Securities America today welcomed Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU) to its Financial Institutions platform. The financial institution's Investment Services team includes four licensed financial professionals who offer financial planning and wealth management services to credit union members at each of the institution's 10 Oregon branches and oversee $340 million in client assets. OCCU has affiliated with Securities America through Priority Financial Group (PFG), a hybrid Registered Investment Advisor / Super-OSJ based in Phoenix that specializes in developing competitive, customized programs for financial institutions to grow their wealth management capabilities and improve operating efficiency.Read More
March 11, 2020 | Announcements
The successful women in U.S. financial history profiled here weren’t thinking of making a mark for posterity. They were just doing the best they could. For their family, their community and themselves. But in doing so, they changed history and left their stories behind for inspiration.
Muriel “Mickie” Siebert, 1928-2013
Muriel “Mickie” Siebert was just looking after herself. Often referred to as “The First Woman of Finance,” in 1967 Siebert became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. But her journey to the pinnacle of the finance world started in tragedy.
Siebert’s father developed cancer during her junior year in college, and the family could no longer pay tuition. Determined to make her own way, she dropped out of college and, refusing to marry for security, moved to Manhattan to support herself. Through creative self-promotion, she got a job as an entry-level research analyst and began learning the brokerage business from the ground up.Read More
At Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services’ annual fee-based advisory conference in January, we welcomed financial advisors, home office executives and strategic partners from across the country. Enthusiasm among the event’s participants was reinforced by new faces from our merger partners at Advisor Group, and our shared message of optimism about the future of our combined company, and our broader industry.
The diversity and success represented by the participants from Advisor Group and Ladenburg was a cause for celebration of all that we have created at Ladenburg over the past 15 years. We have been privileged to help shape the rapid evolution of an industry that, at its core, is all about helping individuals and families across the country to meet their life goals.
In recent months, as we approached the completion of Ladenburg Thalmann’s merger with Advisor Group, we have reflected on our remarkable journey. Our transaction with Advisor Group is more than just one of the largest and most high-profile deals in the history of our industry – it is a culmination of strategy and execution by many individuals, with lessons for our broader industry.Read More
Securities America has promoted Scott Briganti to first vice president of Branch Office Development.
Briganti is an Omaha native and studied at Omaha Central High School and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He joined Securities America in September 1999 and recently celebrated 20 years with the firm.
Briganti started with Securities America as a call center specialist with very little knowledge of the broker dealer industry but with a passion to learn the business and provide the best possible service to the firm’s independent advisors and their growing practices.
Briganti moved into Securities America’s recruiting team in 2000 as an associate consultant and was soon fluent with all aspects of the sales and onboarding process for new advisors. In 2006, he was promoted and given his first official state territory of Colorado...Read More
Michael Belluomini has been promoted to first vice president of Branch Office Development. Since joining Securities America in 2005, Belluomini has devoted 15 years to assisting financial professionals. He’s held multiple roles, including associate vice president of Relationship Management & Branch Sales and senior regional director of Securities America’s Southwest Region.
As first vice president, Belluomini will continue his recruiting efforts for the firm. “I take great pride in helping successful financial professionals find a new broker-dealer partner in Securities America,” he said. Over his tenure, he’s recruited a total of $69.6 million GDC.Read More
February 21, 2020 | Announcements
Securities America welcomes Daniel Kravitz of Temecula, California. Daniel, a 21-year financial industry veteran with a long history of leadership, was looking for a broker-dealer partner that could help him establish a producer group and grow his fee-based business. He oversees more than $23 million in total client assets and holds Series 6, Series 26 and Series 63 securities. He is joined by his wife, officer manager and licensed insurance professional, Linda Nyugen. Securities America is proud to partner with Daniel in growing his business and providing his clients with the best possible service!Read More
February 19, 2020 | Announcements
Sam Briganti has been promoted to First Vice President – Branch Office Development. With more than 22 years of service, Briganti has achieved many things since joining Securities America in 1997. He spent nearly 15 years managing in Operations and Branch Office Development before accepting a position as regional director of recruiting in July 2013.
Briganti said it's Securities America's culture that makes his job so productive – “Securities America has the best recruiting team and leadership support in the industry.” Over the past seven years he’s recruited prospective advisors with more than $50 million in gross dealer concessions direct to Securities America and to key branches in the Western Great Lakes territory of Minnesota, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
Briganti studied fine arts at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, business management at Metropolitan Community College and holds a series 7 securities industry license.Read More
February 05, 2020 | Announcements
Securities America and Securities America Advisors welcome Ralph “Kirk” Teppe, CFF®! Kirk, owner of Teppe Financial Services in West Chester, Ohio, oversees more than $17 million in total client assets. A 30-year financial industry veteran, he today serves individuals, families, small businesses and retirees.
A Certified Financial Fiduciary, Kirk stresses that his clients’ best interests and their financial futures are his primary concern.Read More
February 04, 2020 | Announcements
Securities America welcomes Scott Werdebaugh, founder of Integrity Financial Planning in Morgantown, West Virginia. Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in the financial industry and oversees more than $21 million in total client assets.
Scott is dedicated to developing lifelong relationships with his clients and facilitates the pursuit of their financial goals and dreams. He consults with his clients on retirement and generational wealth planning, estate planning, college savings planning, long term care planning, investing and insurance. Scott also assists business owners in personal planning and company benefit packages. In addition to his Series 7 & 66 licenses, he is a registered advisor for Securities America Advisors and maintains his life & health insurance license.
Scott is a founding member of the Mountaineer ChapterRead More