Nick Stonestreet is the CEO and chief investment officer of Ronald Blue Trust. Nick has more than 30 years of financial services experience and has managed a broad spectrum of wealth management businesses. As CEO, Nick is active in developing Ronald Blue Trust’s strategic initiatives and oversees the overall management of the organization and its divisions. As chief investment officer, he heads the investment department as they develop and implement investment strategies that seek to increase the probability of successfully meeting clients’ financial planning goals. Prior to becoming CEO, Nick co-founded and was CEO of Vident Financial, an investment management firm. He also served as Regional Head of Private Wealth Management for Regions Financial. Before that, he worked at Merrill Lynch in several capacities including chief executive officer of Merrill Banc Suisse and global head of international trust and wealth structuring, global co-head of private wealth services, and director of private banking. He was also the director of Private Banking in Amsterdam, NL. In addition, Nick has been chief executive officer at BCR and started his career at Sun Trust Bank. Nick earned his master’s degree in international business studies from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.