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Securities America Welcomes Maryland Advisor with $115 Million in Client Assets

LA VISTA, Neb. – May 19, 2015 – Randy Scritchfield of Damascus, Md., joined Securities America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS).

“There were a few primary reasons I chose Securities America,” Scritchfield said. “Technology was a major influence, but the depth of staffing in the home office, strength of senior leadership and client-driven focus were the deciding factors.”

While building a successful practice, Scritchfield has been actively involved in several industry organizations. He is a 31-year member of the Million Dollar Round Table and has held leadership roles at the local, state and national level of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). 

Scritchfield joined Securities America from H. Beck, where he had been since 1987. He holds the Series 7, Series 30 and Series 31 licenses, and has earned the Certified Financial Planner® designation from the College of Financial Planning.

“We understand the immense amount of due diligence an advisor must make to switch broker-dealers after nearly three decades,” said Gregg Johnson, executive vice president of Branch Office Development and Acquisitions at Securities America. “Randy’s decision to join us reflects the value advisors place on the client-focused culture offered at Securities America.”

About Securities America

Securities America is one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealers with more than 2,000 independent advisors and $55 billion in client assets.