Noyes has hired a former Wells Fargo Advisors branch manager to managing director of the firm's wealth management units.

The firm announced that Jim Longstreth has been appointed to managing director in an effort to grow the unit's $500 million in AUM, according to a firm spokesman. There he will be in charge of recruiting and acquisitions as well as to support the firm's network of financial advisors, the firm says.

Longstreth will report directly to Noyes President and CEO Mark Damer at the firm's Indianapolis, Ind.-based office, according to Noyes.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2011, Longstreth was a managing director at MetLife/New England Securities and a senior managing director and chief operation officer at Falcrum Securities, according to FINRA records. Before that he spent nearly a decade at Prudential Securities as a complex manager and first vice president and got his start in the industry as a financial advisor at Lehman Brothers in 1985, according to Noyes.

“Since I began talking with Noyes, I have been impressed by their client focus and the flexibility they offer to their advisors," Longstreth said in a statement.  "They have proactively created viable operational solutions to effectively address the issues I have been hearing advisors talking about for years in our industry."

Noyes recently appointed an ex-Stifel advisor working with $30 million in client assets.

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