Broker Check

Past Clients

"My thanks to Gus for leading me through the negotiations with the eventual buyers of my investment advisory practice. My career had been 30 years as an independent CPA in public practice, followed by 20 years as a investment advisor representative with Cetera Advisor  Networks. Gus' advice and interaction with the buyers was of great help in concluding a successful transaction."

~Sam R, Bellevue, WA

“I am presently working with Gus Fox-Smith on a Business Valuation and Succession Agreement for my Insurance and Investment Practice.  He has been very thorough, knowledgeable, educational, takes time to explain and he is patient with questions.  I had interviewed other companies and I am happy about my decision to work with Gus and his team.  We both work through Cetera Advisors Network which has been so helpful.  I look forward to our continued work together and would highly recommend Gus to other Advisors.  He understands us Financial Advisors and how the Succession planning works.  Thank you Gus !"

~Tonya H-D, Bellevue, WA

"Hailing from a Broker Dealer with a small Denver footprint, I courted suitors for my $60M AUM practice from multiple B/D’s in the metro area. Not only was the Fox-Smith offer fair by industry standards but they were flexible in accommodating payout length and capital gains treatment. The multiple locations served my city wide clientele well, making meeting access much handier for many of my clients.

As promised, Gus and his team were respectful of existing investments in place, making recommendations for change only when it was in the client’s best interest. Indeed, as Gus projected, client retention exceeded 95% despite the rigors of BD re-papering. He even has an advisor on his team that is willing to make house calls to aging clients who can no longer drive, a real plus for our elderly clientele!

My licensed assistant of many years was welcomed as an invaluable and integral part of the practice transition and is now a permanent member of the Fox-Smith team. Working with a larger group than my solo practice provided her with a pathway for advancement and career development beyond what I could provide. A win-win for us all!

Above all, I found my purchasing partner to be clear eyed, ethical and true to his word. I’m confident that I made the right decision for my client's long term well-being and have never looked back or second guessed my decision. Having several seasoned, mid-career advisors to serve my largely retired clientele, gives both them and me the peace of mind that they are in good hands, safe and secure for the rest of their lives."

~ John L, Denver, CO

“We are grateful to have met Gus so many years ago.  We look back over the time we spent as friends when we treasured his organization and forward thinking.  And then when he became my husband's successor, his honesty and reliability became the stars of his character.  We have referred many family members to him.  His grace and likeability are refreshing!"

~ Pat G, Denver, CO