Veteran Wealth Management Executive Ronald E. Thacker Embraces Independence: Thacker Joins Texas RIA Americana Partners as President

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Americana Partners is pleased to announce that Ronald E. Thacker is joining Americana Partners as President, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Jason Fertitta. He will be based in Austin, Texas.

Ronald E. Thacker is a former Managing Director and Regional Director for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. With 35 years of experience in the financial services industry, he led Morgan Stanley’s Central Region management team, where he directed more than 2000 financial advisors across 13 states. Mr. Thacker worked at Morgan Stanley for 30 years in numerous leadership roles before leaving in 2020. Mr. Thacker attended Midwestern University where he earned his B.B.A. degree in Finance.

Launched on April 29, 2019, Americana Partners is one of the industry’s largest breakaways and the largest single team to join the Dynasty Network. The firm has $3.5 billion in client assets as February 2021, and offices in Houston, Austin, and Dallas and has longstanding ties to Texas.

Based in Houston, Mr. Fertitta is CEO of Americana Partners and leads its team of 26 professionals. Mr. Fertitta previously worked in Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Division since 2008 as a Managing Director, Private Wealth Advisor.

According to Mr. Thacker, “I am delighted to be joining Jason and his impressive team at Americana Partners. I see great opportunity for any advisors who want to be entrepreneurs more than employees. I am looking forward to working in the fast-growing independent space and see significant opportunities for Americana to build out its business.”

“I have had the pleasure of working for Ron for well over a decade and I am delighted to have him join Americana Partners as President,” said Mr. Fertitta. “He has considerable stature in the industry and we are looking forward to having Ron work on expanding Americana Partners in Texas and beyond. Ron possesses a high level of industry expertise, respect within the advisory community, and in-depth knowledge of the needs and objectives of advisors.”

About Americana Partners

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Sally Cates

Dynasty Financial Partners


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