KNOXVILLE – Monty Hatcher, Branch Manager, RJFS and EVP, Director of SmartBank Investment Services has been selected as a 2020-2021 Top Director for outstanding leadership of the investment services business by Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting.
Monty Hatcher was one of 71 investment services leaders to be singled out for recognition in the first annual Kehrer Bielan Top Director Awards, presented by Ameriprise Financial Institutions Group. Hatcher qualified as a finalist in the mid-size firms category, which is sponsored by CUNA Brokerage Services.
In acknowledging the award, Hatcher commented, “While this award recognizes the Top Directors, I want to be clear that the metrics by which the program is evaluated is driven by the performance of our entire wealth team, and we are fortunate to have veteran advisors who work hard to meet the needs of our clients”.
“The recipients of the 2021 Top Director Awards truly represent the best performers in our community,” commented Peter Bielan, a partner at Kehrer Bielan. “These firms perform at a higher level in the key areas compared to their peers, and they couldn’t have gotten these results without superior leadership. All of this year’s winners should take great pride in having achieved this much-deserved recognition.”
To earn points in any one factor, the Director’s firm needed to be among the top 100 in the category, essentially the top quartile of the 406 firms evaluated. More information on the award methodology can be found here. To reach Hatcher or one of SmartBank’s Investment advisors please visit our website at SmartBank Investment Services.