J. Peter Purcell
Mr. Purcell is a founding partner of Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments, and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. Purcell’s leadership, PKS has grown into a nationally-recognized independent broker/dealer with a strong commitment to excellence.
Mr. Purcell has long championed the “open-architecture,” or hybrid, model of providing quality product, services and advice to the public. Prior to starting PKS in 1993, Mr. Purcell was a managing partner in an SEC Registered Advisory firm; this provided him a unique perspective in determining the structure and direction of PKS’ business model. Recognizing the need for RIAs to have access to traditional brokerage products and services, Mr. Purcell and his partners developed a visionary and unique model to service the commissionable-brokerage needs of dually-licensed advisors and registered representatives. Mr. Purcell and PKS remain committed to the independent, open-architecture model and will continue to champion that model, which we consider the future of the advisory and brokerage industry.
PURSHE KAPLAN STERLING PARTNERS
J. Peter Purcell
Mr. Purcell joined PKS in 2003 as General Counsel and Partner after a 25-year distinguished law career in New York State. Prior to joining PKS, Mr. Purcell worked as an assistant counsel for the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, as an assistant county attorney for the County of Albany, and for nineteen years as the State of NY Workers’ Compensation Law Judge. Mr. Purcell graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the State University of NY at Albany in June 1974 and with a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 1977.
Mr. Sheehan is a co-founder and Director of Trading at PKS, since the firm's inception in 1993. Mr. Sheehan manages the firm’s trading relationships with our clearing firm, Fidelity Capital Markets, and all outside institutional capital markets desks. Prior to forming PKS, Mr. Sheehan was a managing principal of an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Mr. Sheehan graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Siena College in 1984.