Financial Advisor Geoffrey Brown Joins Ziegler’s Richmond, VA Branch as Vice President

Ziegler, a specialty investment bank and full service wealth management firm, has hired Geoffrey Brown as a vice president and financial advisor in Ziegler’s recently opened Glen Allen, VA office.

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I’m excited about the growth we have had in the Richmond community, but it’s really just the beginning. Hiring quality financial advisors continues to be one of our key initiatives and we will continue to seek out advisors who are interested in growing...

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 17, 2014

Ziegler, a specialty investment bank and full service wealth management firm, has hired Geoffrey Brown as a vice president and financial advisor in Ziegler’s recently opened Glen Allen, VA office.

Brown served as a wealth advisor for Morgan Stanley before joining Ziegler and brings more than 20 years of industry experience to the Glen Allen office. Chris Zelesnick, Senior Managing Director and Head of Ziegler Wealth Management states, “I’m excited about the growth we have had in the Richmond community, but it’s really just the beginning. Hiring quality financial advisors continues to be one of our key initiatives and we will continue to seek out advisors who are interested in growing their practice in a boutique environment that offers them a high level of support and flexibility.”

Thom Kirby, Branch Manager of Ziegler Wealth Management in Glen Allen says, “Bringing Geoff Brown onto our team is a great accomplishment. He is a 20-year veteran in the business and his experience will be recognized by his colleagues as well as his clients. We are excited to be growing and bringing this caliber financial advisor to the firm.”

“My practice has been shaped by hard work and dedication to my clients,” explains Brown. “Through Ziegler, I’m able to offer my clients a full suite of investment products and services. I also enjoy crafting financial plans for my clients based around accumulating wealth and income for retirement. I feel that Ziegler — through the underwritten products generated by its investment banking arm — provides me with a very unique set of investment offerings that meet my clients’ needs, and helps me differentiate myself in the marketplace.”

Ziegler is actively executing on its growth strategy and is looking to add advisors in its Glen Allen office. “We are the best of both the independent and wirehouse worlds,” stated Zelesnick. “Like a wirehouse, we have a full support structure so that advisors can focus on their clients and business. However like an independent firm, the advisor is in the driver’s seat. Our advisors determine the right approach and focus for their businesses.” The decision to open a new location in Glen Allen stemmed from identifying Richmond as a key growth opportunity and is the latest step in Ziegler’s plans to expand their existing wealth management division.

For more information about careers at Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.Ziegler.com/JoinUs.

About Ziegler:

The Ziegler Companies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ZGCO) together with its affiliates (Ziegler) is a specialty investment bank with unique expertise in complex credit structures and advisory services. Nationally, Ziegler is ranked as one of the leading investment banking firms in its specialty sectors of healthcare, senior living, religion and education finance, as well as corporate finance and FHA/HUD. Headquartered in Chicago, IL with regional and branch offices throughout the U.S., Ziegler creates tailored financial solutions including bond financing, advisory, private placement, seed capital, M&A, risk and asset management. Ziegler serves institutional and individual investors through its wealth management and capital markets distribution channels.

Certain comments in this news release represent forward-looking statements made pursuant to the provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This client’s experience may not be representative of the experience of other clients, nor is it indicative of future performance or success. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, in particular, the overall financial health of the securities industry, the strength of the healthcare sector of the U.S. economy and the municipal securities marketplace, the ability of the Company to underwrite and distribute securities, the market value of mutual fund portfolios and separate account portfolios advised by the Company, the volume of sales by its retail brokers, the outcome of pending litigation, and the ability to attract and retain qualified employees.

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