WASHINGTON, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Steward Partners Holdings, LLC (Steward), the holding company for Steward Partners Global Advisory and Steward Partners Investment Advisory and Steward Partners Consulting Solutions, today announced that George Way, the former COO of RidgeWorth Investments, has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his position at RidgeWorth, Way was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Seix Investment Advisors, LLC.
In his most recent role, Way oversaw operations, technology and infrastructure while leading the consolidation of multiple boutique systems into one shared service support platform. During his tenure at RidgeWorth and Seix, Way was a member of the Executive, Risk Management and Investment Policy Committees, as well as the chairman of the firm's Operating Committee.
"I would like to welcome George to the Steward Partners leadership team," said Hy Saporta, president of Steward Partners. "He is an accomplished executive with significant financial and operational expertise, including his role as a CFO, and will be an exceptional addition to our partnership."
"I've worked with many business leaders and executives in the global financial services arena, and the partners at Steward are among the best in the business," said Way. "What's really impressive about Steward is that they have executed masterfully on a model that brings back the classic Wall Street partnership. At a time when advisors are looking for an alternative to the traditional wirehouse model and are unwilling to take on all the additional work allotted to going independent, Steward's model creates a viable option."
"George's deep and broad knowledge of the financial services industry enhances our senior management team's capabilities," said Steward board member Stephen Key. "His level of expertise complements the high-caliber experience of Steward's team, which when viewed collectively is exactly what we want to enhance our hyper-growth strategy."
Steward Partners' evolutionary model, known as The Full-Service Independent Partnership™, was launched as Steward Partners Global Advisory (SPGA) in late fall of 2013, focused primarily in the Northeast. SPGA is further strengthened through a strategic association with the global powerhouse Raymond James Financial Services. Steward's "Elite Hybrid" model gained national attention by attracting high-end advisors into several markets in less than four years. Steward Partners now has ten offices in five states and the District of Columbia.
About Steward Partners Global Advisory
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with additional offices in Boston, Ma, Clearwater, Fla., Keene, Portsmouth and Manchester, N.H., Albany, N.Y., Andover, Mass., Bethesda, Md., and New York City, Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC, is an employee-owned, full-service independent partnership catering to family, institutional and multi-generational wealth.
For more information, visit us at www.stewardpartners.com.
About Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., is a financial services firm supporting more than 3,700 independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with 7,200 financial advisors serving approximately of 3 million client accounts in more than 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $643 billion.
Steward Partners Holdings and Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC, maintains a separate professional business relationship with, and our professionals offer securities through, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Steward Partners Investment Advisory, LLC. 1776 I Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20006. Toll Free: (844) 801-8268. Stephen Key is not affiliated with Raymond James.
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