After two decades with Merrill Lynch, industry veteran Steve Wilt and three of his partners from the Star Group have linked up with Raleigh, North Carolina-based CAPTRUST Financial Advisers, where Wilt will head up CAPTRUST’s Midwest operations out of Akron, Ohio.
Wilt’s team – which includes Susan Clausen, Paul Stibich and Will Lyle – was PLANSPONSOR’s 2007 Retirement Plan Adviser Team of the Year . The Star Group was formed in 1997.
“This was a very big decision for me, as I have spent my entire career building my client base and many important friendships and relationships while at Merrill Lynch,” said Steve Wilt. “But the industry has changed dramatically over the last few years and it became clear to me that our clients would be better served working with an independent firm, like CAPTRUST, that held a specialized focus on providing retirement advice.”
“As a specialty retirement advisory firm, our success has always been tied to our ability to attract the best and brightest retirement advisors,” added J. Fielding Miller, co-founder and CEO of CAPTRUST Financial Advisors. “It goes without saying that we are thrilled to add such a highly-regarded team to our experienced group of advisors. CAPTRUST got better today.”
CAPTRUST Financial Advisors is an independent investment research and retirement advisory firm specializing in providing strategic advisory services to retirement plan fiduciaries, executives, and high net-worth individuals. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., the firm represents $22 billion in client assets with offices in Atlanta, Birmingham, Ala.; Boston, Charlotte, N.C.; Jackson, Miss.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Portland, Maine; Richmond, Va.; Washington, D.C.; and now Akron, Ohio.
More information is available at www.captrustadvisors.com .