Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 18, 1999

Grant W. Kurtz – The Advest Group Inc (adv)

GRANT W. KURTZ is Chief Executive Officer of The Advest Group, Inc. Mr. Kurtz received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and studied at the Securities Industry Institute of the Wharton School of Finance in 1981. Mr. Kurtz is a 35-year veteran of the securities industry. He joined Advest as a Regional Sales Manager in 1985. In 1987 he moved to Hartford as National Sales Manager and was elected to the Board of Directors of The Advest Group, Inc., in 1989. In 1990 he was elected President of Advest, Inc., and in 1995, President of The Advest Group, Inc., and on April 1, 1999, became Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Advest, Mr. Kurtz was with The Ohio Company for 20 years. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Advest Group, Inc., The Securities Industry Association, and the Connecticut Council on Economic Education. Mr. Kurtz also serves on the boards of The Connecticut Business and Industry Association, The Connecticut Capitol Region Growth Council, The Connecticut Rivers Council of Boy Scouts of America, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, Inc. He is Chairman of the Securities Industry Association's Regional Firms Committee, a member of the NYSE Regional Firms Advisory Committee, and a former member of the National Association of Securities Dealers District Committee. Profile
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