Our Company

Our Company

A leading independent broker/dealer, SA Stone Wealth Management Inc. (“SA Stone”), member FINRA/SIPC, together with its affiliated SEC-registered investment advisor, SA Stone Investment Advisors Inc., provides an integrated platform of technology, comprehensive wealth management and investment services to registered representatives, investment advisor representatives and registered investment advisors nationwide. The firm supports more than 430 independent professionals with best-in-class service and products. SA Stone is a wholly owned subsidiary of INTL FCStone Inc. (NASDAQ: INTL), which through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of execution, risk management, market intelligence, and post-trade services across asset classes and markets around the world. More information about INTL FCStone Inc. is available at www.intlfcstone.com.

CEO Welcome

“It isn’t one individual who makes a company, it’s a team, and I couldn’t be more proud of our team. It’s their hard work and dedication to supporting our advisors that makes working at SA Stone a privilege. We are dedicated to providing the world-class services our advisors need in order for them to better serve their clients and grow their businesses.”
Jay Carter, CEO, SA Stone Wealth Management

Our Leadership

Jay W. Carter

Chief Executive Officer

Jay Carter serves as President and CEO of SA Stone Wealth Management and joined the firm in 1998 (under Sterne Agee). He began his career as a Registered Representative for a national financial planning firm in 1993. Prior to joining SA Stone, he served as Vice President of Business Development for a national brokerage firm that focused on investment programs in financial institutions. He also served four years in the U. S. Army as a Russian Linguist. Mr. Carter earned a BA with a double major in Managerial Finance and Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi, graduating cum laude.

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Marcus Richardson

Chief Operating Officer

Marcus Richardson has more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer of SA Stone Wealth Management and joined the firm (under Sterne Agee) in June 2006. Prior to joining SA Stone, Mr. Richardson held various positions such as financial analyst, trader, and securities principal. Mr. Richardson graduated from Samford University with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Computer Science. He resides in Birmingham with his wife and two children.

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Brian Parker

Chief Compliance Officer

Brian Parker serves as Chief Compliance Officer of SA Stone Wealth Management and joined in 2012 (under Stene Agee). Prior to his current role, Brian served as Director of Supervision. He built his financial career working in brokerage support and compliance for a large regional firm prior to joining SA Stone. Brian holds a BS Degree in Finance from the University of Alabama.

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John F. Calvano

Chief Compliance Officer, SA Stone Investment Advisors Inc.

John Calvano serves as Chief Compliance Officer of SA Stone Investment Advisors Inc., an SEC registered investment advisor affiliated with SA Stone Wealth Management. He joined SA Stone in 2006 (under Sterne Agee) and served as the Chief Operating Officer of Sterne Agee’s trust company. Mr. Calvano began his financial services career in 1984 working with Bear Sterns in New York. He later worked with a regional bank as brokerage operations manager and mutual fund products manager. In the 1990’s Mr. Calvano has worked as a marketing director and product manager for several mutual fund companies. In 1999 he began work with a regional bank leading their proprietary mutual fund complex and serving as president and CEO of the fund family. John lives in Birmingham with his wife of 29 years, four children and two grandchildren. He currently holds Series 7, 24, 63 licenses.

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Bill Pintaric , Jr

Managing Director, Supervision

Bill Pintaric currently serves as Managing Director of Supervision and joined SA Stone as part of Sterne Agee’s acquisition of WRP Investments in 2014. He previously held the position of Chief Compliance Officer of WRP Investments in 1997. He became registered in the securities industry in February 1981 and began working with WRP Investments shortly after in May 1981. He helped grow WRP Investments from a broker-dealer with 25 Registered Representatives, in 1981 to over 350 Registered Representatives in 2012. He currently lives in North Jackson, Ohio with his wife Sandy and daughter Katie, on their farm. He currently holds Series 7, 24, 27, and 63 licenses.

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Mark Hugo

Associate Director of Supervision

Mark Hugo serves as Director of Supervision for SA Stone Wealth Management and joined SA Stone as part of Sterne Agee’s acquisition of WRP Investments in 2014. Prior to SA Stone he was Director of Business Development for WRP Investments, Inc. Mark has been in the financial services industry since 1990 during which time he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and FINOP. Mark’s extensive and diverse background in operations, compliance, business retention and recruiting, give him a unique ability to support and guide financial advisors in this ever-changing industry. Mark holds a Series 7, 24, 27, 53, 63, 65, and insurance licenses.

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Terrell Graves , CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Terrell Graves currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Wealth Services Group and joined SA Stone in 2018. He had previously served as Chief Investment Officer of Sterne Agee Asset Management. He has worked in corporate finance and investments for more than 30 years, with experience in corporate credit, fixed income trading, institutional commercial real estate, private equity and portfolio management. Terrell is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and he earned his BA at Birmingham-Southern College with a major in Economics and his MBA at Vanderbilt University with a concentration in Finance.

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Brett Kuykendall , CFP, CLU, ChFC

Director of Wealth Strategies

Brett Kuykendall has 20+ years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry including sales, sales management, financial planning, business consulting and back office/operations. As the Director of Wealth Strategies, Brett serves advisors in the areas of personal business consulting, comprehensive financial planning support, platform and product level support, including both advisory and brokerage/insurance. Brett’s main function is to enable advisors to fully understand and utilize all the client solutions on the SA Stone Wealth Management platform. He is a native of Kennesaw, Georgia where he graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s in Biology. After moving to Alabama later in his career, he completed an MBA at the University of North Alabama. He currently holds the Series 7, 66, 24, 52 and 53 licenses. Brett enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, playing golf, hunting, fishing and traveling.

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Matthew Hill , JD, MBA, AIF

Director of Fiduciary Services

Matthew Hill serves as SVP, Director of Fiduciary Services for SA Stone Wealth Management. He began his career as an employment attorney helping the disabled and those facing discrimination. Prior to joining SA Stone, he worked for a Third-Party Administrator dealing with Qualified Retirement Plans helping clients design beneficial and compliant solutions. He also served in the trust department of a large regional bank doing compliance on trusts, bond issuances, and retirement plans. Mr. Hill earned a BS from the University of Alabama in his first three years out of high school, and both a JD and MBA in the next three years from Cumberland School of Law and the Brock School of Business.

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Maribeth Williams

Senior Vice President, Client Relations

Maribeth Williams joined SA Stone in 2001 (under Stene Agee) as an employee in the Operations department. Now, as SVP of Client Services for SA Stone, Maribeth is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of all administrative and operational services within the department. She also manages the on-boarding and transition of qualified financial advisors to SA Stone. She attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham and received her B.S. Degree in Financial Management.

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Stephanie Bova

Senior Vice President, Administration

Stephanie serves as SVP of Administration for SA Stone Wealth Management and joined SA Stone as part of Sterne Agee’s acquisition of WRP Investments in 2014. Stephanie began working for WRP Investments in 1996 and was the firm’s Director of Operations. She was responsible for commissions, registrations, accounting and was Head of HR. Stephanie’s current role of SVP of Administration includes overseeing the firms Registration Department, New Advisor Onboarding and Transition team, and is the HR Liaison for SAFS. Stephanie has her FINRA Operations Professional exam, Series 99.

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David Pintaric

Managing Director, Sales

David Pintaric serves as Managing Director in Sales for SA Stone Wealth Management and joined SA Stone as part of Sterne Agee’s acquisition of WRP Investments in 2014. David served WRP representatives since 1986, working his way through the operations and marketing divisions of the broker dealer. David continues to focus on meeting the needs of our advisors. As proven over the years, he applies a diligent approach to getting things done and moving SA Stone proactively and securely into the future. David truly cares about the company, its effectiveness, and more importantly, its impact on its representatives. David received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1985 from Youngstown State University.

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Matt C. Kelley

Head of Business Development

Matt Kelley serves as Head of Business Development for SA Wealth Management and joined SA Stone as part of Sterne Agee’s acquisition of WRP Investments in 2014. Matt leads the firms’ growth strategy and national recruiting team. He has served in similar roles within both large and mid-sized brokerage organizations, most recently with Cetera and Ameriprise. He resides in greater Cincinnati, OH, earned his BA in Business Administration from Thomas More and holds his Series 7, 24, 52 and 65 licenses.

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Steve O’Neill

Director of Business Development

Stephen O’Neill serves as SA Stone Wealth Management’s Director of Business Development. Steve joined SA Stone in 2009 and brings more than 25 years of successful marketing and recruiting expertise to the firm. Previously, he served as Senior Sales Manager for TD Ameritrade Institutional, responsible for sales strategy and recruiting efforts of “break away brokers”. Prior to TD Ameritrade, Mr. O’Neill served as Senior Vice President of Cambridge Investment Research, responsible for overall recruiting efforts of the firm. He is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in business.

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our-story

Wealth Solutions Group

  • We listen first
  • We work to fully understand your practice
  • We respond with solutions to meet your specific needs

The SA Stone Wealth Solutions Group is designed to be a holistic resource center providing seamless support and expertise for our advisors and the clients they serve. Comprised of subject matter experts from various backgrounds within the financial services industry, our goal is to provide you with valuable product and portfolio consulting, as well as, training in technologies that will help you elevate the experience and advice you provide your clients.

DATA & RESEARCH

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS

CONSULTING & SUPPORT

150

YEARS OF COMBINED INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

110

INVESTMENT
SOLUTIONS AVAILABLE

12

SUBJECT MATTER
EXPERTS

1

TEAM OF EXPERTS SOLELY FOCUSED
ON SUPPORTING YOU

Meet The Wealth Solutions Group

Brett Kuykendall , CFP, CLU, ChFC

Director of Wealth Strategies

Specialty: Financial Planning

Brett Kuykendall has 20+ years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry including sales, sales management, financial planning, business consulting and back office/operations. As the Director of Wealth Strategies, Brett serves advisors in the areas of personal business consulting, comprehensive financial planning support, platform and product level support, including both advisory and brokerage/insurance. Brett’s main function is to enable advisors to fully understand and utilize all the client solutions on the SA Stone Wealth Management platform. He is a native of Kennesaw, Georgia where he graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s in Biology. After moving to Alabama later in his career, he completed an MBA at the University of North Alabama. He currently holds the Series 7, 66, 24, 52 and 53 licenses. Brett enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, playing golf, hunting, fishing and traveling.

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Terrell Graves , CFA

Chief Investment Officer

Specialty: Portfolio Construction

Terrell Graves currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of the Wealth Services Group and joined SA Stone in 2018. He had previously served as Chief Investment Officer of Sterne Agee Asset Management. He has worked in corporate finance and investments for more than 30 years, with experience in corporate credit, fixed income trading, institutional commercial real estate, private equity and portfolio management. Terrell is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and he earned his BA at Birmingham-Southern College with a major in Economics and his MBA at Vanderbilt University with a concentration in Finance.

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David Lee , CFA

Director of Equity Services

Specialty: Market Research

David Lee has more than 40 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on market analysis, market outlook and equity recommendations. The last 12 years have been spent supporting SA Stone advisors with both market commentary and specific recommendations. His most recent focus has been to utilize outside research sources that encompass fundamental equity research, technical analysis and quantitative techniques, particularly focused on earnings estimate trends. He publishes these recommendations through his Advisor Express newsletter that goes out three times a week. To further support advisors needs to manage client equity assets he runs the Starting Point portfolio building tool which is comprised of three separate recommended lists based on market capitalization and broken down into the main sectors of the economy and markets. David is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and past president of the Atlanta Society of Financial and Investment Professionals. He is a current Trustee of the Atlanta Society of Finance And Investment Professionals (ASFIP) and on the ASFIP Strategic Advisors Committee since its founding two years ago. He has taught financial principals using the Crown Ministries course curriculum at Mt. Paran Church of God. He is married and lives in Dunwoody, GA.

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Maribeth Williams

Senior Vice President, Client Relations

Specialty: Transitions, Onboarding, and Advisor Services

Maribeth Williams joined SA Stone in 2001 (under Stene Agee) as an employee in the Operations department. Now, as SVP of Client Services for SA Stone, Maribeth is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of all administrative and operational services within the department. She also manages the on-boarding and transition of qualified financial advisors to SA Stone. She attended the University of Alabama in Birmingham and received her B.S. Degree in Financial Management.

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Matthew Hill , JD, MBA, AIF

Director of Fiduciary Services

Specialty: Trust and ERISA Consulting

Matthew Hill serves as SVP, Director of Fiduciary Services for SA Stone Wealth Management. He began his career as an employment attorney helping the disabled and those facing discrimination. Prior to joining SA Stone, he worked for a Third-Party Administrator dealing with Qualified Retirement Plans helping clients design beneficial and compliant solutions. He also served in the trust department of a large regional bank doing compliance on trusts, bond issuances, and retirement plans. Mr. Hill earned a BS from the University of Alabama in his first three years out of high school, and both a JD and MBA in the next three years from Cumberland School of Law and the Brock School of Business.

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Vincent Pilolli

SVP of Packaged Products & Strategic Partners

Specialty: Brokerage and Insurance Product Support

Vince Pilolli serves as our Senior Vice President of Packaged Products and is our direct liaison to all our strategic partners for SA Stone Wealth Management. In his current role, Vince is responsible for maintaining the connection and selling agreements with all our vendors and carriers so that we provide the best product solutions for our company. Prior to joining SA Stone Vince served as the Director of Product and Sales for WRP Investments from 2007-2014. He has been in the financial services Industry since 1996. Vince’s comprehensive background in the financial services industry gives him a unique ability to connect professionals with the right products and solutions to meet their client’s needs. He holds a Series 63, 7, 24 and Insurance licenses.

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Candice Burton , CIMA, MBA

Director of Research

Specialty: Due Diligence Services

Candice is Director of Research for SA Stone Wealth Management and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. She coordinates due diligence for SA Stone Investment Advisors Inc.’s mutual funds, ETFs, discretionary models and third-party managers. Candice has over 10 years of experience in the investments area focused on investment research and due diligence. Candice holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation and earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees from the University of Alabama.

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Jonathan Hollingsworth

Investment Advisory Consultant

Specialty: Wealth Solutions Platform, Technology Support

Jonathan joined SA Stone’s parent company (INTL FCStone) in June of 2012 in the operations division. Shortly thereafter he was provided the opportunity to manage a Service Team representing approximately 80 advisors as well as several independent RIA’s. Later Jonathan joined SA Stone’s Supervision Team reviewing transactions and monitoring the procedures for SA Stone’s advisory based business. Most recently, he was afforded the opportunity to become the Platform Manager for the Wealth Solutions Platform – powered by Envestnet. In this new role Jonathan draws from a broad range of industry experiences to assist our advisor base and develop ways the firm can better position itself to serve those advisors. Jonathan graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Business Administration and Management. He enjoys traveling and spending time doing anything outdoors with his wife, Caroline, and his two children.

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David Lutomski , MBA

Investment Analyst

Specialty: Select Portfolio Specialist

Since recently joining SA Stone, David contributes to many facets of the Wealth Solutions Group. He helps perform due diligence on different mutual funds, ETF’s, and third-party money managers. In addition, he assists in running our proprietary models, Stone Select Portfolios. For the Stone Select Portfolios David helps with asset allocation, due diligence, and reporting. David is also responsible for billing every month. Please reach out to him if you have questions about investments, Stone Select Portfolios, billing, or Envestnet. He joined SA Stone Wealth Management in 2018 after working three years in banking. David earned his B.S. in Economics from Birmingham Southern College and his M.B.A. from University of Alabama Birmingham. While earning his M.B.A. he served as the Chief Investment Officer for the Green & Gold Fund.

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Danae Boyd , MBA

Director of Marketing, Correspondent Clearing & Wealth Management

Specialty: Brand and Practice Management Services

Danae Boyd currently serves across business lines as the Director of Marketing at SA Stone Wealth Management Inc., as well as Director of Marketing for Correspondent Clearing at INTL FCStone Inc. Danae provides strategic direction in all client acquisition activities and communications for introducing broker-dealers, independent financial professionals and individual investors. She joined Sterne Agee in 2014, before the company was acquired by INTL FCStone in 2016. Prior to joining Sterne Agee, Danae worked in many areas of marketing, design and product development as a branding manager and product marketer. In 2005, she began her career as an industrial designer working at a multi-disciplinary design firm in Birmingham. Danae earned a BS in Industrial Design and Product Development from Auburn University, and an MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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Kelli Arrington

Advisor Support Manager

Specialty: Billing Support

Kelli started at SA Stone in Operations in 2008 and joined the Wealth Solutions Group in 2017. While working as part of a Regional Service Team and in Correspondence Billing, she gained valuable knowledge in many areas of our firm. This knowledge enables her to be a reference for advisor’s daily service needs with Envestnet that includes agreements, proposals, terminations, cash raises, and platform training. She also assists in ensuring monthly billing and FA payouts are correct while analyzing data to confirm that managed accounts are coded and billed correctly. Kelli graduated from Virginia College with a degree in Human Resource Management and enjoys spending time boating and traveling with her husband and two children.

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Matt C. Kelley

Head of Business Development

Specialty: Branch Development and Succession Planning

Matt Kelley serves as Head of Business Development for SA Wealth Management and joined SA Stone as part of Sterne Agee’s acquisition of WRP Investments in 2014. Matt leads the firms’ growth strategy and national recruiting team. He has served in similar roles within both large and mid-sized brokerage organizations, most recently with Cetera and Ameriprise. He resides in greater Cincinnati, OH, earned his BA in Business Administration from Thomas More and holds his Series 7, 24, 52 and 65 licenses.

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our-story

Our Company History

  • 1901 – George B ward organizes a securities firm, predecessor to Sterne, Agee & Leach.
  • 1914 – Mervyn H. Sterne founds M.H. Sterne Securities Firm.
  • 1916 – Mervyn H. Sterne and George B. Ward merge firms to form Ward, Sterne & Company.
  • 1919 – Rucker Agee joins the firm.
  • 1921 – Edmund C. Leach opens an office for the firm.
  • 1924 (INTL) – Saul Stone, a door-to-door egg wholesaler, forms Saul Stone and Company, predecessor to FCStone.
  • 1930 (INTL) – In the 1930s, Saul Stone and Company becomes one of the first clearing members of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).
  • 1936 – Ward, Sterne & Company joins the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).
  • 1955 – Henry S. Lynn acquires a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. Alonzo H. Lee becomes an associate member of the American Stock Exchange.
  • 1965 – Firm incorporates as Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc.
  • 1978 (INTL) – A new entity called Farmers Commodities Corporation (FCC) is formed to accommodate the grain hedging brokerage services.
  • 1981 (INTL) – International Assets is established as an internationally focused boutique brokerage firm.
  • 1990 – Sterne, Agee & Leach consolidates with First Birmingham Securities.
  • 1993 – F&G Investment Services, eventually Sterne Agee Financial Services, is acquired.
  • 1994 – (INTL) International Assets is listed on NASDAQ.
  • 1996 – The holding company of Sterne Agee Group, Inc. is formed.
  • 1998 – Sterne Agee Asset Management is formed.
  • 2000 – Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. acquires John R. Taylor Financial Group, Inc., McAllaster& Associates, CG Maton Financial Services (eventually to become Sterne Agee Financial Services).
  • 2000 – (INTL) FCC acquires Saul Stone and Company to become FCStone, one of the nation’s largest commercial grain brokerage firms.
  • 2009 – International Assets Holding Corporation and FCStone Group, Inc. merge.
  • 2011 – Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. acquires Anderson &Strudwick.
  • 2011 (INTL) – International Assets Holding Corporation changes its name to INTL FCStone Inc.
  • 2014 – Sterne Agee Financial Services, Inc. acquires WRP Investments, Inc. of Youngstown, Ohio.
  • 2015 – Sterne Agee Group, Inc. is acquired by Stifel Financial Corporation, Inc.
  • 2015 (INTL) – The company completes the acquisition of G.X. Clarke & Co., an institutional dealer in U.S. government securities, feceral agency securities and mortgage-backed securities. INTL FCStone Inc. consolidates its securities, rates and FCM business into INTL FCStone Financial Inc.
  • 2016 – INTL FCStone completes acquisition of Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc. and its independent broker-dealer, Sterne Agee Financial Services, Inc. from Stifel Financial Corporation.
  • 2017 – Sterne Agee Financial Services, Inc. and Sterne Agee Investment Advisors, Inc. become SA Stone Wealth Management Inc and SA Stone Investment Advisors Inc.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide world-class independent wealth management products and services. We believe in your choice to grow your business in the way that best suits you and your clients. Whether your business model is traditional brokerage, advisory or hybrid, we are committed to providing you a flexible and customizable work environment with the highest level of support and assistance. Access to multiple affiliation choices enables advisors to customize their level of support, services, fees and payouts to fit with how they wish to serve their clients.

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