A Message from Our President

I started in the securities business over 30 years ago as a financial advisor working for what was one of the first independent broker-dealers.Frustrated by the lack of support I was receiving, I decided in 1983 to form an independent broker-dealer created for, and run by, former financial advisors.

In Summit, I saw an opportunity to build another firm committed to maintaining a culture among our employees to provide the highest standard in personalized service to each of our financial advisors and their clients. Our success in adhering to this and other principles has been demonstrated through our receipt of numerous awards from leading industry publications, including twice being named the top-rated independent broker-dealer of the year.* To this day, we continue to be driven by our belief that, as a financial advisor affiliated with Summit, we owe it to you to:

  • Recognize that you, the advisor, are our client;
  • Build a firm based on honesty and candor; and
  • Provide you with access to the best products and platforms.

Providing the best possible service to our advisors is the core of what we do, and one of the reasons why Summit's advisor retention rate is among the highest in the industry. Our goal, quite simply, is to provide the support our financial advisors need and deserve to service their clients without limitation, and to do so in such a way that makes them proud to call Summit home.

Marshall T. Leeds
President & CEO

* REP. Magazine, 2014 & WealthManagement.com, 2016