Our Department Managers in operations, compliance, supervision and deployment average over 10 years of industry experience. These individuals understand that our Registered Representatives and their clients are the main priority at PKS. Our commitment to service is unwavering and our management teams’ experience is an invaluable asset to prospective registered representatives, independent advisers thinking about joining our platform on a dually-licensed basis and most importantly, to end clients who deserve the highest attention to detail in any and all communication with PKS. Our management team is “committed to excellence” in everything they do.
President of PKS Financial Services, Inc.
Jerome is responsible for the management, growth and profitability of the corporation through the distribution of insurance and annuity products and services. Jerome was formally the head of Insurance, Annuities and Estate Planning at Fleet Bank and Bank of America where he grew the business from a $900 million dollar organization to a $3.4 billion dollar enterprise. Prior to that Jerome was a Vice President and Director at First Albany Corporation, John Hancock Financial, PIA, and The Equitable Financial Companies.
Jerome began his career as an officer and helicopter test pilot in the United States Army. Jerome earned his undergraduate degree from The University at Albany and his MBA from Florida Institute of Technology’s Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. Jerome has earned several prestigious industry designations including, Chartered Life underwriter (CLU)®, Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC)®, Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA)®, Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS)® and the Life Underwriters Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)®. Jerome resides in Albany, New York with his wife and children.
Vice President, Director of Operations
Doug brings with him to PKS Financial Services a diverse background in both Operations and Sales, which will serve him well as he is tasked with providing leadership to create the best possible experience for advisors selling fixed insurance and annuity products. Doug started his career in the Security Alarm Monitoring industry, running the acquisition department for a publicly traded company, helping to grow the business by 250% post-IPO. He moved onto managing Customer Service, Collections, and Account Management departments, providing services to more than 80,000 customers nationwide. After leaving the alarm industry, Doug transitioned to a career as a financial advisor with a Guardian general agency, providing comprehensive financial plans to his clients.
A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Doug graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a BS in Management, with a concentration in Financial Systems. He also played 4 years of Varsity Baseball at RPI. Doug resides in East Greenbush with his wife Meghan, and three children Ellie, Saige, and Connor.