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Archford’s Maher named among Titan 100 business leaders

Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP have announced Jim Maher, CEO and founder of Archford, as a 2022 Titan 100.

The program recognizes St. Louis’ Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives. They are considered the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion.  Collectively the 2022 Titan 100 and their companies employ more than 38,000 individuals and generate over $15.7 billion dollars in annual revenues.

“The Titan 100 are shaping the future of St. Louis’ business community by building a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their successes and contributions. We know that they will have a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their customers and clients across the nation.” says Jaime Zawmon, president of Titan CEO.

Maher, attorney and CPA, founded Archford, a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) practice, in 2013. He said he set out to make Archford a true leader in the financial industry by developing services to interconnect all areas of a person’s life to set up their family for financial success and freedom.

In just its third year of business, the firm made Financial Times’ Top 300 RIA Firms list. His team created a combined service model to provide clients with wealth management and accounting services under one roof to save them both time and money. He launched a consulting division to assist business owners with business continuation and succession planning. As a Certified Exit Plan Advisor, he also helps closely-held family businesses to establish resources for business owners in transition. As an award-winning, nationally recognized authority in estate planning, business transition and philanthropy, Jim is a sought-after trainer and presenter.

“I always share with my team that there are only two things in my life that have been individual accomplishments, that is my education and my wonderful family. Everything else is a reflection of the people I have been fortunate enough to work with throughout my career. I am extremely grateful to my colleagues at Archford and the cutting edge work we are producing to help others,” said Maher.

He will be honored at the Titan 100 awards on April 28 at “The Factory” in Chesterfield, Mo.

“On behalf of all the partners and associates at Wipfli we congratulate all the Titan100 winners. It’s an honor to recognize this diverse group of leaders in the St. Louis community. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both here in St. Louis and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as an industry Titan is richly deserved,” says Adam Herman, partner at Wipfli.

Maher’s firm has offices in Swansea, Edwardsville and St. Louis.

Archford offers a wide range of financial services to clients, including wealth management, retirement planning, business consulting, data management and philanthropic services.


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