Press Release – Snowden Lane Partners Adds Kirby-Hayes Group From Merrill Lynch

March 2017

Ryan Kirby and Christopher Hayes Combine with Snowden Lane’s Mayo-Bryer Group

Team Oversees More than $450 Million in Client Assets

Snowden Lane Opens 3rd Office in Maryland

NEW YORK, March 10, 2017 – Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced that former Merrill Lynch advisors, Ryan Kirby, a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC), and Christopher Hayes, a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP) and CRPC, have joined the firm as the Kirby-Hayes Group in Salisbury, MD.
Kirby and Hayes, each a Partner and Director, oversee $160 million in client assets and will work in partnership with Snowden Lane’s existing Mayo-Bryer Group, located in Bethesda, MD. The combined teams will serve client assets in excess of $450 million, and the Salisbury office will operate as a satellite of the Bethesda, MD location.
“Ryan and Chris have distinguished themselves as consummate financial professionals, both of whom have built stellar reputations in the financial advisory arena,” said Greg Franks, Managing Partner and Snowden Lane’s President. “We are expanding our regional presence and the Kirby-Hayes Group is yet another partnership that makes our independent model so successful. We look forward to the many contributions we know Ryan and Chris will make to Snowden Lane.”
Said Senior Partner and Managing Director, Alex Bryer, “I have known Ryan and Chris for many years and they are outstanding advisors dedicated to their clients’ financial success. The addition of their experience and accreditations further enhances the collective expertise of our advisory team. It’s a continual goal of ours to attract this caliber of people to our partnership.”
Ryan Kirby has been a financial advisor for 15 years, the past 13 of which he spent as a Merrill Lynch wealth management advisor. He holds the CRPC designation, and previously served as the Chairman of the Board for Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore. He is a graduate of Salisbury University (BA, Economics), and lives in Salisbury, MD.
Christopher Hayes specializes in wealth management strategies for airline pilots, business owners and organizations. He holds the Certified Financial Planner™ certification and the CRPC designation. He attended the University of Delaware and Salisbury University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. Hayes lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and is an active participant in his community.
“Snowden Lane’s values-driven culture and its mission to put clients first was a key factor in attracting us to the firm,” said Kirby. “We’re thrilled to be part of this dynamic team and look forward to acquainting our clients with everything Snowden Lane has to offer.”
The Salisbury office of Snowden Lane Partners is located at 100 East Main Street, Suite 701, Salisbury, MD 21801
Since its founding in 2011, Snowden Lane has rapidly built a national brand, attracting top industry talent from Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, and Wells Fargo. In addition to its new Salisbury location, the firm’s national footprint includes offices in Pasadena and San Diego, CA; New Haven, CT; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore and Bethesda, MD; as well as its New York City headquarters.
In 2016, the Financial Times named Snowden Lane to its elite FT 300 list for the second straight year, recognizing it as one of the top independent RIA firms in the U.S.
About Snowden Lane Partners
Snowden Lane is a nationally branded, open-architecture, hybrid registered investment advisor and broker-dealer that provides wealth advisory services to high net worth individuals, families, and institutional clients.
Snowden Lane is led by an experienced team of industry executives, including Lyle LaMothe, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Rob Mooney, Managing Partner and CEO, and Greg Franks, Managing Partner and President, who are dedicated to building a client-focused, nationally branded, boutique wealth advisory partnership.
Snowden Lane is headquartered in New York City and operates an SEC registered investment adviser and a broker-dealer. Snowden Lane provides a multi-custodian, multi-currency platform, with aggregated performance reporting and leading analytical tools for clients and advisors. It further provides full operational, finance, compliance, human resources, and financial advisor transition support to its financial advisors.