LPL Financial Provides Update On Third Quarter 2016 Advisor Recruiting

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), today provided an update on financial advisors who chose to affiliate with the firm in the third quarter of 2016.

Select new advisors, their approximate respective assets served* as of a recent date prior to joining LPL and their (former firm) include:

$100M+
  • Chris Albertson and Tyler Steele, Fort Worth, Texas (BBVA Compass Investment Solutions, Inc.)
  • George Ashford, Larry Awbrey, Peter Gregory and Charles Tutt, Edmond, Okla. (Cetera Advisor Networks LLC)
  • Paul Benge and Sheldon Benge, Roanoke, Texas (Wells Fargo Advisors LLC)
  • Robert Bernard, Paul Horn, Christopher Puplava, James Puplava and Ryan Puplava, San Diego (Puplava Securities, Inc.)
  • Michael Bond, Tampa, Fla. (Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.)
  • Trevor Bright, Sunnyvale, Calif. (Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC)
  • Jereme Brisco, San Antonio (USAA Financial Advisors, Inc.)
  • Matthew Brown and Michael Brown, Grand Rapids, Mich. (VSR Financial Services, Inc.)
  • John Buff, Robert Elliott, David Freed, Arthur Forget, Gary Gauer, Bruce Gaynor, Adam Knaust, Peter Luczak, Derek Martin, Michael Mccamy, Adam Neary, Daniel O'Keefe, Todd Slingerland, Paul Stracke and James Zegers, Albany, N.Y. (Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.)
  • Paul Burmeister, Mark Fischer, Tyler Hirth, Jonathan Rienstra, Nathaniel Running and Charles Turner, Minnetonka, Minn. (Cetera Advisors LLC)
  • David Dawson, West Des Moines, Iowa (VSR Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Kelley Donovan and Forrest Ross, Madison, Wis. (VSR Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Dana Johnston, Cannonsburg, Pa. (Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Erin Lapidus and Jeff Lapidus, Clayton, Mo. (National Planning Corporation)
  • Kathleen Laurin, Covington, Ky. (VSR Financial Services, Inc.)
  • James Leong, Florham Park, N.J. (Wells Fargo Advisors LLC)
  • Philip Marchetti, Bedminster, N.J. (PNC Investments)
  • Jeffrey Roodman and Christopher Small, Palo Alto, Calif. (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
  • Rodney Schurg, Lander, Wyo. (Edward Jones)
  • Steven Swanson, Frankfort, Ill. (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
  • Jeffrey Talley, Locust, N.C. (Private Client Services LLC)
  • Shawn Vance, Powell, Ohio (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)

$50M-$99M
  • Song-sil Alexander, Glendale, Wis. (U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.)
  • Joseph Azzopardi, Santa Ana, Calif. (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
  • William Brancaccio and Byrke Sestok, White Plains, N.Y. (MetLife Securities, Inc.)
  • Steven Brandt, Alexandria, Va. (Cetera Advisors LLC)
  • Brian Butler, Houston (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
  • Kim Campbell and Doris Silva, Fort Worth, Texas (Wells Fargo Advisors LLC)
  • Richard Cawthorne, Lexington, Mass. (NYLIFE Distributors LLC)
  • Suthipong Chitrathorn, Corona, Calif. (National Planning Corporation)
  • Eric Demarcus, Los Gatos, Calif. (Wells Fargo Advisors LLC)
  • Gregory Dillard and Matthew Gazaway, Lenexa, Kan. (VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.)
  • Arnold Feldman, Port Jefferson, N.Y. (Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated)
  • Matthew Gilmore, Hawthorne, N.Y. (MML Investors Services LLC)
  • Melissa Grudin, Aptos, Calif. (TIAA-CREF Individual & Institutional Services LLC)
  • Richard W. Heagen, Boca Raton, Fla. (Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.)
  • Edward Jonaitis, Grand Rapids, Mich. (VSR Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Andrea Klipfel and Kevin Klipfel, Paso Robles, Calif. (Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network LLC)
  • Brian Krukiel, Southlake, Texas (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
  • Charles Kuhtz, Brookdale, Wis. (Edward Jones)
  • Bryan Kupchik and Robert Schultz, Clarks Green, Pa. (Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.)
  • James Lesniewski, Scottsdale, Ariz. (Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Mitchell Liesmann, Fredricksburg, Texas (J.P. Morgan Clearing Corp.)
  • Eric Ling, Tampa, Fla. (USAA Investment Management Company)
  • Christopher Lossing, Las Vegas (Edward Jones)
  • Mark Mahaney, Baltimore (Wells Fargo Advisors LLC)
  • Vincent Martino, Larchmont, N.Y. (HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.)
  • Mark Outten, Salisbury, Md. (M&T Securities, Inc.)
  • Christine Paul, Macomb Township, Mich. (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
  • Burton Peake Jr., Knoxville, Tenn. (FTB Advisors, Inc.)
  • Samuel Rodriguez, Allen, Texas (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
  • Michael Rogers, Westlake, Ohio (Fifth Third Securities, Inc.)
  • Andrew Ryan, San Rafael, Calif. (Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.)
  • Craig Severin, Sugarland, Texas (BBVA Compass Investment Solutions, Inc.)
  • Ellis Shiver and Todd Shiver, Valdosta, Ga. (Wells Fargo Advisors LLC)
  • Earnest Smith, Killeen, Texas (USAA Financial Advisors, Inc.)
  • Daniel Tapia, Austin, Texas (Voya Financial Advisors, Inc.)
  • Jay Taylor, Lumberton, N.J. (Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Robert Templeton, Columbia, S.C. (Waddell & Reed, Inc.)
  • Barbara Trombley and Michael Trombley, Wilbraham, Mass. (First Allied Securities, Inc.)
  • Bryan Wieferich, Mt. Pleasant, Mich. (Waddell & Reed, Inc.)
  • John Wiley, Plymouth, Wis. (Edward Jones)

$30M-$49M
  • Diana Bobka, Golden, Colo. (Edward Jones)
  • Jonathan Brady and Merrill Waters, Roseville, Calif. (Cetera Advisor Networks LLC)
  • Hugh Breslin, Baltimore (Triad Advisors, Inc.)
  • James Bylenga, Portage, Mich. (Comerica Securities)
  • Anthony Calomeni, Menlo Park, Calif. (UnionBanc Investment Services LLC)
  • Johnny Ceballos, Yuba City, Calif. (Edward Jones)
  • Bradford Creger, Pasadena, Calif. (First Allied Securities, Inc.)
  • Rebekah Fero, Port Charlotte, Fla. (FSC Securities Corporation)
  • Gerald Gerweck, Brooklyn, Mich. (SII Investments, Inc.)
  • Lawrence Goebel, Crawfordsville, Ind. (Signator Investors, Inc.)
  • Bryan Gravel, Cumberland, R.I. (Citizens Investment Services)
  • Constance L. Green, Shreveport, La. (MetLife Securities, Inc.)
  • Patrick Gunther, Summerville, S.C. (Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated)
  • Richard Holden, Herndon, Va. (CUSO Financial Services, L.P.)
  • Asa Kajihiro, Honolulu (Edward Jones)
  • Daniel Kew, San Francisco (Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.)
  • Robert Kirkland, Long Beach, Calif. (VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc.)
  • Paul Landers, New Lenox, Ill. (Wayne Hummer Investments LLC)
  • Christopher Pizzitola and Robert Pizzitola, La Porte, Texas (IMS Securities, Inc.)
  • William Quinn, Philadelphia (UBS Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Kyle Reise, Middletown, Md. (Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated)
  • Jennifer Ritz, Pittsford, N.Y. (Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated)
  • Bruce Roby, Delaware, Ohio (Fifth Third Securities, Inc.)
  • Bryan Smith, Lee's Summit, Mo. (U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc.)
  • Brian Stephens, Redding, Calif. (Edward Jones)
  • Sasha Thompson, Friendswood, Texas (BBVA Securities)
  • Loyd Timmons, Frankfort, Ind. (Edward Jones)
  • Benjamin Toben, Des Peres, Mo. (Edward Jones)
  • David Tolson, Houston (Northwestern Mutual Investment Services LLC)
  • Yasemin Tuzun, Houston (Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.)
  • Justin Vestman, Santa Ana, Calif. (J.P. Morgan Securities LLC)
  • John Wehmer, St. Peters, Mo. (Edward Jones)
  • James Wilkinson, Saint Paul, Minn. (Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated)

"LPL enjoyed another strong quarter of recruiting, capitalizing on the momentum we have experienced in 2016," Bill Morrissey, LPL managing director, Business Development. "Given the regulatory landscape, we recognize that advisors and institutions are seeking stability and a platform for growth. LPL's work to innovate and lead the industry by providing the resources and tools to thrive in this unique time is resonating with advisors. We believe we have begun to capitalize on the investments we have made in technology, service and risk management. These investments will continue to provide tremendous value for current and potential advisors."

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