United Planners Financial Services
A member of United Planners Financial Services
7333 E. Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Clearing firm: Pershing LLC
No. advisers: 536
Year founded: 1987
Year end: Dec. 31
No. of retail offices: 293
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|CEO||David A. Shindel|
|Top Executive||David A. Shindel|
|Recruiting Contact||Sheila J. Cuffari-Agasi|
(800) 966-8737 ext. 240
|Compliance Contact||Doug Hall|
|Marketing Contact||Billy Oliverio|
|Technology Operations Contact||Aaron G. Spradlin|
Recruitment & Staffing
|No. of reps||536||471||438|
|No. of producing reps||430||389||374|
|No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year||204||193||190|
|Total revenues: Other||0||0||0|
|Total account assets||$12,907,206,327||$10,210,523,614||$10,000,000,000|
|Total account assets: Other||$7,618,248,195||$6,300,000,000||$6,242,987,283|
|Average assets per rep||$24,080,609||$21,678,394||$22,831,050|
|Social Media & Mobile|
|Allows advisers to use social media||Y|
|Social media sites allowed||Facebook|
|Dedicated mobile application for advisers?||Y|
|Primary purpose of mobile application||Financial planning|
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