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2014 Young Guns: Top Plan Advisors Under 40

Based on a combination of voting by NAPA members and a profile of their business, these young plan advisors are the future leaders of our industry and seem eager to step up. Though there are concerns about whether younger people will be attracted to the financial services industry and a severe lack of effective training, NAPA’s “50 under 40” list shows that the DC advisory business is healthy, with promising new leaders emerging. 

Name StateCompanyBroker/Dealer
Alex Assaley                      MD AFS 401(k) Retirement ServicesCommonwealth                                                                    
Beau Beaullieu LA

CoSource Financial Group, LLC
Goran Bojovski NJ Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Julie Braun


 Morgan Stanley
Daniel Buxton

 Robert W. Baird
Mary Caballero

Heestand CompanyLPL Financial
Brian Catanella PA UBS Institutional Consulting Group UBS
Rich Cawthorne


Alpha Pension Group


Michael Chisnell OH Sequoia Financial Group, LLC Valmark Securities
Peter Ciovacco MA

Morgan Stanley
John Clark CA Heffernan Financial Services LPL Financial
Jason Cohn TN The Plan Solutions Group of Raymond James Raymond James
Dominic Corleto OR Rouleau Bevans Corleto Investment Consulting Group Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Luke Costello OH The Robertson Group Morgan Stanley
Brady Dall


401(k) Advisors Intermountain

LPL Financial

Jim Detterick


Morgan Stanley

Stephen Dopp


Cafaro Greenleaf

Financial Telesis

Keith Dressel


Morgan Stanley

Michael Duckett


NFP ProBen Inc.


Stephanie Gallegos


Axial Benefits Group


Joel Gershon


Merrill Lynch

Bank of America

Jeffrey Gratton


SageView Advisory Group


David Griffin


Atlanta Retirement Partners

LPL Financial

Chad Gutner


Samuel Financial LLC


Austin Gwilliam


401(k) Advisors

Financial Telesis / 401(k) Advisors RIA

Jamie Hayes FL FiduciaryFirst LPL Financial
Jonathan Houk OH PRLKW & Co. Valmark Securities
Trey Jamison VA Chase Dominion Advisors LPL Financial
Todd Kading TX Leafhouse Financial Advisors RIA
Sarah Keibler WA Clearpoint Financial LPL Financial
Shawn Kersjes MI Pearlstreet Investment Management of Oppenheimer & Co. Oppenheimer & Co.
Tom Mayer IN 401(k) Team @ CAMI Lincoln Investment Planning
John Negrete CA SLW Retirement Plan Advisors M Holding Securities, Inc.
Matthew Offen DC Morgan Stanley
Michael Palmore VA Stoever & Palmore Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Daniel Peluse IL Wintrust Wealth Management
Jeffrey Petrone FL SageView Advisory Group Cetera
Michael Ribich IL Merrill Lynch
Jeffrey Scott UT FirstWest Retirement Solutions NFP
Jordan Sibler TN Avondale Partners, LLC
Paul Sommerstad IL Blue Prairie Group Independent RIA
Jonathan St. Clair GA SageView Advisory Group Cetera
Craig Stanley VA Summit Group of Virginia Ameritas Investment Corp
Melissa Stewart MI Vander Weele | Stewart Group of Raymond James Raymond James
Patrick Stuhr TX Legacy 401k Partners Institutional Securities Corporation
Todd Tevens NY Lawley Courier Advisors Cadaret Grant & Co.
Timothy VerSchure IN Lakeside Wealth Management Group First Allied Securities
Matthew Watson SC Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
Steve Wilkinson CA Monarch Corporate Advisors Financial Telesis
Chad Wilson MA Fiduciary Consulting Group @ PSA PSA Financial