Birmingham, AL, April 6, 2016 – Highland Capital Brokerage, Inc. (HCB) a subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. announced today that R. Mark Howard has joined the company as Sales Vice President for HCB Southeast. In this position, Mr. Howard will be partnering with financial professionals by providing customized insurance solutions for their individual and business owner clients.
“We are pleased that Mark will be joining the Highland team,” said Lance Barton, Managing Principal, HCB Southeast. “Mark possesses a unique combination of skills that are in high demand in the financial services industry. He brings tremendous industry knowledge, as well as the ability to communicate complex planning strategies effectively. Mark is a value-add to Highland of the highest integrity and one that will propel our team forward.”
Mr. Howard has 33 years of experience advising families and business owners on wealth transfer strategies. He specializes in the development of gifting strategies and the use of trust-owned life insurance as an alternative investment asset. Mr. Howard’s experience in this area of financial planning has generated not only millions in life insurance revenue but also quality referrals for the financial professionals with whom he partners.
Mr. Howard is life insurance licensed in most states and holds a Series 6, Series 7, Series 63, as well as a Series 9 and 10 licenses.
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.
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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.