Signature Private Wealth ManagementA Divison of Signature Bank of Arkansas

About Us

Signature Private Wealth Management is a division of Signature Bank of Arkansas. Through Raymond James, our experienced professionals provide clients with financial services to help better manage their wealth and plan their financial future. Please take a moment to consider how the Signature Private Wealth Management Team combining with the financial firms of Raymond James and Signature Bank can offer tremendous synergy for your benefit.


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Brian Cole
Branch Manager, SPWM, Financial Advisor
Investment Advisor Representative, RJFS

Brian is a native Arkansan.  He graduated from Searcy High School with honors in 1986.  Upon graduation, he attended both Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas, and was a member of the golf team at both schools.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of Arkansas in 1990.  After college, he attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law receiving a Juris Doctor in 1994.  Brian practiced law for six years focusing primarily on banking and probate law, and remains a member of the Arkansas Bar Association.

After leaving private law practice, Brian managed the Arvest Asset Management office in Fayetteville for several  years.  He then joined Raymond James in May of 2006.  He received the Raymond James 2009 “Rising Star Award”* and was a Raymond James Executive Council Member in 2010 and 2011.**  Brian assists clients with all aspects of the management of their investment portfolios from the accumulation phase and planning for retirement to income planning during retirement.  He holds several securities licenses including the Series 7, 63, 65, 31, 53, and 24, as well as the Arkansas life and health insurance licenses.

Brian, his wife Missy, and their children enjoy living in Fayetteville and participating in many activities in the community.

*Membership is based mainly on assets under management, education, credentials and fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually.

**Members of the 2009 RJFS Rising Stars include individual financial advisors whose personal gross production equals or is at least $150,000 in 2007, with a minimum of 25% increase in FY 2008.


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William Elder
Financial Advisor
Investment Advisor Representative, RJFS

Bill is one of Arkansas’ most experienced financial advisors with over 32 years of service to individuals, families and businesses. Prior to joining Signature Private Wealth Management in 2009, he was at Morgan Stanley in Fayetteville and Little Rock.  He holds the Series 7 and 63 licenses, as well as, the Arkansas life and health insurance licenses.  His primary focus is retirement planning. This encompasses both planning toward retirement during the accumulation phase and income planning during retirement.   

Bill received a BSBA degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Arkansas in 1980.

As an active member of his community, Bill has served on a number of non-profit boards.  His wife, Karen, and he enjoy the Arkansas outdoors and traveling both in the U.S. and abroad.


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Jacob Springer
Financial Advisor
Investment Advisor Representative, RJFS

Jacob Springer, a 12 year financial advisor veteran, specializes in retirement planning and is focused on helping clients realize their goals for retirement and retirement income planning. He holds licenses series 7, 31, and 66, along with Arkansas life and health insurance licenses. 

Jacob joined Signature Bank Private Wealth Management in March of 2009 after working as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley in Fayetteville. He holds a degree in Finance from Ouachita Baptist University.  In his spare time, Jake enjoys raising his daughter and spending time with family and friends.  He loves the outdoors and traveling. 


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Laura Chandler
Registered Sales Assistant

Laura Chandler is a Registered Sales Assistant, with over 25 years of experience.  She joined Signature Private Wealth Management in 2009, after working at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley, previously.   Her primary objective is to provide excellent customer service to the client and support the advisors by carrying out administrative responsibilities.   She holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.

Laura is a Northwest Arkansas native.  She enjoys spending time with her family and her hobbies include gardening, cooking and traveling. 


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Bethany Atchley
Associate Financial Advisor

Bethany is an Associate Financial Advisor.  She joined Signature Private Wealth Management in 2012 and is responsible for enhancing the client’s experience with Raymond James, through ongoing contact with the client as well as data gathering and analysis, development of financial planning, implementation and portfolio management.  She holds Series 7 and 66 licenses, as well as Arkansas life and health insurance licenses.

Bethany has lived in Northwest Arkansas for over 20 years and is originally from Missouri.  She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, from Pittsburg State University in 1993.   She previously owned her own business and enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Elizabeth.    Her husband of 19 years, Russell Atchley, is an attorney at Kutak Rock LLP, in Fayetteville.  Besides spending time with her family, some of her interests are traveling, running and playing golf. 


About Raymond James

In 1962, Bob James set out to build a different kind of financial services firm – one that put people, planning and principles first. And now, more than 50 years later, Bob's different kind of firm is one of the leading independent financial services companies in the United States.

Raymond James has grown to become a well-respected, widely recognized multinational firm with distinct business units that serve a variety of clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities and major corporations.

Milestone spotlight

October 19, 1987: Black Monday. While other firms closed their trading desks to minimize internal losses, Raymond James kept its desks open to meet clients’ needs. Because of Raymond James’ agency-based business model and commitment to client service, this was our first, last and only unprofitable quarter since the firm went public.

We can be sure the markets will change over the next 25 years, and that our industry and firm will continue to evolve. What won’t change is our commitment to the values that have driven our success.

By the numbers*

  • Approximately 6,800 financial advisors
  • More than 2.8 million client accounts
  • Over 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
  • Approximately $535 billion in total client assets
  • 21% total capital ratio – over 2x regulatory requirement
  • BBB, positive outlook credit rating (S&P)

It’s been our privilege for more than 50 years to support the goals of our clients and to give back to the communities in which we live and work – and we look forward to continuing to do so for many, many years to come. To take a “scroll” down memory lane, explore our history at RAYMONDJAMES.COM.

*As of 6/30/2016

Signature Private Wealth Management
3878 N. Crossover Rd.
Suite 20
FayettevilleAR 72703
Phone: 479-684-3741
Fax: 479-684-3795
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  • NOT FDIC Insured
  • NOT GUARANTEED by the bank
  • Subject to risk and may lose value
  • Not a deposit
  • Not insured by any government agency
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