AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kestra Holdings, an industry-leading wealth management platform provider, today announced the hiring of Steve Hardy as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this position, he will provide support for all employees and companies across the Kestra Holdings ecosystem while evolving the company’s expertise in acquiring, developing, and retaining top talent.
“I was immediately drawn to the passion and energy of the Kestra Holdings leadership team, along with their dedication to the company, employees, and clients,” said Hardy. “Our position in the marketplace coupled with our recent business successes demonstrates our commitment to the financial professionals on our platform as well as our most-valued employees who serve them.”
Hardy brings more than 20 years of diverse HR experience to Kestra Holdings. He has worked for large companies while retaining a hands-on approach to ensure strong relationships with employees. In his previous role as Vice President of Human Resources at Fiserv, Inc., Hardy maintained a positive culture, continuously evaluated and implemented an effective business model, and oversaw career development and succession plans for employees.
“Kestra Holdings is thrilled to welcome Steve to the team,” said James Poer, CEO of Kestra Holdings. “We are committed to attracting and growing the best talent in the industry and feel confident that Steve’s expertise will help us accomplish these important goals while delivering on our long-term business strategy.”
Hardy’s initial priorities will include building strong relationships across the organization to better understand what motivates employees and ultimately construct an elite talent framework.
About Kestra Holdings
Kestra Holdings offers industry-leading wealth management platforms for independent wealth management professionals nationwide. With an innovative culture that celebrates independence, the company seeks to redefine the future of the advisory industry through superior service, cutting-edge technology, and preeminent resources that every financial professional needs to succeed in the market now and in the years to come.
Kestra Holdings companies collectively oversee $122 billion in assets under administration (AUA) and support more than 2,400 independent financial professionals across the country in delivering comprehensive securities, trust, and investment advisory services to their clients.
Kestra Holdings is the direct or indirect parent company of Arden Trust Company, Bluespring Wealth Partners, LLC (including its investment adviser and wealth management firm subsidiaries), Kestra Investment Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, Grove Point Investments, LCC, member FINRA/SIPC, as well as Kestra Advisory Services, LLC, Kestra Private Wealth Services, LLC, Grove Point Advisor, LLC, and Kestra Institutional Services, LLC, all federally registered investment advisers.