Press Release

Feb 11, 2016

Janney Adds Six Advisors in the First Month of 2016

PHILADELPHIA, PA – February 11, 2016 – Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (“Janney”), a leading full-service wealth management, financial services and investment banking firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., today announced the hiring of six advisors (three from Wells Fargo Advisors, two from BB&T Scott & Stringfellow, and one from Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.). The advisors join Janney with average client assets under management of $78 million and average production of $680,000.

“The hiring of these Financial Advisors expands our already substantial presence along the east coast, building upon our tradition of serving investors through experienced Financial Advisors in convenient locations,” said Jerry Lombard, president of the firm’s Private Client Group. “We are excited to bring these experienced and respected professionals to serve their local communities, and look forward to the many great relationships that will continue to develop as a result.”

The new advisors include:

  • Roger Giraud, Vice President/Financial Advisor, Providence, RI – formerly of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  • John Irby IV, Financial Advisor, Raleigh, NC – BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
  • Mitchell Lerner, Vice President/Financial Advisor, Washington D.C. – formerly of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  • Jeffrey Purdon, First Vice President/Financial Advisor, Atlanta, GA – formerly of BB&T Scott & Stringfellow
  • Richard Ranone, Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor, Providence, RI – formerly of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  • James Routhier, Senior Vice President/Financial Advisor, Bedminster, NJ – formerly of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc

Lombard continued, “More and more quality advisors are finding Janney to be a top destination in the industry and a great alternative to larger firms because our culture and business focus predominantly supports our advisors and, in turn, enables an unwavering focus on meeting client needs.”

About Janney Montgomery Scott
Janney provides advice to individual, corporate and institutional clients. Our expertise includes guidance about asset management, corporate and public finance, equity and fixed income investing, equity research, institutional equity and fixed income sales and trading, investment strategy, financial planning, mergers and acquisitions, public and private capital raising, portfolio management, retirement and income planning, and wealth management. Janney is an independently-operated subsidiary of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company and is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Additional company information is available at

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