Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) May 02, 2011
Marshall Leeds, Chairman and CEO of Summit Brokerage Services, was recently featured in the South Florida Business Journal as a winner of its prestigious Ultimate CEO Awards for 2011. Only ten Palm Beach CEOs receive the honor, based on leadership, community involvement and overall excellence.
“The most successful CEOs are the ones that not only listen to their employees and customers, but also become vested in their success,” Leeds commented. When asked who his personal role model was, without hesitation, Leeds named former Miami Dolphins Coach Don Shula: “I like to think that my approach as CEO is similar to Mr. Shula’s approach to coaching – that is, surround yourself with the best people possible, and then empower them to achieve great things through hard work and dedication,” says Leeds. He credits his success as Chief Executive Officer to the strengths and talents of his team, and employs an open-door policy where all advisers and employees know he or she can contact any member of management to discuss any issues that arise.
Leeds concludes his interview by saying, “I have always made it a habit of surrounding myself with a management team that shares the same vision for how our business should be conducted. They, in turn, work with their respective departments to ensure that the service we’re providing is up to the very high standard that we have set.”
About Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
The Company is a Florida-based financial services holding company that provides, through its operating subsidiary, Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. (“Summit Brokerage”), a broad range of securities brokerage and investment services to primarily individual investors. Summit Brokerage also sells insurance products, predominantly fixed and variable annuities and life insurance through its subsidiary, SBS Insurance Agency of Florida. Summit Brokerage also provides asset management services through its investment advisor, Summit Financial Group, Inc.