May 08, 2012 | Press Releases
Securities America Welcomes Patterson, Pucci
LA VISTA, Neb. – May 8, 2012 – Financial advisors Jeffrey Patterson and Rick Pucci have become registered representatives with Securities America, Inc., an independent broker-dealer located in La Vista, Neb.
Patterson joined the financial services industry in 1995 and made the transition to the independent sector five years ago. Realizing he had outgrown his prior broker-dealer, he decided to transition to Securities America for better systems and infrastructure.
“Securities America seems to be an excellent fit,” Patterson said. “The technology Securities America utilizes is head and shoulders above my previous firm and, being from St. Louis, I appreciate the Midwest mindset and partnership mentality of Securities America.”
After 20 years in corporate finance, Pucci turned his attention to helping specific individuals and small businesses with one-on-one personal financial planning. He then worked for a large international wire house before moving to the independent sector to build his own independent financial service practice.I chose to partner with Securities America because I want to stay with one company for the remainder of my life,” Pucci said. “I believe Securities America, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann, has the financial commitment in place to support its advisors while allowing me to remain unbiased and granting me 100 percent independence – so I can always choose what’s best for my clients.”
Pucci has $300,000 in annual revenue and $18 million in assets under management, and he holds the Series 7 and 66 licenses and life, health, long-term care and variable insurance licenses. His business, Park Ridge Financial, is located in Park Ridge, Ill. Patterson has more than $375,000 in annual revenue and $32 million in assets under management, and he holds the Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses and variable life and annuity insurance licenses. His business, Patterson Wealth Management, is located in Chesterfield, Mo.
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 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.