Located in Colleyville, Texas, Steward is a wealth management company that offers advice to help its clients connect the links between financial planning, investments, tax planning, and estate planning.
Vince Hawkins and Dustin Stiefel established Steward in 2005.
With roughly 340 clients and $680m in assets under management, Steward has a strong team of specialists.
Steward offers its clients complete wealth management services built on financial planning.
Co-founder, Stiefel stated: “At Steward, our planning starts with a written, goal-based plan. We spend quality time with our clients to ensure we understand their financial objectives and work backwards from end goals to the present in determining the appropriate strategies to help accomplish those goals. We simulate thousands of possible lifetime-return scenarios to provide the highest statistical probability of attaining their financial goals. While this approach cannot guarantee success, it does serve as the written road map to guide and assist clients to attain their stated objectives.”
Co-founder, Hawkins added: “Dustin and I, along with our terrific team, work together to provide our clients a high-quality customer experience delivering the best financial advice through our talented team of highly credentialed professionals. As my Partners and I planned for the future, we realized we needed to add scale as well as adding more services for our clients. We were introduced to David Barton, Vice Chairman, who heads up M&A for Mercer Advisors. After meeting with David Barton, we found a wonderful cultural fit between our two organizations and loved the fact that they offer, in-house estate planning, tax planning and return preparation, among other services. Like us, Mercer Advisors is dedicated to helping their clients achieve economic freedom, and they have put their money where their mouth is ~ around the client. We are extremely excited to be joining the Mercer Advisors’ Team.”
David Barton, who oversaw Mercer Advisors’ purchase of Steward said: “Dustin and Vince have built a high-quality business staffed by an exceptional team of professionals. In our industry, you are only as good as your people, and their people, like our people, are top-notch. The winners in our opinion, are the clients. Steward is a respected and fast-growing firm, and they significantly bolster our Texas presence.”
Dave Welling, chief executive officer of Mercer Advisors, concluded: “Steward has an excellent reputation for providing guidance for their clients that integrates financial planning, investments, tax, and estate planning. The Steward team will join our strong team in Texas and will elevate our position to one of the leading independent RIAs in the state. We are thrilled they are joining the Mercer Advisors team and look forward to working together to help deliver meaningful results for our shared clients.”