Hybrid Independent Broker-Dealer Arkadios Capital Lands $100MM Advisory Firm

July 26, 2023

Atlanta-Based Strive Financial Previously Affiliated with Kestra

Strive Financial, a wealth management firm overseeing more than $100,000,000 in client assets, has announced its strategic move to Arkadios Capital, a fast-growing independent broker-dealer founded by advisors for advisors.

Based in Atlanta, Stephen Nelson, Matthew Jones and Derek Ruiz founded Strive Financial by bringing together holistic wealth and estate planning, insurance solutions and alternative investments, accompanied by a high-touch, concierge-level support structure for high net-worth families and business owners. Kestra Financial formerly held its client assets.

“Arkadios is thrilled to partner with Strive and provide them with true flexibility while enhancing their client experience,” said Arkadios Director of Corporate Strategy Nate Stibbs. “They are an entrepreneurial firm with significant opportunity for growth. We look forward to helping them achieve their true potential.”

Arkadios Capital, a hybrid broker-dealer focused on tailored support and a wide range of investment solutions, offers the perfect platform for Strive Financials’ growth ambitions.

“We couldn’t be more excited about our new partnership with Arkadios Capital,” said Matthew Jones, Partner with Strive Financial. “We wanted to find a quality firm that not only filled our needs today but would also grow and evolve as we expand our wealth advisory business.”

David Millican, the visionary behind Arkadios Capital, established the firm to create a community of successful advisors and provide them with unparalleled support and opportunities for growth. Arkadios empowers advisors to reach new heights by fostering an environment encouraging innovation and excellence.

Several leading business organizations have honored Arkadios Capital, including the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Financial Planning magazine and Investment News have also celebrated Arkadios Capital for its remarkable growth and contributions to the independent-broker dealer landscape.

For more information on Strive Capital, please visit strivefinancial.com.

About Arkadios Capital
Arkadios Capital is a hybrid independent broker-dealer founded by a successful registered independent advisor for successful registered independent advisors. Specializing in supporting larger and growth-oriented wealth management firms, Arkadios has grown to more than $8B in affiliated assets and more than 160 advisors with 42 offices across the United States and Puerto Rico. For more information visit arkadios.com.