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Goldman, United Capital Veteran Named New FiComm President

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What You Need to Know

  • Katie Johnson is replacing Kirsten Plonner as FiComm Partners president.
  • She has almost 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, most of it at United Capital.
  • FiComm has also expanded Tim Welsh’s role at the firm to senior consultant.

Goldman Sachs Personal Financial Management/United Capital veteran Katie Johnson has joined FiComm Partners as its new president, replacing Kirsten Plonner, the RIA communications agency said Tuesday.

“Plonner will be transitioning from FiComm over the next few months to explore new opportunities,” a company spokesperson told ThinkAdvisor. “In the meantime, Kirsten and Katie will be working closely together as Kirsten transitions her role to Katie.”

Johnson has nearly 20 years of experience in financial services. She joins FiComm from Goldman Sachs, where, according to her LinkedIn profile, she had been vice president of corporate communications for Goldman Sachs Personal Financial Management, formerly United Capital, since July 2019, when Goldman acquired the firm and changed its name.

Johnson had worked at United Capital since 2006.

As FiComm president, Johnson will be responsible for the firm’s “people and client experiences, providing the strategic oversight and direction for all lines of business, as well as leading the agency’s nationwide team of marketing and public relations experts,” according to the firm.

FiComm is also expanding the role of Tim Welsh, a minority shareholder in the agency, as a senior consultant.

Welsh, a regular contributor to Investment Advisor magazine, has been a minority investor in FiComm since 2018. He “will continue to own and operate his consulting business, Nexus Strategy, while providing business development and senior PR counsel support for FiComm,” the FiComm spokesperson said.

“Welsh will focus on expanding FiComm’s reach in the industry while continuing to build viable business partnerships,” it said. He will “provide strategic public relations insights and recommendations and leverage his network and experience on behalf of FiComm’s clients.”

(Pictured: Katie Johnson, FiComm Partners president)