Cetera Expands Recruiting Team08/31/2020


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Los Angeles, CA –Cetera has announced the expansion of its business development team with two new recruiting leaders, James Flewelling, Senior Recruiter and Paul Baldovin, Internal Sourcing. The new recruiters will be responsible for attracting new financial professionals to Cetera’s family of firms and executing Cetera’s strategic business development plan through innovation and a leading sales and transition experience.

Flewelling joins Cetera with an extensive recruiting background and more than 20 years of professional business development experience. He will lead recruiting efforts for Cetera’s Southwest region spanning across KS, LA MO, OK and TX. Baldovin, a previous road warrior with 25 years of experience, will turn his focus to helping source financial professionals nationally within the unique service communities at Cetera.

John Pierce, Head of Business Development for Cetera, said, “Seasoned financial services professionals like Jim and Paul bring a wealth of recruiting experience along with deep institutional knowledge of our industry to aid our entire team as we recruit and expand across the country. Choice is a key differentiator when attracting entrepreneurs and independent financial professionals to our profession and both have expressed excitement over Cetera’s unique organizational model which provides the agility of a small firm with the resources and scale of a large enterprise.”

Flewelling received a bachelors of science degree from California State University Sacramento and holds his series 7, 63, 65, 9, 10 and 24 securities licenses. Baldovin studied liberal arts and science at Cardinal Stritch University.

Cetera has plans to continue enhancing its growth and productivity programs and technology to recruit financial professionals who are seeking to align with firms that provide an efficient, modern platform to effectively run a thriving financial practice and serve the end investor.

About Cetera Financial Group®

Cetera Financial Group (Cetera) is a leading financial advice firm. It empowers the delivery of an Advice-Centric Experience® to individuals, families and businesses across the country through independent financial advisors as well as trusted tax professionals and banks and credit unions. It’s headquartered at 200 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 1200 El Segundo, CA 90245-5670.

Comprehensive services include: wealth management solutions, retirement plan solutions, advisory services, practice management support, innovative technology, marketing guidance, regulatory support, and market research.

"Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors LLC, Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Cetera Investment Services LLC (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions or Cetera Investors), Cetera Financial Specialists LLC, and First Allied Securities, Inc. All firms are members FINRA / SIPC.

Individuals affiliated with Cetera firms are either Registered Representatives who offer only brokerage services and receive transaction-based compensation (commissions), Investment Adviser Representatives who offer only investment advisory services and receive fees based on assets, or both Registered Representatives and Investment Adviser Representatives, who can offer both types of services.

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