Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Announces Alliance with B2B CFO

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Announces Alliance with B2B   CFO

Professional alliance offers more holistic approach for business owners

Sep 6 2012 | New York

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney has   announced a new national alliance with B2B CFO, the largest CFO services firm   in the United States.  This agreement provides an innovative blueprint   for a coordinated effort to meet both the corporate and personal wealth   management needs of privately held businesses and their owners.

The relationship, formalized through   Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Professional Alliance Group, allows B2B CFO to   refer clients to Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and is the exclusive alliance of   its kind for B2B CFO, which offers chief financial officer services to   companies across the country.  The firm has 216 Partners in 45 states,   and advises more than 800 clients across North America.  Additionally,   B2B CFO has been recognized as one of the Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing   companies for the last three years.

Through this relationship, clients   referred by B2B CFO may access not only the wealth management expertise of   Morgan Stanley Smith Barney financial advisors, but also a more integrated   and coordinated approach to their finances and investments.  The   comprehensive approach of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney financial advisors   covers a wide array of financial considerations of a business owner and is   closely aligned with the business-specific financial guidance provided to   clients by B2B CFO.

“This is an important professional   alliance for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney,” said Michael Brunner, Senior Vice   President and Financial Advisor in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s downtown   Houston office.  “This concept has the potential to provide a paradigm   shift in the way privately held business owners manage their finances.    Instead of the traditional ‘siloed’ approach that involves multiple advisors,   business owners now have the ability to apply a comprehensive strategy to   help reach their financial goals for both their family and business.”

Stephen Fox, Professional Alliance   Group Director in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Troy, Michigan office notes,   “We are eager to work together with a company like B2B CFO.  This is an   excellent opportunity for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney to provide wealth management   services that will complement and enhance the advice and counsel that is   provided by B2B CFO advisors.”

The alliance combines the global resources of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney   with the experience of B2B CFO.

“B2B CFO is excited about this   professional alliance because of the added value it will bring to our   clients,” said B2B CFO Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jerry L.   Mills.  “As one of the world’s largest investment firms, Morgan Stanley   Smith Barney offers our clients access to world-class investment and wealth   management consultation, and it also allows our clients increased access to   capital, which is a priority for all business owners.”

About Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, a   global leader in wealth management, 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,   credit and lending, cash management, annuities and insurance, retirement and   trust services.  For further information about Morgan Stanley Smith   Barney, please visit

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a   leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment   banking, securities, investment management and wealth management   services.  The Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including   corporations, governments, institutions and individuals from more than 1,200   offices in 43 countries.  For further information about Morgan Stanley,   please visit

About B2B CFO
Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz.,   the firm was founded in 1987 by Jerry L. Mills who pioneered the “1099 CFO”   concept.  Today, B2B CFO is the nation’s largest CFO services firm   serving entrepreneurial, growth and mid-market companies.  The firm’s   partners have an average of 25 years of experience and each individual   partner is a senior level executive with a broad range of expertise.    The partners help businesses grow through a proven six step process called   “The Gameplan” ™.  Please visit online at to find out more about the company and B2B CFO careers.

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