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Our Team: Weld R. Butler

Principal, Chairman of the Investment Committee, Senior Counsel

Weld ButlerWeld Butler serves as Principal and Senior Advisor at Harbor Advisory in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Weld has over 30 years of experience providing families with investment services, estate planning expertise and counsel on wealth related financial decisions.

After graduating from Colby College with a B.A in economics, Weld made an early lifestyle choice and moved out west to follow his passion for skiing. There, he spent a number of years selling real estate near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. In 1984, Weld returned to New England to work at his father's investment firm. Weld's father, Robert G. Butler founded Harbor Advisory, an independent wealth management firm in 1972. At his father's request, he first attended the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

Before father and son could work together, Bob passed away unexpectedly. Weld stepped in to help fill his father's role. Since then, with guidance from Investment Committee member and CIO, Jack De Gan, he has adhered to his father's winning business model. He serves as Principal, Senior Advisor and Chairman of the Investment Committee at Harbor Advisory. He actively manages half of the firm's clients. Today, Weld has more than three decades of experience providing families with investment services, estate planning expertise and counsel on wealth related financial decisions.

Weld is an avid outdoorsman and mountain climber. He's climbed Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador as well as a number of other Andean Peaks. In good weather, Weld sometimes rows the wooden dory he built to work. He currently resides with his wife, Sarah, and two sons in Eliot, Maine.