July 23, 2013 | Press Releases
Securities America Expands Recruiting Team to Meet DemandsLA VISTA, Neb. – July 23, 2013 – As part of an expanding effort to address a continuously growing pipeline of prospective advisors, Securities America, a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS), has hired Marc Beekman, Steve Dripchak and Troy Reeder to the branch office development recruiting team.
“We are pleased to welcome three new recruiters with extensive securities industry experience to the Securities America team,” said John Behn, Securities America national director of branch office development. “All three are local to their sales territory, providing just-in-time personal access to prospective advisors, which will be key to the ongoing growth of the company.”
- Marc Beekman, 33, brings nearly a decade of financial services industry experience to Securities America as a regional director focused on greater New England, including Washington, D.C. He began his career as a financial advisor before becoming a wholesaler with Jackson National Life and then Transamerica. Most recently, Beekman was a personal investment officer with BBVA Compass Bancshares Inc.
- Steve Dripchak, 52, brings 30 years of industry experience to Securities America as a senior regional director focused on the Northeast, including New York and New Jersey. He has held various senior sales and relationship positions including the role of vice president of relationship management at National Financial Services. Most recently, Dripchak was a vice president at COR Clearing LLC.
- Troy Reeder, 38, began in the securities industry in 2004 as an internal wholesaler for Jackson National Life. He has been in various wholesaler roles representing top insurance carriers and their products for nearly eight years, most recently wholesaling mutual funds to independent advisors. Reeder will serve as the regional director for the Northwest, stationed out of Denver.
About Securities America
Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine). 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 and the inaugural Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award in March 2013. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.