Sequoia Financial Group, LLC (Sequoia), an independent financial services firm headquartered in Akron, Ohio, welcomes their newest hire, Al Kantra, Senior Vice President, Private Client Services.

Al comes to Sequoia with nearly 30 years of diverse experience in financial services, wealth management, and client service.  His broad experience, technical expertise and strong commitment to client experience are expected to help the firm continue to foster deep client relationships and drive growth. He was most recently at PNC Bank where he served in several executive level positions for Hawthorn and PNC Wealth Management. 

Al will be splitting his time between the firm’s Ohio and Michigan offices where he will be responsible for overseeing Wealth Management Services.  His home base will be located at the firm’s headquarters in Akron, Ohio.

“We believe the key to providing exceptional client service is attracting top talent while maintaining a culture that allows those talented professionals to collaborate effectively to meet our clients’ goals,” Tom Haught, President of Sequoia, commented.

Kantra noted, “The Sequoia culture, teamwork and technical aptitude were extremely appealing to me. I know that great client service comes from collaboration and expertise - both of which are foundational pillars at Sequoia. I’m excited to join such a reputable and growing team”.