Rock Harbor provides asset managers a scalable model through a proven disciplined sales process. We are a performance based sales team with decades of experience in the wholesale market. As an extension of your story in the market place we offer unique distribution capabilities to the wholesale industry.
Rock Harbor was founded in 2014 with the vision of partnering with asset managers to bring the best in boutique management to financial advisers across the country. As the marketplace changed and evolved, Rock Harbor saw an opportunity to help increase coverage for asset managers through our unique view on distribution . Rock Harbor’s experienced wholesale team which has distributed 40 Act Mutual Funds, Closed End Funds, Annuities as well as ETF’s has over 80 years combined experience in financial wholesale . Our team combines Top wholesalers at various firms with an inside hybrid sales force to effectively cover the entire country.Read More About Our Team
Sean Ritchlin, Founder & CEO
Sean Ritchlin is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rock Harbor. Sean brings over a decade of experience in financial wholesale distribution.
Prior to founding Rock Harbor, Sean was consistently the top wholesaler for AXA Distributors focusing on Michigan and Indiana as Regional Vice President covering Wirehouse and bank firms. Previously he served as Regional Marketing Director for Lincoln Financial in the Michigan region covering Wirehouse and Independent firms. Sean was recently named “Partner of the Year” for Morgan Stanley in the Mid America region.
Sean is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1999.
Keith Yoho is a Senior Vice President covering Ohio, Pennsylvania & Kentucky. Prior to joining Rock Harbor Keith was a Senior Vice President at Dreyfus since April of 2005 as well as a SVP at Alliance Bernstein from February 2000-March 2005. Keith is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BS, Finance. Keith resides in Brecksville OH.
Jennifer Collins joined Rock Harbor as a Regional Vice President and Branch Manager in July of 2015. Jennifer is responsible for all relationships in parts of Michigan & Colorado . Jennifer is a graduate of Davenport University. Prior to Rock Harbor, Jennifer worked as a Senior Branch Examiner at LPL Financial and brings over a decade of experience.
Scott Ward CIMA
Scott Ward is a Regional Vice President working with financial advisors in North and South Carolina. A twenty-year veteran of the financial services industry, Scott has sat in both chairs – as an advisor and an asset management firm representative. Before joining Rock Harbor, Scott spent almost twelve years at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He graduated from Messiah College with a degree in Business Administration and was a two-sport athlete and his M.B.A. from Rollins College. Currently, he and his wife of twenty years reside in Charlotte, NC with their two children.
Gregg Jones joined Rock Harbor as Regional Vice President in December of 2015. Gregg is responsible for all relationships in Florida & New Jersey. Gregg is a graduate of William Paterson University. Prior to Rock Harbor, Gregg worked as a Regional Vice President with 3D Asset Management, Regional Vice President with Cohen & Steers, and an Assistant Vice President with Alliance Bernstein.
Thomas “Mackey” Daniel joined Rock Harbor as a Regional Vice President in July of 2015. Thomas is responsible for all relationships in the states of Indiana and New York. Thomas is a graduate of Michigan State University.
Bob Tisler is a Regional Vice President covering the Northeast. Prior to joining Rock Harbor Bob was a Director of Northeast Intermediaries at Schroder Investment Management since 2012. Prior to that he was a Senior Vice President at Cohen & Steers from 2000 to 2012. He started his wholesaling career at Boston Capital where he was a Regional Vice President from 1994 to 2000. Bob has a M.S. from Illinois State University and B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University. Bob and his family reside in Barrington RI.
George Mihalko joins Rock Harbor as a Regional Vice President and will be covering Northern New Jersey and
Manhattan, New York. Prior to Rock Harbor with over 20 years of experience in wholesaling George worked as a Vice President with Fidelity Investments. He also worked for Wells Fargo Funds Management as a Regional Director and Lord Abbett & Co. as a Regional Manager. George resides in Vernon, New Jersey with his wife Nadine and two children
Alicia and Ryan.
Todd Mills is an Regional Vice President covering Southern New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Todd has over 15 years experience in financial wholesale selling various products including mutual funds and annuities. Prior to Rock Harbor Todd was an accomplished wholesaler at AIG, Lincoln Financial & Hartford Planco. Todd graduated with a BS from The University of Maryland
Dulce Frost joined Rock Harbor as a Regional Vice President in September of 2016. Dulce graduated from Michigan State University in 2015. Her passion for the industry and relationship building is a great asset to the team. Dulce, will be working with Financial Advisors in Illinois. Out of the office, Dulce likes to go camping and hiking with her dogs.
Rock Harbor provides distribution as well as consulting in the Open End and Closed End Fund market. Navigating the correct intermediaries to partner with can make or break the success of a strategy in the marketplace. Rock Harbors model is different than many wholesale companies as we have both hybrid and external wholesalers. Our Regional Vice Presidents focus and maintain relationships with financial advisers and become trusted partners. RVPs are thoroughly trained in all facets of the wholesale business as sophistication in distribution is our main focus.
Our team offers consulting services for Open End and Closed End Funds which has experience of bringing to market 11 Closed End Funds with a total raise of over 5 Billion dollars. Knowledge of the Closed End Fund market from beginning phases to listing, as well as scheduling and coordinating Closed End Fund roadshows with major offices throughout the country. We have extensive knowledge of Closed End Fund advisers at the major Wirehouses and Regional firms. An experienced distribution staff with over 80 years of distributing to financial institutions.
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