Our Team

Jay Furst

Jay W. Furst

Mr. Furst, a founding principal of Forteris Wealth Management, oversees all of the trading and investment activities of this independent Registered Investment Advisor.

He has more than 20 years of direct experience managing equity portfolios for individual, family and institutional client relationships. In addition to being involved in all aspects of the managing of the firm, Jay leverages his broad range of experience and knowledge for unique client benefit — collaborating with clients to formulate objective investment strategies that will successfully answer their immediate needs and long-term goals. He works closely with the firm’s strategic partners at TD Ameritrade Institutional as well as with intermediaries, such as lawyers and accountants, in the development of targeted marketing initiatives.

Forteris Wealth Management became a member firm in support of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) in 2006. Sharing many of the core visions and values of the firm, the organization works to ensure that individuals have access to financial advisors who meet the highest standards for professional ability, comprehensive financial planning and fee-only compensation.

Before founding the firm, Jay worked at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC. Sanford Bernstein is now a unit of AllianceBernstein L.P., with over $100 Billion in assets under management.

He received his degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.

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Brett N. Fry, CFA, CFP®

Brett rejoined Forteris Wealth Management this year and is managing our office in Dallas, TX.  While helping clients plan for retirement, education and generational asset transfers, Brett’s expertise in portfolio management, managing concentrated stock positions, planning for the sale of a business, and helping young professionals accumulate wealth enables him to guide clients through their continuously changing financial decisions.

Prior to rejoining Forteris Wealth Management, Brett worked for BNY Mellon in New York City as a Wealth Manager.  In this role, Brett worked with both institutional clients and high net worth individuals to design customized portfolios that help meet their stated investment objectives.  In his previous term with Forteris, Brett was a Wealth Advisor.  In this role he oversaw Financial Planning related analyses across the firm’s clients base as well as the day to day management of the firm’s fixed income holdings. Brett was also a Financial Advisor at Altfest Personal Wealth Management in New York City where he had similar responsibilities with the firms fixed income holdings.  In this role, he was also in charge of managing client portfolios and formulating comprehensive wealth management plans.

Before moving to New York City, Brett graduated from Texas Tech University with a M.B.A. in Finance and a M.S. in Personal Financial Planning.  Brett also has a B.B.A. in Finance from Stephen F. Austin State University.  Brett holds the Certified Financial Planner™ designation as well as the coveted Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Brett is also a NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor and a member of XY Planning Network.

In his spare time, Brett enjoys playing with his dogs as well as hanging out with friends and family in the area.  During football season, Brett enjoys watching Texas Tech Football games as well as the Dallas Cowboys on Sundays.  In the football off season, you will find Brett playing golf with his friends.