Steve Cassaday '76


Alumnus Stephan Cassaday '76 named as top advisor in Virginia by Barron's

Radford University alumnus Stephan Cassaday ’76, President & CEO of Cassaday & Company, Inc., has been recognized by Barron’s as the #1 Advisor in Virginia in 2014, 2016 and 2017 on their annual list of America’s ‘Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State’. Barron’s also cited him as one of the ‘Top 100 Independent Advisors’ and ‘Top 100 Financial Advisors’ in the nation. Barron’s evaluates thousands of financial advisors across the country to determine these rankings, and Cassaday has been included on the list each year.

In addition to Barron’s honors, Cassaday & Company, Inc. has been recognized for employee development, community service, as a best place to work, as one of the fastest growing companies in the country, and as one of the top wealth advisors in the United States. Recent recognition includes:

• Forbes, America’s Top Wealth Advisors (2016)
• Northern Virginia Magazine, Top Financial Professionals (2017)
• Washingtonian, Top Wealth Advisors (2016) & Great Places to Work (2017)
• Inc. 5000, Fastest Growing Companies (2016)
• Washington Business Journal, Best Places to Work (2017)

Cassaday created the firm in 1993 to provide objective guidance to investors seeking advice on their financial situations. Today, the firm as grown to more than $2.2 billion in assets under management, serving 1,800 households across the country.

Cassaday has been a dedicated alumni volunteer as a former member of the RU Board of Visitors and member of the College of Business and Economics Advisory Council. Throughout the years, he has spoken to business classes and given students advice about being successful in the “real world.”

Cassaday said he and his fellow alumni are proof that a Radford University degree can give students a great start on their professional path. “You are going to be as successful as you want to be, and we [alumni] are living proof of how successful you can be,” says Cassaday.