We Build Relationships With Quality Firms, Their Leaders and Their Advisors, Empowering Each to Compete and Succeed.

First Clearing is a premier clearing and custody services business, serving broker-dealers and registered investment advisors nationwide. Driven by a strong and abiding commitment to the power of relationship, we help our client firms create and grow successful businesses.

Through our affiliation with Wells Fargo & Company, we provide access to vast resources to help you address all aspects of your business, empowering you to deliver the client experience you desire.

Our experience working with quality firms for more than three decades has garnered us a reputation for questioning the status quo, envisioning what lies ahead and innovating for the next generation.

WITH US, YOU’RE COMBINING STRENGTH, SCALE, AND HERITAGE WITH MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF PROVIDING CUSTODY SERVICES TO BROKER-DEALERS AND REGISTERED INVESTMENT ADVISORS (RIAs).

Better Together

We believe that relationships are not one-size-fits-all.

We make it our business to know you and understand your unique needs. Our leadership team takes the time to build personal, one-on-one relationships with each firm, to be accessible and accountable to you. We provide responsive, individualized service delivered by empowered seasoned industry professionals that know you and your unique business.  With us, you’re not just an entry in our book of business.

We’re not your typical custodian.

With us, you’ll have access to a comprehensive wealth management suite, thoughtful insights and flexible technology.  Combining the breadth and depth of Wells Fargo with your vision and passion for the business, we believe you’ll have the flexibility and scale you need to grow your business while delivering the client experience you desire at the same time.

We’re invested in the success and growth of your business.

It’s your vision, your business and your legacy. Whether you’re looking to build through recruiting, acquisition or optimization, we’re here to partner with you at every stage. With us, your growth is our goal.

IT’S YOUR VISION, YOUR BUSINESS, AND YOUR LEGACY. AND WE’RE WITH YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

Our Leaders

Experienced. Engaged. Accountable. We’re here to help you visualize the opportunities for your business and support the delivery of exceptional client experiences.

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    John G. Peluso, Jr.

    President

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    Craig M. Avery

    Managing Director, Business Development & Client Services

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    Albert Caiazzo

    Managing Director, Strategic Solutions and Controls

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    William A. Coppel

    Managing Director, Chief Growth Officer

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  • Susan Rosenhoffer

    Director of Market Growth & Development Delivery & Support

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    Rich Elias

    Director of Business Initiatives

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    Chris Lubbring

    Director of Pricing Strategy & Business Analytics

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    Joe Nestlerode

    Sr. Director, Technology

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