Slideshow Top 10 branch managers for 2017

  • June 26 2017, 11:55am EDT

Hundreds of advisers, as well as executives and firms, nominated branch managers to be honored in On Wall Street's annual list of elite leaders.

These managers play a key role in broker recruiting and lead the pack in their support of advisers and their clients.

The judges, who evaluated nominees based on their leadership skills and their ability to recruit and develop talented advisers, among other factors, were: Bill Butterfield, research analyst at Aite Group; David Lo, head of U.S. client insight at Scorpio Partnership; and Kenton Shirk, director at Cerulli Associates.

Scroll through to see who made the cut this year. Click here to see the full top 100 list.

Vince Crognale

Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Advisers: 13
Branch AUM: $1.322 billion
Location: Greenville, Delaware

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Nelson Gaertner

Firm: Morgan Stanley
Advisers: 157 (346 in complex)
Branch AUM: $23.8 billion ($51.7 billion in complex)
Location: New York

Dylana Hopler

Firm: Ameriprise
Advisers: 21
Branch AUM: $1.6 billion
Location: Orlando

Walter Jameson

Firm: Morgan Stanley
Advisers: 212
Branch AUM: $22 billion
Location: Atlanta

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Michael Maron

Firm: J.P. Morgan Securities
Advisers: 41
Branch AUM: $7 billion
Location: Chicago

John Moran

Firm: RBC Wealth Management
Advisers: 69
Branch AUM: $11.1 billion in AUA
Location: Midtown Manhattan

Michael O'Meara

Firm: Raymond James & Associates
Advisers: 85
Branch AUM: $7 billion
Location: St. Louis

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Mark Stuck

Firm: Baird
Advisers: 40
Branch AUM: $4 billion
Location: Sioux City, Iowa

Gary Swearingen

Firm: Wells Fargo Advisors
Advisers: 74
Branch AUM: $7.2 billion
Location: Charleston, Ill. (Greater-Illinois Complex)

Andy Teller

Firm: RBC Wealth Management
Advisers: 91
Branch AUM: $12.1 billion in AUA
Location: Dallas