Awards

Barron's: For each of the last eight years, Jim has been recognized by Barron's as one of the top 1,200 advisors in the country.

2017: Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors 
Publication date: March 4, 2017

2016: Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors
Publication date: March 7, 2016

2015: Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors
Publication date: February 21, 2015

2014: Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors
Publication date: February 22, 2014

2013: Barron's Top 1000 Advisors
Publication date: February 16, 2013

2012: Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors 2012
Publication date: February 18, 2012

2011: Barron's 2011 Top 1,000 Advisors
Publication date: February 19, 2011

2010: Barron's 2010 Top 1000 Advisors
Publication date: February 22, 2010

The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record and client retention.

Forbes – 2018 Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors Ranking
Publication date: February 15, 2018

Ranking algorithm based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchanges for placement on a ranking.  Investment performance is not a criterion.

Financial Times – Top 400 Financial Advisors
Publication date: March 30, 2017

Rankings are based on data provided by investment firms. Factors include assets under management, experience, industry certifications, online accessibility and compliance record. Investment performance and financial advisor production are not explicit components.

Washington Business Journal - Barron's top 20 advisors in Maryland
Publication date: March 11, 2013

Wells Fargo Spirit Award; one of the firm's special recognition awards.
Date of award: 2011

Wealth Management: Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors- Jim ranked #88
Publication date: September 1, 2009

Wealth Management Methodology: “This year's list of Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors in America was created by Discovery Database, an online database of financial service intermediaries published by the Financial Information Group of Shrewsburry, N.J. Discovery has created a proprietary methodology for ranking FINRA registered representatives. In this list, the advisors were ranked by assets under management using the Discovery-RR database system. In addition, the names and information on this list were vetted with each firm to double check accuracy.”

Research Magazine: The Winner's Circle State-By-State; “The Top Ranked Advisors in America by Region”
Publication date: January 2006

Research Magazine Methodology: Advisors chosen for the Winner's Circle®. State-by- State rankings were filtered down from a list of over 7000 nominations from securities firms, banks, independent firms and more.  The Winner's Circle team vetted each advisor through a host of quantitative and qualitative criteria ranging from assets managed, revenue produced, experience levels, acceptable compliance records, U4 forms and more.  Client portfolio performance is not a criterion. The Winner's Circle is a registered trademark of Shookbook, LLC.  A Supplement to Research Magazine; January 2006.

James C. Wheat Community Service Award; one of the firm's special recognition awards given to an associate who has made a commitment to serving his community through volunteer activities.
Date of award: 1997

Outstanding Branch Manager Award; one of the firm's special recognition awards.
Date(s) of award: 1994, 1998

Registered Representative “Outstanding Broker Award;” one of the firm's special recognition awards.
Date of award: 1996

Professional Excellence Award; one of the firm's special recognition awards.
Date of award: 1995

 

K. Richard Holzapfel, Vice President – Investment Officer, has been named to the 2017 Forbes Top 500 Millennial Advisors list.                                                                                                                                                      Publication date: July 25, 2017

Karen Dattilio, Senior Registered Client Associate, has been named a 2014 Elite Service Professional. Karen is among a select group of client associates who meet or exceed Wells Fargo Advisors' high standards as measured by the Firm's core values, including service, respect, integrity and teamwork. Prior to 2014, Karen was recognized in each of the previous three years as a Distinguished Service Professional.