Securities America Welcomes Mullis
"It is important to us to be with a broker-dealer that provides our clients with the stability of a large broker-dealer without losing any of our firm's independence," Mullis said. "Securities America's commitment to its advisors stands out amongst broker-dealer firms across the nation. This reassures us that we have found a partner that will provide our clients with the highest quality service."
Mullis, 39, left a career in public accounting to join Kelley and Associates in 1999. Now known as Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management Inc., the 25-year-old business has more than $223 million in client assets. Mullis, the three other advisors and three administrative employees that comprise Kelly & Mullis Wealth Management joined Securities America from LPL Financial.
"Securities America gives specialized attention and resources to its advisors that we feel is an important role for our broker-dealer," Mullis said. "We are very excited about working with their business consultation group, and bringing the latest technology, CRM and support for all levels of management to our firm."
Mullis' practice is located in Vestavia, Ala. He currently holds the Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.
"We are excited to welcome Michael Mullis and his practice to the Securities America family," said Gregg Johnson, senior vice president of branch office development and acquisitions. "We look forward to working closely with Kelley & Mullis Wealth Management to ensure a smooth transition and to provide this practice with our extensive technology, practice management and business growth resources."
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.