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America’s Top 100 Independent Advisors

Name Firm (b/d) City Est. AUM in $MM Yrs. In Biz Business Description/Specialty 1 Kevin Myeroff NCA Financial Planners (Royal Alliance) Cleveland $2.650 30 Investment management, retirement planning, estate and tax planning services. 2 Ron Carson Carson Wealth Management Group (LPL Financial) Omaha 2.050 25 Financial planning, wealth planning, tax planning and risk management. 3 Matt Delaney Wharton

Name Firm (b/d) City Est. AUM in $MM Yrs. In Biz Business Description/Specialty
1 Kevin Myeroff NCA Financial Planners (Royal Alliance) Cleveland $2.650 30 Investment management, retirement planning, estate and tax planning services.
2 Ron Carson Carson Wealth Management Group (LPL Financial) Omaha 2.050 25 Financial planning, wealth planning, tax planning and risk management.
3 Matt Delaney Wharton Business Group (FSC Securities) Exton, Pa. 1.600 15 Independent consultant to business owners, endowments, foundations and hospitals.
4 Cleves R. Delp, Bradley Delp The Delp Company (LPL Financial) Maumee, Ohio 1.500 14 Ultra HNW investment advisory, estate planning and risk management.
5 Mike Robertson Robertson & Associates (First Allied) Houston 1.100 33 Managed money, estate planning and investment banking for HNW and UHNW.
6 Nathan Bachrach Financial Network Group (Royal Alliance) Cincinnati 1.035 30 Investment management, retirement planning, estate and tax planning services.
7 Susan C. Kaplan Kaplan Financial Services (LPL Financial) Newton, Mass. 850 25 Asset management and comprehensive financial planning.
8 Malcom A. “Mal” Makin Professional Planning Group (Raymond James Financial Services) Westerly, R.I. 805 31 Full service, comprehensive wealth management firm for individuals and endowments.
9 Gerard “Gerry” Klingman Klingman & Associates (Raymond James Financial Services) New York 800 25 Wealth management firm.
10 Charles Zhang Zhang Financial (LPL Financial) Portage, Mich. 800 17 Asset management and comprehensive financial planning.
11 Thomas Gau Retirement Planning Specialists (AIG) Ashland, Ore. 702 24 Specialize in individuals who are retired or are about to retire.
12 Salvador “Sal” Flores, Jr. Flores Capital Management (Raymond James Financial Services) Chandler, Ariz. 702 28 Financial service with a commitment to excellence and integrity.
13 Kay R. Shirley Financial Development Corp. (Mutual Service Corp.) Atlanta 678 28 Pre-retirement and retirement income planning for upper middle managers.
14 Van Pearcy Van Pearcy's Wealth Services Team (Raymond James Financial Services) Midland, Texas 670 20 Financial planning.
15 Randy Carver Carver Financial Services (Raymond James Financial Services) Mentor, Ohio 670 21 Comprehensive customized wealth management for individuals, corporations and institutions.
16 Earl B. & Mark Winthrop LPL Financial Avon, Conn. 670 23 Independent comprehensive wealth management services.
17 Robert Fragasso Fragasso Financial Advisors (LPL Financial) Pittsburgh 635 37 Financial planning and wealth management.
18 Todd Feltz Feltz WealthPLAN (LPL Financial) Omaha 610 24 Managed accounts; asset allocation and preservation for retirement income.
19 G. Michael Dorvillier & Shari D. Miller LPL Financial La Jolla, Calif. 600 22 Helping clients reach financial independence.
20 K. Larry Hastie Retirement Income Solutions (Mutual Service Corp.) Ann Arbor, Mich. 589 26 Fee-based, proactive asset management and retirement planning.
21 Thomas J. Bartholomew Bartholomew & Company (Commonwealth) Worcester, Mass. 583 31 Financial planning, retirement planning and fixed-income portfolio management.
22 Mark Smith M.J. Smith and Associates (Raymond James Financial Services) Englewood, Colo. 552 25 Wealth management and retirement planning.
23 Meg Green Meg Green & Associates (Royal Alliance) N. Miami Beach 550 28 Financial planning, investment management and tax-sensitive portfolios for HNW investors.
24 David Borden CCR Wealth Management (Multi-Financial Securities Corporation) Westborough, Mass. 550 12 Wealth management services for HNW individuals and business owners.
25 Larry W. Carroll Carroll Financial (Financial Network Investment Corp./ING) Charlotte 527 28 Retirement planning, fee-based asset management.
26 Lee Rosenberg ARS Financial Services (Cadaret, Grant) Jericho, N.Y. 503 34 Personal financial planning, written financial plans, estate and retirement planning.
27 John Lynch Lynch Retirement Investment Group (Wachovia Securities) Columbia, Md. 500 22 Retirement planning.
28 Chuck Bean Heritage Financial Services, Inc. (Commonwealth) Norwood, Mass. 500 18 Comprehensive wealth management services for HNW investors.
29 Debra Brede D.K. Brede Investment Management. Company (Commonwealthy) Needham, Mass. 476 27 Wealth management for HNW clients and business owners.
30 Steven C Stocker Investment Partners (Commonwealth) New Philadelphia, Ohio 475 18 Wealth management for HNW and mass affluent, portfolio management for retirement plans, corporations, family trusts, endowments, foundations.
31 Edward “Jeff” Sella Raymond James Financial Services Rockville, Md. 474 27 Financial planning.
32 Brett Ellen American Financial Network (Securities America) Calabasas, Calif. 450 20 Comprehensive financial planning, wealth management and corporate benefit planning services.
33 Bruce Johnson CapTrust Financial Advisors (Wachovia Securities) Holland, Mich. 435 26 Investment consulting.
34 Bernard Wolfe Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates (NFP) Chevy Chase, Md. 430 30 Institutional wealth management for HNW individuals, families and small-business owners.
35 Stephen W. Johnson Raymond James Financial Services Draper, Utah 420 29 Wealth management for retail clients, ERISA plans.
36 Richard H. Wagener Wagener-Lee Wealth Advisors (Raymond James Financial Services) Columbia, Md. 418 33 Comprehensive wealth management services for corporate executives, professionals and retirees.
37 James A. Cox, III Harris Financial Group (LPL Financial) Colonial Heights, Va. 415 12 Retirement planning.
38 Rob Oden Mutual Service Corp. Fort Lauderdale 400 26 Fee-based wealth management.
39 Michael Gilbert Gilbert Advanced Asset Management (LPL Financial) Johnson City, Tenn. 400 20 Retirement income management and wealth preservation.
40 Michael “Mike” Hines Consolidated Planning Corporation (Raymond James Financial Services) Atlanta 400 42 Financial planning for retirees, doctors, lawyers, dentists and educators; intergenerational planning.
41 Laila Marshall-Pence Pence Wealth Management (LPL Financial) Newport Beach, Calif. 400 28 Financial planning and wealth management for individual investors.
42 J. David Tanner Tanner Capital Management, (Raymond James Financial Services) Provo, Utah 400 22 HNW entrepreneurs who are selling businesses with a special emphasis on charitable strategies.
43 Fred Werner, David Daniel Summit Financial (Wachovia Securities) Lafayette, La. 400 31 Discretionary fee-based advice.
44 David A. Peterson Peak Capital Investment Services, (LPL Financial) Highlands Ranch, Colo. 400 14 Retirement planning and HNW individuals.
45 Barbara Hudock Hudock Moyer Wealth Management (Wachovia) Williamsport, Pa. 400 33 Investment consulting.
46 Nicholas Pascarella Nicholas Pascarella & Associates (Multi-Financial Securities Corporation) Denville, N.J. 378 32 Pharmaceutical industry professionals and executives at major corporations.
47 Judith Ann McGee McGee Financial Strategies, Inc. (Raymond James Financial Services) Portland 378 33 Wealth management, financial planning, retirement planning, estate and trust planning for the well-educated, professional client.
48 John Castino Wealth Enhancement Group (LPL Financial) Minneapolis, Minn. 373 21 Wealth management services
49 Janice K. Hobbs JanHobbs Financial Group (LPL Financial) Orange, Calif. 370 24 Financial planning and wealth management.
50 Deborah L. Danielson Danielson Financial Group (LPL Financial) Las Vegas, Nev. 364 27 Financial planning, investment management and tax-sensitive portfolios for HNW investors.
51 Mark Cortazzo Macro Consulting Group (SII Investments) Parsippany, N.J. 360 19 Planning for HNW individuals who are retired or within three to five years of retirement.
52 Charles Morris Raymond James Financial Services Baton Rouge 358 25 Financial planning.
53 Sheryl “Sherri” Stephens Stephens Wealth Management (Raymond James Financial Services) Flint, Mich. 355 33 Fee-based consulting, including asset mgt., estate planning, retirement planning, tax planning, philanthropy and insurance solutions for HNW clients, professionals and business owners.
54 Barry Glassman Cassaday & Company (Royal Alliance) McLean, Va. 344 13 Comprehensive wealth management for HNW families.
55 Don Campagna Personal Portfolio Management (Raymond James Financial Services) Boca Raton 342 26 Comprehensive financial planning, asset allocation for HNW individuals and businesses.
56 Timothy W. Leveroni Leveroni Financial Management (Mutual Service Corporation) Braintree, Mass. 335 32 Financial planning and investment management.
57 Denise A. Izatt Denise Ann Izatt and Associates (Mutual Service Corporation) Oakbrook, Ill. 330 10 Full-service financial planning.
58 Carole R. Ford Ford Financial Group (LPL Financial) Fresno, Calif. 330 25 Financial planning and portfolio management for women and catastrophically injured clients.
59 Carl Stuart Raymond James Financial Services Austin 329 10 Investment management, risk management and estate planning.
60 Sandeep Varma ATS Advanced Trustee Strategies (LPL Financial) San Diego 328 19 Advanced estate planning.
61 Dudley McBee Barnes Barnes-Petty Financial Advisors (Raymond James Financial Services) Clarksdale, Miss. 325 33 Comprehensive financial planning in rural America.
62 Robert A. Valente RAV Financial Services (Mutual Service Corp.) Beachwood, Ohio 312 36 Customized wealth management, including asset management, financial and estate planning.
63 Roger Green Green Financial Resources (Multi-Financial Securities Corporation) Duluth, Ga. 312 20 Financial planning, advisory and wealth management.
64 Steve Booren Capital Consulting (LPL Financial) Greenwood Village, Colo. 310 30 Unbiased, independent investment advice.
65 Holmes Sherard Pettey Barnes-Pettey (Raymond James Financial Services) Clarksdale, Miss. 310 23 Helping clients manage their money.
66 Daniel Gensler The Gensler Group (LPL Financial) Coronado, Calif. 307 24 Life planning and passive investments.
67 Daniel Joseph Gavin Gavin & Associates (Raymond James Financial Services) Midland, Mich. 306 36 Financial planning, investment management for mid- to upper-level management.
68 John Moore Raymond James Financial Services Albuquerque 304 10 Financial planning.
69 Roman Batschynsky Oakwood Financial Network Troy, Mich. 300 20 HNW money management and estate planning.
70 Russell Cesari Northwest Financial (LPL Financial) Herndon, Va. 300 9 Wealth management and comprehensive financial planning.
71 Michael J. McNamara McNamara Financial Services (Commonwealth) Marshfield, Mass. 298 28 Retail financial consulting and wealth management practice.
72 Bill Stevens Stevens Foster Financial Advisors (LPL Financial) Bloomington, Minn. 298 27 Comprehensive wealth management and tax planning, specializing in corporate executives.
73 Jonathan Price Sterling Financial Group (Commonwealth) Newton, Mass. 285 24 Investment management for small to mid-sized company retirement plans.
74 Lawrence R. Lindsley Summit Planning Group (LPL Financial) Green Bay, Wis. planning. 284 21 Comprehensive wealth management and retirement
75 Daniel Pinkerton Pinkerton Retirement Specialists Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 283 21 Comprehensive wealth management.
76 Richard W. Basler Raymond James Financial Services St. Louis, Mo. 275 38 Comprehensive investment management.
77 Thomas B. Hamlin Hamlin Financial and Insurance Services (Raymond James Financial Services) Portland 275 18 Pre-retirees and retirees, inflation hedging.
78 G. Andrew Ahrens Ahrens Investment Partners (LPL Financial) Lafayette, La. 275 19 Financial asset allocation.
79 Patricia Brennan Key Financial (Royal Alliance) Westchester, Pa. 274 23 Comprehensive financial planning and coordination for individuals aged 50 and up.
80 Daniel H. Boyce Center for Financial Planning (Raymond James Financial Services) Southfield, Mich. 270 26 Wealth management for HNW individuals.
81 Robert F. Wamhoff Wamhoff Financial Planning (VSR Financial Services) Hazelwood, Mo. 265 18 Financial planning, tax planning and charitable planning.
82 Stephan Cassaday Cassaday & Company (Royal Alliance) McLean, Va. 263 31 Financial planning and investment management for HNW individuals and small businesses.
83 Timothy Werth VSR Financial Services Hays, Kan. 261 16 Financial planning.
84 George Paul Jackson Jackson Retirement Planning (Raymond James Financial Services Heathrow, Fla. 260 15 Wealth management for HNW families.
85 David J. Workman LPL Financial Logansport, Ind. 260 21 Managing retirement plans.
86 Todd Arthur Sanford Sanford Financial Services (Raymond James Financial Services) Portage, Mich. 259 25 Multi-specialty firm for educators, small-business owners and employees of major corporations with a local presence.
87 Mark R. Brown Brown & Tedstrom (LPL Financial) Denver, Colo. 254 25 Comprehensive wealth management for successful entrepreneurs and business owners.
88 Robert D. Kantor XML Financial Group (LPL Financial) Rockville, Md. 252 45 Financial planning.
89 Brad Orvieto Strategic Asset Management Group Advisors (Mutual Service Corp.) Fort Lauderdale 250 28 Wealth management for HNW and non-profits.
90 Ray Lucia Raymond J. Lucia Companies (First Allied) San Diego 250 34 Financial planning and advice via radio.
91 Dale L. Cebert Cebert Wealth Management Group (National Planning Corp.) The Villages, Fla. 250 26 Retirement income planning specialists.
92 John P. Keeney Keeney Financial Group (LPL Financial) Columbia, Md. 250 20 Comprehensive financial planning.
93 J. Scott McKee The Quality Group (LPL Financial) Eugene, Ore. 250 11 Income investing for retirement, with a client asset minimum of $1.5 million.
94 Paul A. Levis Summit Financial Consultants (Cadaret, Grant) Yonkers, N.Y. 248 31 Financial planning, estate planning, pensions and business services for closely held corporations, proprietorships and professionals.
95 Kathleen Anne Muldoon Carter Financial Management (Raymond James Financial Services) Dallas 246 28 Financial planning.
96 Wayne von Borstel von Borstel & Associates (LPL Financial) Dalles, Ore. 245 23 Wealth management.
97 Trudy Haussmann Haussmann Financial (Securities America) Newport Beach, Calif. 244 22 Boutique financial planning firm specializing in retirement for Fortune 500 employees.
98 Joseph Sgroi Sgroi Financial (Cadaret, Grant) West Seneca, N.Y. 243 37 Annuities, financial planning for school systems and non-profits.
99 Lesley Sommers Sommers Financial Group (Walnut Street Securities, Inc.) New City, N.Y. 242 26 HNW clients and affluent marketplace.
100 William “Bill” Frances Garbarino Raymond James Financial Services Danbury, Conn. 240 23 Retail clients, corporate executives, financial and estate planning.
100 Paul Axberg Prime Wealth Advisors (INVEST Financial Corporation) Sun City West, Ariz. 236 11 Lifetime financial planning, tax planning, securities and insurance.

Definitions & Methodology: Advisors are ranked strictly by assets under management, though 60 percent of those assets must belong to retail, as opposed to institutional, clients. If the advisor is a member of a team, he must be the founder or leader of that team.

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