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Management - Kovack Securities, Inc.

Privately and Family Owned - High Integrity and Values

Ron Kovack - Chairman
Ronald J. Kovack, Ph.D, - Co-Founder & Chairman

Ron is the Chairman with 48 years experience in the securities industry including 19 years with Merrill Lynch and 10 years with Prudential Securities. Ron serves as a FINRA Chairperson Arbitrator and is also past Chairman of the FINRA District 7 Committee. Ron has been a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and holds BA, BS, MS and two doctoral degrees including a doctorate in management from Liberty University. In addition, Ron has Series 7, 24, 27, 53, 63, 65, and 73 licenses. Ron is responsible for strategic planning and overseeing the general business affairs of the Firm

Brian Kovack, President
Brian J. Kovack, Esq., CRCP - Co-Founder & President

As an securities attorney, Brian is involved with many of the legal aspects of the business including regulatory and licensing matters. Brian serves as a FINRA Chairperson Arbitrator since 2003 and has a BS in Finance, MS in Accounting, and JD in Law. Brian's professional licenses include the Series 7, 24, 27, 53, 63, and 65.

Most recently, Brian was successfully elected to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors and is serving a three year term to end in 2018. Prior to the current FINRA Board, in 2006 Brian was the youngest elected to serve as the Industry Representative on the NASD Board of Governors and the FINRA Interim Board of Governors. In addition, he completed a three-year term on the FINRA District 7 Committee and served a one-year term on the FINRA Regulatory Advisory Committee in 2013.

He is a Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) by the FINRA Institute for Professional Development and Wharton School of Business. As a former University of Florida linebacker and two (2) time SEC Academic Honor Roll, Brian handles many of the day-to-day business affairs which include close integration of technology and strategic business relations.

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Corporate Headquarters: 6451 North Federal Highway, Suite 1201, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
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Kovack Securities, Inc., (KSI) is a powerful partner for entrepreneurial financial advisors seeking to create their own successful business. Since our inception, helping financial representatives & advisors establish competitive, independent practices has been the primary focus of the Firm. Our successful, independent financial advisors share our vision in providing the quality of financial advice we believe every client deserves and have helped KSI grow to become one of the country's largest independent broker/dealers.

Kovack Securities & Kovack Advisors are focused on providing our advisors with the tools, resources and training to help manage the complexities of running their own practices. In turn, our advisors are able to focus on the needs, goals and objectives of their clients rather than office logistics. Our open product architecture and innovative fee–based programs coupled with our multiple Clearing Firms (National Financial Services & Pershing) provides our advisors with the flexibility to develop investment strategies which are best suited for their clients.