HighTower Adds Two Retirement Industry Experts

HighTower, the Baltimore-based financial services firm delivering differentiated solutions to corporate plan sponsors, announced the addition of Charlie Vieth and Steve Zients to its team.

The two retirement industry veterans bring over 50 years of combined experience to Fiduciary Plan Advisors at HighTower (HTFPA). Vieth and Zients join the firm as managing directors.

They previously held senior leadership roles at T. Rowe Price, helping to grow the company’s retirement plan business. Working with the retirement plan services division, Vieth served as president and director for 15 years, and Zients served as senior vice president and director for 23 years. Prior to joining HTFPA, the two co-founded Act2, a retirement consulting practice based in Baltimore.

“Fiduciary Plan Advisors serves a critical need for resources in the workplace that help employees plan for their retirement years,” says Michael LaMena, president of HighTower. “Charlie and Steve’s expertise will help drive the continued growth of HTFPA as one of the nation’s top fiduciary consulting practices meeting the complex demands of corporate plan sponsors.”