SSN Named One of Knoxville’s Top Workplaces for 2019

August 06, 2019

Recognition Reflects Close Relationship Between Ladenburg Subsidiary’s Advisors and Home Office Staff as They Team to Support Clients

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – August 6, 2019 — Securities Service Network, LLC (“SSN”), an independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK, LTSH), today announced it has been recognized as a top employer in the metropolitan Knoxville area. The acknowledgment came after Energage, a nationally recognized research firm based in Pennsylvania, anonymously surveyed the employees of more than 50 companies of varying sizes across the region.

SSN President and CEO Wade Wilkinson said, “SSN is delighted, humbled and honored to be recognized as a top employer in Knoxville. The businesses in our area are thriving, so workers have plenty of attractive options. This award reflects not only our ability to attract highly qualified professionals but also the gratification our home office gets from serving as empowering partners to our more than 350 independent financial advisors nationwide. I’m deeply appreciative of the entire SSN home office team, and together with them, I look forward to further cultivating a positive and rewarding work culture across our firm in the future.”

Energage asked respondents a series of questions about their work experience, gathering feedback on critical factors such as engagement levels and culture. It conducts surveys in more than 50 cities across the country. SSN Marketing Manager Katey Marina accepted the award on behalf of the firm at a recent event hosted by the Knoxville News Sentinel and

About Securities Service Network, LLC (SSN)
Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, Securities Service Network, LLC (SSN), is an independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firm founded in 1983 as one of the nation’s first fee-based firms in the independent retail financial advice space. SSN serves experienced, tax-savvy financial planners seeking to grow as independent entrepreneurs while retaining organizational simplicity in their businesses. In addition to providing a comprehensive range of back and middle office services, SSN also facilitates opportunities for its affiliated advisors to collaborate with other members of its advisor community who have tax advisory credentials and expertise to drive holistic solutions for end clients.

SSN supports over 350 independent financial advisors with approximately $16.5 billion in client assets, who serve mass affluent and high net worth individuals, families and business owners across the country. SSN is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK, LTSH), and has been honored for multiple consecutive years as a top independent firm, as rated by financial advisors, on, a leading industry media outlet. For more information, please visit

About Ladenburg Thalmann
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE American: LTS, LTS PrA, LTSL, LTSF, LTSK, LTSH) is a publicly-traded diversified financial services company based in Miami, Florida. Ladenburg’s subsidiaries include industry-leading independent advisory and brokerage (IAB) firms Securities America, Triad Advisors, Securities Service Network, Investacorp and KMS Financial Services, as well as Premier Trust, Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management, Highland Capital Brokerage, a leading independent life insurance brokerage company and full-service annuity processing and marketing company, and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., an investment bank which has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange for over 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

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