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Steward Partners Names Jeffrey Gonyo as Head of Recruiting

Mr. Gonyo to lead company-wide hiring efforts across the U.S.

NEW YORK, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC, an employee-owned, full-service independent partnership associated with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC), announced today that Jeffrey Gonyo, Divisional President, and Wealth Manager at Steward, has advanced in his role at the firm and will now also serve as Head of Recruiting, a newly created position at the company.

"As we've grown, Steward has been fortunate to enjoy strong interest from advisors across the country attracted to our unique model, thanks to our client-focused, advisor-friendly culture," said Jim Gold, Chief Executive Officer at Steward Partners. "Jeff has been an integral part of our success to date, as both a founding partner and the divisional president overseeing the Mid-Atlantic region. His ongoing leadership and enthusiasm in identifying and recruiting the best of the best to join our team made him a natural choice to serve as our first Head of Recruiting."

In his new role, Mr. Gonyo will be responsible for leading and managing the company's recruiting efforts across all regions. He will work closely with Kirstie Eustace, Head of Human Resources, and Gregory Banasz, Head of Business Development, to identify top advisor prospects and build relationships. Mr. Gonyo has been with the company since 2014 and has over twenty-five years of experience in the financial services industry. Under his leadership as Divisional President of the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes Washington D.C., Steward has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a "Best Place to Work" for three consecutive years.

Before departing to join Steward Partners, he spent eleven years at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney where he served as Branch Manager and Senior Vice President, Wealth Management. Mr. Gonyo entered the industry in 1993 as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch. Over the course of his career he has managed and built several branch office locations and been recognized numerous times for his accomplishments in the areas of Business Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Banking and Lending, and Community Service.

"I am thrilled to take the lead in bringing our hiring efforts to the next level with this new role," said Mr. Gonyo. "The company's stellar organic growth, commitment to advisors, and our recent introduction of a 1099 option for advisors  make it easy to understand why more advisors than ever are reaching out to Steward as they consider independence. I'm a firm believer in Steward's vision for the future of wealth management and I look forward to welcoming even more of today's top advisors into our partnership in the years to come."

Mr. Gonyo graduated from Siena College in Loudonville, New York with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, with a concentration in Accounting. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the College of Business at Bowie State University and the Board for Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation.

The appointment of Steward's first official Head of Recruiting comes amid growing advisor interest in the company and robust growth for the firm.

For more information, visit Steward Partners at www.stewardpartners.com/.

About Steward Partners Global Advisory

With offices in Newtown, CT., Washington, D.C., Clearwater, FL., Andover and Boston, MA., Baltimore and Bethesda, MD., Portland, ME., Hendersonville, NC., Keene, Manchester and Portsmouth, NH., Paramus and Morristown, NJ., Albany and New York City, NY., Plymouth Meeting, PA., Austin, Dallas and Houston, TX., and Richmond, VA., Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC, is an employee-owned, full-service independent partnership catering to family, institutional and multigenerational wealth.  For more information, visit us at www.stewardpartners.com.

About Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,000 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $838 billion.

Steward Partners Holdings, Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC maintain a separate professional business relationship with, and our registered professionals offer securities through, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Steward Partners Investment Advisory, LLC, 1776 I Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20006. Toll Free: (844) 801-8268.

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