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Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (“Janney”), one of the nation’s largest full-service regional financial services firms, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeff Smith as Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office.
With over 20 years of industry experience, Smith—a skilled and well-known leader in the greater D.C. area—will be tasked to lead the Firm’s expansion in the Capital Region, as Janney continues to establish itself as the regional firm of choice for Financial Advisors, industry professionals and affluent clients. Smith will report directly to Regional Manager James Dornan.
“Jeff is a highly regarded and proven leader, and we’re looking to his experience and insight as we continue to build within our existing geographic footprint,” said Jerry Lombard, President of Janney’s Private Client Group. “The D.C.-metro area is a logical expansion point for Janney right now, and we’re excited to have Jeff on-board to lead those initiatives.”
A graduate of Towson University, Smith began his career in the financial services industry in 1990 as a Financial Advisor. Moving quickly into a management role, by 2004, he had joined Legg Mason as the Director of Sales for the Central Division, where, in addition to several divisional roles, he managed their Tyson's Corner office. Following the acquisition of Legg Mason by Citi Smith Barney, Smith was tasked with merging the Legg Mason office with the Smith Barney office in Alexandria, Virginia, and later, overseeing both the legacy Smith Barney/Legg Mason office and the Morgan Stanley office, following the Morgan Stanley Smith Barney union.
Lombard continued, “Janney continues to deliver on our mission to be the highest standard of success in financial relationships. We are proud of our ability to continue to grow, and provide investors with sound advice and superior service at a time when it is needed most.”
About Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
Established in 1832, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., provides comprehensive financial advice and superior service to individual, corporate and institutional investors. A full-service, financial services firm, Janney is committed to providing our clients advice through a wealth management approach by focusing on the delivery of strategic financial plans that utilize a variety of financial products and services best suited to help meet their financial goals. Janney is equally committed to providing our corporate and institutional clients objective advice for the successful execution of their unique business plans. Janney provides advice and service to clients through a network of professionals in branch offices located along the entire east coast. Janney is an independently operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, one of the largest mutual insurance companies in the nation, and is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.