January 05, 2016 | Press Releases
Industry Veteran Joins Securities America Recruiting Team
LA VISTA, Neb. – Jan. 5, 2015 – Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS), has hired Bonnie Reed to join its branch office development recruiting team. Reed’s addition will help the independent broker-dealer manage the increasing pipeline of prospective advisors considering joining the company.
“When hiring for skilled recruiters, we wanted to find someone who already knew the ins and outs of the business,” said Gary Bender, Securities America first vice president and national director of recruiting. “Reed’s enthusiasm and experience in national recruiting and transition in the independent broker-dealer space make her the perfect addition to our team.”
Reed, has more than 15 years of financial services industry experience as a senior regional director focused on Eastern states. She has a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from William Penn University. Her career includes extensive consulting and recruiting with Management Recruiters International and with EAI, a software development company, where she managed recruiting operations for 16 U.S. regional offices and eight European locations. Prior to joining Securities America, Reed was vice president of recruiting and transition for Voya Financial Advisors, where she oversaw recruiting and transition for the retail and plan-sponsor channels.
“Securities America intrigued me as a progressive company with award-winning technology and a commitment to independence,” Reed said. “If an advisor desires a broker-dealer or true hybrid model, we can offer them an industry-leading multi-custodial solution. Securities America has the perfect balance between large-company resources and a small-company feel.”
About Securities America
Securities America is one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealers with more than 2,000 independent advisors and $60 billion in client assets
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