Rob Spawn |
Founder, Stella Consulting
9 McIntosh Ct
Novato, CA 94949
Rob Spawn is the Founder of Stella Consulting LLC, a firm which focuses on Recruiting, Organizational Consulting and Expert Witness services. He leverages 35+ years of financial industry experience to assist clients in matters concerning: financial advisor compensation plans, advisor recruiting incentives and transitions, financial advisor client book analysis / practice management, client suitability, fiduciary responsibility, daily branch supervision and risk, human resource matters, and branch / regional P&L analyses.
In addition to his expert practice, Rob is currently employed as a Regional Executive at Wedbush Securities, responsible for the PacNorth wealth management business. Rob has been engaged in a start-up RIA consortium organized to source and fund practice mergers, and an SEC-registered RIA to assist with governance, planning and expansion protocols.
Mr. Spawn began his financial services career in 1982 and has served in many roles dedicated to Retail Wealth Management. Specifically, he has served as a Financial Advisor (Merrill Lynch, Oppenheimer and Cowen), Personal Trust Consultant / Regional Manager (First Fidelity Bank and Merrill Lynch Trust), Sales Manager and Teams Consultant (Merrill Lynch, UBS) and Complex Director / Regional Director (UBS, RBC and JP Morgan), in offices throughout the United States: San Francisco, New York City, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Houston.
Mr. Spawn has been a FINRA arbitrator since 2010; he is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP). Mr. Spawn is engaged in his community, lending his knowledge of fundraising and philanthropy to the Rex Foundation, the Delbarton School, Oak Knoll School, New Jersey Ski Racing Association and SFJazz.