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Acquisitions and Recruiting

The Recruiting & Acquisitions Team finds and executes on acquisition targets, as well as recruiting new advisors to the firm. We can also help Kingswood advisors find books of business to buy, or find a successor for their own practice.

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Jaime Golden


Jaime Golden is President of Acquisitions and Recruitment at the Kingswood U.S. and also director of Business Development at Benchmark Investments, Inc. He has been working in the Financial Services Industry for over 20 years. Prior to assuming the role as President of Acquisitions at the Kingswood Group, Jaime has enjoyed a successful career as an advisor for several independent broker dealers and RIAs. 

 Jaime has over 20 years of experience as an investor in commercial and residential real estate projects across the U.S., in addition to having successful investments in software and marketing and sales companies.

 Jaime graduated from Hunter University in New York City with a degree in Communications. He currently holds FINRA licenses 7 and 63.

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Eddie Kazatsky

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives


Eddie Kazatsky is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives of Kingswood U.S. and is involved with the Syndicate Banking team at Kingswood. Eddie has worked in the financial services industry for three years, starting his career at a mid-size hedge fund in New York City. Prior to joining the Kingswood team, he worked for a broker-dealer on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

 Eddie graduated from Bentley University with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and is an alumnus of Alpha Epsilon Pi. He currently holds a Series 7 and a candidate for the 66 and 79 license.


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Ryan Sabet

Director, Acquisitions, Recruiting and Special Initiatives


Ryan Sabet is the Director of Acquisitions, Recruitment and Strategic Initiatives. His deep experience managing commercial real estate portfolios has been invaluable to his ability to develop and negotiate key strategic partnerships and other deals to drive growth at Kingswood U.S. 

Ryan graduated from the Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and holds a certificate in construction and property management from New York University.

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Rifton Westby

Head of Recruiting


Rifton Westby is the Co-Head of Recruitment at Kingswood US. He has worked at Kingswood since February of 2020 and works out of our New York, NY office. Before this, Rif worked as a consultant to staff projects at global financial institutions. 

Rif graduated from the Ithaca College School of Business in 2018 with B.S. Degree. He also was a member of the football team at Ithaca College. 


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Brad Wilder

Head of Mergers & Acquisitions


Bradley Wilder is the head of Mergers & Acquisitions, specific responsibilities include deal sourcing to identify potential targets and deal viability, preforming extensive due diligence on acquisition and integrating, and review and advise on contracts and legal documents with internal and external shareholders He is also responsible for the financial, accounting, and risk management functions for the US enterprise. Before joining Kingswood US, Bradley served as the CFO for Offline Records, playing a critical role in the growth and profitability of the Company.

Bradley graduated from  Birmingham University (UK) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and also earned a Masters of Science Degree in Finance and Investment from the Cass Business School, University of London.  He is currently a candidate for the Series 27 license.


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Andrew Lambert

Senior Business Development Representative


Andrew is a Senior Business Development Representative out of Kingswood’s New York office. Prior to joining Kingswood US, he worked as a consultant for executive search projects at global financial institutions.

 Andrew got a degree in Media Business & Entrepreneurship from Temple University. He is an avid golfer, skier, and guitar player. Andrew grew up in Freehold, NJ and now lives in Jersey City.