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Sarah Kreisman Hired as Chief Legal Counsel and VP of Compliance at Independent Financial Group


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Cici Prsha

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San Diego, CA – Sarah Kreisman has been hired as Chief Legal Counsel and VP of Compliance at Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG). Ms. Kreisman will report directly to Managing Directors, Scott Heising and Joe Miller.

“Since leaving AIG, I have been looking to get back to helping advisors succeed by providing them with the support and guidance they need to get things done,” says Ms. Kreisman. She adds, “I have found that rep-supporting environment with IFG, and look forward to helping the organization continue to grow and be successful.”

“We’re proud to welcome Sarah to the firm,” says Scott Heising, Founder and Managing Director of IFG. He continues, “I have personally known Sarah for many years and can attest to her legal knowledge, regulatory expertise and focus on rep support.” He adds, “The addition of this role to the leadership team brings an added layer of support and talent for our advisors and for our company.”

About Sarah Kreisman

After graduating with a BA in Art History from Emory University and receiving her law degree from Seton Hall, a 3-month opportunity with Pershing turned into an over 20-year career in the financial services industry. Ms. Kreisman’s career includes 6 years with AIG/SunAmerica and over 10 years with E*TRADE serving in various compliance and legal roles such as Associate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Over those years her experience includes working with large compliance teams, industry regulators and in client disputes. She holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.

About Independent Financial Group, America’s Finest Broker-Dealer®

Now celebrating its 15-year anniversary IFG serves the needs of independent financial advisors nationwide. Renowned for their first-class customer service, the company specializes in individual wealth management and institutional retirement plan solutions for their financial advisors. IFG’s corporate office now supports more than 640 independent registered representatives across the country. IFG has been named locally by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th consecutive year and won acclaim in 2006 with their #1 rank on the list. The company has also achieved Inc. Magazine’s Honor Roll status for multiple consecutive mentions on their annual Inc.500|5000 list. Their notable success has been recognized in numerous financial services industry publications. Additionally, the firm was awarded 2nd place Broker-Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor Magazine in 2016 and 2017. In 2017, IFG scored the #1 ranking in Wealth Management Magazine’s Independent Broker-Dealer Report Card for Overall Broker-Dealer Satisfaction; as rated nationwide by their affiliated financial advisors in multiple categories. For more information on the firm, visit www.ifgsd.com.