The Hart Group - Morgan Stanley Team - Atlanta, GA
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The Hart Group
at Morgan Stanley
3280 Peachtree Road Northeast
Suite 1900
Atlanta, GA 30305
tel: (404) 842-2356
toll-free: (866) 360-4278
fax: (404) 935-9854
Ronald C. Hart
Ronald C. Hart
Managing Director, Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
tel: (404) 842-2211
toll-free: (800) 241-4277
fax: (404) 935-9854
Professional Details
  • Over 28 years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Began career with Goldman Sachs, later with CS First Boston and Merrill Lynch before joining Morgan Stanley* in 2000
  • Bachelor's degree and MBA, University of Memphis
  • Institute of Comparative Political and Economic Systems graduate, Georgetown University
  • Appointee by Governor Lamar Alexander to the Tennessee Board of Regents
  • Board member of the University of Memphis Fogelman College of Business & Economics
  • Trustee for The Fund for American Studies, Georgetown University
  • Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisor's list 2013
  • Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisor's list 2011
  • Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisor's list 2010
  • Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisor's list 2009
  • Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisor's by State 2014
  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisor's by State 2013
  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisor's by State 2012
  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisor's by State 2011
  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisor's by State 2010
  • Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisor's by State 2009
  • Financial Times Top 400 Advisors list 2014
  • Financial Times Top 400 Advisors list 2013
  • Registered Rep Magazine top advisors ranking #1 in the South & #7 in the U.S. for 2012
  • Registered Rep Magazine top advisors ranking #1 in the South & #7 in the U.S. for 2011
  • Registered Rep Magazine top advisors ranking #1 in the South & #4 in the U.S. for 2010
  • Registered Rep Magazine top advisors ranking #1 in the South & #4 in the U.S. for 2009
  • Registered Rep Magazine top advisors ranking #1 in the South & #4 in the U.S. for 2008
  • Registered Rep Magazine top advisors ranking #1 in the South & #7 in the U.S. for 2007
  • Series 5, 7, 63, and 65 licensed
  • Avid golfer and political humor writer. Married with three kids, the oldest in medical school.
Ronald C. Hart holds the following registrations:
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, MN, MS, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative;

Stephen A. Johnston
Stephen A. Johnston
Second Vice President
Financial Advisor
tel: (404) 842-2294
toll-free: (800) 241-4277
fax: (404) 935-9854
Professional Details
  • 14 Years Experience in the Financial Services Industry
  • Member of the Institutional Fixed Income Group
  • Member of The Hart Group
    Registered Rep Magazine Top Advisors Ranking #1 in the South 2008
    Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisor's List 2009
    Registered Rep Top Vertical Teams List 2007
  • Financial Planning Specialist Designation
  • Portfolio Management Program
  • Bachelor's Degree
    The College of Charleston
  • Certified Financial Planning Program, 2001-2002
    Oglethorpe University
  • Series 7, 63 & 65 Licensed
  • Life & Health Insurance Licensed
  • Married with 3 Children
Stephen A. Johnston holds the following registrations:
Securities Agent: AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, MD, MN, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA; General Securities Representative; Investment Advisor Representative;

Rett Croley
Consulting Group Analyst
tel: (404) 842-2356
fax: (404) 935-9854
Professional Details
  • Rett joined the team in January 2004 and holds Series 3, 7, 24, and 66 licenses.
  • He earned his MBA in Corporate Finance from Georgia State University in 2004 and his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 2000 with a double major in Finance and Insurance.
  • Previously, he worked as a Client Services Representative for Charles Schwab in Sacramento, CA and as a New Business Principal at AXA Financial’s headquarters in New York City.
  • Rett is the captain of his Men’s 4.5 USTA tennis team in Atlanta and enjoys playing all sports, but he is passionate about tennis and golf.

Rita Jensen
Senior Registered Associate
tel: (404) 842-2349
fax: (404) 935-9854
Professional Details
  • Rita joined the Hart Group after twelve years in the Capital Markets Groups of two major law firms.
  • Most recently she worked for Alston & Bird in Atlanta, and prior to that she was the assistant to the Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody in Buffalo, New York.
  • Rita attended the University of Memphis, and later obtained her degree in Legal Administration from Bryant and Stratton University.
  • She has her Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses.
  • She and her husband, Chuck, have served as Marriage Preparation counselors for engaged couples at Christ the King Cathedral, and are currently active members of St. Thomas the Apostle.
  • In addition to volunteering at St. Thomas, she also works with Habitat for Humanity and the Atlanta Mission.
  • Rita has two children and four grandchildren.
  • She enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her family.

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