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James R. Dickson

Board Member
President and Founder, Sanctuary Wealth Partners

250 W. 96th Street
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN


Jim is the President and Founder of Sanctuary and serves on the Board of Directors of Noyes Group, LLC. He is the visionary behind Sanctuary Wealth Partners. He led the founding, development and launch of this innovative, partnered independent division of Noyes. Having spent 20 years building and leading advisor teams, he knows what successful advisors need — and what they want.

As an entrepreneur and investor with multiple successful startup businesses, Jim possesses unique experience leading and building organizations of all sizes. He knows the importance the right leadership can provide as well as the stability and infrastructure the right firm can deliver. The network of independent advisors teams serving high-net-worth clients with a partner that handles day-to-day compliance and operations is the model of the future.

Jim began his career at Ernst & Young and then joined Merrill Lynch. At Merrill Lynch he quickly advanced into executive leadership after building a successful practice serving clients. He served as a Managing Director and held many national roles, including five years as Division Executive for the 13-state Greater Midwest Division. After 20 years at Merrill Lynch, Jim accepted the opportunity to join Noyes as its President and part owner to help lead it into the future.

Jim has been recognized in both Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 and Butler University’s Top 50 under 50. He serves on the board of the Zionsville Baseball Club, coaches in the Indiana Bulls Baseball Organization and volunteers as a judge for the national FFA convention each year.

Since 2014, Jim has served as a Trustee for Butler University, where he earned his B.S. in Accounting, attending on a baseball scholarship. Jim and his wife, Allison, have four children and reside in Zionsville, Indiana.

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