Securities America Welcomes Tim Petrovich as Senior Regional Director of Branch Office Development
Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTSL, LTS PrA, LTSF, LTSK), announced today that Tim Petrovich has joined the firm as a senior regional director of branch office development.
Petrovich will be responsible for recruiting advisors in Securities America’s West Coast division, which encompasses Southern California (including Los Angeles), Nevada and Arizona.
“Tim is a dynamic recruiter,” said Gregg Johnson, Securities America’s executive vice president of branch office development and acquisitions. “He has a tremendous work ethic and we’re excited to have him grow our West Coast presence.”
Petrovich, a 9-year financial services industry veteran, holds a Series 6 license. Before joining Securities America, he also served as an internal brokerage consultant and pioneered a new position within the industry as an alternative investment consultant.
In coming to Securities America, Petrovich said he was impressed by the firm’s dedication to advisor independence.
“Freedom of choice is extremely important for advisors,” said Petrovich. “Securities America doesn’t just say they support advisor independence, they champion it. They follow through and provide advisors what they need to support their business model and take care of their clients.”
“I plan to strengthen and expand the Securities America brand on the West Coast. I want to make sure Securities America comes immediately to mind for advisors when it comes to a potential partner,” he said.
“I want to expand the West Coast region the right way, through solid development built on integrity,” he said. “That also means bringing in the right advisors, the right way. With the strength of the Securities America platform and team, I am confident we can achieve this goal.”
He also plans to showcase what Securities America’s parent company, Ladenburg Thalmann, brings to the equation.
“I want to shine a light on what the combination of our dedication to independence and Ladenburg’s platforms can do for advisors who choose to partner with Securities America,” Petrovich said. “I want to stress the added value Ladenburg brings to the table.”
“Tim has a reputation for integrity and innovation,” Johnson said. “He doesn’t just excel, he consistently exceeds expectations. We’re excited to see the growth of Securities America in the West Coast region under his leadership.”