HOUSTON, TX (June 12, 2014)—U.S. Capital Advisors LLC (“USCA”) announced that Todd LaVergne, Nick Erwin, Ryan Ringuet and Aaron Geller have joined the firm. Together they are one of the largest teams to join USCA and bring a significant depth of experience and sophistication to the firm.
Mr. LaVergne has over twenty years of experience serving clients as a financial advisor and supervising financial advisors. Both he and Mr. Ringuet principally work with high net worth families retiring from the energy industry, advising them on investment strategies and cash flow planning.
Mr. Geller and Mr. Erwin complement the group’s practice by advising ultra-high net worth families and corporate and charitable institutions. They primarily serve their clients as a fee-based advisor incorporating advanced financial planning techniques alongside customized portfolios.
"We are thrilled to have Todd, Nick, Ryan and Aaron join USCA in our Houston headquarters," said Patrick Mendenhall, a Managing Partner and Head of Wealth Management at USCA. “This is something of a homecoming since many of us at USCA previously worked with Todd and the team. Their leadership and experience in providing in depth management of the investment process for affluent families will be an exceptional complement to our growing platform. They operate one of the more unique and successful business models I have come across in my career, and they will be a great addition to our firm," added Mendenhall.
“U.S. Capital Advisors is exactly the type of platform where our team can thrive,” said Todd LaVergne. “The financial advisory industry has changed considerably since 2008, and our clients have sought an environment as transparent and open as our new firm offers. Collectively, they are excited by the many new solutions and opportunities we can now provide.”
Joining Mssrs. LaVergne, Erwin, Ringuet and Geller at USCA are team members, Karen Stiles, Allison Carmona and Matthew Assunto. Mr. LaVergne will assume the title of Senior Managing Director. Mr. Geller and Mr. Erwin will become Managing Directors. Mr. Ringuet will be a Director. All team members will be located in USCA’s headquarters office in Houston.
About U.S. Capital Advisors LLC
Based in Houston, Texas with additional offices in Dallas and Austin, U.S. Capital Advisors ("USCA") is an integrated financial services boutique with primary business lines in Wealth Management and Capital Markets. USCA's Wealth Management division provides a full range of advisory services and solutions to high net worth individuals and family offices. USCA's Capital Markets division, which includes the firm's Equity Research, Institutional Client, Investment & Merchant Banking, and Public Finance businesses, advises corporate, institutional and municipal clients. USCA was founded in 2010 and is privately owned. Securities offered through USCA Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC; investment advisory services offered through USCA RIA LLC; and municipal advisory services offered through USCA Municipal Advisors LLC.
Managing Partner, Head of Wealth Management