Buchanan Named Executive Chairman of Cannon Financial Institute

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Cannon Financial Institute has elected J. Phil Buchanan as Executive Chairman.

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There are more opportunities than ever in the financial services industry and Cannon is well positioned to help firms evaluate and pursue them.

Buchanan returns to Cannon bringing over 25 years experience in both leading large, diversified financial firms and in advising organizations on acquisitions, integration and organic growth.

Most recently, Buchanan served as President of Argent Financial Group, an $11.6 billion diversified services firm. During his three year tenure, Argent more than doubled its client asset base while assimilating eleven separate acquisitions. “The success of Argent speaks to the opportunities that focused and disciplined financial services firms can achieve,” said Buchanan. “I was extremely fortunate to work with a great executive team at Argent and am very excited to now partner with an equally talented team at Cannon. There are more opportunities than ever in the financial services industry and Cannon is well positioned to help firms evaluate and pursue them.”

Buchanan began his career at The Trust Company of Georgia before originally joining Cannon in 1992. Today he serves on multiple industry and organizational boards, in addition to his work in the philanthropic arena.

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Founded in 1961, Cannon is recognized as one of the leading global consulting and professional development firms serving the financial services industry. Cannon’s offerings include industry-forward instruction in personal trust, corporate trust, sales, relationship and practice management, retirement planning, operations, risk management, audit and compliance and investment experience. Cannon’s tailored consulting and blended learning solutions help organizations understand and act on change. Cannon shares their clients’ belief that everyone deserves sound advice and exceptional service.

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