December 12, 2016 (San Antonio, TX)
— SWBC Investment Services is excited to announce that Eric Shipley and Alex Spencer have recently joined the company.
Alex Spencer has joined as Director of Financial Institution Programs. He is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with institutional clients that utilize the firm’s retail investment program. Additionally, Spencer leads efforts to attract new financial institution clients to the program and recruit SWBC Financial Advisors. He also oversees new advisor onboarding, sales metrics, and marketing and communications operations. Spencer started his career at Edward Jones and then Guaranty Bank where he was the company’s top securities producer from 2002–2004. He advanced to Investment Sales Manager and was responsible for managing retail investment distribution for Central and South Texas. He recently served as Regional Vice President and Manager of Investment Products at CUNA Mutual Group where he was in charge of the internal sales desk and retirement and advanced markets division. He was a President’s Council Award recipient in 2015. Spencer holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC)® designation, Texas General Lines, Life, Accident Heath and HMO, and FINRA Series 7, 24, 63, and 65 licenses. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.
Eric Shipley has joined the Investment Services Capital Markets team supporting growth, expansion, and account maintenance within the credit union, Registered Investment Advisors (RIA), and independent broker/dealer space. Shipley brings more than 17 years of sales and trading experience to SWBC. Prior to joining the company, he was First Vice President of Key Account Management at Advisors Asset Management, Inc. (AAM). Shipley was responsible for signing and maintaining AAM’s largest Independent Broker Dealer (IBD) clients. He worked closely with IBD senior management to provide services such as product approval, marketing support, and risk management. During his 14-year career at AAM, Shipley was able to help grow the overall IBD business channel revenue by more than 800%. He holds FINRA Series 7, 6, 63, and 65 licenses. Shipley is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Speech Communication.
“I am excited about the quality of people that are joining our team,” said Kelly Tramontano, SWBC Investment Services President & CEO. “Eric’s expertise will help my team expand SWBC’s footprint into new distribution channels and deepen our relationships with credit unions. Alex brings a unique skill set to our team with his experience of coaching financial advisors in practice management. Offering third-party investment programs to financial institutions is a niche market, so finding his kind of talent is going to propel our offering and solutions to a new level.”
Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states. SWBC has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. For more information, visit SWBC’s website at www.swbc.com. Securities offered through SWBC Wealth Management a registered broker/dealer. Member SIPC & FINRA. Advisory services offered through SWBC Investment Company, a Registered Investment Advisor.