A team is only as strong as its leader and in the wealth management industry, branch managers are the bosses responsible for bringing out the best in their advisors.

Just like the coach of a winning team, top branch managers groom their best producers to excel, build team morale, fuel motivation and recruit the best talent in the industry.

To acknowledge the contributions of these elite leaders, On Wall Street annually spotlights the industry's top 100 branch managers. The list is picked by advisors and then narrowed down by a panel of judges, based on quantitative and qualitative findings.

Please scroll below to see the top 100 honorees or click here for the slideshow version.

Ameriprise

Christopher Davidson, Clearwater, Fla.

 

Baird

Adam Persily, Roseville, Calif. Paul Westphal, Mequon, Wis. Brian Kurtz, Cleveland, Ohio.

 

BB&T Scott & Stringfellow

Timothy Mann, Sr., Winston Salem, N.C.

 

J.P Morgan

Pete Secret, Atlanta

 

Janney Montgomery Scott

Gordon Eide, Richmond, Va.

John Goles, Bel Air, Md.

Lawrence Richards, West Chester, Pa.

George Keith, Darien, Conn.

 

Merrill Lynch

Peter Ardolino, Red Bank, N.J.

*Fred Brown, Montgomery, Ala.

Ronald Connors, San Jose.

David Donaldson, Chicago.

Gregory Melara, Mount Laurel, N.J.

*Nancy Olzack, Anchorage, Alaska.

Joe Powers, Columbia, S.C.

*Michael Rogers, Los Angeles

*Michael Simonds, New York.

Greg Vonderhaar, Ft Mitchell, Ky.

 

Morgan Stanley

*Bradley Barber, Greenwich, Conn.

Mark Boersma, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Scott Boylan, Baltimore, Md.

Mike Christians, Plano, Texas.

*Ben Firestein, New York.

Todd Frattura, Chesterfield, Mo.

*Nelson Gaertner, New York.

*Damon Gallagher, New York.

Greg Gangas, Tulsa, Okla.

Steven Gentile, Burlington, Vt.

Max Hilsman, Atlanta.

Steven Kirkland, Oklahoma City.

Brian Krueger, Woodlands Hills, Ca.

Patrick Langone, New York.

Rob McAllister, Vineland, N.J.

*Kevin McCarty, Miami.

*Cynthia Newman, Pasadena, Calif.

Clarke Octigan, Greenwood Village, Colo.

*Michael W. Outlaw, Atlanta.

*Rhonda Peluso, Little Falls. N.J.

*Robert Peyreigne, New York.

Scott Rash, Menlo Park, Calif.

Frank Roccisano, Louisville, Ky.

Thomas Russ, Pepper Pike, Ohio.

*Todd Sacks, Shrewsbury, N.J.

David Swartz, Wellesley, Mass.

*David Turetzky, New York.

William Van Scoyoc, Aventura, Fla.

Dean Wallace, Syracuse, N.Y.

 

Oppenheimer

Chad Allen, New York, N.Y.

 

Raymond James

Tony Barrett, Conshohocken, Pa.

*Rick Hartman, West Conshohocken, Pa.

*Brian Lampsa, Chicago.

*Rob Larmore, Atlanta.

*Michael O'Meara, St. Louis.

Dan Parker, Charleston, S.C.

Edward Sudzina, Clarkston, Mich.

William Theis, Beachwood, Ohio.

*Thomas Hirsch, Louisville, Ky.

Dan Kraus, Boca Raton, Fla.

 

RBC Wealth Management

Thomas Carter, Annapolis, Md.

Wally Chapman, Minneapolis, Minn.

*Scott Fergang, Paramus, N.J.

*John Moran, New York.

Skip Morton, Stamford, Conn.

*Ken Ross, Sewickley, Pa.

Amy Sturtevant, Washington.

Kirstin Turner, West Palm Beach, Fla.

 

UBS

Kim Jenson, Chicago, Ill.

 

Waddell & Reed

Nick Miskov, Creve Coeur, Mo.

Edward Sweeney, Wyomissing, Penn.

 

Wells Fargo

Doug Wood, Grosse Pointe Wood, Mich.

*John Banks, Fort Worth, Texas.

Tony Brauner, Portland, Ore.

Patrick Briggs, San Diego.

*Grady Buchan, DeWitt, N.Y.

Christopher Calabrese, Westport, Conn.

*Gary Carlson, Salt Lake City.

Peter Danilaitis, Bloomington, Minn.

*Kevin Friedman, Woodland Hills, Calif.

*Louis Garofano, Greenwood Village, Colo.

William George, Paramus, N.J.

Joel Glasco, Charlotte, N.C.

*Matt Gnau, Seattle.

*Jim Hawkins, Seattle.

Chad Horton, Jefferson City, Miss.

*Richard Kendrick, Greenville, S.C.

*Mark Klein, Short Hills, N.J.

*Jay Mahajan, San Diego.

Michael Marasco, Dallas.

Steve McKenzie, Wilmington, N.C.

Christopher Murphy, Minneapolis, Minn.

*Dennis Schmidt, New York.

*Tim Sheridan, Westfield, N.J.

Scott Spang, Columbia, S.C.

Gary Swearingen, Charleston, Ill.

Natanya Taylor, Palos Heights, Ill.

Jeffery Taylor, Palos Heights, Ill.

*Thomas Thives, Florham Park, N.J.

*Philip Winterson, Irvine, Calif.

*Previously nominated.