Ned Van Riper

Founder + Managing Partner

Ned is Managing Partner of Join A Firm, where he is focused on developing enterprise engagements as well as managing advisor and listing firm operations.  He is also a Managing Director with Finetooth Consulting which provides customized transition solutions to Advisors seeking a new firm. Previously he was Regional Director of Branch Development with LPL Financial and was directly responsible for transitioning dozens of advisors to their new firm. Prior to that, he was a Financial Advisor with both Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley where he managed the assets and relationships of private clients; he built his own book of business and worked with high net worth families and business owners for over 8 years. Through 14 years of experience, Ned has gained tremendous industry perspective from working at the wirehouse and independent models and prides himself on using a consultative approach with his clients. Ned is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and holds the series 7, 31, 63 and 65 securities licenses.  He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife Pam and 4 kids, and is very active with youth sports in his community.  On any given evening, Ned can be found coaching at the local hockey rink or lacrosse fields.  His updates can be viewed on Twitter, @Nedvanriper