Former J.C. Bradford execs create Avondale Partners to serve as a locally owned, full-service boutique investment banking and wealth management firm. The company opens its trading desk four months later — exactly one week before the September 11 attacks. The organization withstands the ensuing market instability and goes on to play a major role in growing Nashville’s health care economy and helping to fill the void left by J.C. Bradford’s acquisition.

The firm now operates in six offices across the United States.