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December 9, 2021

Raymond James grows Texas presence, welcomes advisor teams collectively managing over half a billion in assets

Client-centric culture and robust technology suite attracts three advisor teams

 

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. –Raymond James recently welcomed financial advisors Steve Jumper, William Pettit, Tim Wilson and Joseph Logsdon to Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (RJFS) – the firm’s independent advisor channel – in Texas, according to Kirk Bell, Central division director for RJFS. The three advisor teams collectively manage approximately $567 million in client assets.

“Raymond James continues to offer advisors a distinct experience that embraces flexibility and choice for them and their clients, backed by the resources they need to innovate and grow,” said Bell. “We’re pleased to continue expanding our presence in Texas with the addition of these exceptional teams.”

Operating as Jumper & Associates Financial Services, Jumper joins Raymond James from Wells Fargo, where he managed approximately $121 million in client assets. With client service associates Carla Hancock and Marti Hall, the team is based in Texarkana, Texas and specializes in serving retirees, individuals and families. Jumper has over 30 years of industry experience, beginning his career with Edward Jones prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2015.

“The client-oriented culture at Raymond James made it the best fit for our practice. The entire firm is geared towards providing the freedom and resources to support us in making the right decisions for our clients,” said Jumper, financial advisor.

Based in El Paso, Texas, William Pettit joins Raymond James from Wells Fargo where he previously managed $151 million in client assets. Pettit has 23 years’ experience in financial planning and investment management and serves a variety of clients including business owners, corporate executives, healthcare professionals, retirees, families and individuals.

“It was important for me to find a home that was friendly for all my clients’ varying needs. Raymond James quickly rose to the top of my list, having the infrastructure and technology that would allow me to transition my clients and continue to work in their best interest,” said Pettit, financial advisor.

“We chose to affiliate with Raymond James because of its size and scale, along with its robust investment platform and technology. We believe Raymond James will provide a great fit for our clients and the practice, and a great partner for the future,” said Logsdon, financial advisor.

Logsdon and Wilson of Logsdon Wilson Wealth Advisors together managed approximately $295 million in client assets at LPL Financial. Located in Lewisville, Texas, the team specializes in serving healthcare professionals, retirees, individuals experiencing sudden wealth, families and individuals. Logsdon began his financial planning career in 2003 with Merrill Lynch before transitioning to LPL Financial. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration in finance and information systems from Baylor University and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM.

“As one of the largest independent financial services firms in the nation, Raymond James provides a platform where we can continue our tradition of providing high-quality, personalized financial strategies to our clients,” said Wilson, financial advisor.

Wilson has 23 years of financial planning experience through his tenure at LPL Financial, nearly half of which was spent working alongside Logsdon. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics and finance from the University of Texas at Dallas and maintains a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation.

About Raymond James Financial Services
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 8,500 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $1.23 trillion.

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