Angela Vlach named President and CEO of Financial Advocates

by | Dec 1, 2019 | HIDDEN

Dear Partners, Colleagues, and Friends,

Today we announced a shift in the structure of our executive management team at Financial Advocates. The team remains the same with Gary and me; yet our roles are changing. Gary now serves as Financial Advocates’ Chief Strategy Officer, and I have transitioned to CEO, a position I have been preparing for over several years.

Since joining Financial Advocates over ten years ago, I have immensely enjoyed the privilege of working side-by-side with you to overcome obstacles, advocate on your behalf, and most importantly, witness the realization of your dreams.

You inspire me, and it remains my goal at Financial Advocates to continuously inspire you! As your CEO, I will continue to guide and serve you with stewardship and leadership for mutual success.

As CEO, I will continue to lead all Financial Advocates’ business units and oversee the firm’s partnership with LPL Financial.  I will continue to work closely with Gary as we navigate Financial Advocates’ future in an ever evolving and complex industry.

In his new role as Chief Strategy Officer, Gary and I will continue to work closely together to proactively respond to changes in the industry so you can capitalize on new opportunities. Part of this effort includes expanding our virtual services program with more outsourcing solutions that will make your lives easier and your businesses more competitive. Gary is also leading the charge with helping those interested in buying or selling or succession planning. With hundreds of transactions under his belt, Gary’s leadership in this arena is invaluable to all of us.

2019 has been another year of measurable growth for Financial Advocates. We welcomed over 19 advisors, representing over $640mm in AUM* to the Financial Advocates community. Today, Financial Advocates serves approximately 200 independent financial advisors, several banks and credit unions, and more than 100 support staff. Our partnership is strong and our vision for the future is clear.

Financial Advocates’ strategic planning for 2020 is underway and our business development consultants are eager to help you with your New Year planning too. Together we are forging ahead to help you achieve your goals.

I look forward to sharing our plans for the new year with you soon. Thank you for your continued partnership and loyalty to Financial Advocates. It is a privilege and pleasure to share this journey!



*As of December 2019