May 15, 2019

Raymond James continues Northeast expansion, welcomes $1 billion advisor team in Pennsylvania

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Continuing the firm’s expansion in the Northeast, Raymond James recently welcomed financial advisors William “Rusty” Seyle, C(k)P®, CPFA, CRPS®, and Tim Hickey, CRPC®, to Raymond James & Associates (RJA) – the firm’s employee advisor broker/dealer, according to Tom Galvin, Eastern regional director for RJA.


The advisor duo operates as Seyle Hickey Wealth Management of Raymond James and joins Raymond James’ Allentown, Pennsylvania, office from Merrill Lynch, where they previously managed approximately $1 billion in client assets and had $3.6 million in annual production. The group serves high-net-worth families, business owners, retirees and corporate retirement plan committees and focuses on goals-based financial planning and customized investment management. Joining them at the firm are Kristin DeLong, investment portfolio associate, Alison Ehret, senior client relationship associate, and Marisa Gurnari, registered client relationship associate. 


“The fundamental goal for our team is to provide the highest level of unbiased, client-first service and advice. We know we are in the ‘people business,’ working hard to earn the trust and confidence of people who value our guidance,” said Seyle, managing director and senior vice president, investments. “After careful consideration, we determined that Raymond James supports and encourages our client focused approach, and is ultimately the best place for us and our clients going forward. The firm allows us flexibility in what we can offer our clients, and provides an open architecture technology platform. Our team is extremely excited about our move to Raymond James.”


Prior to joining the firm, Seyle worked at Merrill Lynch for more than 28 years as managing director, resident director and financial advisor in their Allentown and Bethlehem offices. He earned his bachelor’s degree in financial management from Clemson University.


Hickey, managing director and senior vice president, investments, also worked at Merrill Lynch for 25 years before joining Raymond James. He began his financial services career in 1993 with Vanguard Group, and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Villanova University.


DeLong, Ehret and Gurnari previously worked with the team at Merrill Lynch. DeLong holds a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University, Ehret earned her bachelor’s degree from Kutztown University and Gurnari graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Moravian College.


“As Raymond James continues our expansion in the Northeast, we are particularly proud to welcome such a quality, client-focused advisor team as the Seyle Hickey Wealth Management group,” said Galvin.


“They are a very talented team with a demonstrated commitment to their clients,” added Kelly Rindock, branch manager of RJA’s Allentown location. “We are pleased they found the distinct combination of freedom and support offered at Raymond James to be the best fit for them as they continue to grow their practice and offering to clients.”


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 7,900 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $796 billion. Additional information is available at