Austin, TX - Wealth Management

Brian E. Smith

Managing Director, Financial Advisor

Mr. Smith and his team work with a select group of affluent families helping them navigate the various complexities of their financial lives. Mr. Smith assists clients in overall financial plan development, portfolio design, implementation, and management, and robust communication and follow up.


  • RiverStone Wealth Management, Inc, Chief Executive Officer, Responsible for overall firm strategy and executing its business plan until its sale to Cary Street Partners. Chief Compliance Officer, Responsible for developing a culture of compliance and ensuring a system of robust compliance policies, procedures, and technology tools.
  • First Avantus Securities, Inc, President, Responsible for developing and executing firm’s growth plan. Oversaw the implementation of numerous technology and automation initiatives including scaling up the firm’s network, implementation of database integration across numerous vendors, and automation of payroll processing.
  • The Avantus Group, Inc, President and CEO, Founded the firm and was responsible for developing the firm’s management team, its training programs, and overall FA development. Led the firm through its merger with Austin based First Financial Investment Securities.


  • Texas A&M University, BA, History


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