Our team is led by Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Tom Moran, Senior PIM Portfolio Manager; ranked by Barron’s as the #1 Advisor in SW Florida for the past 10 years. In addition to three CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Professionals, two Certified Financial Analyst® charterholders, three MBAs and a CIPM certificate holder. Our team includes 24 people dedicated specifically to serving existing clients.

We’re here with attentive, professional client service to answer your questions and make sure you’re informed every step of the way.

Thomas M. Moran

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Senior PIM Portfolio Manager

With more than 35 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Tom is ranked as the #1 Financial Advisor in the State of Florida by Barron’s 1 . For the past ten years,  Barron’s has also ranked him as one of the top 100 Advisors in the Nation.

Tom was included in the Forbes magazine 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Top Wealth Advisor List3in 2019 he was ranked #1 in the State of Florida and also Financial Times  Top 400 Advisors list 2 in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, which recognizes the top financial advisors at broker-dealers across the United States.

Other industry accolades include the Top 100 Wirehouse Advisor as ranked by WealthManagement.com 4 . In 2015, Tom was honored with the Wells Fargo Advisors Spirit Award 5 as well as the Wells Fargo Volunteer of the Year. As a Senior PIM Portfolio Manager as well as a member of the firm’s Advisory Council for fee-based money management services, Tom is well-known and respected throughout Wells Fargo Advisors and often lectures before financial professionals and individual organizations throughout the nation on the economy and financial markets. Tom is often invited to share his insights with numerous leading industry publications, including Barron’s and Gulfshore Business . He has authored articles on a variety of financial and economic topics for local and national industry magazines.

Tom is deeply engaged in the Naples community and is a passionate supporter of numerous organizations. He serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the United Arts Council, Gulfshore Playhouse Executive Advisory Board member and major sponsor, the Naples Board of Advisors for the James Madison Institute, and is Chairman Emeritus of the Board for Opera Naples. Because of his exemplary commitment to the community, The Education Foundation of Collier County recognized Tom as one of their 2010 Men of Distinction. In 2015 Naples Daily News included Tom as one of their first 25 over 50 honorees in recognition of his philanthropic efforts and achievements. In 2016, Tom was honored with the Invest in Others Community Leadership Award, which recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors.

Additionally, Tom and his wife of 32 years, Sandi are Trustees for the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), which organizes the Naples Winter Wine Festival. The Moran’s were co-chairs of the 2015 and 2016 Festivals; both years the Festival has earned the distinction of being the #1 charitable wine festival in the United States. The couple has proudly underwritten events for a lengthy list of charitable and arts-oriented organizations.

In recognition of their remarkable work and impact within the Naples community, Tom and Sandi received the 2010 Philanthropist of the Year’s Lifetime Achievement award and in 2012 were honored by Gulfshore Life magazine as Men and Women of the Year and Tom was one of Naples Illustrated’s Men of the Year in 2017. In 2015, the United Arts Council recognized Tom and Sandi as Stars in the Arts for their dedication to education in the arts for local children.

 Their daughter is a Williams College Honors graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA at Columbia University. Their eldest son is a Cornell University graduate and is now pursuing his PhD in Entomology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Upon graduating Harvard in 2018, their youngest son has passed his series 7 securities examination and has joined Moran Wealth in their research and trading department. Tom graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado.



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Kylen Moran

Senior Vice President – Investments

Byron Donalds

Associate Vice President – Investments

Hank Brown

Financial Advisor Trainee

William Banfield CFP ® CRPC®

President – Investment Officer



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Julie Cusson

Managing Director – Chief Operating Officer

Ashley Buboltz

Co-Director Client Relations – Compliance Officer

Dawn Barakett

Executive Administrative Assistant

Marissa Plummer

Marketing Associate

Kathy Herget

Operations Manager



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Shane Xu

Research Analyst

Christina Shaw CIPM

Director of Risk Management

Chelsea Ganey CFA®

Portfolio Strategist

Meisie Shongwe

Support Specialist

Earl Sistrunk CFA®

Director of Trading



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Corey Grant CFP®

Client Relationship Manager

Ryan Frank CFP®

Client Relationship Manager

William Banfield CFP® CRPC®

President – Investment Officer



Pictured from L to R

Ryan Frank CFP®

Client Relationship Manager

Corey Grant CFP®

Client Relationship Manager

Peggy Sundook

Client Relationship Manager

Ashley Buboltz

Co-Director Client Relations – Compliance Officer

Angel Nurse

Co-Director Client Relations



Our Founding

Moran Wealth Management was founded in March of 1990 by Thomas M. Moran, Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Senior PIM Portfolio Manager; and Earl Sistrunk, CFA®, Director of Trading. From the beginning, we have strived to add value to our clients’ portfolios by capitalizing on our investment experience and Wells Fargo Advisors’ strong institutional and retail presence on Wall Street. As a result, you not only receive personalized investment attention, but you also get access to all the services offered by Wells Fargo Advisors.

Through Moran Wealth, you will be investing with Wells Fargo Advisors’ Financial Network, one of the nation’s largest retail brokerage businesses. Investors have been entrusting their money to Wells Fargo & Co. for over 100 years and continues today as we manage the assets of both individual and institutional clients worldwide.

Our Team Approach

By utilizing a comprehensive team approach, Moran Wealth Management provides investment management services to a select group of clients. We focus on serving successful individuals and their families, as well as providing specialized financial services for corporations, executives, fiduciaries, and non-profit organizations.

Moran Wealth takes a very disciplined and personal approach to managing your money. We use our combined team knowledge and experience in this discretionary relationship to help you achieve the long-term goals you’ve set for your portfolio. Tom being a Senior PIM Portfolio Manager, Moran Wealth Management is among a select few groups at Wells Fargo Advisors who are qualified to manage client portfolios on a discretionary basis.

Our Process

Moran Wealth handles the full financial process, including working with family office groups to collaborate with our ultra-high-net-worth clients’ team of existing advisors, including attorneys, accountants, and real estate professionals. We offer a wide range of financial products and services to individuals as well as business owners, while providing sound financial information to help clarify your unique situation and aid you in making the most informed decisions possible. The majority of our financial services is exclusively fee-based, with the fee structure and details included in your proposal and agreed upon in advance.

  • Investment Management
  • Investment Planning
  • Estate Planning & Asset Protection Strategies
  • Direct Access to Dedicated Support

Our Current Assets Under Management

Moran Wealth Management is responsible for over $3 billion in assets as of June 30, 2019 for families and institutional clients, as a result of utilizing 35 different investment strategies. We focus on quantitative analysis and fundamental research in building diversified equity portfolios for clients, currently utilizing in excess of 50 variables from various research sources to develop customized investment portfolios for exclusive use by our clients

About Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network

For 18 years, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, the independent brokerage arm of Wells Fargo & Company has simplified independence by partnering with successful financial advisors and fostering a mutual passion for doing what’s right for clients. As of January 1, 2019, Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network has grown to operate nationwide with 1,293 owners and advisors in 615 practices administering over $97.0 billion in client assets. Investment products and services are offered through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC Member SIPC, separate registered broker-dealer and non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company. www.wfafinet.com. Moran Wealth Management is a separate entity from Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.

PIM Disclosure

Fees for the PIM program include advisory services, performance measurement, transaction costs, custody services and trading. Fees are based on the assets in the account and are assessed quarterly. Fee-based accounts are not designed for excessively traded or inactive accounts, and may not be suitable for all investors. During periods of lower trading activity, your costs might be lower if our compensation was based on commissions. A minimum annual fee may apply for this program. Please carefully review the Wells Fargo Advisors advisory disclosure document for a description of our services and information on all fees and expenses. The minimum account size for this program is $50,000.


Moran Wealth Management is a full-service wealth advisory practice with a focus on outstanding, personalized client service. Our team can draw on a wide array of resources, products, and services to help individuals and businesses alike make sound investment decisions to achieve their financial goals.


Our investment philosophy center around always doing what we believe is right for our clients. We believe in long-term relationships and aim to earn your continued trust by providing individual attention and highly-personalized service throughout your entire relationship with our practice.

As a team of multidisciplinary professionals, our practice services a diverse clientele; we work with young families seeking to build generational wealth, and we also work with family offices to collaborate with established clients’ attorneys, accountants, trust and real estate professionals to integrate management of their investment portfolios with their current team. Our high-net-worth investors and corporate clients trust the Moran Edwards team to help them make sound investment decisions in an effort to achieve their short- and long-term financial goals to grow and protect their assets.

We provide comprehensive fee-based Investment Management, Investment Planning Strategies, Estate Planning & Asset Protection Strategies, Life Insurance Advisory.



We take a holistic approach to investment management, overseeing the critical stages in the development of your plan: asset allocation, security selection, and monitoring. Taking into consideration your current financial situation, short- and long-term goals, and your risk tolerance, our investment management strategies utilize a broad range of products to meet your individual financial needs.


Moran Wealth Management currently uses more than 50 variables from 200 different research firms to develop customized investment portfolios for exclusive use by our clients. Portfolios are developed via a proprietary process that leverages our experience in diverse markets. Our Group uses a disciplined approach to pursue your objectives, it encompasses a variety of strategies including macro, international, equities, fixed income and market analysis.


Our comprehensive investment planning services are customized to meet your current and future needs and support your financial goals throughout every season of life. By tracking your net worth and cash flow, we can monitor and adjust your current investment strategies, we aim to ensure your retirement strategy, including your risk management plan and tax reduction strategies, are aligned with your financial goals.



You want a financial advisor who not only understands your individual financial goals, but is someone you can talk to, who will be there for you with practical advice and professional assistance as your needs evolve. Moran Wealth Management provides you with just this kind of service—a combination of top-quality professionalism and the personal approach you deserve.

As a full-service wealth advisory practice, Moran Wealth has the experience and commitment needed to help you achieve your financial goals. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with a financial advisor to see how our services and a truly collaborative team approach can work for you.;

Our Process: What to Expect

  1. Schedule your complimentary consultation with a financial advisor.
  2. Discuss current financial state and future goals with an advisor.
  3. We prepare a proposal based on the amount you wish to have us manage.
  4. Second meeting with your advisor to review the proposal, review the recommended portfolios that is designed to diversify risk with multiple strategies, and discuss fee rate.
  5. Once proposal is accepted, you will meet with your dedicated associate to attain all pertinent information to open and/or transfer assets to Wells Fargo Advisors from your existing investment firm.
  6. Your associate will communicate directly with you to complete the transfer process.
  7. Your associate can touch base with you to ensure you are satisfied and address any questions, concerns or changes.
  8. We offer meetings with your dedicated financial advisor to recap your investment performance, review any life changing events, and ensure your investment objective is aligned with your household allocation.


Moran Wealth Management is often featured in the news for philanthropic work throughout the Southwest Florida community, industry accolades and awards, and internal hires and promotions. Check back often to keep up with our company happenings.

1Barron’s Top 100 Advisors: The rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record and client retention.

2Forbes: Ranking algorithm based on industry experience, interviews, compliance records, assets under management, revenue and other criteria by SHOOK Research, LLC, which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Investment performance is not a criterion.

3Financial Times – Top 400 Financial Advisors: Rankings are based on data provided by investment firms. Factors include assets under management, experience, industry certifications and compliance record. Investment performance and financial advisor production are not explicit components.

4The WealthManagement.com Top 100 Wirehouse Advisors list is based solely on assets under management. Only those advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list. 

5The Wells Fargo Advisors Spirit Award was established to recognize a select group of Premier Advisors for their lifetime achievements – both personal and professional – and for epitomizing and reflecting Wells Fargo Advisors’ values.  The Premier Advisor designation is held by a select group of Financial Advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components and professionalism.

The Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors rankings are based on data provided by thousands of advisors. Factors included in the rankings were assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, length of service, quality of practice and client retention.