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

  • Robert BedenikovicAssociate Vice President and Manager, Asset Movement
    Associate Vice President and Manager, Asset Movement
  • Randall BiggsAssociate Vice President and Manager, Credit & Retirement Operations.

    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.

    Associate Vice President and Manager, Credit & Retirement Operations.
  • Becky BrittinghamAnnuity and Life Insurance Processing Specialist
    Annuity and Life Insurance Processing Specialist
  • Michael FitzgeraldAnnuity and Life Insurance Processing Specialist
    Annuity and Life Insurance Processing Specialist
  • Charlotte FoleySenior Fee Based Operations Specialist
    Senior Fee Based Operations Specialist
  • Susan FrigerioProject Analyst
    Project Analyst
  • Brian GuthrieAsset Movement Specialist
    Asset Movement Specialist
  • Asha HeardNew Accounts and Document Control Specialist
    New Accounts and Document Control Specialist
  • Christie HillMargin Specialist
    Margin Specialist
  • Colleen JohnsonVice President and Senior Business Operations Analyst

    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 and Senior Business Operations Analyst
  • Monica KeziahNew Accounts & Document Control Specialist
    New Accounts & Document Control Specialist
  • Marc KesslerVice President and Manager, Client & Private Portfolio
    Vice President and Manager, Client & Private Portfolio
  • Nina LawRegistered Senior Trade Services Specialist (FT)
    Registered Senior Trade Services Specialist (FT)
  • Yari A. LindoVice President and Manager, Trade Processing

    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.

    Vice President and Manager, Trade Processing
  • Ann McLaughlinAssociate Vice President and Trading Support Specialist

    Ann joined Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. in 2009 and is an associate vice president in Trading Services. 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 and Trading Support 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 Accounts and Document Control Specialist
    New Accounts and Document Control Specialist
  • Daniel ParishFinancial & Industry Research Analyst
    Financial & Industry Research Analyst
  • Marie PatricoPart Time
    Part Time
  • Brian PolitteNew Accounts and Document Control Specialist
    New Accounts and Document Control Specialist
  • Michael RossOperations Specialist
    Operations Specialist
  • Michelle ReillyTeam Leader – Asset Movement
    Team Leader – Asset Movement
  • Cheryl RenthRetirement Operations Specialist
    Retirement Operations Specialist
  • Brooke RomeroAssociate Vice President and Manager, New Accounts and Document Control

    Brooke is associate 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.

    Associate Vice President and Manager, New Accounts and Document Control
  • Alex SanchezTeam Leader – Credit & Retirement Operations
    Team Leader – Credit & Retirement Operations
  • Diane SinglerAnnuity and Life Insurance Processing Specialist Senior
    Annuity and Life Insurance Processing Specialist Senior
  • Kristen SoutherlandAssociate Vice President and Manager, Fee Based Operations
    Associate Vice President and Manager, Fee Based Operations
  • Michele TannerMargin Specialist
    Margin Specialist
  • Brian TurntineFixed Income Trader
    Fixed Income Trader
  • Peggy WebbFee Based Operations Specialist
    Fee Based Operations Specialist