Alera Group Wealth Services Adds VP of Business Development

Deerfield, Ill, March 21, 2021 – Alera Group Wealth Services today announced that it has hired Bob Ciullo as vice president, business development, to focus on strategic acquisitions for the Wealth Services division of Alera Group. This newly created role signals Alera Group’s commitment to the wealth services industry and to growing the division through acquisition.

“I’m delighted that Bob has joined the team,” said Tina Hohman, executive vice president at Alera Group and national practice leader of Alera Group Wealth Services. “Adding this role is a key step in our strategic plan to grow our wealth business by partnering with forward-thinking advisory firms. Bob’s demonstrated experience in recruitment and development of advisory teams, client sourcing and prospecting and firm acquisitions will be instrumental to that effort.”

Ciullo joins Alera Group Wealth Services with more than 30 years of industry and leadership experience, most recently as managing director at DeVoe & Company, where he led consulting engagements on RIA firm growth, incentive compensation structure, RIA valuations and buy- and sell-side engagements. Previously, he held senior roles at multi-billion-dollar RIAs, PagnatoKarp and Sullivan Bruyette Speros and Blayney, as well as Charles Schwab, UBS Wealth Management, Lincoln Financial, AXA Equitable and other leading financial services firms.

The addition of a dedicated business development role to the Wealth Services team follows other moves to establish a foundation for future growth through acquisition. Earlier this year, Alera Group hired a COO to focus on the Wealth Services and Retirement Plan Services divisions.

About Alera Group Wealth Services

Alera Group Wealth Services, a division of Alera Group, is dedicated to enhancing the financial security of clients through a holistic suite of services to address the financial planning, investment and wealth management needs of individuals and families.

About Alera Group

Alera Group is an independent, national insurance and wealth management firm with more than $980 million in annual revenue, offering comprehensive employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement services and wealth management solutions to clients nationwide. By working collaboratively across specialties and geographies, Alera Group’s team of more than 3,500 professionals in more than 130 offices provides creative, competitive services that help ensure a client’s business and personal success. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn.


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