We’re here to amplify your life’s work. When financial advisors have the support and resources they need to succeed, they transcend to new levels of professional success by helping clients reach financial goals and milestones with confidence. This is what fuels the Wealth Advisor Alliance team every day — the opportunity to empower independent advisors to grow with purpose and to run their practice the way they want.

The Wealth Advisor Alliance brings together a community of professionals with distinct educational backgrounds — all ready to be part of what’s next. This foundation of financial knowledge gives them rare perspective on our ever-changing industry.

Brian Shapiro

Advisor Development Officer
Wealth Advisor Alliance

Brian focuses on recruiting like-minded financial advisors and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firms to join our organization. Through a consultative approach, Brian works with firms to uncover their needs and challenges to identify ways that a partnership with Forum would be beneficial to their practice.

Karma Forrestal, CFP®

Wealth Advisor Alliance

As one of the founders of the Forum Women’s Initiative, Karma is committed to helping women become financially independent. In conjunction with the Wealth Advisor Alliance, she is a mentor for female advisors as they establish and grow their practice.

Jonathan Rogers, CFP®

Co-Managing Partner
Wealth Advisor Alliance

Jonathan leads the strategic growth of the Wealth Advisor Alliance and the operations of its parent registered investment advisory firm, Forum Financial Management. His vision is to create a flexible TAMP and RIA platform built specifically for planning-centric, evidence-based financial advisors. He supports financial advisors across the Wealth Advisor Alliance and Forum communities, helping them define their business goals and explore how they can leverage their partnerships to achieve future growth and sustainability.

Mary Anne Ehlert CFP®

Financial Advisor
Wealth Advisor Alliance

Mary Anne Ehlert is a financial professional and sister to an individual with disabilities. An advocate for special-needs families, Mary Anne has appeared in a variety of publications and travels extensively to speak at local and national conferences on planning. Her knowledge and marketing plan supports other advisors who have a passion for serving that community. She is also president of Protected Tomorrows, Inc., which provides advocacy and other services for individuals with disabilities and their family members.

Norbert Mindel, JD, CPA, CFP®

Wealth Advisor Alliance

Norbert (Norm) Mindel is known in the financial services industry as an entertaining and insightful public speaker. Norm is primarily responsible for strategic planning for the firm. With his decades of experience in this industry and a background in accounting, law and wealth management, Norm works with business owners to address complex issues such as business development and succession planning.

Strategic Relationships

At the Wealth Advisor Alliance, we are proud to partner with some of the most respected organizations and thought leaders in the financial services industry. We share the same end goal: to give financial advisors the freedom to focus on their clients.

Dimensional Fund Advisors

The investment principles on which we base our programs came originally from the world of academia, not Wall Street. These principles have been articulated and developed by Dimensional Fund Advisors. As one of the largest fund managers, Dimensional has $618 billion in firmwide assets under management (as of September 30, 2023).

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Solin Strategic

In May 2019, the Wealth Advisor Alliance established a strategic relationship with Dan Solin, New York Times bestselling author, financial blogger and president of Solin Consulting (a division of Solin Strategic LLC).His new book, Ask: How to Relate to Everyone, is now available.

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School of Hard Knocks Investing

In this series, Norm Mindel, co-founder of Forum Financial Management, and Dave Goetsch, co-executive producer of “The Big Bang Theory” talk about some of the incredible things that happened way back when on Wall Street.

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Where Firms Go to Grow

Contact us today to learn more about the Wealth Advisor Alliance. One of our team members will personally reach out to you.