Paul Stewart, CPA, CGMA®

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Paul Stewart serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer for 1st Global, where he is responsible for the financial management, operations, human resources and enterprise management office functions that broaden the company’s capabilities and client base as well as attract and retain top-notch personnel. The balance of these functions helps hundreds of thousands of American families honor the important promises they’ve made and also upholds an organization in which employees and affiliates can be proud.

Overall, Paul is responsible for most of the internal avenues of 1st Global. In his financial management role, he oversees the areas of fee-based asset management billing, advisor compensation, strategic business and financial relationships, corporate financial planning, internal controls, facilities management, and financial reporting and budgeting. In his human resources role, he oversees the functions of employee recruitment, engagement and development as well as benefits, payroll and policies.

Paul is responsible for the Operations organization of 1st Global, including the Cashiering, Transfer of Accounts, New Accounts, Document Services, Regulatory Resolution and Regulatory Principal departments. He also leads a team involved in the execution of all major projects at the company. He joined the company in 2005 as the chief financial officer and also held the role of chief administrative officer prior to taking on his new position at the beginning of 2015. He enjoys being able to help people and impact their lives while also working to help grow the business at the same time.

Paul received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance from Baylor University and has worked in the financial services industry since his graduation (and even as an intern at a broker-dealer while he was still in college). He’s worked with a variety of firms in various capacities, including at Investors Financial Group and as the senior director of finance at ING Advisors Network and the chief financial officer at Multi-Financial Securities Corp. and Investors Financial Group, Inc. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has passed his Series 7, 24, 27, 63 and 65 exams.