Financial Advocates Announces New Senior Vice President of Business Development

by | May 13, 2020 | HIDDEN

Elvis Medica to Drive the Firm’s Focus on Recruitment, Sales, Business Consulting and Advisory Solutions

OLYMPIA, WA., May 13, 2020 – Financial Advocates continues to invest in its leadership and growth initiatives by announcing today that Elvis Medica has joined the company as the SVP of Business Development. Elvis will help drive the firm’s focus on recruitment, sales, business development, and advisory solutions.

“I am excited to start my new journey with an organization that embodies servant leadership,” said Medica, “By joining Financial Advocates, it provides me the opportunity to leverage my experience and passion for our profession in service of our advisors.”

Mr. Medica began his financial services career as a registered representative with Equitable in 1994. He also served as a trader with Vestax Securities. Since then, he has held sales leadership roles with a variety of firms, including ICON Advisers, Genworth Financial Wealth Management, AssetMark, and Lincoln Investment Planning. Most recently, he was the SVP of Advisory Business Consulting and National Sales Manager for Cetera Financial Group.

In 2004, while serving in Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom, Captain Medica was awarded The Bronze Star Medal for his meritorious service, tactical proficiency, and selfless commitment to mission accomplishment in a combat zone. Under his strategic vision and leadership, the mission of Joint Task Force 76 was accomplished successfully. Elvis still serves today as a Major in the Army Reserve.

“We are happy to announce that Elvis is joining our team,” says Angela Vlach, CEO of Financial Advocates. “We are confident the advisors we partner with will benefit from his experience both in the financial industry and in serving our country.”

Elvis’ proven track record leading large business development and sales teams makes him a perfect fit for Financial Advocates. The company is certain that he is the right person to continue to successfully help advisors meet their ever-changing business needs and provide innovative practice management and advisory solutions.


About Financial Advocates

Financial Advocates, LLC (FA) and their Hybrid RIA, Financial Advocates Investment Management (FAIM), provide servant leadership in the financial advice market and serves as a financial advisor’s primary ally through the transition, growth, and ongoing management of an independent practice. FA’s experienced and diverse staff delivers intensive support to advisors as they transition to an Independent Broker-Dealer, a Hybrid RIA, or pure RIA model to achieve greater independence. Advisors then enjoy concierge-level service in business development, regulatory compliance oversight, operations, IT, marketing and investment management. Financial Advocates and Financial Advocates Investment Management provide services to more than 200 independent financial advisors, several banks and credit unions, and more than 100 support staff.

Financial Advocates, Financial Advocates Investment Management, and its affiliates have 28 home office employees with office locations in Olympia, WA and Tacoma, WA. For more information, please visit

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