Press Release

Apr 29, 2016

Four Janney Branch Managers Recognized as a “Top 100 Branch Manager” by On Wall Street

PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 25, 2016 – Janney Montgomery Scott LLC (Janney), a leading full-service wealth management, financial services and capital markets firm headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania announced that four of the firm’s Branch Managers have been named to On Wall Street’s list of the nation’s Top 100 Branch Managers. On Wall Street annually spotlights the industry’s top branch managers who bring out the best in their advisors. These individuals exhibit unsurpassed expertise in the field, a dedication to superior service, outstanding leadership, and an unwavering commitment to meeting clients’ needs. The Janney Branch Managers recognized by On Wall Street are: Gordon Eide, Richmond, VA; John Goles, Bel Air, MD; Lawrence Richards, West Chester, PA; and George Keith, Darien, CT.

“We are pleased to have four of Janney’s Branch Managers named to On Wall Street’s Top 100 list as this group of branch managers consistently demonstrates the highest standard of success in financial relationships,” said Jerry Lombard, president of the private client group. “This recognition is well-deserved and a testament to their dedicated leadership and unwavering commitment to superior service, advice, mentorship, and above all else, meeting the needs of their clients.”

On Wall Street’s Top 100 Honorees were nominated by their firms and then narrowed down by a panel of judges, based on quantitative and qualitative findings.

Brief profiles of the four Janney Branch Managers receiving this recognition follow:

Gordon Eide, Richmond, VA
Gordon serves as Senior Vice President/Investments and Branch Manager in the Richmond office of Janney Montgomery Scott with more than 35 years of experience in the financial industry. Gordon received his A.B. at the College of William and Mary. He worked as an educator and coach prior to beginning his financial career with Janney. Since coming onboard, Gordon has been recognized for many achievements: Branch Manager of the Year (2012), Master’s Club (2011-2014) and Branch Managers Advisory Council (2013- 2014). Having been a Board Member of The Virginia Securities Association and The Chesterfield Adult Soccer Association, Gordon is a proponent of being active in local organizations.

John Goles, Bel Air, MD
John serves as Executive Vice President and Branch Manager in the Bel Air office of Janney Montgomery Scott with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. John currently holds his Series 7, 31, 66, and 9/10 securities licenses, and is also licensed to sell life, health and long-term care insurance. Prior to joining Janney, John began his financial services career in 1990 with Legg Mason in Baltimore where he worked in the mutual funds marketing area. John graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing. He lives in Cockeysville, Maryland with his wife Gabrielle and their two daughters Sonee and Lila. John is an active volunteer/coach in the Caroll Manor recreation program, has been involved with the Baltimore area Big Brother/Big Sisters organization for ten years and serves on the board of directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope Baltimore.

Lawrence Richards, West Chester, PA
Larry is a Vice President/Investments at Janney Montgomery Scott and the Branch Manager for the West Chester, PA office. Prior to joining Janney, Larry was a producing Branch Manager at Morgan Stanley and Legg Mason. Larry is also Certified Financial Planner(CFP). He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rider University and lives in Chester Springs, PA with his wife and two children. Larry is a proud supporter of of several local charities, including one which raises money to support children while they are in hospital receiving treatment.

George Keith, Darien, CT
George is a Senior Vice President at Janney Montgomery Scott, and the Complex Manager for Connecticut’s Darien, Fairfield, New Haven, West Hartford, and Glastonbury offices. Prior to his Janney experience, George spent many years in the industry with firms such as NFS, a Fidelity subsidiary based in NY and Boston, Alliance Bernstein (AB), ScudderKemper, Dreman Value, and PaineWebber. George’s first job after graduating Cum Laude from the University at Albany was at Touche Ross as a CPA and management consultant. George is married for over 30 years with three children.

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