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Media Contact: Wilma Turner
Gaudencio Castro, Jr. Joins Highland Capital Brokerage as Sales Vice President
(Birmingham, AL, September 14, 2016) – Highland Capital Brokerage, Inc. (HCB) a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. announced today that Gaudencio Castro, Jr. has joined the company as Sales Vice President for HCB Southeast. In this position, Mr. Castro will be focused on partnering with financial professionals, especially those in the Latin communities, to provide customized insurance solutions for their clients. Mr. Castro has worked extensively in international markets throughout his career and he is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
“We are very happy to welcome Gaudencio to the team,” said Lance Barton, Managing Principal, HCB Southeast. “Not only does Gaudencio have tremendous experience partnering with large financial institutions and advisors, but he also has superior trilingual abilities that allow him to effectively communicate with Latin communities all over the world. This is a great asset to the Highland team.”
Mr. Castro has over 40 years of experience in the insurance industry designing and distributing financial plans that leverage life insurance for high net worth individuals, families, and businesses. He has a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in finance from the Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management. In addition, Mr. Castro holds a Series 7 (General Securities Representative) and a Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) license.
About Highland Capital Brokerage
Highland Capital Brokerage is a national brokerage company providing point-of-sale support, advanced marketing, and creative estate and business planning techniques to financial advisors and insurance professionals. We deliver these services in an efficient, client-focused environment that extends to carrier and product expertise, underwriting negotiation, and complete back office processing. Our core competencies include life insurance, annuities, and long term care. HCB delivers objective access to major insurance carriers, advanced planning support, expertise in risk underwriting, and back office processing to insurance brokers, financial planners, and various institutions such as banks, wirehouses, and certified public accountant firms. To learn more about Highland Capital Brokerage, visit www.highlandbrokerage.com.
About Ladenburg Thalmann
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS, LTS PrA) is a publicly-traded diversified financial services company based in Miami, Florida. Ladenburg’s subsidiaries include industry-leading independent broker-dealer firms Securities America, Inc., Triad Advisors, Inc., Securities Service Network, Inc., Investacorp, Inc. and KMS Financial Services, Inc., as well as Premier Trust, Inc., Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management Inc., Highland Capital Brokerage, Inc., a leading independent life insurance brokerage company, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., an investment bank which has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for 135 years. The company is committed to investing in the growth of its subsidiaries while respecting and maintaining their individual business identities, cultures, and leadership. For more information, please visit www.ladenburg.com.