Halite grows its team
Halite Partners, an RIA founded by former wirehouse advisors, is on a growth spurt. The firm named Ric Butler CFO and COO, appointed two new directors and opened its second office in Palm Beach, Florida. Kevin Kale, previously with Manning & Napier Advisors, will be joining as director of business development. Nicci Harrell Hicks will be joining as the director of wealth services. She was previously with NetJets.
“Halite is committed to providing our clients with top-tier, investment management and wealth planning services,” Phil Shaffer, Halite’s founder and CEO said. “Kevin and Nicci are exceptional talents who bring diverse backgrounds to Halite. Their additions strengthen our team and deepen our expertise, and I look forward to their contributions.”
Butler joined Halite from J.P. Morgan Asset Management where he was a managing director, according to Halite. He will operate from the independent firm's headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
"His background and expertise in the institutional market will greatly benefit our clients, and we look forward to his contributions to the growing Halite team," Shaffer said in a statement.