Operations is a high touch service organization that supports our financial advisors – and by extension their clients – in all aspects of their relationship with Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. From the day a client formally opens an account and as they transact business with the firm, Operations personnel help facilitate transaction processes, respond to questions from our financial advisors, and troubleshoot problems when necessary.

Operations

  • Kevin BarbeauTrading Services Specialist
    Trading Services Specialist
  • Robert BedenikovicAssociate Vice President and Manager, Asset Movement
    Associate Vice President and Manager, Asset Movement
  • Randall BiggsSenior Credit Operations Specialist

    Randy is associate vice president and manager of Credit and Retirement Operations at Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Joining the firm in 2014, he is responsible for the daily processing of client requests for retail and retirement accounts. In addition, he monitors client accounts for risk and oversees the loan programs for high-net-worth clients.

    With more than 30 years of financial services experience, Randy has held leadership positions in both the Margin and IRA departments. Most recently, he worked as a process manager in the Margin department. In that capacity he was responsible for managing all client activity, credit and risk exposure.

    Randy holds his FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. Outside of work he enjoys fishing, camping, woodworking as well as spending time with family and friends.

    Senior Credit Operations Specialist
  • Karen ClinesAsset Movement Specialist
    Asset Movement Specialist
  • Lisa DavisAssociate Vice President, Branch Supervision Specialist
    Associate Vice President, Branch Supervision Specialist
  • Michael FitzgeraldAnnuity and Life Insurance Processing Specialist
    Annuity and Life Insurance Processing Specialist
  • Charlotte FoleyAssociate Vice President, Senior Advisory Operations Specialist
    Associate Vice President, Senior Advisory Operations Specialist
  • Susan FrigerioManager, Business Process Improvement, Associate Vice President
    Manager, Business Process Improvement, Associate Vice President
  • Asha HeardNew Account Associate
    New Account Associate
  • Christie LivelyCredit Operations Specialist
    Credit Operations Specialist
  • Colleen JohnsonVice President, Branch Supervision Associate

    When Colleen Johnson came aboard with Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2008, she brought with her decades of experience earned as a branch operations trainer at A.G. Edwards, a firm she joined in 1981.

    Today, she applies that knowledge as she helps transferring managers and financial advisors with the transition process, providing training on a variety of day-to-day aspects of the business. At the same time, she ensures adherence to the firm’s established operational procedure and also assists financial advisors with questions and troubleshooting every day.

    She currently holds her Series 7, 9/10, and 63 licenses.

    Vice President, Branch Supervision Associate
  • Monica KeziahNew Account Specialist
    New Account Specialist
  • Marc KesslerVice President, Senior Manager, Branch Supervision
    Vice President, Senior Manager, Branch Supervision
  • Sharon LeschAdvisory Operations Specialist
    Advisory Operations Specialist
  • Nina LawAssociate Vice President and Registered Senior Trade Services Specialist
    Associate Vice President and Registered Senior Trade Services Specialist
  • Yari A. LindoSenior Vice President, Manager, Trading Services

    Yari joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2013 as vice president and manager of Trading Services. He is responsible for all trade-related activities for equities, mutual funds, options, precious metals, and unit investment trusts. In addition, he assists with new issue syndicates and serves on the Syndicate Review Committee. With almost 20 years of trading experience, Yari works closely with the firm’s financial advisors and clients to answer trading requests and leverage market opportunities.

    Previously, Yari served in a similar role as a senior block trader in the equity and exchange-traded funds markets, focusing on institutional trades and managed money orders. He also held the position of market maker where he was responsible for managing risk on all trading activity for over 60 NASDAQ Stock Market equity securities, while working closely with Investment Banking, Syndicate and Research.

    Yari is a graduate of Phillips University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. Yari holds his FINRA Series 7, 55 and 63 licenses.

    Senior Vice President, Manager, Trading Services
  • Jim MastersonVice President, Branch Supervision Specialist

    Branch managers need supervision too, and that’s precisely what Jim Masterson does for Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in his position as a branch manager review administrator. In this capacity, Jim oversees the sales practices and activities of the firm’s producing branch managers. Jim joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2010 after a distinguished 25-year career at A.G. Edwards.

    While at A.G. Edwards, Jim initially worked in Operations and then accepted a position in Compliance as a sales practice associate. He then moved to the firm’s Law Department as a client service representative where he worked with company personnel and clients to gather the information needed to address concerns and reach equitable resolutions.

    In 2003, Jim moved to the Branch Division Manager Review team and assisted regional managers with their supervisory responsibilities of producing branch managers.

    Jim is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis and currently holds his Series 7, 8, 24, 63 and 65, and insurance licenses.

    Vice President, Branch Supervision Specialist
  • Julie McCallisterVice President, Senior Branch Supervision Specialist

    Julie is associate vice president and branch manager supervision administrator of Branch Supervision at Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Joining the firm in 2011, Julie is responsible for sales practices and activities of the firm’s producing branch managers.

    With over 25 years of financial services industry experience, Julie has held positions as branch operations supervisor, margin clerk, and branch operations trainer where she provided branch office support by opening new branch offices as well as personnel training in existing offices. More recently, she was a special projects administrator where she produced various reference materials for branch personnel, assisted branch managers with training and managed the advisor retirement transition.

    She holds the Series 7, 9/10, and 63 licenses. Outside of work, Julie likes to stay active, enjoys traveling and cooking.

     

    Vice President, Senior Branch Supervision Specialist
  • Ann McLaughlinAssociate Vice President, Senior Trading Services Specialist

    Ann joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2009 and is an Associate Vice President and Trade Processing Specialist. She is part of a team that is responsible for all trade-related activities for equities, mutual funds, options, precious metals, and unit investment trusts. In addition, she assists with new issue syndicates. With almost 25 years of trading and industry experience, Ann works closely with the firm’s financial advisors and clients.

    Previously, Ann served in a similar role as a trader on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) focusing on fixed income, equities, grains and metals in both futures and options markets. She worked mostly with institutional traders and money managers. Ann was also manager for her firm’s CBOT trade reconciliation team. In addition to her other duties, she ran the summer internship program for the firm’s CBOT floor group.

    Ann is a graduate of St. Xavier University in Chicago where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. She holds her FINRA Series 3, 7, 55 and 66 licenses. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and is a Certified Scuba Diver.

    Associate Vice President, Senior Trading Services Specialist
  • Tim MoranVice President and Senior Manager, Operations Risk
    Vice President and Senior Manager, Operations Risk
  • Nicole MorganAsset Movement Specialist
    Asset Movement Specialist
  • Carla MuntonAssociate Vice President and Financial Planning Associate
    Associate Vice President and Financial Planning Associate
  • Courtney O’dellNew Account Specialist
    New Account Specialist
  • Michael PeifferCredit & Retirement Operations Specialist
    Credit & Retirement Operations Specialist
  • Daniel ParishAssociate Vice President, Senior Financial Analyst
    Associate Vice President, Senior Financial Analyst
  • Marie PatricoPart Time
    Part Time
  • Brian PolitteClient Workflow Specialist
    Client Workflow Specialist
  • Michael RossAML Risk Specialist
    AML Risk Specialist
  • Michelle ReillyAssociate Vice President and Team Leader – Asset Movement
    Associate Vice President and Team Leader – Asset Movement
  • Cheryl RenthSenior Retirement Operations Specialist
    Senior Retirement Operations Specialist
  • Brooke RomeroVice President, Senior Manager, Client Workflow Operations

    Brooke is vice president and manager of New Accounts and Document Control at Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Joining the firm in 2009, she is responsible for client onboarding which includes the production and process of reviewing new accounts, document processing and account maintenance. In addition, she monitors performance, analyzes and implements new or updated applications required for processing.

    With more than 18 years of operations experience in the financial services industry, Brooke served in a similar role as a new accounts specialist. Most recently, she worked as an escalation analyst in the Account Opening and Maintenance areas. In that capacity, she researched and resolved issues that occurred during the account opening process, made recommendations for process improvement, and helped with the conversion to a new operating system for the area.

    She received her Associate’s degree in Psychology from East Central College in Union, Missouri.  Brooke holds her FINRA Series 99 license. Outside of work, she likes to spend time with her family, watch sports and listen to music.

    Vice President, Senior Manager, Client Workflow Operations
  • Alex SanchezAssociate Vice President and Team Leader – Credit & Retirement Operations
    Associate Vice President and Team Leader – Credit & Retirement Operations
  • Diane SinglerSenior Annuity & Life Insurance Processing Specialist
    Senior Annuity & Life Insurance Processing Specialist
  • Kristen SoutherlandVice President, Manager, Advisory Operations
    Vice President, Manager, Advisory Operations
  • Michele TannerBranch Supervision Associate
    Branch Supervision Associate
  • Chris TrovitchBranch Supervision Associate
    Branch Supervision Associate
  • Brian TurntineAssociate Vice President and Fixed Income Trader
    Associate Vice President and Fixed Income Trader
  • Peggy WebbAdvisory Operations Specialist
    Advisory Operations Specialist
  • Julie WilsonVice President, Branch Supervision Specialist

    Julie is vice president and branch manager supervision administrator of Branch Supervision at Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. Joining the firm in 2012, Julie is responsible for sales practices and activities of the firm’s producing branch managers.

    With over 30 years of experience in the financial services and banking industries, Julie has held positions as assistant branch manager and client associate.

    She holds her Series 7, 9, 10, 66, and insurance licenses. Outside of work, Julie likes to spend time with her family — especially her two granddaughters. She also enjoys reading and traveling.

    Vice President, Branch Supervision Specialist
  • Corey E. WintersAssociate Vice President and Senior Manager, RIA Operations
    Associate Vice President and Senior Manager, RIA Operations