Slideshow Top 100 branch managers

  • March 31 2016, 10:50am EDT

Top 100 Branch Managers

A team is only as strong as its leader and in the wealth management industry, branch managers are the ones responsible to bring out the best in their advisors.

Just like the coach of a winning team, top branch managers groom their top performers to excel, build team morale, fuel motivation and recruit the best talent in the industry.

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. This year's list is picked by advisors and then narrowed by a panel of judges.

Click through our slideshow to see the top 100 honorees.


Christopher Davidson, Clearwater, Fla.

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*Adam Persily, Roseville, Calif. Paul Westphal, Mequon, Wis. Brian Kurtz, Cleveland, Ohio.

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Timothy Mann, Sr., Winston Salem, N.C.

J.P Morgan

Pete Secret, Atlanta, GA.

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Janney Montgomery Scott

Gordon Eide, Richmond, Va. John Goles, Bel Air, Md. Lawrence Richards, West Chester, Pa. *George Keith, Darien, Conn.

*Previously nominated.

Merrill Lynch

Peter Ardolino, Red Bank, N.J. *Fred Brown, Montgomery, Ala. Ronald Connors, San Jose, Calif. David Donaldson, Chicago, Ill. Gregory Melara, Mount Laurel, N.J. Nancy Olzack, Anchorage, Ark. Joe Powers, Columbia, S.C. *Michael Rogers, Los Angeles, Calif *Michael Simonds, New York, N.Y. Greg Vonderhaar, Ft Mitchell, Ky.

*Previously nominated. Image: Bloomberg

Morgan Stanley

*Bradley Barber, Greenwich, Conn. Mark Boersma, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Scott Boylan, Baltimore,Md. Mike Christians, Plano, Tx. *Ben Firestein, New York, N.Y. Todd Frattura, Chesterfield, Mo. *Nelson Gaertner, New York, N.Y. *Damon Gallagher, New York. N.Y. Greg Gangas, Tulsa, Okla. Steven Gentile, Burlington, Vt. Max Hilsman, Atlanta, Ga. Steven Kirkland, Oklahoma City, Okla. Brian Krueger, Woodlands Hills, Ca. Patrick Langone, New York, N.Y. Rob McAllister, Vineland, N.J. *Kevin McCarty, Miami, Fla. *Cynthia Newman, Pasadena, Calif. Clarke Octigan, Greenwood Village, Colo. *Michael W. Outlaw, Atlanta, Ga. *Rhonda Peluso, Little Falls. N.J. *Robert Peyreigne, New York, N.Y. Scott Rash, Menlo Park, Calif. Frank Roccisano, Louisville, Ky. Thomas Russ, Pepper Pike, Ohio. *Todd Sacks, Shrewsbury, N.J. David Swartz, Wellesley, Mass. *David Turetzky, New York, N.Y. William Van Scoyoc, Aventura, Fla. Dean Wallace, Syracuse, N.Y.

*Previously nominated. Image: Bloomberg

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Raymond James

Tony Barrett, Conshohocken, *Rick Hartman, West Conshohocken, *Brian Lampsa, Chicago, Ill. *Rob Larmore, Atlanta, Ga. *Michael O'Meara, St. Louis, Mo. Dan Parker, Charleston, S.C. Edward Sudzina, Clarkston, Mich. William Theis, Beachwood, Ohio. *Thomas Hirsch, Louisville, Ky. Dan Kraus, Boca Raton, Fl.

*Previously nominated.

RBC Wealth Management

Thomas Carter, Annapolis, Md. Wally Chapman, Minneapolis, Minn. *Scott Fergang, Paramus, N.J. *John Moran, New York, N.Y. Skip Morton, Stamford, Conn. *Ken Ross, Sewickley, Pa. Amy Sturtevant, Washington, D.C. Kirstin Turner, West Palm Beach, Fla.

*Previously nominated. Image: Bloomberg

Waddel and Reed

Nick Miskov, Creve Coeur, Mo. Edward Sweeney, Wyomissing, Penn.

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Wells Fargo Advisors

Doug Wood, Grosse Pointe Wood, Mich. *John Banks, Fort Worth, Tx. Tony Brauner, Portland, Ore. Patrick Briggs, San Diego, Calif. *Grady Buchan, DeWitt, N.Y. Christopher Calabrese, Westport, Conn. *Gary Carlson, Salt Lake City, Utah. Peter Danilaitis, Bloomington, Minn. *Kevin Friedman, Woodland Hills, Calif *Louis Garofano, Greenwood Village, Colo. William George, Paramus, N.J. Joel Glasco, Charlotte, N.C. *Matt Gnau, Seattle, Wash. *Jim Hawkins, Seattle, Wash. Chad Horton, Jefferson City, Miss. *Richard Kendrick, Greenville, S.C. *Mark Klein, Short Hills, N.J. *Jay Mahajan, San Diego, Calif. Michael Marasco, Dallas. Tx. Steve McKenzie, Wilmington, N.C. Christopher Murphy, Minneapolis, Minn. *Dennis Schmidt, New York, N.Y. *Tim Sheridan, Westfield, N.J. Scott Spang, Columbia, S.C.

*Previously nominated. Image: Bloomberg


Kim Jenson, Chicago, Ill.

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