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The Financial Advisor Success podcast brings you real success stories and insights from the most successful financial advisors, and leading industry consultants, about how to take your advisory business to the next level. Get a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes building a successful advisory business, and how entrepreneurial advisors navigate the inevitable highs, and lows, of growing a firm. Whether you're a new financial advisor trying to get started on the right foot, or an experienced advisor who's hit a wall, we're here to give you the insights and inspiration you need to break through and reach the level of success you want to achieve. Subscribe to the show, and get even more at the leading industry blog Nerd’s Eye View at www.Kitces.com.
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Now displaying: April, 2024
Apr 30, 2024

Troy Sharpe is the Founder and CEO of Oak Harvest Financial Group, an RIA based out of Houston that oversees $750 million in assets under management for 1,000 households. Troy's firm uniquely grew its AUM from $85 million to $750 million in five years by focusing on organic growth through diverse marketing strategies, including a radio show, in-person seminars, and notably, a scalable YouTube channel.

Listen in as Troy shares his innovative marketing strategies that transformed educational seminar content into targeted YouTube videos for pre-retirees and retirees, emphasizing trust over immediate sales pitches, and aiming for a threefold return on marketing investments. He also discusses the expansion of his firm's marketing and advisory teams to support its growth, the adoption of a 3-advisor pod system for enhanced client interaction, and the creation of the "Retirement Success Plan" for dynamic retirement planning.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/383

Apr 23, 2024

Tyson Ray is the CEO of FORM Wealth Advisors, a hybrid advisory firm based out of Wisconsin that oversees approximately $900 million in assets under management for just over 800 client households. Tyson's unique "Total Relationship" planning approach emphasizes assessing clients' immediate lump sum spending needs, such as new car purchases or vacations, to ensure their portfolios maintain sufficient cash reserves for these goals.

Listen in as Tyson talks about his firm's unique approach, their strategic growth through acquisitions, and the crucial lessons learned on due diligence. He also shares the operational challenges he experienced, as well as the solutions he found that have streamlined his firm's operations.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/382

Securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA / SIPC. Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. FORM Wealth Advisors is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Raymond James and its advisors do not provide tax advice. Podcast guest is Tyson Ray, CEO, Founding Partner, Senior Wealth Advisor at FORM Wealth Advisors. FORM Wealth Advisors is located at 431 Geneva National Ave S, Lake Geneva, WI, 53147; 262-686-3005.

 

 

Apr 16, 2024

Ashley Quamme is the Founder of Beyond The Plan, a consulting firm based out of Georgia that offers a Fractional Financial Behavioral Officer service, including consulting and training to advisory firms for new or existing clients. What sets Ashley apart is her expertise in psychology and couples therapy, which enables her to assist clients in managing their financial relationships and also equips advisors with strategies to overcome client obstacles.

Listen in as Ashley shares insights into her work with advisory firms and her unique approach to understanding financial behaviors and biases. You'll learn how this has been instrumental in advising on challenging client situations, the ups and downs she experienced launching a consulting practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the tools she uses to enhance clients' self-awareness regarding their money mindset.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/381

Apr 9, 2024

Andrew Leonard is the Managing Partner of Geometric Wealth Advisors, an RIA based out of Washington, D.C. that oversees approximately $750 million in assets under management (AUM) for 200 clients. Andrew's firm stands out for tripling its AUM in four years, achieving this growth by mirroring the management consulting approach of their clientele—focusing first on scaling their team's talent density through careful hiring and training, then determining the number of new clients they can onboard annually based on the team's growth capacity.

Listen in as Andrew shares insights on Geometric's growth strategies, from adopting management consulting firm lessons for hiring and training to the early appointment of a COO for overcoming people-management hurdles. We also discuss how he maintains a vibrant company culture virtually, provides high-touch services to affluent clients, and integrates unique investment opportunities—all while navigating the firm's expansion through the ‘dangerous middle’ from $200 million to $2 billion in AUM.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/380

Apr 2, 2024

Hans Blake is the founder of Intelligent Investing, an RIA based out of South Carolina that oversees $50 million in assets under management for 40 households. What’s unique about Hans is how he developed Intelligrations, a financial dashboard software that simplifies clients' financial data into a single-page, comprehensive visual overview of their assets, through his desire to create a more centralized dashboard for his clients and his deep fascination of technology as a behavioral finance tool.

Listen in as Hans shares his journey from the initial concept of Intelligrations, focusing on high-level financial goals and guiding client behaviors, to its development into a comprehensive software integrated with industry vendors. We also discuss how he positions Intelligent Investing as a boutique advisory for high-net-worth executives—emphasizing core values to highlight the firm's approach and distinguish between long-term and short-term clients—his discovery process for understanding client finances and values, and how he has transformed initial rejections into opportunities.

For show notes and more visit: https://www.kitces.com/379

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