Ed Waits, AAMS®

Senior Vice President

Ed Waits


Ed is a native Atlantan. He began his career in finance in 1999 with A.G. Edwards & Sons who merged with Wachovia Securities in 2007 and soon after, in 2008, Wachovia Securities merged with Wells Fargo Advisors. In December 2023 Ed joined Register Financial Associates. Ed’s focus is on his clients and what is most important to them. He listens intently to not only hear but to clearly understand what it is they want to achieve for their families and then work to develop strategies to move in that direction. In his experience, successful designs are a result of quality communication between all stakeholders, an understanding of strategies advised, and coordination with clients’ attorneys and CPAs to build a comprehensive, integrated plan. Ed earned his Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Georgia in 1985. He holds Series 7, 63, and 65 securities registrations. He has earned the Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation (AAMS©) and is also a licensed insurance agent. Ed and Lisle, his wife of over 30 years, have two adult children, Mary Catherine, and Leila. He serves on the board of The Adaptive Learning Center and is actively involved with United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia. Away from work, Ed and Lisle enjoy their home in the North Georgia mountains hiking, playing golf and fishing.