Dynasty Financial Partners Welcomes John Sullivan as Senior Vice President, RIA & Transition Services

NEW YORK, Jul 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dynasty Financial Partners today announced that it has hired John Sullivan as Senior Vice President, RIA & Transition Services.

Mr. Sullivan will be based in Chicago and New York. As Senior Vice President, RIA Services, Mr. Sullivan's responsibilities will include supporting the Dynasty divisions focused on the transition of new advisor teams and the ongoing practice development of existing Network firms.

The addition of Mr. Sullivan follows Dynasty's hiring of Austin J. Philbin as Senior Consultant, RIA Services in May 2012 as the firm builds out its RIA services team.

"Having worked with John for over a decade in the past at Citi/Smith Barney, I am delighted to welcome John to Dynasty Financial Partners. He brings a depth of ultra high net worth client and product wealth management experience to our Network Advisors," said Shirl Penney, President and CEO of Dynasty Financial Partners. "As we rapidly expand our business across the country, John will be invaluable to advisors looking to grow their firms and ensuring they are maximizing Dynasty as their growth partner."

"Having worked with several wealth management platforms over the years, I became increasingly aware of the need to offer comprehensive wealth management solutions on an open, objective platform," said Mr. Sullivan. "It is clear that the Dynasty platform represents the future of wealth management. I am excited to join Dynasty as it continues to grow its business while driving positive change in the industry."

Mr. Sullivan spent over twenty years at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney/Citigroup serving in numerous high net worth wealth management roles. Most recently, he was Director of Wealth Planning Centers, a national role geared toward helping Financial Advisors provide their clients with comprehensive wealth management solutions.

Previously, Mr. Sullivan served as Divisional Director of Private Wealth Management in the Midwest catering to those clients and prospects with $50MM or more in investable assets. He also spent several years as a Credit and Lending Specialist helping Financial Advisors deliver tailored credit solutions to their high net worth clients and prospects.

Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of the University of Maryland, and holds Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses with FINRA.

About Dynasty Financial Partners

Dynasty Financial Partners develops, sources and integrates the finest wealth management capabilities for the industry's leading independent investment advisor teams. Dynasty offers a customized open-architecture platform of wealth management solutions and technology to help independent advisors protect and grow their clients' wealth. Dynasty's core principle is "objectivity without compromise," and the firm is committed to crafting solutions that allow investment advisors to act as true fiduciaries to their clients. For more information, please visit www.dynastyfinancialpartners.com .

SOURCE: Dynasty Financial Partners

Dynasty Public Relations Sally Cates, 212-373-1000 [email protected]

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