Paul G. Ahern is President and founding Principal of Winslow Capital Group, LLC ( which has become the leading institutional consulting firm providing counsel on how to achieve scale and grow AUM in the bank / RIA wealth management channels. WCG is one of the few firms that can provide assistance on crafting a strategic vision and guidance at the detailed level of a tactical implementation. WCG clients span proprietary bank-based investment management; Registered Investment Advisers; and, bank-based, broker-dealers that are seeking to achieve consistency of process and product, at scale.

Mr. Ahern works with firms to better their client experience while maintaining profitability and efficiency targets. Institutional clients include firms that use both trust and BD systems of record & custody; manufacture and distribute proprietary offerings; separately managed account platforms (SMA); outsourced and insourced use of Overlay technology; Unified Managed Account offerings (UMA) and Unified Managed Household (UMH) architectures to achieve the goals for their wealth business model. Mr. Ahern is a featured speaker at many industry events on maintaining profitability and efficiency under the evolution of wealth management.

Mr. Ahern earned a baccalaureate degree from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA with a concentration in finance from University of Maine. Prior to founding Winslow Capital Group, LLC, Mr. Ahern was Executive Vice President and then CEO of BTI Financial Group from its founding as an operating subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares until 2002. Mr. Ahern served as President of BTIís subsidiary, registered investment adviser and was Vice President of the Board of Directors of Bar Harbor Bankshares, a public company. Prior to Mr. Ahernís work establishing BTI Financial Group, he served as Chief Investment Officer of Bar Harbor Banking and Trust Company until his promotion within the greater Bankshares organization to CEO of BTI Financial Group. Previous to his employment at Bar Harbor Banking and Trust (operating subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares) he was Portfolio Manager at Winslow Asset Management (no corporate relation to Winslow Capital Group, LLC) as well as Portfolio Manager at Winslow Asset Managementís successor organization, F.L. Putnam/Winslow Investment Management Company (no corporate relation to Winslow Capital Group, LLC). Mr. Ahern began his investment career as a Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch.

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