russel riggan
Russell Riggan, AAMS® President, TFS Financial Advisor, RJFS

Russell is dedicated to helping his clients pursue the many important goals they have, such as building their investment portfolio and preserving their wealth, funding college for their children, enjoying a comfortable retirement and leaving a legacy for their loved ones.

The clients he serves include families, small business owners, corporate executives, farmers and ranchers, retirees and nonprofit organizations.

Owning multiple small businesses and being involved in a multigenerational family business has allowed Russell to experience generational business planning and estate planning, and relate to the challenges and opportunities experienced by small business owners.

Russell joined Raymond James in May 2021. “Raymond James assists me with providing comprehensive financial strategies tailored to the unique needs of each individual, family, business, trust or organization,” Russell says. “Raymond James also supports me in serving my clients with a focus on promoting a Christian-based practice.”

Russell chose to name his practice Talent Financial Services after a biblical parable. “In Matthew 25:14-30, Jesus tells the Parable of the Talents. It contains a critical lesson about how we are to be stewards of our God-given abilities and resources,” Russell says. “Talent Financial Services is devoted to helping our clients be good stewards of wealth.”

Previously in his career, Russell was a financial advisor with Edward Jones Financial in Snyder, Texas, for nearly 15 years, where he was a four-time qualifier for the Managing Partner’s Conference and the Financial Advisor Leaders Conference. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA from Texas Tech University.

Russell was was invited to the 2019 and 2020 Barron’s 100 Summit. He is a two time qualifier of the *Raymond James Chairman Council, 2022 and 2023, top 100 financial advisors at Raymond James, and was named to the 2024 edition of the Forbes list of Best-in-State Top Wealth Advisors †.

Active in the community, Russell served as board chair of Cogdell Memorial Hospital from 2009-2023, and currently serves as a football and basketball coach for both Ira Youth Sports and Shining Stars Sports. He founded a non-profit that raises money to support youth activities in the communities that TFS serves.

Russell is a native of Snyder, Texas, and lives here with his children, Kynlee and Rhett. In his free time, Russell enjoys team roping, hunting, and fitness activities.

Russell Riggan
Russell Riggan
Russell Riggan

*Membership is based mainly on assets under management, education, credentials and fiscal year production. Requalification is required annually. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for this award/rating.
† The Forbes Top Wealth Advisors Best-In-State 2024 ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. This ranking is based upon the period from 6/30/2022 to 6/30/2023 and was released on 4/3/2024. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 42,108 nominations, roughly 8,500 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit for more info.