Elleverage

Take back time. Take back money. Take back freedom.

Independent Support

In this competitive market, would you rather spend your time and money on compliance, operations and technology? Or on developing your business?

Elleverage is your service company for mid and back office operational support and compliance oversight. We provide you with the leverage to balance the seemingly opposite functions of complex compliance with efficient operations while not complicating your life or your client’s experience.

Services That Set You Free

Having been SEC-registered advisors ourselves, with over 65 years of combined experience, we understand what advisors and their clients need to succeed. We have the fiduciary mindset, knowledge, risk awareness, background, and services to assist you in carrying on your business into the future.

We are platform agnostic. We start with a review of the services, integration, and culture of the custodian to determine if it fits with your business model. Where additional programs or functions are desired, we can analyze their effectiveness. Our goal is to provide the most efficient and compliant processes so as not to take up your time unnecessarily.

Our complete service offering is backed by decades of experience and helps you take back your freedom.

Client Support

Client Support

Our client onboarding process allows for a smooth transition that transfers the responsibility of acting as a liaison with the transferring firm and the custodian to Elleverage. And as Financial Planners, we can assist in the investment policy statement or even dig deeper to help you understand your client goals.

We let you know the status of the client setup each step of the way and proudly announce when you can engage with the client for portfolio management.

  • Onboarding
  • Relationship Management
  • Client Transition
  • Asset Allocation
  • Goal Assessment
  • Best Practices
  • Proven Processes
  • Fee Calculation and Billing
Compliance & Registration Filing

Compliance & Registration Filing

Advisors spend almost 40% of their time on compliance issues and filing requirements. Elleverage helps you get that time back so you can redirect it towards your clients. We are not out of a box or a software program where you still have to take your time to take action and monitor the regulations. We offer a compliance solution with actual people to take the weight of the regulatory quagmire off your shoulders.

Elleverage paves the way for responsible compliance and efficient processes by balancing logic with creativity. We’re agile, experienced, and aware of the risks facing your business today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now. Elleverage allows you the freedom to run your business with best practices and a focus on positive client experiences. We manage the risks for you so you can focus on what really matters: your success.

  • Consulting
  • Annual Reviews & Filing
  • Procedures and Policies
  • Regulatory Mailings
  • Audit Preparation/Participation
Technology & Security

Technology & Security

Elleverage offers a segregated cloud and archival function with the appropriate technology structure to keep you organized and operationally compliant.

  • Data Security
  • Cloud Storage
  • Electronic Files/Paperless Office
  • Managed Help Desk and Maintenance
  • Email and Advertising Archiving

The Experienced Elleverage Team

We are professional, experienced, warm, authentic, and most of all – ready and willing to offer assistance, guidance, and reassurance. Being in the industry for as long as we have, there are few issues we haven’t come across. Whether it’s a custodial process, transaction, cost basis calculation, settlement issue, or otherwise, we can solve it for you and for your clients.

At Elleverage, we boast years of combined experience in the financial industry. Each of our partners has a unique focus and we take great pride in accurately leveraging our strengths to propel you forward.

You need a service company that is personable, accessible, and knowledgeable to help you keep your clients happy.

Deborah A. Stauring

Deborah A. Stauring

CEO

As a co-founder of Elleverage, Inc., Deborah has spent decades in the financial services industry. Most recently her firm was among one of the leading groups of advisors that transitioned to the Raymond James Investment Advisor Division. Deborah is a highly respected leader in the RIA space and has had much input on best practices. Once with a Buffalo-owned brokerage firm Harold C. Brown & Co., Deborah, as an owner, transitioned their clients from commission to fee-based and eventually started her own RIA, Winthrop Financial, Inc.

Deborah began working in the financial industry in 1980, and has a strong background in finance and economics. She is a Certified Financial Planner, Chartered Financial Consultant and Accredited Investment Fiduciary, and embraces continual learning to stay updated on all the relevant financial planning and market topics. Over her more than 37 years, Deborah has been implementing and executing compliance programs and monitoring her advisors as the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. Her strong understanding of the advisory business provides her the ability to effectively incorporate controls and systems to promote compliance and mitigate risk.

Deborah has collaborated with her clients to provide personalized wealth management programs that included investment selection, portfolio construction and retirement planning. Deborah is a zealot in creating the most efficient processes possible to provide timely services and management of the ever-changing financial products, investor tastes and risk, and the multi-generational needs of a client focused firm.

Deborah has a passion for providing services to financial advisors from the wire houses and regional firms that allows them to experience the same freedom and success that she has had as an independent advisor. She understands that advisors are the stewards of their clients’ financial well-being and takes the role and responsibilities of a fiduciary seriously.

She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, twin sister, family and two dogs, and at their camp in the Adirondacks. She is an active member in her community through Junior Achievement, is on the board of the Hull House Foundation, has a passion for conducting financial education workshops, and is proud of her lineage and very involved with the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Jennifer D. Roberts

Jennifer D. Roberts

Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer has spent over 23 years in the financial services industry and has a deep knowledge for the back office operations. Co-founder of Elleverage Inc., she has been a liaison with many platforms including Advest, Wachovia, Pershing, and Raymond James. There is no one better in the industry when it comes to the back office operations of an RIA. Over the years she has developed and implemented top industry processes such as the full client onboarding process offered by Elleverage. It is her top priority to ensure the clients’ requests are coordinated with team members and that all needs are being met in an efficient and effective manner.

Jennifer has been an integral component in transitioning many large teams of advisors to new custodians and platforms, and in turn has gained incredible institutional knowledge. Internally she has assisted advisors with the succession transition of their business.

Most recently with Winthrop Financial, Inc., as the firm’s Registered Paraplanner, Jennifer worked closely with clients and advisors in all areas encompassing the financial planning process. She is currently enrolled with The American College in the Chartered Financial Consultant curriculum working towards the ChFC® designation.

Jennifer previously served on the Raymond James Investment Advisory Division Technology Committee and takes pleasure in evaluating new technology that culminates in making both the client and the advisor’s experience a little better.

For Elleverage, Jennifer will look after day-to-day activities as it relates to client relationship services, goal planning and technology. She believes providing exceptional client service is a must, allowing the advisor to focus on growing their business.

At her home in Lake View, New York, Jennifer and her husband Terrance enjoy spending free time with their three children, grandson, family, and many friends. They are actively involved in many community events, especially youth sports.

Take Your Entrepreneurial Spirit to the Next Level

Control 100% of your revenue. There’s no need to partner with other advisors or get rolled up into the cookie cutter strategy of a large service company where you are only helping them get bigger. Focus on your wealth management and investment approach with your own customized solutions.

While independence and complete control of your business may seem daunting, Elleverage delivers peace of mind.

Location

Partner with a firm that is proud to be part of the fabric in the renaissance of a place that sets the stage for your own upward trajectory. We recognize the atmosphere is full of static electricity that creates great space and want you to be part of the excitement. Elleverage is located in the beautifully remodeled 500 Seneca building between the burgeoning medical corridor and the steaming waterfront activities of Buffalo’s harbor.

Come join us in partnership.