Securities America Announces Officer Promotions
Jim Heeney, 44, has been promoted to chief operating officer and senior vice president. Heeney joined Securities America in June, 2007. His responsibilities include overseeing Sales Supervision, Operations and Product Due Diligence. Heeney is responsible for implementing strategies, processes and systems to supervise the sales activity of Securities America's registered representatives and investment advisors.
Paul Lofties, 39, has been promoted to senior vice president of wealth management. Lofties joined Securities America in 2003 as an advisory services consultant with Securities America Advisors. The Wealth Management Department was founded under his leadership and merged with the Product Distribution Department in 2009. Lofties will now become a member of the executive leadership team.
David Vaughan, Jr., 40, has been promoted to vice president of finance. Vaughan joined Securities America in 1994 and has worked progressively larger roles in accounting and finance during his career at the company. Vaughan assumed leadership of the Finance Department in November 2011. In 2012, he assumed leadership of the Accounting and Compensation teams. Vaughan will now become a member of the executive leadership team.
Craig Zimmerman, 43, has been promoted to vice president of operations. Zimmerman joined Securities America in 2011 after 17 years in the financial services industry. He is responsible for the daily support and workflow for all Operations Department functions - account processing, maintenance, cashiering and fees, brokerage services and trading. Zimmerman is also involved with strategic operations initiatives focused on delivering the best possible advisor experience.
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 financial 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.