February 18, 2015 | Press Releases
Securities America Announces Officer Promotions
LA VISTA, Neb. – Feb. 18, 2015 – Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS), recently announced seven officer promotions for 2015.
Kevin Miller has been promoted to executive vice president, general counsel. Miller joined Securities America in 2000 as a compliance examiner. Throughout his tenure, Miller has held many roles, including assistant general counsel, and chief compliance officer, each with increasing responsibilities and leadership capacities. Miller’s forward thinking has created the foundation for enterprise-wide risk mitigation.
Gregg Johnson has been promoted to executive vice president, branch office development and acquisitions. Johnson began his career at Securities America in 2006 as vice president of branch office development and has been in his current position as senior vice president since 2009. Johnson’s leadership has resulted in the company continuously meeting and exceeding recruitment goals, successfully transitioning hundreds of new advisors to Securities America and moving multiple acquisition opportunities to completion.
Lori Bogatz has been promoted to first vice president, operations. Bogatz joined Securities America in 1997 as a rep relations specialist. Through her many roles, Bogatz garnered a significant amount of industry knowledge in Cashiering, Account Services, as a team leader, as a manager and as director in Operations. Bogatz has been in her current position as director of Account Services since 2009. Her leadership qualities have been exemplified by ownership of key business initiatives.
Dawn Gore has been promoted to first vice president, enterprise project management (EPM). Gore joined Securities America in 1996, where she has held an array of positions, including Advisory Ops assistant, advisory liaison, operations analyst, process consultant and business project manager. Gore has been the director of EPM since 2010. Her thought leadership and technical skills have helped make formal project management the Securities America way of doing business.
Kurt McDonald has been promoted to first vice president, operations. McDonald joined Securities America in 2006 as margin team leader in Operations and quickly moved to operations manager – Margin/Trading/Asset Transfer in 2007, and then to director – Margin and Asset Transfer later that year. McDonald held the position director of Account Management since 2009. He excels in his sound decision making and ability to implement solutions to everyday practices. With his growing responsibilities, McDonald has been a significant contributor in compliance/regulatory reporting obligations.
Andrew Price has been promoted to first vice president, IS operations. Price joined Securities America in 2005 as senior database administrator. He quickly assumed additional responsibilities to become lead architect/lead system engineer in 2008, and manager – Architect/Systems Engineering in 2009. He has been in his current position as director of IS Operations since 2011. Among his many contributions to the IS team, Price focuses on innovative solutions, financial efficiency and strategic planning.
Jeremy Robson has been promoted to first vice president, advisory services. Robson joined Securities America in 2000 and has held roles in Performance Reporting and Advisory Services where he has built his knowledge and expertise while broadening his scope of responsibilities. Robson has been in his current role as director of advisory services since 2010. He has excelled in helping advisors build profitable businesses, and he has further developed his colleagues as a manager and mentor.
About Securities America
Securities America is one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealers with more than 1,800 independent advisors and $50 billion in client assets.