Sam Maxwell, III, who managed $275 million in client assets at Morgan Stanley, has left the wirehouse and created Executive Wealth Group, a registered investment advisory firm.
He and Sherry Nelson, his director of client services, are based in Kirkland, Wash. The firm will custody assets with Raymond James.
Mr. Maxwell began his financial services career in 1991 at Merrill Lynch. In 1996, he moved to Dain Rauscher, which later became RBC Dain Rauscher. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2008.
Ms. Nelson, who began her career in 1980 at Smith Barney, joined Mr. Maxwell at Morgan Stanley in 2008.