HighTower has expanded its partnership development team with the addition of Thomas Brown and Frank Epinger. Brown has joined HighTower as an executive director and East Coast relationship manager. He is based in New York. Brown previously co-founded Black Valley Consulting, a coaching and consulting firm for advisors. Prior to that, he served as branch manager of a Smith Barney office.

Frank Epinger has joined HighTower as an executive director and relationship manager for the West Coast and Midwest. He is based in Los Angeles. Previously, Epinger worked as a complex manager for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

In addition to the expansion of its partnership development team, HighTower recently completed a round of financing from its current investors. The financing will go toward funding acquisitions and growth as well as additional ongoing support for the partnership.

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