December 05, 2013 | Press Releases
Securities America’s Griffith Named to Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT LeadersLA VISTA, Neb. – Dec. 5, 2013 - IDG's Computerworld announced Doreen Griffith, Securities America executive vice president of Information Services and chief information officer, as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. The Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. Securities America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS).
“The Premier 100 awards program, now in its 15th year, shines a well-deserved spotlight on a group of talented, creative and hard-working men and women,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “These IT executives are driving technology innovation in business, education and government across the country and around the world. Technology advances quickly, and these leaders excel at keeping pace with the changing needs of customers and employees, and making fast technology decisions that map to their organizations' top priorities. They have developed a deep bench of talented IT staffers at their organizations and managed to keep their own skills fresh by constantly mastering new technologies and processes. We are privileged to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2014 Premier 100 honorees.”
With more than 20 years of experience in the information services and technology fields, Griffith leads Securities America’s web-based technology efforts, along with internal application development, technology support and systems security. She also heads the Rep Relations Center, Corporate Services and the Enterprise Project Management teams. Her considerable experience in retail, telecommunications and energy trading industries helps her provide expertise in technology, disaster recovery and information management.
“Technology is about listening to and understanding what your clients are asking you for and how fast you can provide solutions that enable them to be more efficient at what they need to do,” Griffith said. “Whether it be a retail store, an energy trader or a financial advisor, those that are responsible for providing technology need to understand what the client wants.”
Griffith joined Securities America in 1999 and brought with her a passion for being the best at everything she does. She believes honesty is critical to success in every facet of life, be it professional or personal, and has enormous pride in her technology team and their ongoing accomplishments.
“Securities America believes strongly in investing in technology that will make it easier for our financial advisors to do business with us and with their clients,” said Jim Nagengast, CEO and president of Securities America. “We are proud of what Doreen and her team have accomplished and the speed at which they have done so. They are extremely committed to providing service in an exceptional manner, which enables our advisors and their staff to access information faster, making them more efficient and giving them the ability to work with more clients and more assets.”
The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of Computerworld’s annual Premier 100 IT Leadership Conference, to be held March 2-4, 2014, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. The conference, to be attended by more than 350 influential senior IT managers, will showcase honorees and other IT innovators as they discuss how to create competitive IT organizations. (More information available at www.premier100.com)
About the Premier 100
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year nominees are invited to complete a survey that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders.
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 1994, 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, the inaugural Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award in March 2013 and was named to the 2013 InformationWeek 500, a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. Additional information is available at www.securitiesamerica.com.
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping Sr. IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value from core to edge technologies. Computerworld’s award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.1 million monthly page views (Omniture, February 2013) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.
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