I’ve had a long standing and beneficial relationship with Peter Bielan both as the CEO of First Horizon Advisors and as a former board member of BISA. We’ve benefited from Peter’s industry expertise several times over the years as he has consulted with First Horizon Advisors on growth initiatives around advisor productivity and retention, sales force growth, and development of high-performance standards for our program.
I look forward to working with Peter in the future and am glad to recommend him to others in our industry.
I have worked with Peter since July 2000 when I first became a Sales Manager and he became our firm’s President. Over the past 20+ years that I’ve known Peter, he has been my go-to resource for advice. He’s helped both me personally, and the advisors I serve. He has a wealth of practical knowledge on everything from recruiting and retention to practice management.
You have been an invaluable partner to me and our business, helping with strategy and metrics and building confidence in our execution. I appreciate your knowledge and willingness to help, even when I was not a client. Thank you for all that you do.
I am very excited to see what Peter does in this new venture. My group has worked with him on several projects and found his industry knowledge and presentation skills to be very effective. Peter is a true professional who is very creative in applying his years of experience to a range of opportunities. I look forward to continuing our relationship in the future.
I’ve known Peter Bielan for over a decade and have discussed numerous topics regarding our business and industry. Peter’s experience and knowledge as a leader in our bank BD/RIA space along with his consulting background allows him to understand our business in a unique way. Last year, when we were contemplating a significant business model change, we discussed future trends, benefits, drawbacks, etc. and Peter’s guidance was invaluable in our due diligence process.
I have known Peter since he became the President and CEO of SunTrust Investment Services in 2000. Peter has always been known for his industry expertise which he shares in a helpful and professional style. He has shared actionable ideas with me as the COO for Truist Investment Services which has helped enhance and grow our investment practice. I look forward to continuing to work with Peter in the future and know his knowledge and advice will help others.
I have over 30 years’ experience in the investment services industry and have known Peter Bielan for nearly half of that time. In that time, I have had the privilege of leading two large regional bank-affiliated programs and have hired Peter to consult on critical projects. I have also exchanged ideas and perspectives with him through various industry events including BISA. I have found him to be among the most knowledgeable experts in our industry with a perspective that is forward-thinking, innovative yet pragmatic. His style and expertise reflect his practical experience as an industry executive, high level of integrity, and broad knowledge as a consultant to many successful broker dealer programs.
Peter is an invaluable resource when it comes to staying on top of trends and practices of high performing programs. He approaches projects with a strategic lens and his deep knowledge and understanding of the interests of all stakeholders leads to win-win-win solutions (e.g. the bank, program management, regulators, advisors, etc.) Peter’s collaborative approach results in identifying effective and practical ways to improve efficiency, promote growth, manage risk and incent desired outcomes.