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Cetera Financial Group Overview

www.cetera.com
El Segundo, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2010
Company - Private
Finance
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Cetera Financial Group is a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to investors across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions.

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Mission: Cetera Financial Group’s founding principle is to be of service to others: to you and the clients you serve. It’s a commitment we carry forth in everything we do, and is the inspiration for our name. It’s the difference that makes all the difference.

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Founded to Be of Service to You

Cetera Financial Group’s founding principle is to be of service to others: to you and the clients you serve. It’s a commitment we carry forth in everything we do, and is the inspiration for our name. It’s the difference that makes all the difference.  Cetera Financial Group® ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions. Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology.

If you're passionate about creating a better tomorrow, we like you already.

As one of the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer and investment advisor families, Cetera Financial Group is committed to delivering the exceptional to our clients.

Why Work at Cetera Financial Group?

Ask any of our people why they work at Cetera Financial Group and you will hear a consistent theme: Cetera Financial Group is the place that constantly reinvents the definition of stellar client service. Our culture is one that strives to deliver the exceptional to our advisors and our clients.

LOOKING FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT A FINANCIAL INSTITUTION?
Connect with a financial institution that may offer an existing book and/or access to a stream of referrals from your branch partners. Many of the banks and credit unions that have chosen Cetera Investment Services as their broker-dealer are seeking qualified, dedicated and experienced advisors to establish and build client relationships in a financial institution environment.

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM 

ROBERT MOORE
Chief Executive Officer
ADAM ANTONIADES
President
DAVID BALLARD
Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer



CATHERINE M. BONNEAU
Chief Executive Officer, Cetera Financial Institutions
JEFFREY BUCHHEISTER
Chief Financial Officer
BRETT HARRISON
Executive Vice President, Cetera Financial Group; Chief Executive Officer, Cetera Advisors
JASON MULLENS
Chief Human Resources Officer
JOSEPH NEARY
Chief Risk Officer
SUMMER PRETZER
Vice President and Head of Supervision
Brian Stern, General Counsel
BRIAN STERN
General Counsel
THOMAS TAYLOR
President, Cetera Advisor Networks
 
 

MEET OUR PRESIDENTS

SHEILA WOELFEL
Senior Vice President, Strategic Relationships
 



CATHERINE BONNEAU
Chief Executive Officer, Cetera Financial Institutions
ERINN FORD
President, Cetera Advisors
KEVIN KEEFE
President and Chief Executive Officer, First Allied Securities
THOMAS TAYLOR
President, Cetera Advisor Networks
MARSHALL LEEDS
President and Chief Executive Officer, Summit Brokerage Services
Leann Rummel
LEANN RUMMEL
President, Cetera Financial Institutions
GREGG RUVOLI
President & Chief Executive Officer, Cetera Financial Specialists
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
 
SUSAN WOLTMAN TIETJEN
Chief Executive Officer, Girard Securities
 


 
BOB DINEEN
Board Chairman
MALIZ BEAMS
Board Member
MARY CRANSTON
Board Member
MICHAEL KAUFMAN
Board Member
DAVID KING
Board Member
ROBERT MOORE
Board Member
EDMOND WALTERS
Board Member
Put our actionable business development tools, turnkey marketing programs and award-winning wealth-management platform* to work for you.

Connect2Clients®

The Connect2Clients (C2C) marketing portal allows you to seamlessly develop and oversee your ongoing personal communications and web strategy through email, greeting cards, website, smartphone apps and social media. The most technologically advanced marketing automation features are the foundation of this platform, which ensures that implementation is simple and scalable whether you are a single advisor or part of a team.

Pentameter®

The Pentameter system and consulting process helps you assess and optimize your practice based on five critical measures of business success: business development, operational efficiency, human capital, business management and succession planning. Using the platform's targeted diagnostic evaluation, you can quickly and accurately gauge your practice's strengths and areas for improvement so you can develop comprehensive plans to help build your business.

Wealth Management Education

Our comprehensive Wealth Management Education platform helps you refine your skills, engage with clients, and dramatically grow your business. Consisting of three series that can be taken separately or together in any order, our platform is modeled on how you work with clients—by understanding needs, developing strategies to address those needs, and implementing a course of action.

Guided Retirement Solutions

Access the tools needed to optimize and grow your retirement plan business.

At Cetera, our Guiding Principles reflect what matters most to us. We seek to:

At Cetera, our Guiding Principles reflect what matters most to us. We seek to:


measure success by our advisors' success

recognize the strength of our team

execute with purpose & efficiency

empower & inspire each other

do the right thing, always

At Cetera, we believe your success depends on a diverse and vibrant culture that gives you room to deliver your best .

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    Pros

    The people! Strong leadership in place now.
    Opportunities for promotions
    40 hour work weeks, for the most part

    Cons

    Could use upgrades with technology (laptops)

    Advice to Management

    Love the "town-hall" style all-associate meetings! Keep up the progress.

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    To begin with it was super quick. But I know some folks that work there so that might have helped speed things along. 3 or 4 interviews and I was offered the job on the spot.

    BUT - it took a week for me to get my offer letter! Then the background check is SUPER INTENSE. I find out 2 days before my last day at my old job that the offer may be rescinded because of a bankruptcy. Then it took another week - where I was totally stressing! - for them to finally give me the OK.

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