ABOUT US

The WealthTrust Advantage.

OUR AFFILIATION

10 wealth management groups located in key communities across the country, supported by an operating company based in Houston. We employ more than 150 skilled employees across the country. A full list of affiliates and their locations is listed here.

Our Team

Has significant experience in establishing, managing, and growing wealth management firms as well as developing strategic alliances that promote growth. We utilize a structure designed to provide affiliates with the high quality service and tactical strategies required to expand their businesses.

Robert J. Corne

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Robert J. Corne

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Robert J. Corne joined WealthTrust in 2016 as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Corne has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and business management. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Sterne Agee Group in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Corne has served in financial and operational management roles at Wunderlich Securities, and Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett, which was acquired by Raymond James. Mr. Corne holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School and B.S in Accounting from Indiana State University. He is a financial and operations principal (FINOP) and holds active licenses for Series 7, 24, and 27 and a CPA license (currently inactive).

David L. Hunt

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

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David L. Hunt

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

David L. Hunt was appointed Chief Compliance Officer of WealthTrust in 2016. He previously held the same role at Sanders Morris Harris LLC, SMH Capital Advisors LLC, and Miller-Green Financial Services, LLC, which were acquired by WealthTrust. Mr. Hunt has more than 20 years of experience in investment management and the financial services industry. His most recent roles include serving the as the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Allianz Global Investors. Prior to that, Mr. Hunt was the Chief Compliance Officer of two subsidiaries of Wachovia Bank, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Chief Compliance Officer of Zone Trading, LLC. Mr. Hunt holds a B.A. in Economics from Albion College, and also holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, and 65 licenses.

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Robert J. Corne

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Robert J. Corne joined WealthTrust in 2016 as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Corne has more than 20 years of experience in accounting and business management. Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Sterne Agee Group in Birmingham, AL. Mr. Corne has served in financial and operational management roles at Wunderlich Securities, and Howe Barnes Hoefer & Arnett, which was acquired by Raymond James. Mr. Corne holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg Graduate School and B.S in Accounting from Indiana State University. He is a financial and operations principal (FINOP) and holds active licenses for Series 7, 24, and 27 and a CPA license (currently inactive).

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David L. Hunt

CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

David L. Hunt was appointed Chief Compliance Officer of WealthTrust in 2016. He previously held the same role at Sanders Morris Harris LLC, SMH Capital Advisors LLC, and Miller-Green Financial Services, LLC, which were acquired by WealthTrust. Mr. Hunt has more than 20 years of experience in investment management and the financial services industry. His most recent roles include serving the as the Deputy Chief Compliance Officer for Allianz Global Investors. Prior to that, Mr. Hunt was the Chief Compliance Officer of two subsidiaries of Wachovia Bank, Corporate and Investment Banking, and Chief Compliance Officer of Zone Trading, LLC. Mr. Hunt holds a B.A. in Economics from Albion College, and also holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 27, and 65 licenses.

Brenda S. Lane

DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

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Brenda S. Lane

DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Brenda S. Lane joined WealthTrust in 2006 and currently serves as the Director of Human Resources. She oversees talent acquisition and development, compensation planning and strategic planning. Prior to joining WealthTrust, she worked for several years at Vanderbilt University with the vice chancellor for the investments division. Additionally, Ms. Lane has more than 15 years of experience in the legal industry as an office manager and paralegal. Graduating from Lipscomb University, she holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting.

Mario A. Martinez

DIRECTOR OF IT

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Mario A. Martinez

DIRECTOR OF IT

Mario A. Martinez joined WealthTrust in 2015 as Director of IT. Mr. Martinez has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. He was previously a Director of IT for Halcon Resources, and held senior infrastructure and operations positions with Linn Energy, LLC.  Mr. Martinez holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston and is an affiliated alumnus with MIT Sloan School of Management (post-graduate studies).

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Brenda S. Lane

DIRECTOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

Brenda S. Lane joined WealthTrust in 2006 and currently serves as the Director of Human Resources. She oversees talent acquisition and development, compensation planning and strategic planning. Prior to joining WealthTrust, she worked for several years at Vanderbilt University with the vice chancellor for the investments division. Additionally, Ms. Lane has more than 15 years of experience in the legal industry as an office manager and paralegal. Graduating from Lipscomb University, she holds a B.S. Degree in Accounting.

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Mario A. Martinez

DIRECTOR OF IT

Mario A. Martinez joined WealthTrust in 2015 as Director of IT. Mr. Martinez has more than 20 years of experience in information technology. He was previously a Director of IT for Halcon Resources, and held senior infrastructure and operations positions with Linn Energy, LLC.  Mr. Martinez holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Houston and is an affiliated alumnus with MIT Sloan School of Management (post-graduate studies).

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council has been established to represent the affiliates’ voice in the direction of the Operating Company. The Advisory Council works closely with management to provide perspectives in areas of corporate standards, business practices, compliance, risk management, and marketing. Members lend advice and guidance in identifying initiatives and opportunities to further strengthen our organization.

The Advisory Council is made up of a talented group of senior leaders from our base of affiliates. Each member serves a two-year term. Over time, we will draw on other members from different affiliates to provide additional perspectives.