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Former Securian Financial Services Advisors Join Capitol Financial Solutions

Former Securian Financial Services Advisors Join Capitol Financial Solutions

June 15, 2023

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Former Securian Financial Services Advisors Join Capitol Financial Solutions, A Group Affiliated with Royal Alliance

PHOENIX, June 15, 2023 -- Advisor Group, one of the nation's largest networks of independent wealth management firms, announced that John Amendola, Eric S. Owen, Michael Pugh, and Steve Tanner have joined Capitol Financial Solutions, one of the largest groups affiliated with Royal Alliance. The four former Securian Financial Services advisors from Virginia and North Carolina, bring $410 million in client assets to the Advisor Group network.


“Our decision to partner with Capitol Financial Solutions was driven by our focus on providing the best possible service experience for our clients,” said Steve Tanner. “Capitol Financial Solutions has access to industry-leading software, powerful in-house marketing and practice management support, and a strong, compatible culture. We were also impressed by their substantial scale and resources.”


Robert Turner, President & CEO of Capitol Financial Solutions, welcomed the new advisors to his firm and said, “As soon as I met this group, I quickly knew they were the type of advisors we want in our firm. From the very beginning, it was clear this team focused on what would be best for their clients. We knew our unique service model would add efficiencies and allow them to spend more time building client relationships. Add in Advisor Group’s innovative technology and support, and we had the exact combination they were looking for to grow their business.” 


Veteran financial advisors have served clients’ needs for decades


  • John Amendola is based in the Raleigh area and focuses on business development, client relationship management, investment advisory, and financial planning, with an emphasis on tax reduction. His breadth of expertise comes from over 20 years of financial industry experience working with successful individuals, entrepreneurs, and companies throughout North Carolina.


  • Eric Owen is a Virginia-based, 22-year industry veteran, who focuses on helping clients define and address the issues that can cause financial stress during their lifetimes or for the legacies they create. He specializes in wealth management, risk management, employee benefits, and business succession strategies.


  • Michael Pugh helps clients in Virginia define, plan for, and achieve their financial independence. Since 1999, he has worked with individuals and private businesses, as well as their owners and executives, on retirement and distribution planning, estate planning, social security and long-term care, business succession, investment management, and employee benefits. He also provides personal and business insurance analysis.


  • Steve Tanner has been helping clients in Virginia meet their financial goals for more than 26 years. He is committed to working with clients who wish to build wealth, as they create enduring legacies for their families, businesses, and communities. Tanner strives to create financial independence for his clients by building strong, long-term relationships through dedicated service.


"It’s my pleasure to welcome John, Eric, Michael, and Steve to the firm,” said Greg Cornick, Advisor Group's President, Advice & Wealth Management. “In our discussions, they cited Advisor Group’s commitment to servicing clients, as well as our organizational efficiency and operational talent, as reasons for making the move. We look forward to providing them with all the technology, tools, and resources they need to succeed. I congratulate Robert and his team at Capitol Financial Solutions, as they continue to grow their firm as a wealth management powerhouse in the mid-Atlantic region.”


About Advisor Group

Advisor Group, Inc., a portfolio company of Reverence Capital Partners, is the nation's largest network of independent wealth management firms, serving approximately 10,000 financial professionals. The firm is mission-driven to support the strategic role that financial professionals can play in the lives of their clients. Cultivating a spirit of entrepreneurship and independence, Advisor Group champions the enduring value of financial professionals. For more information visit

Securities and investment advisory services are offered through the firms: FSC Securities Corporation, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., SagePoint Financial, Inc., Triad Advisors, LLC, Infinex Investments, Inc., and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc., broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, and members of FINRA and SIPC. Securities are offered through Securities America, Inc., American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc., and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., broker-dealers and member of FINRA and SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Arbor Point Advisors, LLC, American Portfolios Advisors, Inc., Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, Inc., Securities America Advisors, Inc., and Triad Hybrid Solutions, LLC, registered investment advisers. Advisory programs offered by FSC Securities Corporation, Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., SagePoint Financial, Inc., Securities America Advisors, Inc., Triad Advisors, LLC., and Woodbury Financial Services, Inc., are sponsored by VISION2020 Wealth Management Corp., an affiliated registered investment adviser.

About Royal Alliance Associates

Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. is part of one of the nation's largest independent financial advisor networks and a Registered Investment Advisor, member FINRA and SIPC. Royal Alliance is supported by Advisor Group, one of the largest truly independent broker-dealer networks in the industry. The firm has more than 3,600 affiliated independent financial advisors and is headquartered in Jersey City. Royal Alliance was founded in 1969 and employs a client-driven approach focused on meeting the unique demands of businesses and individuals. For more information visit

About Capitol Financial Solutions

Capitol Financial Solutions is a financial planning firm that has focused on working with business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals for more than 50 years. A Super-OSJ affiliated with Royal Alliance Associates, the firm has nearly $2.3 billion in total client assets, over 50 independent advisors, and more than 30 support associates. At Capitol Financial Solutions, financial advisors have an opportunity to make a difference in their client’s lives by providing independent and objective financial guidance and support. The firm has the tools and resources in place to help financial advisors and representatives grow and enhance their practices. For more information visit

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