• We attract really great people.
  • We offer a highly competitive compensation model.
  • We want to see you become incredibly successful.

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Who We Want

TBH Advisors was built out of and born from a boutique wealth management firm also based in Brentwood, TN. Leveraging the intellectual capital of a mature advisory firm with established principles, philosophies and processes, TBH Advisors was created to offer individuals who see themselves as a “trusted advisor” a better strategic partner for each phase of their advisory business. Whether you are beginning to mold your practice or you soon seek a succession plan, TBH Advisors is the destination for the entrepreneurial and fiduciary minded advisor.

Imagine working as a fiduciary, providing transparent and unbiased advice, with state-of-the-art technology. Imagine partnering with a firm that allows you to work as an employee and transition to Independent Contractor as your business evolves. Imagine partnering with a firm that offers a highly competitive compensation model that is advisor-centric and allows for equity ownership. Finally, imagine a firm whose leadership has each built a highly successful advisory practice and is here to help each TBH Advisor be incredibly successful.

If you are a financial advisor, wealth manager, private banker, CPA or other professional who works directly with clients, and is curious about an advisory relationship that offers you as much independence as you desire, but with complete back office support, then consider partnering with TBH Advisors.

Start a conversation today with TBH Advisors!

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

– Henry Ford

Our Story

Many have asked what TBH means. Simply, Tortoise Beats Hare.

In November 2007, TBH Global Asset Management, LLC became registered with the SEC as a Registered Investment Advisor. David Merrell was the founder and was soon joined by Travis Anderson, Sam Davis and Phil Reynolds. These four individuals each built their own books of business over several years and have now come together to form TBH Advisors, LLC. All four co-founders now have a desire to build something greater then themselves and believe TBH Advisors can offer the experienced advisor and those looking to build a career as an advisor a comprehensive independent platform that will enable them to thrive and succeed.

The founders realize that any successful relationship is one that is built on trust and over time. The symbolism of the turtle can be described with many words, but here are a few that resonated with the partners. Longevity, Blessings, Journeys, Patience, Protection and Wisdom. TBH Advisors embodies this symbolism and strives to bring clarity to each client’s financial life. A TBH advisor also believes that the more we plan, the higher likelihood of success and peace of mind the client receives. We look forward to sharing this journey with new TBH advisors and every TBH client.

The Tortoise and The Hare

There once was a speedy hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, Slow and Steady, the tortoise, challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.

Hare ran down the road for a while and then and paused to rest. He looked back at Slow and Steady and cried out, “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?”

Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, “There is plenty of time to relax.”

Slow and Steady walked and walked. He never, ever stopped until he came to the finish line.

The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Tortoise, they woke up Hare.

Hare stretched and yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise was over the line.

After that, Hare always reminded himself, “Don’t brag about your lightning pace, for Slow and Steady won the race!”

Clarity in Partnership

Successful advisory firms must base their business on a core philosophy, and TBH is no different. At its core, TBH seeks to provide clarity in partnering with its clients as they navigate their financial life. TBH advisors are Independent but not alone. They provide the client an unbiased, transparent, fee-based approach that is seamlessly aligned to the client’s goals and objectives (not the institutions) while having a knowledgeable support staff at their disposal.


David Merrell       Sam Davis      Phil Reynolds      Travis Anderson



No longer are you limited by the resources of a single institution.

Our independence fosters an enormous network of institutions competing for our clients business. Our structure enables each advisor to employ the top resources available, including research, financial planning capabilities, independent custodians and multiple platforms all fostering a more competitive environment for our clients. Our technology is state-of-the-art. We offer a mobile, cloud base platform that adapts to your practice and not the other way around.

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