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Tom Connaghan and Spuds Powell Named 2023 Best in State Wealth Advisor by Forbes

April 27, 2023

KAR is thrilled to announce this achievement by Tom and Spuds.

Spuds Powell, Managing Director and Tom Connaghan, Senior Wealth Advisor, have ranked on Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list within the state of California for 2023. Powell, ranked seventh in Los Angeles, and Connaghan, ranked second in San Francisco, were both recognized for their work with high-net-worth clients.

“Spuds’ and Tom’s consistent ranking on this prestigious list is an achievement in itself, though also an acknowledgment of exceptional work for their clients,” said Stephen A. Rigali, Executive Managing Director. “The Executive Committee congratulates them for this ranking that was earned during a turbulent year.”

For additional information on the ranking and the full list, visit:

The Forbes 2023 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors ranking was issued in April 2023 and covers the year 2023. KAR has not paid a fee to participate in the rankings and has not paid fees for a license to reprint and distribute the results of the rankings.



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