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Rehmann Financial Group names new managing directors

Rehmann Principals Ryan Sullivan, Jeff Phillips and Paul Abendroth have been named managing directors of Rehmann Financial Group (RFG). Together, they’ll focus on firm-wide strategic initiatives and the overall growth of RFG.

RFG has been recognized as one of the country’s top registered investment advisor (RIA) firms and rests among the top two percent of the more than 14,000 RIA-registered firms in the U.S.

Between them, Sullivan, Phillips and Abendroth have decades of experience in financial advisory services, ranging from investment and college planning to wealth management and retirement plans.

“With these experienced professionals at the helm, we look forward to exceeding client expectations throughout 2016 and beyond,” said Randy Rupp, Rehmann CEO.

Sullivan, Phillips and Abendroth will continue building on RFG’s approach to efficiently deliver primary services in the areas of financial planning, investment management, corporate retirement plans and insurance services. They have had the opportunity to work closely over the past five years and are prepared to set the strategic vision of RFG and drive exceptional client service.

Sullivan graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. Phillips received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oakland University and master’s degree in finance from Walsh College. Abendroth earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Bowling Green State University.

The three take over for Fred Schaard, who will remain with the firm to support its service and growth efforts.

About Rehmann
Rehmann is a fully integrated financial services firm of CPAs & consultants, wealth advisors and corporate investigators dedicated to providing clients proactive ideas and solutions to help them prosper professionally and personally. The firm offers a cross-functional team approach that gives clients direct access to a professional in any available service. Rehmann is ranked as the 29th largest firm in the United States, with nearly 800 associates in 19 offices located in Michigan, Ohio and Florida. Rehmann is an independent member of Nexia International, allowing them to provide a global approach for their clients. Online at

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