SQN Securities, LLC, the broker-dealer affiliate of SQN Investment Advisors, LLC and selling agent of other non-affiliated alternative investments, has added three senior executives to bolster its distribution efforts.
Jim Kamradt was brought in to head up SQN’s proprietary fund syndication efforts. Kamradt is responsible for platform placement and business development within a network of strategic distribution relationships throughout the independent broker-dealer and registered investment advisor channels. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, most recently heading up distribution for ATEL Securities Corporation.
Doug Drozdowski has assumed the role of chief compliance officer for SQN Securities and SQN Investment Advisors. He is responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance for the two firms. Drozdowski started in the brokerage and RIA industry in 2000, focusing exclusively on compliance since 2004. His direct compliance and supervisory experience includes working as a regulator at FINRA, senior compliance officer roles at large broker-dealers and other financial institutions and serving as CCO for a high net worth, dually registered investment advisor.
Bill Ford joined SQN Securities as vice president of strategic accounts. Ford is responsible for the sourcing, platform placement and managing business development opportunities for SQN’s proprietary and non-proprietary investment solutions within a network of financial institutions and intermediary service providers. He has more than 20 years of experience as a distribution executive for asset management and insurance organizations such as American Century Investments and Guardian Life Insurance Company.
“I am delighted to have Bill, Jim and Doug join our growing team. Adding three seasoned individuals to our team in 2017 with over 65 years of cumulative industry experience, will only accelerate our continued growth,” said Mike Ponticello, Chief Executive Officer of SQN Securities.
Through the first three business quarters ended Sept. 30, 2017, SQN is on pace to raise 35 percent more capital than last year, according to the company.
SQN Securities, LLC is the exclusive selling agent for public offerings sponsored by SQN Investment Advisors, LLC, private funds sponsored by SQN Venture Partners, LLC, and, from time to time, acts as a third-party, selling agent for other non-affiliated asset managers.