Stifel Financial has recruited six financial advisors from Merrill Lynch, Wells Fargo and other firms with a total of $323 million in client assets.
Moving to Stifel from Charles Schwab in Bellevue, Washington, is Mike Thompson, who works with $100 million in assets. Robert Henry has joined the firm’s Ann Arbor, Michigan, office from Wells Fargo Advisors, where he was responsible for $63 million in assets.
Eric Zeltner left Merrill Lynch in New Jersey to become part of Stifel’s Florham Park office from Merrill Lynch; he has worked on $55 million in assets.
Also making the jump to Stifel are Kevin Lyall and David Havens. They come to Stifel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from Hilliard Lyons, where they were managed $76 million and $29 million, respectively.
“Whenever there is an acquisition in the market, advisors tend to kick tires,” according to John Pierce, head of recruitment. “What they find at Stifel is a comprehensive platform of solutions for their clients, limited bureaucracy, and a firm that feels like home.”
In addition, Jim McMahon is now working in the firm’s Bozeman, Montana, office as an entry-level financial advisor. Earlier, he was a regional recruiting manager with Ameriprise Financial.
LPL Financial says Carrie Mullins, Sara Tanner, Susan Perry, Sierra Swidrak, Davis Siliga and Kalin Rooney of Firenze Wealth Management have joined it via an alignment with Good Life Companies , an enterprise firm. These advisors have worked with about $390 million of combined client brokerage, advisory and retirement plan assets and formerly were part of Foresters Financial.
The firm was founded by Tanner and Mullins, who have a collective 50 years of experience in the business. “LPL’s culture fits with our values, and we believe they are the best choice to help us provide our clients with objective advice in the independent model,” said Tanner, in a statement.
Firenze Wealth is based in the Portland, Oregon, metro area. Its six advisors, five of whom are women, work mainly with clients in public service, including teachers, police officers and firefighters.
LPL also announced recently that Seacoast Financial Network joined its hybrid platform from O.N. Equity Sales, where it managed about $120 million in assets.
Based in North Hampton, N.H., the firm includes Julie Welch and Dan Goland, a retired U.S. Army Major who began his financial-services career in 2000.
“We welcome Seacoast Financial Network to LPL and are proud to be able to support them and their independent practice,” according to Rich Steinmeier, LPL Financial managing director and divisional president, Business Development.”
Separately, LPL nominated Corey Thomas to its board of directors. Thomas is the CEO of Rapid7, a public technology company based in Boston. He also has worked for Microsoft and Deloitte Consulting.