RFG ADVISORY IS A HIGH-GROWTH RIA
BUILT FOR INDEPENDENT ADVISORS

We Are RFG Advisory.


Founded by producing advisors in 2003 • An RIA dedicated to supporting advisors and their clients best intentions
• Multi Custodial • Robust Technology Platform

38 INDEPENDENT
ADVISORS
4 LOCATIONS BIRMINGHAM, ST. LOUIS, NAPLES, SHREVEPORT
$608M
IN ADVISORY ASSETS
$842M
IN BROKERAGE & THIRD PARTY ASSETS

*AS OF 12/31/2016

RFG Advisory Executive Team


EXECUTIVE TEAM


BOBBY R. WHITE

Chairman + CEO

bwhite@rfgadvisory.com

Biography


In 2003, Bobby founded RFG Advisory. His leadership abilities, passionate commitment to the independent RIA model and genuine desire to help clients pursue their personal goals led him to this point. Bobby is devoted to helping advisors pursue their dreams and maximize the value of their independent practice. He brings two decades of experience to the table and loves to discuss, craft and help advisors execute a well-planned succession strategy. Bobby also leads RFG Advisory’s business consulting efforts, meeting with each advisor quarterly to share best practices, and enthusiastically recruits advisors to join RFG Advisory.


“Be in business for yourself, not by yourself” is Bobby’s favorite quote and he has built RFG Advisory’s management team and infrastructure to support this motto.


Bobby loves fun weekends at Lake Martin with his wife Robyn and their two children, Sela and Garrett. He also enjoys spending time traveling with his family, hunting, and watching football.


Career/ Education:

  • 20+ year veteran as an Independent Wealth advisor
  • LPL Investment Advisor Representative
  • LPL Registered Representative
  • Auburn University, B.S. Management

Honors

  • Birmingham Business Journals "Top 40 under 40" in 2008.
  • Nominated for Birmingham Business Journals' 2008 and 2009 "Small Business Person of the year"

Community Involvement

  • Young Presidents Organization
  • The Rotary Club of Alabama
  • 2009 MS Leadership class
  • Children's Harbor
  • American Cancer Society
  • Camp smile-a mile's Red Nose Ball
  • Hoover City Buck Club

"The level of devotion that we have for our clients, there is no rival in our industry"

In 2003, Bobby founded RFG Advisory. His leadership abilities, passionate commitment to the independent RIA model and genuine desire to help clients pursue their personal goals led him to this point. Bobby is devoted to helping advisors pursue their dreams and Read More..

SHANNON SPOTSWOOD

President

Not affiliated with LPL.

shannon@rfgadvisory.com

Biography


Shannon Spotswood was named President of RFG Advisory in February 2016. Her strategic vision for the firm is one of rapid, well-executed expansion across the U.S. Her focus is on best practices for advisor recruitment and transitions, corporate marketing, business development, and M&A. She is committed to supporting RFG Advisory’s high-growth, hybrid RIA platform with a network of professional independent financial advisors. With more than 20 years’ experience, Shannon is putting her enthusiastic passion for the finance industry to work developing the processes and technology to help RFG Advisors—and their clients—succeed.

Prior to her time at RFG, Shannon spent 20 years in finance serving as a Portfolio Manager and Director of Long-Only Equity Strategies for San Francisco-based hedge fund Symphony Asset Management, and as an Investment Banker with Volpe Brown Whelan & Co. Passionate about Wall Street since her 14thbirthday when she was given a subscription to the Wall Street Journal, Shannon started her career as a Research Analyst and Junior Trader for EGM Capital and worked at PaineWebber during college. Equally passionate about entrepreneurship and retail, for three years Shannon built a luxury children’s clothing company, Busy Bees, that is carried in more than 150 retail stores nationwide.

Shannon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Economics and Political Science from the University of Arizona. After more than two decades living in San Francisco, Shannon along with her husband and three children moved to Birmingham in 2013. She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her daughters are avid equestrians, she is most often found after hours at the barn or chasing her son on the soccer field.


Career/ Education

  • Chief Financial Officer & Partner, Busy Bees, a luxury children’s clothing company
  • Portfolio Manager, Director of Long-Only Strategies, Director of Business Development - Europe and Business Consultant, San Francisco-based hedge fund Symphony Asset Management
  • Investment Banker, Volpe, Brown, Whelan & Co, which was purchased by Prudential Securities in 2002.
  • Research Analyst and Trading Assistant, San Francisco-based hedge fund EGM Capital
  • University of Arizona, B.A. Economics and Political Science
  • Financial Intern with PaineWebber and Political Intern in the Office of Senator John McCain

Honors

  • Birmingham Business Journals' Women to Watch 2016

Community Involvement

  • Young Presidents Organization
  • The Rotary Club of Alabama
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Antiques in the Gardens
  • Mountain Brook Elementary, Lancer Sponsors and Playground Campaign 2016

Shannon Spotswood was named President of RFG Advisory in February 2016. Her strategic vision for the firm is one of rapid, well-executed expansion across the U.S.Read More..

RICK WEDELL

Chief Investment Officer

Not affiliated with LPL.

rick@rfgadvisory.com

Biography

Rick Wedell joined RFG Advisory in September 2016. A veteran institutional investor with 14 years of experience managing both debt and equity, Rick was most recently an Executive Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Consumer Investments and Assistant Portfolio Manager at Bain Capital Credit. He helped grow the firm to $30.4bn in assets under management.

Rick is a market-tested leader—having managed through the volatile markets of 2001 and 2008 where he experienced first-hand the importance of portfolio diversification and the trade offs between risk and return. He leads our Investment Team with the guiding principle of simple, straightforward analysis and investments—clarity of thought in a complex world.

“Our job is to manage the financial future of our Advisor’s clients prudently through thoughtful investments, well-diversified portfolios, and a thorough understanding of risk. After a career in institutional hedge fund management, it is an honor to build and manage investment strategies designed to help real people strive to meet their goals.”


Education & Career

  • Executive Vice President Bain Capital
  • Assistant Portfolio Manager – CLO’s
  • Head of Fixed Income Consumer Investments
  • Senior Vice President - Consumer / Media
  • Vice President – Retail and Restaurants
  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, Masters in Business Administration
  • Harvard University, A.B. Applied Mathematics/Economics, Magna Cum Laude with Citation in Spanish

Honors

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business, Henry Ford Scholar (#1 Student Academically)
  • Harvard University, Dean’s List, Detur Book Prize

Community Involvement

  • Board Member – Pan Mass Challenge Lexington Kids Ride

Rick Wedell joined RFG Advisory in September 2016. A veteran institutional investor with 14 years of experience managing both debt and equity, Rick was most recently an Executive Vice President, Head of Fixed Income Consumer Investments and Assistant Portfolio Manager at Bain Capital Credit. Read More..

ALAN RYALS

Managing Partner

aryals@rfgadvisory.com

Biography


Alan Ryals has been in the wealth management business for over 20 years. As one of the co-founders of Reliance Financial Group, Alan strives to provide sound investment advice to clients nearing or in retirement. Employees of large corporations come to Alan to learn about their benefits. They are then carefully combined with their long-term financial goals into individual financial plans. He seeks to protect this clients by helping them avoid costly financial mistakes. Alan enjoys spending his free time at the Lake, snow skiing, or fishing the salt waters with his wife Donna and daughter Crossan.


Career/ Education

  • 20+ year veteran as an Independent Wealth advisor
  • LPL Investment Advisor Representative
  • LPL Registered Representative
  • University of Alabama, B.S. Investment and Portfolio management

Honors/ Community Involvement

  • Multiple Sclerosis Leadership class
  • Camp Smile-A-Mile's Red Nose Ball
  • Countless charity runs and events
  • Supports local schools

"At RFG, we provide our advisors with the people, resources, and the freedom to cultivate an environment that fosters meaningful relationships with their clients."

Alan Ryals has been in the wealth management business for over 20 years. As one of the co-founders of Reliance Financial Group, Alan strives to provide sound investment adviceRead More..

ADVISORY BOARD


RFG BRINGS TOGETHER GREAT MINDS TO SUPPORT
OUR GOAL OF BUILDING A BEST IN CLASS RIA.
Doug Colthorp

Doug Coltharp

CFO HealthSouth,
Former CFO Saks Incorporated,
Board Member UnderArmour
Zane Tarence

Zane Tarence

Managing Director of Founders
Investment Banking’s Technology Practice
Stan Graves

Stan Graves

President Graco Resources,
VP Energen
Howard Nelson

Howard Nelson

Managing Partner MN Capital Strategies,
CFO Colonial Properties Trust

MANAGEMENT TEAM


RFG ADVISORY INVESTS IN TOP TALENT TO SUPPORT OUR
AFFILIATED INDEPENDENT ADVISORS.

OUR PARTNERSHIPS

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ADVISOR You'll enjoy access to a wide range of investment solutions for your clients,
robust technology and compliance support.

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