October 31, 2012 | Press Releases
Securities America Expands Recruiting Team
LA VISTA, Neb. – Oct. 31, 2012 – Securities America has hired Monte Garpestad to the position of senior regional director of branch office development for the upper northwest region.
Garpestad, 48, will implement recruiting strategies and communicate Securities America’s philosophy with financial professionals seeking to align themselves with a Business Growth Expert.
“We are extremely excited to have Monte join the Securities America team,” said Gregg Johnson, Securities America senior vice president of branch office development. “Monte has a tremendous amount of experience in the industry. He will be a key contributor to the ongoing growth of the company.”
Garpestad recently relocated to Omaha from the Seattle area, and will be located out of Securities America’s home office. Garpestad spent more than 20 years at Charles Schwab where he was a registered representative, branch manager, senior investment center sales manager and vice president.
Garpestad holds the Series 7, 8, 63 and 65 securities licenses. He graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and received his Certified Financial Planner™ designation in 2004.
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.