Equita Financial Network, a recently established RIA network for independent advisory firms led by women, has recruited Mario Nardone as its chief investment strategist, the company announced.

Nardone, the president and co-founder of East Bay Financial Services in Charleston, S.C., serves as an outside chief investment officer. He provides member firms with tailored portfolio oversight, wealth management guidance and investment due diligence.

Equita Financial Network is a business platform headquartered in Fort Washington, Pa.