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Now displaying: November, 2023
Nov 28, 2023

Peter Tiboris is a Partner of Park Avenue Capital, an advisory firm affiliated with Northwestern Mutual based out of New York City that oversees $2.4 billion in assets under management for over 1,300 households. Peter and his business partner have distinctively grown their firm within the Northwestern Mutual ecosystem through organic expansion and strategic mergers and acquisitions. Their position as one of the largest Northwestern Mutual offices, coupled with their ability to leverage debt-financing, has given them a competitive edge that propels their growth.

Listen in as Peter dives into Park Avenue Capital's growth strategies, highlighting their unique approach to acquisitions and the innovative bank financing arrangements that fuel their serial acquisitions. He also shares insights into the creation of 3-person advisor pods designed to enhance client capacity and the firm's commitment to a service-oriented culture that fosters client loyalty, reflects on his entry into the industry post-9/11, and breaks down his forward-thinking approach to business decisions.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/361 

Nov 21, 2023

Suzanne Powell is a Senior Financial Advisor that oversees approximately $110 million in assets under management for nearly 150 households at Meridian Wealth Management, an RIA based out of Kentucky. Suzanne stands out for her strategic scheduling, amassing over $100M in AUM by concentrating client and prospect meetings into two 3-month periods each year, enabling her to dedicate the rest of the year to family. She minimizes time on prospecting by efficiently managing a continuous stream of SmartAsset leads with a highly automated response system.

Listen in as Suzanne shares her expertise on driving client growth by managing SmartAsset's lead-generation service, setting up effective communication automations, and strategically targeting leads to amass nearly $70M in new assets. We also discuss how she balances a packed schedule of client meetings with preparation and follow-up tasks, using technology to efficiently present financial plans to save time, her method for nurturing long-term client relationships, and her philosophy on integrating work with quality family life now, rather than waiting for retirement.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/360

Nov 14, 2023

Eric Miller, Chief Financial Advisor and Co-Owner of Econologics Financial Advisors, joins the show today to discuss his innovative approach to financial planning. His unique Financial Prosperity Index, a comprehensive assessment covering 100 questions and 9 different domains, provides clients with a holistic view of their financial health—and helps Eric demonstrate the value of his financial planning services beyond traditional metrics like net worth and investment performance.

Listen in as we discuss Eric's niche-focused practice, catering to healthcare professionals, and his successful strategies for acquiring new clients while delivering substantial value. You'll get insights into his client acquisition tactics, his evolving perspective on celebrating achievements, and his advice for young advisors on honing communication skills for a prosperous career in financial advising.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/359 

Nov 7, 2023

Veronica Karas is a Senior Financial Advisor at CAPTRUST and works from the RIA’s Lake Success, New York office, where she oversees $360 million in assets under management for 200 households. What sets Veronica apart is her distinctive 3-question method to garner referrals from clients, centers of influence, and even prospects—all while maintaining a genuine and non-aggressive demeanor.

In this episode, Veronica dives into her blueprint for onboarding new clients, leveraging a modular planning method spread over a year, and explains the firm's structure that allows associate advisors to work with multiple senior advisors, fostering a rich learning environment and high-touch client service. We also discuss her early-career challenges, her proactive strategy of daily outreach that bolstered her lead generation, and her commitment to ethical practices, even when faced with tough career decisions.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/358

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