Renowned Financial Advisor, Cynthia Hewitt, Joins Snowden Lane Partners

January 2021 - Press Release

 Cynthia Hewitt, one of the industry’s most successful female financial advisors, is a former Managing Director of Investments at Merrill Lynch 


 Wilmington, DE – January 11, 2021 Snowden Lane Partners, an independent, advisor-owned, wealth advisory firm dedicated to providing client-focused advice in a values-driven culture, today announced that Cynthia Hewitt, CIMA, CPRC, CPWA, a top ranked veteran financial advisor, has joined the firm as a Senior Partner and Managing Director. 

 “There are not many advisors with Cynthia’s level of experience and insight,” said Greg Franks, President and COO of Snowden Lane. “She helped create the template of what an effective financial advisor should be, and her influence in the industry can’t be overstated. We’re a stronger firm with her on board and are excited to welcome her.” 

Cynthia Hewitt joins Snowden Lane after an illustrious and highly accomplished career at Merrill Lynch. Starting there in 1976, she was one of just a few female financial advisors, and over the next 40 years became one of Merrill Lynch’s top advisors. She and her prior team of four professionals and three support managed $1.4 billion in assets, generating over $7.5 million in revenue, and she received many awards and accolades throughout her career until her retirement in 2018. 

 “I’ve known Snowden Lane’s leadership team for decades and it’s been wonderful to see the firm grow into one of the leading independent advisory boutiques in the industry,” said Hewitt. “When I realized I still wanted to work with clients, I knew that the independent model was the right one, and Snowden Lane was immediately on my radar. I’m excited to join this values-driven, client-focused partnership.” 

“Cynthia is a legend in the advisor community and we’re absolutely delighted she’s joining the Snowden Lane family,” said Rob Mooney, CEO of Snowden Lane. “Her list of accomplishments is literally too long to recite, and we look forward to the many great things we know she’ll achieve for her clients in the years to come.” 

In 2004, Hewitt was named one of the Top 20 female financial advisors in the nation by Research Magazine. She was named one of “America’s best financial advisors” by R.J. Shook in his book, The Winner’s Circle. In 2009, Cynthia was included as one of the Barron’s Top 1000 Advisors in the US, and also to the “Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors in America” list by Registered Rep. magazine. In 2016, Barron’s recognized Cynthia as one of only a few women on the Top 100 Women Advisors list for 10 consecutive years. Barron’s also included her in their annual Top 1,200 Advisors in the Country from 2010-2015 and named her #1 in the state of Delaware. 

Lyle LaMothe, Snowden Lane’s Chairman added: “The wealth advisory business has changed a lot in recent years, but the core tenets of what an advisor should be have stayed fairly constant. Cynthia is the embodiment of those core values, and to have someone of her level come on board speaks to the strong foundation we’ve built at Snowden Lane.” 

Hewitt graduated from Vanderbilt University and is currently working on a Master’s degree at the University of Delaware. She earned a Certified Investment Management Analyst designation (CIMA) and is a former member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA). She also earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) designation from the College for Financial Planning, as well as the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) designation through IMCA. 

Cynthia is a founder of the Fund for Women in Delaware. Since 2013, she has been a trustee of Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library. She is a former trustee and member of the Tatnall School’s Investment Committee and a trustee of the Christiana Care Health System, and the Library of American Landscape History. She also serves on the boards of Delaware Wild Lands and The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County. She has served on numerous other boards in the past. 

Since its founding in 2011, Snowden Lane has rapidly built a national brand, attracting top industry talent from Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, UBS, JP Morgan, Raymond James, and Wells Fargo, among others. The firm has 12 offices around the country: Pasadena and San Diego, CA; New Haven, CT; Coral Gables, FL; Chicago, IL; Pittsburgh, PA; Baltimore, Salisbury and Bethesda, MD; San Antonio, TX; Buffalo, NY, as well as its headquarters in New York City. 

Snowden Lane was recently named a Barron’s Top 100 RIA, recognizing it as one of the top independent RIA firms in the U.S. The Financial Times included Snowden Lane in its elite FT 300 Top RIA list in 2020 for the sixth-straight year. Many of the firm’s advisors have also been previously recognized in other prominent lists, including the FT 401 Top Retirement advisors, and Forbes’ Best-In-State Wealth advisors. 


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 Managers, Rob Mooney, Managing Partner & CEO, and Greg Franks, Managing Partner, President & COO, 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. 

References to “Snowden Lane” and “Snowden Lane Partners” are references to Snowden Capital Advisors LLC, an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and its affiliated entities. 

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