A financial services professional with over 20 years of wide ranging experience in the industry, Mr. Frierson joined GRP in April of 2016 as Principal and Director of Business Transitions. In these roles Russ is overall responsible for the successful transition of all new retirement plan advisor practices to the GRP RIA, as well as various operational and compliance functions. Prior to joining GRP, Russ spent 9 years at LPL Financial working primarily with onboarding new advisors in various leadership roles in LPL’s Transitions, Business Consulting, and Business Development departments. Most recently, he designed and launched LPL’s Large Enterprise Transitions Group, overall responsible for leading and managing the transition of LPL’s largest and most significant new clients. Prior to joining LPL, Russ spent six years as a hedge fund trader, trading equities, options and futures as well as an entrepreneur, helping to establish one of the first electronic trading offices in the Midwest. Russ spent his early career as an Investment Advisor Representative and served in several roles in two start-up introducing broker/dealers.