Board of Directors
Cosmo personally chose to have a board of directors to provide an additional layer of guidance and governance. He wants to ensure his business operates at the highest level of integrity, and provides for a continuation of service in a changing financial environment. These members of the board were chosen based on their long history and experience in the financial industry including such positions as mutual fund representative, branch manager and major officer of a financial institution.
Vince works with top performing Financial Advisors, Teams, and Firms on successfully streamlining and growing their businesses. He utilizes his 20+ years of leadership experience in the financial services industry to help clients focus on differentiating their practice for business development.
As a new advisor, Vince organically grew a practice into a $500,000 business in his first 4 years with Merrill Lynch. His early success evolved into leadership positions at Merrill Lynch and then Smith Barney. His growth in business and management responsibilities culminated in 5 offices, 60+ advisors and $4 Billion in client assets. In 2010 Vince and a partner conceived, developed, and launched a web-based service to connect buyers and sellers of privately held bank stock, BancList continues under new leadership today. In 2011, Vince was offered a position with Stephens Inc. to establish and build a Private Client Office in Atlanta. The office experienced tremendous growth during his 4 years as Branch Manager. On January 1, 2016 he acquired and began rebuilding RC Whatley & Company, a consulting firm.
John Rhett has more than 44 years of investment banking and brokerage experience and has recently retired as the Chairman and CEO of SunTrust Investment Services. His career began at Merrill Lynch in New York as an institutional trader on the municipal bond desk. In 1980, Mr. Rhett joined the investment banking firm, Robinson-Humphrey, where he was head of Municipal Trading and Marketing for six years. After an eight-month internship as an over-the-counter and block trader, he was named manager of the firm’s North Atlanta retail brokerage office, eventually operating under the Smith Barney structure. He held this position until 1999. Mr. Rhett was an Angel Investor and Advisor for private, growing businesses and enterprises.
In August 2001, Mr. Rhett launched a new brokerage firm, Alexander Key Investments, a subsidiary of SunTrust Capital Markets, to focus on corporate and corporate executive clients of the investment bank. In 2005, he merged Alexander Key Investments with SunTrust Securities to form SunTrust Investment Services with over 500 Financial Advisors overseeing $40 billion in client assets. Additionally, Mr. Rhett was responsible for SunTrust’s insurance efforts through SunTrust Insurance Services. He held these positions until his retirement in 2013.
In September of 2013, Mr. Rhett joined both Red Rock Strategic Partners and Red Rock Advisory Group as their Chairman and Senior Managing Director. These businesses are dedicated to advising financial institutions and private business owners on the complex strategic decisions that confront them in these unprecedented times.
Jay Coulter, CFP®, CIMA® is an Investment Strategist & Business Consultant to Financial Advisors, teams and firms. He is the Executive Producer of FinancialAdvisor.TV and the Managing Partner of Resilient Wealth.
He is the host of The Resilient Advisor™ Show and is the author of The Resilient Advisory Business, The Resilient Advisor and Conquer Worry.
Jay leverages his 20+ years of experience in the investment management industry working for industry leaders such as Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, Guggenheim and Charles Schwab to help his clients implement systems designed to improve business performance.
Jay holds an M.B.A. from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and a B.S. in Business Management from The University of Tennessee. He has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® and Certified Financial Planner® designations.
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