Canter Steps Down as President of Bluespring


Only one 12 months after taking the helm at Kestra Monetary-backed Bluespring Wealth Companions, David Canter is stepping down from his position as president and transitioning into that of senior strategic advisor, the corporate introduced Wednesday.

Stuart Silverman, the present chairman of Bluespring who served as president earlier than Canter, will take over the day-to-day administration of the corporate on an interim foundation. He’ll oversee enterprise improvement and acquisition technique, along with relationship administration. Bluespring will conduct an govt seek for a brand new president.

“Elevating my involvement above the day-to-day administration of the agency will permit me to focus extra strategically on supporting what Bluespring does finest – creating monetary advisor partnerships that give enterprise house owners the pliability, independence, help and sources they should succeed,” Canter mentioned, in a press release.

Bluespring additionally appointed Tom Valverde, former chief income officer at TIFIN, and Josh Bartholomew, former vp of selling at Horizon Investments, as new company improvement vice presidents. The pair will concentrate on sourcing new accomplice corporations.

Canter made a splash final summer season when he introduced he was leaving Constancy Institutional after 13 years with the custodian to guide Bluespring.

Kestra Monetary launched its Bluespring Wealth Companions subsidiary in July 2019, aimed toward buying RIAs in search of a succession planning answer. When Bluespring acquires an organization that doesn’t have a succession plan, it locations a successor in its ‘Successor Academy,’ an “intensive” two-year program aimed toward coaching second-generation advisors to ultimately take over the enterprise.

The agency accomplished 9 acquisitions including almost $4 billion in consumer property final 12 months and seems to have taken a beat in 2023 to concentrate on natural progress initiatives. Right now, it includes 24 corporations, with 30 acquisitions to this point.


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