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25 HighTower Advisors Featured on Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors

by HighTower on February 16, 2018

CHICAGO, February 16, 2018/PRNewswire/ — Twenty-five HighTower advisors appear on the inaugural Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking.

“HighTower is widely recognized as the home of many of America’s best independent advisors, and members of our community appear on virtually every ranking of the top performers in our field,” said HighTower CEO Elliot Weissbluth. “Congratulations to all of the individuals and teams honored on this comprehensive new list from Forbes and SHOOK Research.”

The HighTower advisors selected by Forbes are:

  • Pamela Abraham of HighTower Fort Myers in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • David Bahnsen of The Bahnsen Group in Newport Beach, Calif.
  • Michael Bapis of The Bapis Group in New York, N.Y.
  • Nick Bapis of The Bapis Group in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ruth Berger of R.J. Wealth Management at HighTower in New York, N.Y.
  • Michael Cantore of TC Wealth Management in New York, N.Y.
  • Moss Crosby of HighTower Twickenham in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Matthew Dillig of The Dillig Bowen Group in Chicago, Ill.
  • Jay Ezzell of The Ezzell-Conklin Group at HighTower in Folsom, Calif.
  • JR Gondeck of The Lerner Group at HighTower in Deerfield, Ill.
  • Jeff Grinspoon of VWG Wealth Management at HighTower in Vienna, Va.
  • Laurie Kamhi of LCK Wealth Management at HighTower in New York, N.Y.
  • Lars Knudsen of HighTower Bellevue in Bellevue, Wash.
  • Jeff Leventhal of HighTower Bethesda in Bethesda, Md.
  • Mark Masterson of HighTower Naples in Naples, Fla.
  • David Molnar of HighTower San Diego in San Diego, Calif.
  • Matthew Otto of The Otto Group at HighTower in Sarasota, Fla.
  • Pamela Rosenau of The Rosenau Group at HighTower in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Richard Saperstein of Treasury Partners at HighTower in New York, N.Y.
  • Greg Sarian of The Sarian Group at HighTower in Wayne, Pa.
  • Roger Shaffer of Shaffer Wealth Management at HighTower in Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Jordan Waxman of HSW Advisors at HighTower in New York, N.Y.
  • Ron Weiner of RDM Financial Group at HighTower in Westport, Conn.
  • Bob White of the Morse, Towey & White Group at HighTower in New York, N.Y.
  • Gibson Wilkes of Wilkes Duffy Wealth Management at HighTower in Portland, Maine

Each state’s list—determined by SHOOK Research—is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including in-person interviews, industry experience, community involvement, client retention data, and revenue trends. To be considered, advisors must have a minimum of seven years’ experience. The criteria do not include portfolio performance, due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings. To view the full list, visit

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# Advisors Awards Best-In-State Wealth Advisors Forbes SHOOK Research

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