D.A. Davidson & Co. Opens Texas Branch, Adding Four Financial Professionals in Austin

October 25, 2021

Extends wealth management influence to Texas market

D.A. Davidson & Co. today announced the opening of a new wealth management office in Austin, Texas, adding three advisors and a client associate with extensive financial services experience. All were previously affiliated with Hilltop Securities.

“We are pleased to start the 2022 fiscal year strong with the continuation of our growth strategy,” said Michael Purpura, President of Wealth Management for the firm. “D.A. Davidson has been part of the Austin community since 2013 with a capital markets office in Barton Oaks Plaza, and now our wealth management unit is proud to continue putting down more roots in Texas.”

The Austin financial advisors include:

  • Warren “Doc” Darilek; Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor; The Darilek & Hegarty Investment Group, member of D.A. Davidson & Co. Darilek joins D.A. Davidson after working in the financial services industry for 38 years.
  • Sean Hegarty; Associate Vice President, Financial Advisor; The Darilek & Hegarty Investment Group, member of D.A. Davidson & Co. Hegarty has been in the business for eight years, all with Hilltop. He holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and a Certified Public Accounting license. He graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree.
  • Doak Sullivan; Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor. Sullivan began his career in wealth management in 1997, following work in public accounting and the food industry. He holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Arkansas.

The new branch is temporarily located at 7000 N. MoPac Expressway, Suite 200, in Austin.

The professionals are part of D.A. Davidson Wealth Management, which offers an array of financial products and services to individuals, families, businesses and institutions. For more than 85 years, the firm’s advisors have provided straightforward advice and personalized solutions to help build, protect and pass on wealth for generations to come.

About D.A. Davidson Companies

D.A. Davidson Companies is an employee-owned financial services firm offering a range of financial services and advice to individuals, corporations, institutions and municipalities nationwide. Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Montana, with corporate offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle, the company has approximately 1,400 employees and offices in 28 states.

Subsidiaries include: D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest full-service investment firm headquartered in the Northwest, providing wealth management, investment banking, equity and fixed income capital markets services, and advice; Davidson Investment Advisors, a professional asset management firm; D.A. Davidson Trust Company, a trust and wealth management company; and Davidson Fixed Income Management, a registered investment adviser providing fixed income portfolio and advisory services.

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