December 6, 2018

Raymond James welcomes $100 million team in Buffalo, New York

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James welcomed financial advisors Elizabeth Hulley, CFP®, Sean Reynolds, APMA®, and Benjamin Nicholson, CRPC®, to Raymond James & Associates (RJA) – the firm’s traditional employee broker/dealer – in Buffalo, New York, according to John Kuklenski, Northern division director for RJA.

“As Raymond James continues to grow in the Northeast, I’m pleased to welcome exceptional advisors like Elizabeth, Sean and Benjamin to the firm,” said Kuklenski. “We’re proud they found Raymond James’ breadth of resources and support to be the right fit for them and their clients as they continue to grow their business.”

The team operates as The Hulley Reynolds Nicholson Group of Raymond James and joins the firm from Wells Fargo Advisors, where they previously managed more than $100 million in client assets. Joining them at Raymond James is client service associate Kristie Gruszka.

“We were drawn to Raymond James primarily because of the firm’s culture,” said Nicholson, vice president, investments. “The people we met have the best interests of us and, more importantly, our clients at heart, and this has been exemplified throughout our transition. In addition to the support, the firm provides comprehensive resources that allow us to focus on serving our clients.”

Hulley, a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, brings more than 35 years of industry experience at various firms including Advest, Inc., PaineWebber, A.G. Edwards and Wells Fargo. She is a graduate of SUNY College at Buffalo.

Reynolds, vice president, investments, has more than 16 years of experience, beginning his financial services career at Morgan Stanley, later transitioning to Banc of America Investment Services / Merrill Lynch, and most recently, Wells Fargo. Reynolds is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago.

Nicholson, financial advisor and a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM, began his financial services career 14 years ago, while working as a business development manager at a firm in London. He moved to the United States in 2009 and worked at Edward Jones and, most recently, Wells Fargo before joining Raymond James. Nicholson is a graduate of the University of Wales.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

About Raymond James & Associates
Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, which has built a national reputation for more than 50 years as a leader in financial planning for individuals, corporations and municipalities, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 7,800 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $753 billion. Additional information is available at