Homrich Berg Names Patrick J. McGonigle and Stephen B. Sullivan As New Principals

Patrick-McGonigle                   Steve Sullivan

 

ATLANTA – January 11, 2019 – Homrich Berg is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick J. McGonigle, CFP® and Stephen B. Sullivan as new Principals for the firm. “Patrick and Steve have consistently exhibited dedication to HB and their clients,” said Andy Berg, co-founder and CEO of Homrich Berg. “My partners and I are proud to welcome them as the newest owners of HB.”

Patrick has been with Homrich Berg since 2014, and holds a bachelor’s degree in financial planning from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a master of science in personal financial planning from the College for Financial Planning. Patrick has volunteered with the CFP board to help with numerous pro-bono financial advocacy and consumer protection outreach campaigns.

Steve has been with Homrich Berg since 2016 and is responsible for implementing growth strategies including channel and business development. Steve received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Clemson University and his MBA with a concentration in Finance from Georgia State University. Steve is a supporter of many philanthropic efforts in the Atlanta area. He currently serves on the board of Systems Alliance, Inc. and is a former board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlanta.

Andy Berg Named Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor by Barrons Magazine for 11th Consecutive Year

Andy-Berg

ATLANTA – September 18, 2018 – Homrich Berg is proud to announce that CEO Andy Berg was named one of the nation’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors by Barron’s for the eleventh consecutive year. The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The full list is available at https://www.barrons.com/articles/top-independent-financial-advisors-1536974606.

Mr. Berg is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Homrich Berg, a fee-only wealth management firm. Andy is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Georgia Planned Giving Council, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and the Atlanta Rotary.

Andy also serves on the board of directors for the Andrade Faxon Charities for Children, the board of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, the board of the Atlanta Police Foundation, the Corporate Advisory Board for the Georgia Goal Scholarship Program, Inc., the Atlanta Tipoff Club, the Atlanta Opera, the Buckhead Coalition, and the American Diabetes Association. He graduated cum laude with a BS in Management Accounting from Purdue University.

About Homrich Berg

Founded in 1989, Atlanta-based Homrich Berg is a national independent wealth management firm that provides unbiased, fee-only investment management and financial planning services, serving as the leader of the financial team for our clients including high-net-worth individuals, families, and not-for-profits. Homrich Berg manages over $5 billion for over 1500 family relationships nationwide. For more information, please visit www.HomrichBerg.com.

Homrich Berg Principal John Taylor Named Honoree of University of Georgia FACS 100

ATLANTA – 2/23/2018 – Homrich Berg (HB) is proud to announce that Principal John H. Taylor, CFP®, has been named as one of the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Family and Consumer Sciences FACS 100 Centennial Honorees, honoring 100 influential individuals who positively shaped the college from its origins to present day. John received an undergraduate degree in financial planning from UGA inside the College of Family and Consumer Sciences and has remained active in the school since his graduation. He supports the UGA financial planning program through a variety of capacities including campus lectures, Microsoft Excel labs, and the alumni advisory board.

“Homrich Berg has a strong culture of financial literacy. John’s commitment to research and advancing student opportunities in financial planning is something that we’re all very proud of here at HB,” said Andy Berg, co-founder and CEO.

In February 1918, the UGA Division of Home Economics, later to become the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, was established. The college’s mission is to advance the well-being of individuals and families over their life span and strengthen communities through the generation and dissemination of knowledge, education of professionals, and provision of research-based programs.

“As we stand on the brink of celebrating 100 years of family and consumer sciences at the University of Georgia, we’re excited to announce the names of these individuals who help us celebrate and honor our history and unique contributions to the history of UGA,” said FACS Dean Linda Kirk Fox. “I am proud to join with others in recognizing these individuals who have embraced and influenced the ideals to which our college aspires, including student-centered education, research to improve the human condition, generosity and a spirit of public service. All of the Centennial Honorees and the members of the Honor Hall of Recognition are to be applauded for their contributions to our success.”

About Homrich Berg
Founded in 1989, Atlanta-based Homrich Berg is a national independent wealth management firm that provides unbiased, fee-only investment management and financial planning services, serving as the leader of the financial team for our clients including high-net-worth individuals, families, and not-for-profits. Homrich Berg manages over $5 billion for over 1600 family relationships nationwide. For more information, please visit www.homrichberg.com

Homrich Berg Names James M. Ruff as Principal

ATLANTA – 1/8/2018 – Homrich Berg (HB) is pleased to announce the appointment of James (Jaime) M. Ruff, CFP®, as the newest Principal for the firm. “Jaime has consistently exhibited dedication to HB and his clients,” said Andy Berg, co-founder and CEO of Homrich Berg. “My partners and I are proud to welcome him as the newest owner of HB.”

Jaime has been with Homrich Berg for over eighteen years, and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University. His primary specialty is retirement planning. Jaime is an active member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and is a past leader of its Atlanta Study Group. He’s also a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America and the Sons of the American Revolution.

Welcome Compass Financial Consulting!

We are pleased to announce that Compass Financial Consulting has joined Homrich Berg, giving HB a Cobb County office location and a great addition of talent and clients!

Please feel free to contact your HB team member if you have any questions or comments about this news.

Homrich Berg Crosses $5 Billion AUM Mark And Adds Cobb County Office Via Merger With Compass Financial Consulting

ATLANTA – 1/02/2018 – Homrich Berg is pleased to announce that Compass Financial Consulting has joined Homrich Berg, giving HB a Cobb County office location and a great addition of talent and clients. Under the terms of the agreement, three new principals (Kevin Kraus, John Bochniak, and Tana Gildea) and two client service professionals will join Homrich Berg.

This event is part of the continuing growth story at HB, which will now have twenty-one principals and four offices in metro Atlanta.  Recent firm growth has resulted in Homrich Berg now managing assets of over $5 billion for clients in 40 states. HB continues to build a regional presence, with the scale and expertise of a large firm combined with the high touch client service of a boutique firm.

“We are excited to have such a quality firm join HB,” stated Andy Berg, co-founder and chief executive officer of Homrich Berg. “We feel comfortable knowing that we share common core values with a clear focus on serving our clients. We are highly confident that this merger will be beneficial to all clients and employees.”

“Homrich Berg has a reputation as a leading firm in the Southeast, and we felt this was the best fit for our team to allow us to continue to grow while serving our clients,” said Kevin Kraus. “Through this partnership, we look forward to leveraging the expertise and strength of Homrich Berg to offer our clients enhanced services while continuing to help guide them to their financial goals.”

 

HB Announces New Principal, Jaime Ruff

Jaime-Ruff

Homrich Berg (HB) is pleased to announce the appointment of James (Jaime) M. Ruff, CFP®, as the newest Principal for the firm. “Jaime has consistently exhibited dedication to HB and his clients,” said Andy Berg, co-founder and CEO of Homrich Berg. “My partners and I are proud to welcome him as the newest owner of HB.”

Jaime has been with Homrich Berg for over eighteen years, and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Georgia State University. His primary specialty is retirement planning. Jaime is an active member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), and is a past leader of its Atlanta Study Group. He’s also a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America and the Sons of the American Revolution.

Andy Berg Named Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor by Barron’s Magazine for 10th Consecutive Year

Andrew Berg

 

Homrich Berg is proud to announce that CEO Andy Berg was named one of the nation’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors by Barron’s for the tenth consecutive year.  The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices. The full list is available at http://www.barrons.com/report/top-financial-advisors/independent/2017.

Mr. Berg is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Homrich Berg, a fee-only wealth management firm. Andy is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Georgia Planned Giving Council, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and the Atlanta Rotary.

Andy also serves on the board of directors for the Andrade Faxon Charities for Children, the board of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, the Corporate Advisory Board for the Georgia Goal Scholarship Program, Inc., the Atlanta Tipoff Club, the Atlanta Opera, the Buckhead Coalition, and the American Diabetes Association.  He graduated cum laude with a BS in Management Accounting from Purdue University.

Homrich Berg Signs 26,126-Square-Foot Lease at Three Alliance Center

Wealth management firm Homrich Berg has signed a 26,126-square-foot lease to move its headquarters to Three Alliance Center, located in Atlanta’s Buckhead submarket. Andy Ghertner and Carla Williams of Cushman & Wakefield represented the tenant in the transaction, and the landlord, Tishman Speyer, was self-represented by Chris Ahrenkiel.

“We’re looking forward to moving our Buckhead office to Three Alliance Center after over 25 years in our current location,” said Andy Berg, CEO of Homrich Berg. “As we continue to grow Homrich Berg, we felt it was important to locate our main office on the Georgia 400 corridor, centrally located for both clients and employees. MARTA rail access was also important as we look to the future and continue to seek the best talent to serve our clients. Our clients will appreciate the easy access to our office, and we will design our new office to align with our core values of teamwork and service.”

Three Alliance Center is supremely located at the intersection of Georgia 400 and Lenox Road at 3550 Lenox Road, adjacent to the Buckhead MARTA station. The 30-story, 494,904-square-foot building features Atlanta’s first faceted glass curtain wall system and 360-degree floor-to-ceiling windows.

“It was clear to us early on in the process that Homrich Berg was focused on trying to figure out what option would provide the best client experience,” Ghertner said. “They had two options: to stay in Buckhead Plaza where the landlord was aggressively trying to retain them, or move to Three Alliance Center, a new building and a blank slate to design a brand new office. An interesting corollary is that with the current rent spike in Buckhead, there was little economic advantage between renewing in their existing location versus moving to a new building.”

Three Alliance opened in late 2016 and represents the final phase of the Alliance Center office complex. Amenities include an on-site fitness center, conference center, 24-hour security, covered parking and the latest in technology.

Andy Berg Named One of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs by Atlanta Business Chronicle

Andrew Berg

 

Homrich Berg is proud to announce that CEO Andy Berg was named one of Atlanta’s Most Admired CEOs by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  He will be honored as one of the standout leaders in the financial services industry.

“I’ve had the privilege to watch and learn from Andy for almost 20 years.  He’s grown Homrich Berg exponentially over that time without ever losing appreciation of the people supporting him and the primary focus of serving our clients,” said HB Principal and CFO Tony Guinta. “Our firm appreciates this unique combination of traits in a CEO and we are proud that he is being recognized for his success.  He truly cares about the Homrich Berg family and clients – and it shows.”

Mr. Berg is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Homrich Berg, a fee-only wealth management firm. Andy is currently a member of the Financial Planning Association, the Georgia Planned Giving Council, the Atlanta Estate Planning Council, and the Rotary Club of Atlanta.

Andy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Andrade Faxon Charities for Children, the board of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation, the Corporate Advisory Board for the Georgia Goal Scholarship Program, Inc., the Atlanta Tipoff Club, the Atlanta Opera, the Buckhead Coalition, and the American Diabetes Association.