LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, announced that financial advisors Scott Hartman and Adam Johnston have joined LPL Financial’s broker-dealer, registered investment advisor and custodial platforms.
They reported having served approximately $375 million in advisory, brokerage and retirement plan assets, and join LPL from Cetera Investment Advisors.
Based in Elkhart County, Indiana, Johnston and Hartman have been in the industry since 2004 and 2008, respectively, and have worked together for about 13 years. They are joined by licensed account manager Destinee Chupp.
“Our entire focus is to help take care of our clients and their families, and we do that by getting to know each person on a deeper level,” Hartman said. “We understand that no one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up.”
Looking to enhance their offerings and spend more time with clients, they chose to move to LPL Financial and join the team at Financial Partners Inc., an existing firm that’s part of Exemplar Financial Network.
“We had been in a bank setting, but we needed more independence and control as we take steps to expand relationships and enhance our offerings,” Johnston said. “We’ve known Cory at Financial Partners for a while and have been impressed with the direction of his company. As we got to know more about Exemplar and LPL, we realized they were the ideal partners to help us elevate the client service experience. We now have a family-type office with local resources, backed by LPL’s innovative technology and better investment options. It’s a win-win for our business and our clients.”
LPL supports more than 21,000 financial advisors, 1,100 institution-based investment programs and 500 independent RIA firms nationwide.