Here Are the Winners of the 2nd Annual RIA Intel Awards


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In addition to announcing the winners, RIA Intel honored nine wealth management rising stars.

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the 2nd annual RIA Intel Awards, a celebration of financial advisors, wealth management firms, and industry leaders.

The winners were honored tonight at a banquet at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston. The awards, hosted in partnership with RIA Intel and the RIA Institute, were created as a way to recognize the top performers in this growing and innovative industry.

In addition to the awards, and in recognition of the future impact that the up-and-coming leaders of wealth management will make on the industry, RIA Intel and the RIA Institute also honored nine rising stars of wealth management.

A full list of the winners and the rising stars can be found below. Click here to view this year’s other finalists.

Advisor of the Year

  • Thomas C. West, Senior Partner, Signature Estate & Investment Advisors

Asset Manager of the Year

  • Fidelity Investments

CEO of the Year

  • Shannon Eusey, CEO, Beacon Pointe Advisors

CIO of Year

  • Phil Huber, CIO, Savant Wealth Management

Client Advocate of the Year

  • Lawrence Sprung, Founder and Wealth Advisor, Mitlin Financial

Industry Advocate of the Year

  • Sonya Dreizler, Co-Founder, Choir

Most Innovative Technology of the Year


Retirement Plan Advisor of the Year

  • Jania Stout, Senior Vice President of Retirement and Wealth, OneDigital

RIA of the Year (Less Than $1 Billion AUM)

  • Vance Wealth

RIA of the Year (More Than $1 Billion AUM)

  • Cerity Partners

Rising Stars of the Year

  • AJ Ayers, Co-Founder, Brooklyn Fi
  • Emily Platt, Senior Associate, Investments, Wealthspire Advisors
  • Gabriel Shahin, Founder and Principal, Falcon Wealth Planning
  • James Pryor, COO and CCO, Doliver Advisors
  • Karla Ortiz-Flores, Business Intelligence Manager, Market Street Trust Company
  • Marc Horner, Founder and Wealth Advisor, Fairhaven Wealth Management
  • Ritik Malhotra, CEO and Co-Founder, Savvy Wealth
  • Shana Orczyk Sissel, Founder and CEO, Banrion Capital Management
  • Toussaint Bailey, Founder and CEO, Uplifting Capital

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