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RF Capital Group Inc. has hired a new vice-president to oversee Richardson Wealth’s growth as the brokerage continues its transformation after consolidating ownership and rebranding last year.

Christina Clement was appointed vice-president, practice growth and execution, in a move the firm said would enhance its “advisor-centric culture.”

Clement brings experience working with advisors in previous roles as head of practice management with BMO Nesbitt Burns and as assistant branch manager with RBC Dominion Securities, a release from RF Capital said.

“Christina’s onboarding is aligned to our organic growth goals,” said RF Capital president and CEO Kish Kapoor in a statement. “Her mandate is to provide support and tools to help our advisors and their high-net-worth clients thrive here better than anywhere else.”

Last month RF Capital released a growth strategy based on advisor recruitment and the potential acquisition of other wealth managers. The firm recently rejected takeover bids from rival independent Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.

Canaccord said earlier this month it was dropping its efforts to acquire RF Capital.

RF Capital has seen several personnel changes since consolidating ownership of Richardson Wealth in October. Longtime president and CEO Andrew Marsh stepped down earlier this year and the firm has added other senior executives, including strategic communications head Julie Burnham and vice-chair Dean Manjuris — another BMO Nesbitt Burns veteran.