TAMPA, Fla., June 30, 2015 – Independent Financial Partners, already one of the largest firms in the hybrid RIA sector, has hired a new director of recruiting to expand its rapidly growing advisor network. Ned Van Riper brings to IFP the countless relationships he has forged during his years as an external recruiting consultant in the broker-dealer space. In his new role, Van Riper will identify not only wirehouse advisors looking to go independent, but also RIAs and fee-only advisors looking to tuck in and take advantage of the scale and benefits that a firm like IFP can offer.
“I have admired IFP’s dedication to providing an extraordinary level of support services and solutions to its advisors, allowing them to run their own businesses and focus on their clients,” Van Riper said. “I am excited to be able to spread the word about IFP’s dynamic leadership, turnkey infrastructure and significant growth.” Van Riper has proven to be an innovator in his field as the co-founder and managing partner of an online recruiting platform that helps advisors and firms connect. “Ned brings technological savvy, but also knows that a financial advisor’s professional transition needs a personal touch,” said IFP’s Chief Executive Officer, William Hamm. “He has a reputation of being extremely knowledgeable, helpful and patient, so I know he will work closely with each individual advisor to ensure that IFP meets all of his or her business needs.”
Van Riper’s career began in 1999 as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley. After four years there, he transitioned to Smith Barney for another four years. In 2007, Van Riper transitioned to advisor recruiting. He worked as an external recruiter for LPL Financial before becoming an external recruiting consultant at Finetooth Consulting. Van Riper graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He is a youth lacrosse and hockey coach and also plays lacrosse. He lives in Ohio with his wife and four children.
About Independent Financial Partners
Independent Financial Partners (IFP) is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and comprehensive wealth management firm located in Tampa, Florida. Operating on the LPL Financial hybrid RIA platform, IFP is a multi-custodial hybrid RIA focusedon delivering personalized, concierge-level service to a network of more than 500 advisors nationwide. Founded in 2000 by CEO William Hamm Jr., CFA, CFP®, CLU, IFP is a privately held, family-owned firm with the primary goal of improving the lives of its advisors and their clients. The firm provides the tools and support needed for advisors to grow their practices, including some of the industry’s most innovative technology, responsive back office support and access to an unparalleled network of seasoned financial services professionals.
IFP has just under $6 billion in assets under management and, as such, continues to attract entrepreneurial-minded financial advisors and advisory groups seeking a unique, independent support structure for their firms. For more information, visit www.ifpartners.com.
Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Independent Financial Partners, a registered investment adviser and separate entity from LPL Financial.
Posted by: Alex Mamel | September 8th, 2015 at 3:42pm.