ATLANTA, June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Triad Advisors, Inc. today announced that Hugh M. Tarbutton, Jr., has joined Triad as Senior Vice President of Business Development. A veteran executive with 20 years of financial services and wealth management experience, Tarbutton will commence his tenure at Triad by focusing on recruiting and business development, but will apply his expertise to additional projects across Triad as he gains increasing familiarity with the company. Tarbutton will report to Nate Stibbs, Triad's Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Triad Advisors is a leading independent broker-dealer supporting independent hybrid financial advisors and registered investment advisory (RIA) firms, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS).
Tarbutton, 53, comes to Triad following completion of a two-year contract at Ameris Bank, where he served as Director of Wealth Management, developing the bank's investment advisory business and managing its brokerage firm, among other projects. Prior to Ameris, Tarbutton spent several years at SunTrust, most recently as Senior Vice President and Manager of its Wealth Solutions Group within SunTrust Private Wealth Management, and, before that, as Senior Vice President – Director of Products and Services for SunTrust Investment Services. He also served as Managing Director – Manager, Products and Solutions for Alexander Key Investments, which merged with SunTrust Investments to form SunTrust Investment Services. Before that, he was Vice President and Manager of the Equity Strategy Group at Robinson-Humphrey Company.
Jeff Rosenthal, President and CEO of Triad, said, "The senior management team at Triad has known Hugh Tarbutton and his exceptional capabilities for many years and we are very fortunate to gain the benefit of his considerable skills and expertise. He is especially gifted in the area of developing investment advisory platforms and products, and in managing high-value projects that deliver a meaningful impact to an organization. We look forward to his rapid integration into Triad, where we are confident he will make many valuable contributions to our firm in a variety of areas in the years ahead."
Mr. Tarbutton said, "I am excited about joining Triad, which has developed an outstanding reputation and a leadership position in our industry. As a personalized, high-touch firm, Triad is nimble and responds quickly to industry developments, and its exceptional culture is intensively focused on servicing its clients above all else. I look forward to being part of this team and to helping Triad in whatever capacity I can be of assistance."
Mr. Tarbutton completed his undergraduate studies at Oxford College of Emory University and at the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He currently serves on the Oxford College Board of Counselors.
About Triad Advisors
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Triad Advisors, Inc. is a national, independent broker-dealer and multi-custodial SEC-Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that is an early pioneer and continued leader in the Hybrid RIA marketplace. The company provides a comprehensive platform of products, trading and technology systems, as well as customized wealth management solutions. Recognized as one of the most successful and fastest-growing independent broker-dealers in the industry (including being named the leading broker-dealer for Hybrid RIAs seven years in a row by Investment Advisor Magazine), Triad Advisors is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). For more information, please visit www.triad-advisors.com.
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