The wealth management industry's leading branch managers work hard to bring out the best in their advisors.

Just like the coach of a winning team aiming for a berth in the playoffs, a top branch manager guides his or her advisors through good times and bad. That manager motivates star players to shine, has the back of those who require extra coaching and recruits new talent.

To acknowledge the importance of their contribution to the success of advisors and their firms, On Wall Street annually spotlights the industry's top 100 branch managers. To identify the crème de la crème among this group of stalwarts, the list will be narrowed by a panel of judges.

In May, we will unveil the top 10 branch managers. Please scroll below to see the top 100 honorees or click here for the slideshow version.



Joseph DeFalco, San Diego, Calif.*

*Previously nominated.



Landrum Henderson, Charlotte, N.C.

Adam Persily, Roseville, Calif.


Janney Montgomery Scott

George Keith, Darien, Conn.

Greg Torretta,  Ft Lauderdale, Fla.

James Foley, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Jeff Smith, Washington, D.C.

Mike Brown, Radnor, Pa. *

Thomas J. Urban, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Todd Mitchell, Baltimore, Md.*

*Previously nominated.


Merrill Lynch

Betu Gill, Modesto, Calif.

Frank Collins, Camp Hill, Pa.

Fred R. Brown, Montgomery, Ala.*

James D. Wright, Pasadena, Calif.*

Mark A. Battaglia, Pittsburgh

Michael Simonds, New York

Ted Durkin, Wayne, Pa.

*Previously nominated.


Morgan Stanley

Anthony Polimeni, Boca Raton, Fla.

Ben Firestein, New York

Bert White, Boca Raton, Fla.

Bradley Barber, Greenwich, Conn.*

Chris L. Rine, Carlsbad, Calif.

Cira Nickerson, Palo Alto, Calif.

Cynthia Laden Newman, Pasadena, Calif.

Damon Gallagher, New York

David Turetzky, New York

Dino Carfora, Melville, NY

Don Davis, Beverly Hills, Calif.

Eric Jansen, Paramus , N.J.*

Gerald J. Ferrante, New York

Joseph J. Matthews, Fairfield, Conn.

Luis V. Rangel, Boca Raton, Fla.

Mark A. Gherity, Minneapolis, Minn.

Michael Outlaw, Atlanta, Ga.

Michael Simeone, New York*

Neal Cooper, New York *

Nelson Gaertner, Jr., New York

Paul DiGiallonardo, Peoria, Ill.

Rhonda Peluso, Little Falls, N.J.

Robert Beylickjian, Lawrenceville, N.J.

Robert Peyreigne, New York*

Steven Fusco, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Steven Brettler, Blue Bell, Pa.

Todd Sacks, Shrewsbury, N.J.

Clyde S. Matsusaka, Honolulu, Hawaii*

*Previously nominated.


Raymond James

Brian Lampsa, Chicago

Daniel Kraus, Boca Raton*

Frank Amigo, Coral Gables, Fla.*

Michael O'Meara, St. Louis, Missouri*

Rick Hartman, West Conshohocken, Pa.*

Rob Larmore, Atlanta*

Steven Reznik, Tallahassee, Fla.*

Thomas LaPorte, Scottsdale, Ariz.*

*Previously nominated.


RBC Wealth Management

Andy Teller, Dallas*

John Moran, New York *

Ken Ross, Sewickley, Pa.

Michael A. Nielsen, Seattle

Rhys A. Helt, Indianapolis*

*Previously nominated.



Catherine Lapadula, New York*

Chad Allen, Uniondale, N.Y.

Colin Hawkes, Bellevue, Wash.

Glenn Wiessner, Brea, Calif.*

James Ducey, Boston

John Orr, Long Beach, Calif.*

Peter Landry, Rockland, Mass.

Raymond DiNunzio, Houston, Texas

Steve McCashin, San Francisco

*Previously nominated.


Wells Fargo Advisors

Bill Lampe, Bellevue, Wash.

Brett Bellcase, San Antonio, Texas

Bryan Vowels, Joplin, Mo.*

Clyde Pilkington, Chesterfield, Mo.*

Daniel Doerr, Portage, Mich.

David Wayne Treat, Houston

Deborah H. Valenzuela, Sun City, Ariz.*

Dennis Schmidt, New York

Gary E. Carlson, Salt Lake City, Utah*

Grady Buchan, DeWitt, N.Y

Jay Mahajan, San Diego, Calif.

Jeffrey A. Carpenter, Des Moines , Iowa

Jesse Witt, Sioux Falls, S.D.*

Jim Hawkins, Seattle, Wash.

John Banks, Fort Worth, Texas

John Denault, Ansonia, Conn.*

John McDermott, New York

John V. Melick, III, Toledo, Ohio

Jose A. Yamat Jr., Appleton, Wis.

Joshua Smith, Sacramento, Calif.*

Kevin Friedman, Woodland Hills, Calif.

Kevin Ortmeyer, Chicago, Ill.*

Kirk Mandlin, Portland, Ore.

Krista Brown, Denver, Colo.*

Louis Garofano, Greenwood Village, Colorado

Marco Lloyd, Houston, Texas*

Mark Klein, East Palo Alto, Calif.*

Matt Gnau, Seattle, Wash.

Richard Jacobs, Seal Beach, Calif.*

Richard L. Kendrick, Greenville, S.C.*

Rob Withers, Richmond, Va.

Stephen D. Viets, Las Vegas, Nev.

Tim Sheridan, New York*              

*Previously nominated.


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