F. William Van Kirk Jr. has opened Van Kirk Wealth Advisors, a full-service independent financial planning firm in Gulfport, Mississippi. A former vice president of investments at Stifel Financial Corp., Van Kirk and his team have transitioned their practice to Stratos Wealth Partners.

Van Kirk will serve as a principal for Stratos Wealth Partners and plans to retain approximately $108 million in brokerage and advisory assets in the transition. His son, F. William Van Kirk III, joins the team as a financial advisor and Carla Biasi is the office operations manager.

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