Triad Advisors Raises Over $40,000 For Soldier's Best Friend At National Conference

Soldier's Best Friend Provides Service and Therapeutic Companion Dogs to US Military Veterans with Combat-Related PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury

Oct 13, 2014, 09:15 ET from Triad Advisors, Inc.

ATLANTA, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Triad Advisors, Inc. today announced that at its annual National Conference, held September 14-17 in Phoenix, AZ, it raised over $40,000 in charitable donations from its affiliated advisors and partners for Soldier's Best Friend. Triad Advisors is a leading independent broker-dealer supporting independent hybrid financial advisory practices and registered investment advisory (RIA) firms, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS).

Each year, Triad Advisors introduces its affiliated advisors, staff and sponsors to a worthy charitable organization and works to raise funds in support of the organization's efforts. At its recently concluded National Conference, Triad hosted a charitable event for Soldier's Best Friend, a Phoenix-based organization that provides US military veterans living with combat-related PTSD or TBI (traumatic brain injury) with service or therapeutic companion dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. Through this program, veterans and dogs train together to build a lasting relationship.

Mark Mettelman, CEO of Triad Advisors, said, "We are delighted to have raised over $40,000 for such a worthy cause. At Triad, we take every opportunity to support our military heroes, and Soldier's Best Friend has helped so many deserving veterans overcome the traumas they experienced in their selfless defense of our country. We are very proud that our advisors and partners, some of the most generous people in the wealth management industry, have donated so enthusiastically."

John Burnham, President and Founder of Soldier's Best Friend, said, "We want to thank Triad Advisors for choosing us as the beneficiary of their fundraising efforts during their National Conference, and for hosting our staff, volunteers and veteran/dog teams onsite. Triad's generosity will make a significant difference in the lives of veterans coming into our program, their families and communities, as well as in the lives of the incoming rescued dogs that will find good homes and an important job to fulfill."

About Soldier's Best Friend
Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Soldier's Best Friend provides US military veterans living with combat-related post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) with service or therapeutic companion dogs, most of which are rescued from local shelters. The veteran and dog train together to build a trusting relationship that saves two lives at once and inspires countless others. For more information, please visit

About Triad Advisors
Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Triad Advisors, Inc. is a national, independent broker-dealer and multi-custodial SEC-Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) that is an early pioneer and continued leader in the Hybrid RIA marketplace. The company provides a comprehensive platform of products, trading and technology systems, as well as customized wealth management and practice management solutions to over 600 advisors nationwide, the majority of whom operate their own Hybrid RIA firms. Recognized as one of the most successful and fastest-growing independent broker-dealers in the industry (including being named the leading broker-dealer for Hybrid RIAs from 2010-2014 by Investment Advisor Magazine), the company was created expressly around the vision that independent financial advisors are best served when they are empowered with the capability to seamlessly integrate fee- and commission-based services for their end clients. Triad Advisors is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS). For more information, please visit

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