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About: Craig Markham

Craig Markham is senior vice president of advisor experience for Cetera Advisor Networks and is accountable for delivering a world-class advisor experience. As a frontline advocate for the field, Craig understands the unique nature of the independent business model and works collaboratively across the organization to ensure alignment of the firm’s goals with those of our regions and advisors.

Before Cetera Advisor Networks acquired Walnut Street Securities and Tower Square Securities, Craig served as president of those firms, as well as chief operating officer of New England Securities and MetLife Securities. He joined Walnut Street Securities in 1998 and served in a variety of leadership positions within the organization in the areas of compliance, sales and marketing.

Craig gained a broad range of experience along with a deep understanding of the industry earlier in his career. Prior to his tenure at Walnut Street, he created and managed a discount brokerage platform for a regional bank based in St. Louis. He also spent several years in personal production with a regional bank and wire house, serving both retail and institutional clients. In addition to his experience on the sales side of the securities business, Craig worked as a trader with a St. Louis boutique broker-dealer specializing in equities and options.

Craig has been quite active in the securities industry, which includes acting as chairperson of the SIFMA Independent Firms Committee as well as serving on both the FINRA District 4 Committee and the FINRA Regulatory Advisory Committee. In addition, he achieved the SIFMA/Wharton Certificate from the Securities Industry Institute.

Craig received a BSBA in finance and economics from the University of Missouri. He holds Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 63 and 65 securities registrations.

About Cetera Financial Group®

Cetera Financial Group (“Cetera”) is a leading network of independent firms empowering the delivery of professional 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.com.

“Cetera Financial Group” refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions), Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities, Girard Securities, and Summit Brokerage Services. All firms are members FINRA/SIPC.

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