Senior Vice President - Organizational & Practice Development
Kirk leads the Ladenburg's Practice Management Group, which provides coaching, consulting and training to investment professional business owners on how to improve the efficiency, sustainability and profitability of their business. This includes the award winning Next Level coaching program, initiatives to develop next generation advisors and an industry leading succession and exit planning program. He holds dual executive leadership roles at Ladenburg and its subsidiary Securities America. At Ladenburg, he leads strategic alignment and organizational development efforts within the broader enterprise. He also is executive owner of the enterprise event planning team. At Securities America, he leads the Securities America's human resources and people development functions and serves as the firm's chief strategy officer. He earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he has been an adjunct instructor for the College of Business. He graduated with honors from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Kirk holds the Behavioral Financial Advice (BFA) designation.