PORTSMOUTH, N.H., November 9, 2017 (Newswire.com) - SQN Securities, LLC, the distribution Broker Dealer affiliate of SQN Investment Advisors, LLC and selling agent of other non-affiliated alternative investments is experiencing another year of solid expansion. Through the first three business quarters ended Sept. 30, 2017, SQN has executed more distribution arrangements with Broker Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor firms YTD than in 2016 and is on pace to raise 35 percent more capital than last year. They continue to grow their team, adding three senior executives to the organization this year and expect additional hires in the coming months.
Jim Kamradt was brought in to head up SQN’s proprietary fund syndication efforts. Mr. Kamradt is responsible for platform placement and business development within a network of strategic distribution relationships throughout the independent broker dealer and RIA channels where he has managed well over 1,000 selling agreements. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, most recently heading up distribution for ATEL Securities Corporation.
Mr. Kamradt said, “Having worked in asset-back financing since 1983 and after having watched SQN’s development from afar, I am pleased to be working with a sponsor whose programs have consistently generated attractive returns by placing the interests of the investors and our business partners first.”
Doug Drozdowski has assumed the role of Chief Compliance Officer for SQN Securities, LLC and SQN Investment Advisors, LLC. He is responsible for all aspects of regulatory compliance for the two firms. Mr. Drozdowski started in the brokerage and registered investment advisor 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 adviser.
Bill Ford, CFP® joined SQN Securities as Vice President │ Strategic Accounts. Mr. 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.
Mr. Ford said, “I am honored to be leading our efforts to bring innovative and unique alternative investment solutions to our clients. There is a need in our industry to add more specialized strategies to help diversify and enhance investor portfolios. SQN Securities is in a unique position to connect financial intermediaries with these types of investment options.”
“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.
About SQN Securities, LLC
SQN Securities, LLC (Member: FINRA / SIPC) 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.
SQN is a leading distributor of alternative investments to Registered Investment Advisors, Independent Broker Dealers and Institutions throughout the United States. We partner with best in class portfolio managers and investment advisory firms to create and distribute innovative alternative investments with the goal of helping the end client build a diversified investment portfolio.
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