Financial advisor David Ford has become a registered representative with Securities America, Inc., an independent broker-dealer located in La Vista, Neb. Ford joined the financial services industry in 1992 at American Express and in 1997 he moved to Investment Centers of America. Ford officially began business with Securities America Feb. 23. “We were looking for a partner who was dedicated to the independent advisor, with the resources to support our future growth as a financial planning services office,” Ford said. “Securities America’s integrated technology will help streamline how we do business and provide our clients with the level of service they should come to expect from their financial advisor.” Ford is located in Spooner, Wis., and has more than $800,000 in annual revenue and $70 million in assets under management. As a Certified Financial Planner™, Ford’s goal is to help his clients manage risk and expectations based on their individual situation. Along with his licensed associate Lynn McDowell, office manager Rita Wuebben and staff, Ford believes this partnership with Securities America will bring their practice to a new level of client service. “We are excited to announce the addition of David Ford to the Securities America family,” said Gregg Johnson, senior vice president of branch office development and acquisitions. “We are working closely with him to ensure a smooth transition and to provide him with our extensive technology and practice management resources.” Ford holds the Series 7 and 63 securities licenses and life, health and variable insurance licenses. For more information about Ford’s practice, or the wide range of financial products and services he provides, call 715-635-3136. About Securities America Headquartered in La Vista, Neb., Securities America Inc. is the nation’s seventh largest independent broker-dealer (as ranked by Financial Planning magazine, June 2011, based on 2010 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. (AMEX: 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. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisory Firm. Securities offered through Securities America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.