Date: 09.28.16

Summit Brokerage Services Announces Record Attendance for 2016 Conference | Summit

Boca Raton, FL, September 28, 2016 - Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. the Highest Rated Independent Broker-Dealer in the Country*, successfully completed the 2016 National Conference at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, September 7-10, 2016, with another record attendance.

With over 600 in attendance, the theme of the three-day Conference, People, Purpose, Passion, focused on giving it's advisors ample time to network with "People," facilatating these relationships to help find their "Purpose," or the direction they want to take their business, and to reenergize their practice by stimulating the "Passion," or motivation to reach their goals.

Marshall Leeds, President and CEO of Summit, said, "it is our belief that Summit will grow and enhance our advisors' businesses and support them by offering opportunities to fuel this growth. The goal of our National Conference has been and always will be to give our advisors the tools and resources to continue to be a catalyst for this growth."

Headlining this year's conference was John Foley, Former Blue Angels Lead Solo Pilot. Foley's presentation titled, "Drive the Ball: Sustaining Excellence Through Change" stirred emotion and created a lasting impression among the attendees who responded with a standing ovation.

Other headlining speakers included: Dr. Robert Watson, Historian, Author & Professor with Lynn University, gave an inciteful update on the current 2016 Presidential race. Dr. Quincy Krosby, Chief Market Strategist for Prudential Annuities and Brett Van Bortel, Executive Director for Invesco Consulting, who delivered a detailed presentation on the innovative Preferrals System. For the second year in a row, Summit hosted the Women's Impact Network (WIN) luncheon with this year's speaker Ella Shaw Neyland, President of Steadfast REIT, delivering "Walking Wall Street in High Heels."

Prior to the conference, Summit gathered its' top advisors for a Roundtable Discussion, giving them the opportunity to share their visions and ideas with Summit's Executive Team, participate in advisor-lead best practices, and network with other elite advisors.

The Conference began on Thursday morning with continuing education workshops and the highly anticipated "eSolutions -Technology Best Practices" presentation where Rob Crowe, Chief Marketing Officer, Tom Terpko, Chief Technology Officer enlightened advisors on how the future of advisors and client technology will be evolving. Subject matter experts from Summit's broker-dealer network, Cetera Financial Group, were also on hand to provide guidance and education in their respective areas.

New this year, attendees had the opportunity to maximize their time by giving them the ability to customize their conference experience suited to their practice. Summit also hosted specific breakout sessions for Branch Sales and Administrative Associates. They were able to have the opportunity to network amongst their peers, learn best practices, operational efficiencies, and new technology applications to enhance their advisor's practice.

The official conference hashtag was #SummitEvent.

For more information on Summit Brokerage Services, contact us at 800.354.5528.

About Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.

Summit Brokerage Services is part of Cetera Financial Group. Summit Brokerage provides a broad range of securities brokerage and investment services to primarily individual investors. Summit Brokerage also sells insurance products, predominantly fixed and variable annuities and life insurance through its subsidiary, SBS Insurance Agency of Florida. Summit Brokerage also provides asset management services through its investment advisor, Summit Financial Group, Inc.

About Cetera Financial Group

Cetera Financial Group® ("Cetera") is a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers empowering the delivery of objective financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit

"Cetera Financial Group" refers to the network of retail independent broker-dealers encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Financial Institutions, Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities, Girard Securities, The Legend Group and Summit Brokerage Services.

*Rated by REP magazine’s Independent Broker-Dealer Report Card.


Rob Crowe
Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
595 S. Federal Highway, #500
Boca Raton, FL 33432