At Alaris, we're more than just advisors; we're your strategic partners. From start to finish, we're there, ensuring every aspect of your deal is executed with precision and expertise. Your success is our mission.
The Alaris team is composed of diverse professionals with years of experience in the wealth management industry. This includes former owners of RIA's and senior members from M&A teams of some of the country's largest financial services firms.
Allen has been in the wealth management industry for 3 decades. He founded a highly successful firm that was one of the pioneers in assisting accounting firms get into the wealth management business. In 1999, he sold that enterprise to First Global, Inc. of Dallas TX, and subsequently founded a successful RIA in Charlotte, NC. With his own RIA he completed 9 mergers and acquisitions eventually selling his practice in 2009 in order to focus his expertise in the M&A arena.
Prior to launching Alaris in 2019, Allen led the outbound M&A activities for United Capital from 2012-2019. As a buyer advisor for United, he led the team that sourced over 25 acquisitions culminating in United's sale to Goldman Sachs. He has a wife, Jo Ann, of 30 years and two children, Trevor and Alana. Allen lives in Palm Beach Gardens, Fl. He is an avid traveler, enjoys cooking and outdoor activities as well as studying apologetics.
Jacqueline is a Managing Partner at Alaris Acquisitions focused on assisting our buyers build repeatable, scalable acquisition programs and leading sellers to a broader marketplace.
Before joining Alaris in 2021, Jacqueline served as the head of acquisitions for Goldman Sachs’ Personal Financial Management, following their acquisition of United Capital in 2019. Jacqueline led the charge to create a new deal structure and completed two acquisitions in the first year. For the five years prior to the sale to Goldman Sachs, Jacqueline led United Capital’s analytical and legal efforts to successfully close and integrate nearly 35 transactions of independent RIAs firms ranging between $200M – $2B in assets under management.
Jacqueline lives in Orange County, CA with her husband and two young children. Outside of the office, she loves taking barre classes, trips to Maui without the kids, and supporting local craft breweries.
John is an Advisor and Director of Valuations at Alaris assisting in both the deal advocacy and the sell side process, financial analysis, and financial recasts.
John has vast experience in M&A having been a Vice President in the Global Corporate Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and he was a Management Consultant for RGP providing M&A services to clients throughout the southeast. Additionally, John worked at Lowe's Home Improvement in their Corporate Finance Department.
John holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland. John was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Salisbury State University.
John and his wife Julie have 2 boys, Jack and Owen. John enjoys anytime with his family, hunting, and shooting sporting clays.
Zach Pavlosky, CFA is Director of Partnerships at Alaris Acquisitions. Before joining Alaris in 2021, Zach was Vice President of M&A for LPL Financial, where he led and managed all aspects of the deal process throughout the entire lifecycle, including sourcing, due diligence, execution, closing, and integration activities. While at LPL Financial, Zach launched their sell-side M&A offering and strategy to help advisors successfully execute on strategic transactions.
Over the course of his career, Zach has completed many M&A transactions participating in buy-side and sell-side due diligence projects in roles at Tide Rock Holdings and FOCUS Investment banking. Zach’s depth of experience and knowledge covers the entire spectrum of M&A related to acquisitions by private equity investor groups and strategic corporate buyers. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and graduated from Virginia Tech with Bachelor’s Degree in Pre-Medicine.
Zach resides in San Diego.
Rick joins Alaris Acquisitions with 15 years of wealth management experience. He brings an extensive network and knowledge base to the team from his background consulting with owners of independent wealth management firms. For the last 8 years, Rick's primary client was United Capital and its advisors. In that time, Rick worked with United Capital to build, launch, and scale a successful risk management and insurance platform for offices to use with their clients. Rick earned a degree in communications from Eastern Michigan University while competing on the Forensics Team and doing play-by-play for Football and Basketball. Rick is fueled by laughter and his beautiful wife of 10 years, Jessica, and two sons Andrew and Colton.
Alana Groulx is a member of the Alaris team, serving as the Senior Buyer Relations Coordinator. Her role is to have a deep understanding of all the Alaris Buyer models and the types of partners they are seeking. With this knowledge, Alana is able to guide potential sellers through the matchmaking stage of the Alaris process. You can expect to work closely with Alana after the ideal outcome stage and before the LOI stage. She will be your go-to person for any questions or concerns regarding buyers during this critical phase of the process.
As the technology coordinator, Trevor is responsible for maintaining and advancing the suite of Alaris’ technology. Trevor handles the artificial intelligence technology for Alaris and is constantly improving upon it. Trevor may also fill the role of partnership coordinator on an as-needed basis.
As a partnership coordinator, Ragan's primary focus is to help shepherd potential sellers through the Alaris process starting from the very first introductory meeting up until an LOI is signed, serving as the main point of contact for them. Through the Alaris Process, Ragan helps with coordinating and facilitating meetings, aggregating and auditing data provided by the sellers, creating and distributing confidential information memorandums (CIM Decks), and serving as a seller's confidant and sounding board. Ragan serves as the project manager for sellers with a partnership director.
Hana is Alaris’ transition coordinator and works in the recast phase and the post-LOI phase. In the recast phase, she helps gather data and create the recast. For transitions, she helps with everything post-LOI, from gathering due diligence requests to being on weekly transition calls and assisting with any items needed to close.
Ro joined in December 2022 as a Director of Marketing at Alaris Acquisitions. She is a full-stack marketer with a decade of experience developing growth-marketing initiatives across diverse startup ecosystems, including SaaS, fintech (Paytech and Wealthtech), and agro multinationals.As the Director of Marketing, Ro leads Alaris's marketing strategies focused on driving demand and lead generation, to seize new business opportunities and amplify brand recognition.
John is a broad-based impact leader with over 40 years as a financial services leader with proven and measurable success. He has provided national leadership to the fifth largest accounting firm, RSM McGladrey, in the development of a major growth practice in Wealth Management Services that resulted in building a $5Billion wealth management national practice in just four years which included mergers.
John was with American Express Financial Advisors (currently named Ameriprise), and pioneered the innovation of financial planning and tax services acquisitions while leading several key business units to great success. As a Senior Vice President with MetLife, and president of a broker dealer, he successfully developed and merged a new distribution system and the centralized financial planning service system.
In all aspects of his role and specifically the past several years, he has been advising clients on mergers and long term growth strategies leveraging his deep knowledge of the industry and cultural dynamic fits for clients.
John is a graduate of Loyola University in New Orleans with a bachelor’s in social services and has attained the CFP© designation.
Mike Dohlberg, CEO Apollon Wealth Management
Matt Cooper, President Beacon Pointe
Glen Spencer, CEO Prime Capital Investment Advisors
Marc Wolff Owner, Acquired by Beacon Pointe
John Horseman Owner, Acquired by Allworth
Dean Barber Owner, Acquired by Modern Wealth Management.
William Rosenthal Owner, Acquired by Beacon Pointe
William Blanton Owner, Acquired by Miracle Mile.
If you have wealth management firms you would like to refer to Alaris, we want to work with you!