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Kestra Financial Appoints Kris Chester as Chief Operating Officer

Independent advisor platform Kestra Financial Inc. has hired financial services professional Kris Chester as its new chief operating officer.

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Independent advisor platform Kestra Financial Inc. has hired financial services professional Kris Chester as its new chief operating officer.

Chester spent the past 18 years at Wells Fargo Bank and has experience in merger integration, business transformation, product development and client delivery, among other areas. Most recently she served as executive vice president, head of treasury management implementation and delivery, a position she held since 2012.

“Kestra Financial prides itself on having an empowering and engaged team to support our upstream, growth-motivated advisors,” said CEO James Poer. “Kris’s experience in securing and implementing state-of-the-art innovation and technology, coupled with her commitment to quality and excellence, will support our advisors in providing a client experience that is second-to-none.”

Chester holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration – finance from Texas A&M University. She also graduated from the BAI Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin and is a certified treasury professional.

Kestra Financial is headquartered in Austin, Texas and supports more than 1,700 independent financial advisors.

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