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Elliot S. Weissbluth      

CEO at HighTower

Elliot S. Weissbluth is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HighTower. Mr. Weissbluth’s commitment to disrupting the industry in favor of transparency and integrity has driven HighTower’s growth since he founded the company in 2007 in the midst of the financial crisis. The business model he pioneered combines the fiduciary standard for financial advisors with an open-source platform where providers of the industry’s top products and solutions compete for HighTower clients’ business. Mr. Weissbluth and HighTower continue to challenge the status quo by bringing transformative ideas and transparent solutions to financial services.

In 2015 and 2014, Worth named Mr. Weissbluth to its annual Power 100 list. He has also been named to Investment Advisor’s list of Top 25 Most Influential People in the Industry in 2012 and 2013, was ranked second on RIAbiz’s 2012 list of Most Influential Figures in the RIA Business, and was included on InvestmentNews’ 2012 Power 20 list. Mr. Weissbluth is a LinkedIn Influencer—a member of a prestigious, invitation-only group of thought leaders who share insights with the LinkedIn community on a regular basis.

Prior to founding HighTower, Mr. Weissbluth was President of U.S. Fiduciary, a boutique broker-dealer. Previously, he was Director of Marketing & Research at RogersCasey, one of the nation’s leading investment research and institutional Registered Investment Advisory firms before it was purchased by Capital Resource Advisors in 2002.

Mr. Weissbluth earned his Juris Doctorate from the John Marshall Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rice University. He sits on the board of the Chicago chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization and is on the board of Endeavor Global, a global nonprofit that transforms emerging countries by supporting high-impact entrepreneurs.

Mr. Weissbluth is a frequent guest on major broadcast networks, including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg.

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