team previously managed about $340 million in client assets at Merrill Lynch. Chief operations officer at RPW, Stalcup also joined the advisor team in 2018.

The firm brought in financial advisors Keith Haller and Cory Shepard to Raymond James Financial Services. The duo operates as Haller and Shepard Capital Group and is based in Kirkland, Washington. They joined from Edward Jones where they previously managed about $327 million in client assets. 

SVB Financial Group, parent of Silicon Valley Bank, named Kay Matthews as chair of its board of directors. She joined SVB's board in 2019, after retiring from her 36-year career at Ernst & Young where she served in several leadership roles for the global organization.

Vestia Personal Wealth Advisors, appointed Lauren Oschman as chief executive. Oschman succeeded Tommy Martin, who focuses as a member of Vestia’s board of directors. Oschman, who co-founded Vestia in 2018, is based in Nashville, Tennessee. 

BNY Mellon Wealth Management named Justin Williams as senior client strategist. Previously, he worked at worked at Wells Fargo. Williams serves ultra-high net worth families, business corporate executives, private equity and hedge fund principals and their family offices, as well as foundations and endowments on their comprehensive wealth needs. He is based in Seattle and reports to Bo Lee, market president, Pacific Northwest. At Wells Fargo, Williams served as a wealth advisor, senior vice president. 

State Street, the US financial group, named Michael Knowling as head of its global clients division. Knowling reports jointly to Joerg Ambrosius, executive vice president of State Street Corporation, and Chris Coleman, global client management head.

Fiduciary Trust International appointed Philip Jodz as senior relationship manager, based in its Radnor office. Jodz manages the delivery of a broad range of services to ultra-high net worth, family office, non-profit clients and their advisors.

With two decades of industry experience under his belt, Jodz was a director in the Philadelphia office of Abbot Downing, where he was responsible for managing client relationships through the coordination of investment management, fiduciary administration, wealth transfer, and multigenerational planning for individuals and families. He also provided philanthropic and administrative services to foundations and endowments. 

Law firm Katten recruited high net worth attorney Kevin T Keen as a partner in its private wealth practice in Dallas, Texas. Previously, Keen served as managing partner at another international law firm’s Texas office and practiced as a US-qualified private client attorney in Zurich, Switzerland. 

Sanctuary Wealth welcomed Santa Barbara-based Saige Private Wealth, its seventh team of advisors in California. The three-person team, with around $270 million in client assets, is led by founder and managing partner Antonia La Rocca. 

La Rocca previously spent 14 years with UBS Financial Services where she was senior vice president, wealth management. Prior to that she worked as a tax consultant for a major international accounting firm in Los Angeles, as well as having owned and managed a small medical services business in Maryland. La Rocca, who is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, with a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Southern California, earned a CPA license from the State Board of Accountancy in California. 

New York-listed Franklin Resources, which operates as Franklin Templeton, appointed Sandy Kaul as senior vice president to provide advisory consulting and thought leadership as part of the Franklin Templeton Institute. Based in New York, Kaul has more than 25 years of industry experience. She joined from Citigroup, where she served as managing director and global head of business advisory services.

Glenmede appointed Kenneth Spruill as managing director and team leader of the Center for Family Philanthropy and Wealth Education. He reports to the center’s director, Nina Cohen, who has led Glenmede’s Philanthropic Advisory business for more than a decade. Spruill most recently served as senior philanthropy advisor of private foundation solutions for PNC Private Bank Hawthorn. Previously, he served as a senior talent consultant and manager of diversity strategies for PNC, and as the workforce diversity officer and relationship manager for Wachovia Corporation. 

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