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Carl George engaged as a Strategic Advisor

Jun 5, 2013

1st Global, a research and consulting partner to select CPA and wealth management firms, has engaged Carl George as a strategic advisor to the company. Through his company, Carl George Advisory, LLC, George will provide general consulting and strategic advice to 1st Global and its CPA firms on many relevant areas such as CPA firm governance, professional oversight, factors driving international and domestic growth and profitability, CPA firm operations process improvement, leadership development and succession, mergers and acquisitions, business education, and CPA-industry assessment of strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats.  (more)

AccountingWEB – How CPAs Can Protect Baby Boomers’ Nest Eggs from Derailers

Jun 4, 2013

1st Global Vice President of Sales and Platforms Jeff Magson was recently interviewed by AccountingWEB on the effect unexpected events can have on retirement planning.  (more)

1st Global President David Knoch Quoted in WSJ

May 22, 2013

1st Global President and Chief Operating Officer David Knoch recently appeared in a Wall Street Journal article discussing new research from Fidelity.  (more)

Russ Pixler Joins 1st Global

May 13, 2013

As a senior financial advisor with Foundations Wealth Management in Sioux Falls, S.D., Russ Pixler, CFP®, has more than 15 years of industry experience in wealth management. His alignment with 1st Global allows him to better assess the financial situations of his clients and develop strategies to create, protect and transfer wealth through the implementation of insurance and investment vehicles.  (more)

Nelson & Nelson CPAs Joins 1st Global

May 13, 2013

The tax, accounting and financial advisory firm of Nelson & Nelson CPAs, has affiliated with 1st Global. Established in 1927, South Dakota’s oldest existing accounting firm serves individuals and small- and medium-size businesses from its Sioux Falls, S.D., office. Nelson & Nelson CPAs offers comprehensive wealth management services in addition to traditional tax services. Its alignment with 1st Global allows the firm to continue to offer high-quality services that can handle every aspect of clients’ complete financial situations.  (more)

Woltman, Van Kekerix & Stotz Joins 1st Global

May 13, 2013

Woltman, Van Kekerix & Stotz, PC, a tax, accounting and financial advisory firm, has affiliated with 1st Global. From its offices in Sioux Falls, S.D., the firm provides outstanding service to its clients using three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.  (more)

Darrell Layman, CPA Joins 1st Global

Mar 5, 2013

Darrell Layman, CPA, a tax, accounting and estate-planning firm, is now affiliated with 1st Global. Darrell, with the assistance of his son, Darin, is fully prepared to offer wealth management services in addition to traditional tax services. The firm serves individuals and small- and medium-size businesses from its Cuba, Mo., office. Darrell Layman, CPA’s alignment with 1st Global allows the firm to continue to offer high-quality services that can handle every aspect of its clients’ complete financial situations.  (more)

1st Global Congratulates Jason Costner on Joining WABC Wealth Management Services

Feb 25, 2013

1st Global congratulates Jason Costner on becoming a financial advisor with WABC Wealth Management Services, an affiliate of Weil, Akman, Baylin & Coleman, P.A., Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants.  (more)

John Kostukovich, CPA Joins 1st Global

Feb 19, 2013

John Kostukovich, CPA, a solo practitioner located in Camp Hill, Pa., has partnered with 1st Global. Kostukovich now offers comprehensive services to solve every aspect of his clients’ financial puzzles, including both tax and wealth management needs. He began his CPA career in 1991 and became a financial advisor in 1999, allowing him to provide a full menu of beneficial services to his valued clients. Kostukovich’s new alignment with 1st Global gives his firm the tools and resources to not just create custom financial plans, but to also build sustainable growth for his clients and his firm.  (more)

1st Global Welcomes Weatherley, Butterworth, Macias & Graves, P.C.

Feb 19, 2013

Weatherley, Butterworth, Macias & Graves, P.C. is a full-service tax and accounting firm in El Paso, Texas. The firm recently welcomed two new partners, Richard Kaufman and Jerry Ward, to its group through a merger. They join Robert Weatherley, John Butterworth, Melissa Macias and Annette Graves to provide high-quality services to the firm’s valued clients. The firm has also entered into a strategic partnership with 1st Global, which will allow it to offer wealth management services to serve clients.  (more)

G. Michael Smith & Associates, PC Joins 1st Global

Feb 19, 2013

G. Michael Smith & Associates, PC recently affiliated with 1st Global. This Bogart, Ga.-based CPA firm offers a wide range of tax services and now adds wealth management to its list of services. Smith recently earned his Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and can now be a greater benefit to his clients by advising them on their complete financial situation. With more than 30 years of CPA experience and the addition of these two new licenses, Smith is guiding his practice toward sustainable growth.  (more)

1st Global Welcomes Simpson & Simpson CPAs

Feb 19, 2013

Located in Los Angeles, Simpson & Simpson CPAs is a successful audit practice with a focus on providing innovative business solutions to governments, employee benefit plans and nonprofit organizations. The firm is dedicated to not just being auditors, but also trusted advisors and consultants to clients and prides itself on being effective and progressive with its solutions.  (more)

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