Carson Group Expands National Presence of the Carson Wealth Brand with Acquisition of Billion-Dollar Firm

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Pinnacle Financial Group brings $1.1 billion in assets and five office locations to Carson Wealth

Omaha, NE – July 20, 2018 Carson Group,a family of companies committed to being the most trusted for financial advice and guidance via service to both advisors and investors, today announced that Amarillo, Texas-based Pinnacle Financial Group (“Pinnacle”) has become the latest firm to leverage Carson Group’s recently developed equity partnership option.

Pinnacle Financial Group, led by founder and CEO Michael David, is dedicated to providing investors a high-touch, personalized experience that emphasizes core tenets of trust, transparency and accountability. The firm employs 28 stakeholders across its five office locations throughout Texas and Kansas, with a combined $1.1 billion in assets under management.

Pinnacle decided to affiliate with Carson Wealth to further strengthen its movement in the financial services industry and set a new standard for the client experience. This new partnership will see Carson Group acquire an equity stake in Pinnacle, enabling the Pinnacle team to adopt the trusted Carson Wealth name and enjoy the brand recognition of a Barron’s Hall of Fame firm – all while maintaining majority stake in their practice.Mr. David will continue to enjoy active majority ownership of the firm and spearhead all strategic business decisions and operations.

“It’s a transformational leap for both our team and our brand; I’m having the time of my life,” said Mr. David. “Overnight, we’ve elevated our national presence as one of the most recognized financial services brands in the country, while keeping the interests of our clients at the forefront. The real benefit of this move is, above all else, how it reaffirms the sincere promise we’ve made to our clients and their families.”

“Michael and his team have known Carson Wealth for decades,” added Ron Carson, CEO and founder of Carson Group. “We couldn’t be more excited to have such a fast-growing firm represent a new chapter of the Carson Wealth brand. We make the complex simple for clients, no matter their phase of life and or level of wealth, and we look forward to seeing that meaningful mission expand with the addition of Pinnacle Financial Group’s entire team.”

In addition to being a mainstay in the Barron’s annual list of top wealth management firms, Carson Wealth was recently included in the 2018 FT300 rankings, a state-by-state list comprising the top RIAs in the country. The firm is also regularly featured in the Forbes list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors and, for the first time in 2018, was recognized among the top 50 Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors by InvestmentNews.


About Carson Group 

Carson Group Holdings (“Carson Group”) serves financial advisors and investors through its businesses including Carson Wealth, Carson Group Coaching, and Carson Group Partners. The conglomerate of companies offers coaching and partnership services to advisor firms – and straightforward financial advice to the investing public.

Founded in 1983, Carson Wealth has grown to become a Barron’sHall of Fame firm, serving clients through holistic financial planning, disciplined investment strategies, and proactive personal service.

Founded in 1993, Carson Group Coaching is a leading national financial advisor coaching and resource program designed to help growth-minded advisors build their businesses through coaching support, tested action plans, and accountability that drive proven results.

Founded in 2012, Carson Group Partners simplifies the complexity of running a wealth management firm by managing and executing marketing, compliance, technology, investment management, and operations for advisor firms.

All three organizations are headquarteredin Omaha, Nebraska, and share a common mission to be the most trusted for financial advice. For more information, visit


*Barron’s magazine, October 20, 2014 issue. The Barron’s rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation’s most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn’t an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment-picking abilities.

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