The Blacktower Financial Management Group of Companies has named Gavin Pluck as group director.
He will be responsible for expanding “Blacktower’s licensing footprint into further jurisdictions” and work with the firm’s board to “enhance the brand position and expanding on its already far-reaching presence”, the company said.
Pluck joins Blacktower having resigned from his position as Guardian Wealth Management managing director in February 2020, following the company’s acquisition by SkyBound Capital.
Pluck has over 18 years industry experience.
Guardian Wealth Management has since rebranded as GWM.
‘Bolster our market positioning’
John Westwood, founder and group managing director of Blacktower, said: “Strategically, we are now positioning the business to move to the next level of market superiority and to support this ambition, I am very pleased to welcome Gavin Pluck’s expertise and experience.
“2020 was a turbulent year for many in our industry and we were no exception to those difficulties, however we are proud to confirm that the Blacktower Group of Companies arrives into 2021 in strong stead, and this facilitates our continued ambition and intent to further bolster our market positioning and reputation.”
Pluck added: “Having taken the time to look at our industry landscape and ever-changing regulatory requirements, it was evident to me that Blacktower is in a perfectly poised position to thrive in a post-Brexit environment.
“I am excited by the possibilities that lie ahead and eager to begin assisting John Westwood and the board in taking Blacktower to its full potential of being the leading international financial services brand in the industry.”