NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- S2K Financial, a wholesale broker-dealer focused on the retail investor through innovative third party distribution strategies via Independent Broker Dealers and Registered Investment Advisors, today announced the continued build-out of its senior leadership team with the hiring of Megan Smith, 47, as the firm's Director of National Accounts. Additionally, they appointed two new regional wholesalers, Steven Reed, covering the West Coast; and Jeff Arnold, covering the Midwest. These new hires are all effective immediately.
Commenting on these new senior hires, Steven L. Kantor, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of S2K Financial, said, "Consumer, regulatory and technological changes have disrupted traditional financial product distribution models, and opened up an enormous opportunity for disruptive wholesaling strategies that have a paramount focus on the end retail investor. Bringing on board Megan, Steve and Jeff in these pivotal roles will further enable us to serve as a top change agent in a field that is very much in need of transformation."
Ms. Smith, who has been covering accounts in every area of distribution and facilitating relationships with major national accounts for nearly 20 years, previously served as Executive Vice President and National Accounts Manager from KBS Capital Markets. Prior to that, she held similar roles at AXA Distributors and Liberty Funds Distributors. She began her career at Fidelity Investments and the former Dean Witter Reynolds.
Mr. Kantor added, "These new additions to our team not only have the skills and relationships to accelerate our firm's growth, they share our passion for building an innovative distribution platform for the future. We are building an innovative model that separates product manufacturing from wholesale distribution, drives a cost structure that aligns interests for participants in the financial advice process and delivers institutional investment opportunities that haven't been available in the past to retail investors."
About S2K Financial
S2K Financial is led by industry leaders with senior experience across institutional capital markets, retail financial product manufacturing and retail financial advice. S2K Financial offers registered securities and private placements to the retail investing public, working principally through the Independent Broker-Dealer (IBD) and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) channels. For more information, please visit www.s2kfinancial.com.
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