Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 28, 2014
Ziegler, a specialty investment bank and full-service brokerage firm, has hired Roland Q. Leavell as a financial advisor, reporting through its Glen Allen, VA branch office.
Leavell has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry; having previously served as President & CEO of Rives, Leavell & Co. Leavell brings a wealth of experience to Ziegler, and is recognized as one of the foremost experts in the church and religious marketplace for debt securities.
“Being one of the leading underwriters of church bonds in the country, it was a natural fit for me to join Ziegler,” says Leavell. “I’ve worked with fixed-income securities virtually my entire career, and specialize in church securities, which is one of Ziegler’s primary bond underwriting sectors. With this move I can continue working with my clients to develop financial plans for income and growth, using many of Ziegler’s unique underwritten products.”
Thomas Paprocki, CEO of Ziegler stated, “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 a high level of support and flexibility.”
Thom Kirby, Branch Manager of Ziegler Wealth Management in Glen Allen stated, “Bringing Roland Leavell onto our team is a great accomplishment. He is a 30-year plus veteran in the business and his experience will be appreciated by his colleagues as well as his clients. We are excited to be growing and bringing this caliber financial advisor to the firm.”
Ziegler is actively executing on its growth strategy and is looking to add financial advisors to its team. “We are the best of both the independent and wirehouse worlds,” stated Paprocki. “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.”
A resident of Jackson, Mississippi, Leavell received his BSBA degree from Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi and has participated in professional education at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Leavell is a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson where he is an active deacon and Sunday School teacher. Leavell’s general office phone number is 877-245-7178.
For more information about careers at Ziegler, please visit us at http://www.Ziegler.com/JoinUs.
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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