Kestra Financial Welcomes Austin Moon III as Vice President of Business Development
AUSTIN, Texas--Kestra Financial, Inc. (Kestra Financial), an industry-leading independent advisor platform, today announced the hire of Austin Moon III, a 20-year financial services veteran with an impressive sales background, as its new Vice President of Business Development.
Moon brings extensive expertise stemming from his previous business development and sales leadership positions, including managerial roles with two successful startups, one as a founder, and the other as a partner. At Kestra Financial, he will help drive recruiting efforts while managing an internal recruitment team, setting strategy to reach targets, building and managing campaigns, and coordinating relationships with external recruiting and marketing personnel.
“For this vital role, we sought a candidate with deep experience managing internal sales through metric-based, behavior-based, and data-driven approaches,” said Daniel Schwamb, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Kestra Financial. “The candidate also needed to be a strong communicator and collaborator who enjoys coaching and mentoring. In Austin, we’ve found an innovative executive who exceeds all of those expectations, and we’re happy to welcome him to Kestra Financial.”
Moon has held a number of senior roles throughout his career, including a 12-year stint as Vice President of New Business Development at National Planning Corporation, three years as Partner and Managing Director at UAT, Inc., a year-and-a-half as Director of Business Development at Advantage Financial Group, and two-and-a-half years as Vice President and Head of New Business Development at National Planning Holdings.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the dynamic team at Kestra Financial,” said Moon. “My focus is on driving long-term, sustainable revenue growth, and I’m passionate about purposeful change through innovation. From the moment I interviewed with Daniel and the team, I knew Kestra Financial would be the perfect fit.”
About Kestra Financial
Kestra Financial, Inc. (Kestra Financial) provides a leading independent advisor platform that empowers sophisticated, independent financial professionals, including traditional and hybrid RIAs, to prosper, grow, and provide superior client service. With a culture rich in reinvention and advisor advocacy, Kestra Financial has developed integrated business management technology that, combined with its personalized consulting services, offers exceptional scale and efficiency.
Headquartered in the “Silicon Hills” of Austin, Texas, Kestra Financial offers an experience as unique as the city in which it operates. The firm supports more than 1,800 independent financial advisors in delivering comprehensive securities and investment advisory services to their clients. Kestra Financial is the parent company of Kestra Investment Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, and also of Kestra Advisory Services, LLC; Kestra Private Wealth Services, LLC; and Kestra Institutional Services, LLC; all federally registered investment advisers.
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