As an early and pioneering “breakaway wirehouse” advisor and entrepreneur, Rich founded the Independent Network of Consultants & Advisors (INC Advisors) in 2003 with a vision and spirit of creating Unified Independence. Along with his entrepreneurial spirit, he created and built local infrastructure and economies of scale evolving INC Advisors into one of the largest independent advisor network groups in the country – as well as one of the largest enterprise groups at LPL Financial. Separately, Rich founded and leads a registered SEC hybrid RIA.
As a 25+-year veteran leader in wealth management, Rich’s breadth of experience includes being a successful wealth manager, coach, business manager and leader at both Merrill Lynch and PaineWebber. His deep expertise and knowledge centers around wealth management products and services, practice management, compliance, operations, workflow, service, marketing, technology, human resources and RIAs.
Rich is a graduate of Gettysburg College awarded a BA with a concentration in economics a minor in accounting and is a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon; The International Honor Society for Economics. In addition to holding multiple FINRA securities licenses, Rich also holds designations as a Chartered Financial Consultant® issued by the American College of Financial Services and the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor issued by the College of Financial Planning.