PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Craig Butler has joined tru Independence as Managing Partner, bringing rich industry experience and innovative ideas to the company. He will be involved in every aspect of the business and play a strategic role with business development and expanding services and capabilities as well as helping transition and serve newly independent entrepreneurs.
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Craig join the team at tru. His integrity, experience and passion for working with advisors, custodians and industry professionals strengthens our leadership on multiple levels," said Craig Stuvland, president and CEO, tru Independence. "We share the same vision of providing premier tools and services for our advisors, enabling them to create the best experiences and outcomes for their clients."
With more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Mr. Butler understands the needs of advisors, is passionate about supporting them as they begin to transform their RIA into a business, as well as help them navigate the ever changing RIA space. He will be based out of Atlanta, Georgia, expanding tru's national footprint.
Most recently, he served as co-founder of TruClarity, a platform that guides advisors to independence. Prior to that, he held an18 year tenure at Fidelity and was both Vice President and Regional Vice President of Business Development.
"It is energizing for me personally to join the team at tru. I have admired from a distance both the quality and growth of tru Independence's open architecture platform and the depth and breadth of services they deliver to breakaway advisors and existing RIA's. tru has spent the time, money and resources to produce comprehensive, sophisticated and customized solutions to a wide spectrum of financial advisors," said Mr. Butler.
Founded in 2014, tru Independence supports advisors in the areas of business formation, legal/compliance, technology, institutional investment platform, custodians, broker dealers, and more. Over the last three years, the firm has helped a variety of accomplished financial advisors launch and grow their businesses.
About tru Independence
Through uncompromising investment in people and technology, tru Independence delivers a premier consulting and services platform for wealth management firms seeking independence. The firm diligently focuses on and invests in three core disciplines—investment consulting, business consulting and new business development.
To deliver unrivalled excellence, tru Independence leverages key relationships by outsourcing to the best providers and platforms. The company's consultative process is defined by simplicity, clarity and transparency, grounded on the belief that its partners can best control their future by owning the equity of their firms. Drawing upon decades of industry experience, tru Independence is committed to ensuring that its partners maximize their enterprise value. For more information, please call (971) 371-3444 or visit us at www.tru-ind.com.
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