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Christopher Kane joins Sterling Risk Advisors

Christopher Kane joins Sterling Risk Advisors

ATLANTA -- Christopher P. Kane has joined Sterling Risk Advisors as a broker, specializing in the complex risk management solutions of private equity mergers and acquisitions, medical technology, manufacturing/distribution, and information technology companies.

Kane’s professional expertise also includes pharmaceuticals, value-added resellers, and defense contractors. He has completed The Hartford School of Insurance program and maintains his Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS) designation.

Before joining Sterling Risk Advisors, Kane was a captive agent for Liberty Mutual Insurance and served as a sales representative for State Farm Insurance.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Kennesaw State University and lives in Buckhead. He is an active member of Birmingham United Methodist Church and volunteers often with Trinity Community Ministries, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of homeless men.

Pike Nurseries to hire 150 seasonal employees

Pike Nurseries to hire 150 seasonal employees

ATLANTA -- Employment opportunities are in full bloom this fall for the nation’s largest independent garden retailer. Pike Nurseries will add approximately& 150 seasonal associates in the coming weeks.

Whether applicants are experienced sales professionals, retail managers or hobby gardeners, Pike Nurseries has a position for anyone who loves plants, people and playing in the dirt – no green thumb required! Interested candidates are encouraged to attend the Pike Nurseries Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lindbergh store on 2410 Camellia Lane NE or apply at any Pike Nurseries location.

The garden center is seeking applicants at every skill level, from high school students to those with a rooted background in horticulture. Employees must be prepared to proactively engage with customers, take the guesswork out of gardening, care for the store’s plants and more.

Michael Merlin named to REP. magazine’s 'Top 40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40'

Michael Merlin named to REP. magazine’s 'Top 40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40'

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley Wealth Management announced Michael Merlin, a Managing Director, Financial Advisor in the firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to REP. magazine’s list of “Top 40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40.” 

This listing is a select group of individuals who are 39 years of age or younger, as of July 2014, and are ranked exclusively on assets under management custodied at their firm. Only Financial Advisors for whom 80 percent or more of assets correspond to retail clients were eligible for the list.

“I am extremely proud that Michael Merlin is representing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this list,” commented Michael Outlaw, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta office office. “This listing recognizes an elite group of dedicated financial professionals.”

Radiance Solar hires Jordan Shechter as Director of New Operations & Maintenance Services Division

Radiance Solar hires Jordan Shechter as Director of New Operations & Maintenance Services Division

ATLANTA -- Radiance Solar, a leading Southeastern solar company, announced the formal launch of Radiance O&M Services with the hire of industry veteran Jordan Shechter as Director of Operations & Maintenance.

The Southeast solar market will experience significant and rapid growth with more than 1 Giga-Watt (1 billion Watts) of solar power plants due to come online over the next 2-3 years.  These solar plants will require a trained, technically proficient workforce to maintain and operate these solar facilities, which will provide power to the electrical grid throughout the Southeast.

UHY LLP adds Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant

UHY LLP adds Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant

ATLANTA -- UHY LLP announced the appointment of Daniel Vazquez as staff consultant. Vazquez will be based in the Atlanta office, serving UHY clients nationwide. He is responsible for enterprise optimization, management consulting, and finance transformation for UHY clients as part of the Management & Technology Consulting group and reports to UHY principal, Cindy Hannafey.

“Daniel Vazquez brings a first-class education in finance to the table, making him a highly qualified new addition to our UHY team,” said Hannafey.

Vazquez’s professional skills and qualifications include:

Jesse Walton Jr. receives promotion at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Jesse Walton Jr. receives promotion at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Morgan Stanley announced that Mr. Jesse Walton Jr. has been promoted to Vice President, Financial Advisor, CFP® CIMA®, in the firm’s Wealth Management office in Alpharetta.

Walton, who has been with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management since 2000, is a native of Decatur, Ga.  He holds a Bachelor’s in International Business degree from Howard University. Jesse currently lives in Marietta with his wife, Angela and son, Bryce.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a global leader, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, banking services, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit www.morganstanley.com.

Atlanta attorney Jon Hedgepeth selected to Georgia 'Super Lawyers'

Atlanta attorney Jon Hedgepeth selected to Georgia 'Super Lawyers'

ATLANTA -- Buckhead resident Jon Hedgepeth, founding partner at Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison in Atlanta, has been selected for Georgia’s Super Lawyers list for 2014 by Atlanta magazine and for Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The list appeared in the March 2014 issue of Atlanta magazine.

In December 2013, he was named to Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite, which highlights top attorneys from around the state as selected by their peers.

Hedgepeth practices in all areas of family law, including divorce and separation, and is also a certified practitioner of collaborative law. His honors, recognitions and community service include: