Connealy Joins Securities America’s Branch Manager Advisory Council
"Our branch managers play a critical role in recruiting and retaining representatives," said Jim Nagengast, CEO and president of Securities America. "We're pleased to have professionals of this caliber who are willing to share their experience and skills in operating successful branch offices of Securities America."
Having earned both the Chartered Financial Consultant and Certified Financial Planner„¢ designations, Connealy also holds multiple FINRA registrations along with state life and health licenses. He is a registered representative and a registered principal with Securities America Inc., as well as an investment advisor representative of Securities America Advisors Inc. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Connealy specializes in retirement, estate and investment planning while also providing clients with comprehensive financial planning services.
Connealy joins returning members of the Branch Manager Advisory Council: Authur Cooper of Irvine, Calif.; Cyrus Kiani of Lincoln, Neb.; Gregg Lipsitz of Amherst, N.Y.; Don Patrick of Atlanta, Ga.; Dick Rios of Folsom, Calif.; Bobby White of Birmingham, Ala.; and Clyde Wyatt of Dallas, Texas. Securities America's Branch Manager Advisory Council provides an opportunity for branch managers to offer feedback and ideas on how Securities America can support the growth and management of successful branch offices. It also creates an opportunity for Securities America's executive team to communicate the firm's initiatives and accomplishments to branch managers, as well as build personal relationships and create strong strategic partnerships. The council meets in person twice a year and acts as a liaison to other branch manager. Council members serve a four-year term and represent a diverse mix of business, geographic region, gender and background.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is the nation's eighth largest independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine, June 2012, based on 2011 total revenue). For more than 25 years, Securities America's mission has been to foster the success of financial professionals so they can provide quality, objective counsel and services to their clients. Advisors benefit from the firm's industry-leading programs in practice management, advisory services and retirement income distribution, supported by state-of-the-art technology. Founded in 1993, Securities America Advisors Inc. is an SEC-Registered Investment Advisory firm that offers investment management, financial advice and financial planning through a national network of independent financial advisors. Securities America Financial Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). Securities America received the inaugural Thought Leadership Award from the Retirement Income Industry Association in March 2011. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.