Staunton Harkins is a Partner of WestEnd Advisors and has sales and marketing responsibilities including business development and relationship management. Staunton entered the financial services industry in 1992. Prior to joining WestEnd Advisors, he spent eight years as a Financial Advisor with Wheat First Securities and UBS, running an investment consulting practice for high net worth individuals, families and small institutions. Prior to his experience as a Financial Advisor, he worked in the banking industry in various capacities including Vice President – Commercial Loan Manager at Branch Banking and Trust, where he served from 1992 through 1995. Staunton is a graduate of Virginia Tech University with a B.S. degree in Finance.