History and Legacy
The origins of the firm were established in 1998 with the purchase of the assets of Sears Thompson, which was originally formed by Chuck Thompson and Andy Sears. The advisory assets were moved to the newly registered Riverplace Capital Management, Inc., as the broker-dealer assets remained in the original corporate entity. These were subsequently sold to Sheila Collins, a long-time employee of Sears Thompson. This separation allows Riverplace Capital to focus exclusively on investment management without conflicts that could arise from both originating and handling transactions.
Peter Bower, founder of Riverplace Capital, is a veteran of the industry with over 40 years’ experience and an incalculable level of expertise. With a solid start to his career at Merrill Lynch, Mr. Bower’s strengths as investor, entrepreneur, financier and financial manager have laid a strong foundation. Under his leadership, he has organized a team that has gleaned great insight into the market, its movements, and trends in the industry. In total, they have 100+ years experience.
Vice Presidents Mark Ross and Scott Wohlers have been tapped to lead the firm into the future. Mark is an alum of Merrill Lynch, with 24 years financial experience, as well as local expertise in real estate. Scott is a former banker, most recently with Regions Bank in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville. Both bring a variety of abilities, expertise, and contacts to benefit clients of the firm. View Leadership to learn more.