Ben Gordon and Team Combines with Syntal Capital Partners to Create One of the Largest Independent Advisory Firms in Texas


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading Midland, Texas financial advisory firm, Syntal Capital Partners, announced today that experienced financial advisor Ben Gordon and his team are combining with Syntal. Syntal anticipates being one of the largest independent financial advisory firms in Texas, continuing its impressive growth since founding the firm in May 2012.

Based in Dallas, Texas, financial advisor Ben Gordon and his team left Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group (PBIG) to partner with Syntal Capital Partners. The new team has four professionals including Ben Gordon - Managing Director; Laura Blair; Senior Vice President - Client Operations, and Collin Hart; Vice President - Investment Strategy & Research– all joining from Merrill Lynch. Risa Kiser, the newest team member is joining as Chief of Staff, Dallas Market.

With this announcement, Syntal Capital Partners expands its team to a total staff of 12. The firm expands its geographic footprint in Texas and broadens its network in the energy space as well as adding numerous additional sectors to its practice including real estate, consumer goods, technology and finance sectors.

Ben Gordon joined Merrill Lynch in 1994 and built his career around specializing in investment strategy design, asset allocation and portfolio construction for both individuals and institutional investors.

“Chad and I have had a long relationship with Ben and his team over the last decade and are delighted to welcome them to Syntal Capital Partners. We see significant synergies in terms of our capabilities and clients. We are pleased to be expanding our presence in Texas into the Dallas market,” according to Dane Crunk, Syntal Capital Partners. “Energy will remain a critical part of our business; however, with Ben and his team joining Syntal, we have broadened our business and will now serve clients in numerous sectors beyond energy including real estate, consumer goods, technology and finance sectors.”

“Our decision to combine with Syntal Capital Partners was based around doing right by our clients. We have watched Dane and Chad build out Syntal since their launch in 2012 and have been very impressed with their success as a leading Texas-based independent advisory firm in the energy space. We look forward to working together and leveraging the capabilities available in the independent space,” said Mr. Gordon.

About Syntal Capital Partners:

Syntal Capital Partners was launched on May 4, 2012 as an independent, SEC-registered investment advisory firm. Based in Midland, TX, Dallas, TX, and Colorado Springs, CO, the firm is focused on the complex needs and issues of families and business owners who work in the energy industry and related fields. In addition, the firm has expertise in real estate, consumer goods, technology and finance sectors.

Syntal Capital Partners offers clients an array of services including investment management, estate planning and trusts, tax management, concentrated stock solutions, banking and lending and philanthropic services. Syntal was recently named to the 2017 Financial Times 300 List of Registered Investment Advisers. Syntal Capital Partners is a Network Advisory firm of Dynasty Financial Partners. For more information, please visit

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