At NPH, our mission is to ensure clients have access to affordable advice from highly-knowledgeable professionals. We believe advice is paramount to a successful retirement and there is no one more qualified to provide this advice than representatives.
Today, NPH is the nation's fourth-largest network in the independent broker-dealer space1 and we're even more excited about what lies ahead. Through our network of four leading independent broker-dealers – INVEST Financial Corporation (INVEST), Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA), National Planning Corporation® (NPC) and SII Investments, Inc.® (SII) – we offer the tools and resources advisors require to meet the needs of their clients.
More than ever, advisors are eager to align with a broker-dealer that offers stability, security and scale, balanced with personalized support and a unique service culture. Our growth and success are a testament to NPH's commitment to building and growing strong relationships with advisors.
We look forward to working with you!
Scott Romine is president and chief executive officer of NPH. He is responsible for overseeing the strategy and direction of the entire broker-dealer network. Scott has held various management positions within the company, including most recently serving as president of Jackson National Life Distributors LLC from 2015 to 2016 and as president of National Planning Corporation from 2007 to 2010. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from California Lutheran University and a master's in business administration from Pepperdine University. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 66 registrations, as well as California life and health insurance licenses.
Maura Collins is executive vice president and chief financial officer for NPH. She also serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Jackson National Life Distributors LLC (JNLD). In these roles, she is responsible for the overall financial management of JNLD, NPH and the network's individual broker-dealers. She oversees strategic planning, budgeting, capital management and accounting for these organizations, as well as internal, external and regulatory financial reporting. She earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds FINRA Series 27 and 99 registrations.
Steve Dowden spearheads all efforts to make NPH the most operationally-sound network in the industry. He oversees business processes, customer service and technology platforms for the four firms in the network. He also serves as president and chief executive officer of INVEST Financial Corporation. He is responsible for building INVEST's network of financial institutions and independent offices, overseeing the evolution of the firm's technology platform and setting the company's long-term strategic direction. Steve has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He earned a bachelor's degree from Iowa State University and holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 63 and 65 registrations.
Jim Komoszewski is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and strategic management at Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA). Jim is a veteran of NPH and a well-respected and recognized leader and innovator in the practice management field. He's served several pivotal senior roles in both recruiting and practice management, developing effective strategies and programs to help support and grow advisors' businesses. Jim earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Northwestern, is a Certified Retirement Counselor®, and holds insurance licenses in several states, as well as FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 66 registrations.
President and chief executive officer since 2013, John oversees strategic direction for National Planning Corporation (NPC). He's held numerous roles over his 30-year career, 15 of those at NPC. Prior to joining NPC, he worked at Security First Group, where he was vice president of account management. He graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton and holds FINRA Series 7, 8, 24 and 63 registrations. John also holds LOMA Associate designations in Insurance Regulatory Compliance and Insurance Agency Administration, as well as a California Life Insurance license.
Todd joined SII Investments in 1997 as a producing representative. Before becoming President in 2007, he acquired hands-on experience in the SII home office trading department and in a recruiting and relationship management role. Todd is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 registrations, as well as insurance licenses in several states.
Gerry Gunderson manages and oversees NPH and its broker-dealer's legal, compliance and regulatory teams and functions. Gerry joined Investment Centers of America, Inc. (ICA) as general counsel in 1994 and served as the chief compliance officer for both SII Investments, Inc.® and ICA before assuming his current position in 2007. He frequently speaks at industry conferences, including programs sponsored by the American Law Institute, the Insured Retirement Institute, the Bank Insurance and Securities Association and the Network of Trial Law Firms, as well as at numerous internal and advisor network conferences. He received his bachelor's from Jamestown College and his juris doctorate from the University of North Dakota School of Law. Gerry holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 registrations.
Daniel Wright leads the NPH compliance team by ensuring adherence to state and federal regulations and navigating the complexities of a changing regulatory environment. In 2005, Daniel joined Jackson National Life Distributors LLC (JNLD) as vice president and chief compliance officer. Previously, he held various management, compliance and operations positions with Fidelity, Moors & Cabot, Cigna Financial Services and H.D. Vest Financial Services. A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Daniel holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 8, 24, 27, 52, 53, 55, 63, 65 and 99 registrations. He's also a member of the FINRA Dispute Resolution Board of Arbitrators, the NSCP and ACAMS, and holds CRCP™ and CAMS designations.
Jay Vinson develops tools and support to help NPH advisors grow their business in a complex regulatory environment. Jay concentrates on NPH's practice management team, its advisory sales team and oversees internal and external new business development. Jay has more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles at various independent broker-dealers – most recently serving as head of new business development for Cetera Advisors. He graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a bachelor's in economics and finance and holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 registrations.