Hi, I’m Aaron Hasler
Aaron Hasler is a transition specialist for financial advisors who has been described as “innovative,” “focused,” and “persistent.” Just the traits you need in if you are looking to make a change. As Managing Partner, Aaron provides services in the areas of retail and institutional transitions, practice transitions, and succession planning, and experienced advisor recruiting. He works with competent and successful financial advisors, RIAs, and broker-dealers across the country. Aaron’s clients appreciate the high level of intensity he brings to a project, as well as his adaptable and pragmatic approach to finding the right home for his clients.
At his core, Aaron is passionate about helping people solve problems. His experience and knowledge of the financial services industry have allowed him to develop an effective, solutions-based approach that matches an advisor’s goals, with the right company in which to grow their practices. With every client, Aaron takes the time to really get to know his clients by analyzing what factors need to be in place for continued success. Only when he fully understands the short-and long-term goals of his clients does he recommend customized transition solutions.
“I have found my passion in owning a business where I can help people meet their goals through research, creative thinking, innovation, and negotiation. I am as committed to my clients’ success as I am to my own.”
For over ten years, Aaron has helped scores of advisors grow their businesses. With a background in compliance and business process management, Aaron understands how important the right broker-dealer, custodian, or RIA firm is to a thriving practice.
Prior to starting his own business, Aaron worked as a Regional Director of Branch Development at LPL Financial. Prior to LPL, he served as Regional Vice President of USAdvisors Network, a professional marketing and practice development firm. Aaron has also served as an expert witness for compliance defense cases in the financial services industry.
“The desire to be involved in shaping the lives of others in a meaningful way led me to Finetooth Consulting. Always with my clients’ best interests at the forefront, I understand the challenges advisors face finding just the right broker-dealer or other custodial relationships. It is my role to actively help them transition to a firm that will best support the continued growth and prosperity of their practices.”
The passion for helping find and place talented people extends to his volunteer activities. Aaron is the Director for the Financial Planning Association of Minnesota – Programs Committee. One of the largest and most active FPA chapters in the country, his team is finding interesting content and dynamic speakers for the members. Aaron is committed to furthering the profession and fostering a new generation of advisors and industry growth and the Financial Planning Association allows him to give back to the industry that has allowed his business to thrive.
Aaron lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with his wife Melissa, and their three children. He is passionate about spending time outdoors—running, working in his yard, cycling, and teaching his kids how to downhill ski.
He is also an active member and volunteer at his church where he has served on the Audit Committee and is currently serving on the Stewardship Committee.
What Clients Say About Me:
“Aaron worked with me to vet out several different potential broker-dealers as I studied to make a move. Always accessable and easy to talk to, Aaron truely consulted vs pushing for a quick sale. In addition, he clearly took the time to understand the type and “character” of the business I was looking for. I am pleased with the results and clearly recommend Aaron.” — Alan Stricker, President at August Financial Consulting, LLC and Owner at August Edge LLC
“Aaron was tremendously helpful in helping us select a broker dealer for our practice. His knowledge of the industry is exceptional, he communicates very clearly, and he was genuinely interested in assisting us to make the right decision. He helped us make a very difficult and stressful choice which has proven to be the optimal selection for our business. I would highly recommend him to anyone in our industry.” — Joe Bernardi, Owner at Bernardi Investment Services, Inc.
“I realized my current broker-dealer was changing and heading in a direction that did not support the independent business model I wanted for my practice and clients. I had never made a broker-dealer change and did not know how or where to start in my search. I reached out to Aaron and he provided me tremendous value in the search for a new broker-dealer, what to expect, and how to make it happen. Searching for a new firm can be a full time job on its own and I knew I needed some direction. Aaron listened to what I wanted from a broker-dealer, what I didn’t like from my current firm and helped me set up interviews with various broker-dealers that met my criteria – I felt he was truly working for me and not the broker-dealers. Aaron has tremendous knowledge of the various structures and the similarities and differences between them. He made an overwhelming task feel more comfortable and easy to accomplish..” — Nathan Running, President, Running Wealth Management.