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Edward C. Hiers

Edward C. Hiers

Founder & CEO

Edward C. Hiers, ChFC, has 40 years of financial services and investment management experience. He joined the firm in 1973, and oversaw its establishment under the Northeast Planning Associates, Inc. name in 1980.

He was also responsible for organizing the firm as a Registered Investment Advisor. During his tenure, NPA has grown to be one of the largest financial planning firms in New England with 2,500 corporate clients and more than 12,000 individual clients across 31 offices in five states, servicing more than $3 billion dollars in advisory and brokerage assets as of January 2018.

Ed is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm, working with the management team to ensure that NPA provides a comprehensive support and services platform for advisors. Focused primarily on improving advisor practice management, Ed frequently meets with NPA advisors both individually and in groups, as well as industry leaders, sharing insights and initiating dialogue on topics critical to financial services professionals.

Ed resides in Bedford, NH, with his wife Barbara. They have four adult children and six grandchildren. He is also very involved in his community, serving as Lead Pastor at Shiloh Community Church in Manchester, NH.