Date: 04.12.13

Cleary Joins Cetera Advisors New Business Development Team

Denver, CO – Cetera Advisors announced today that Patrick Cleary has been hired as the firm’s Central Region director of new business development.

In this role, Cleary will focus on recruiting advisors to Cetera Advisors and capitalizing on the firm’s increasing momentum in the independent broker-dealer space. In tandem with West Region director David Bombart, Cleary will also lead in the development of recruiting policies and procedures, as well as mentoring of existing and future recruiters. They are joined in the East Region by recently hired Arthur Aybar, forming a coast-to-coast recruiting team with deep connections and substantial experience in helping advisors find the right fit for their practices.

“Patrick will play a key role in developing new relationships for our firm and conveying our value proposition to prospects,” said Brett Harrison, president and CEO of Cetera Advisors. “We’re looking forward to this great new team operating locally in their regions and spreading the word about what makes us a great fit for independent advisors.”

Based in Denver, Colo., Cleary brings nearly 15 years of financial services experience to Cetera Advisors. Prior to joining Cetera, he served as a regional director of business development with LPL Financial, and earlier, as a divisional sales director and vice president with Protective Life, Transamerica Capital, AXA Distributors and MetLife Investors.

“This is a great opportunity to join a firm on the rise,” said Cleary. “Cetera Advisors has a tremendous story to tell, with its entrepreneurial freedom combined with high-touch support and scale-driven benefits. I’m eager to get started.”

Cleary will report to Jay Vinson, Cetera Advisors’ vice president of new business development.

“We are very excited to have Patrick join our team,” said Vinson. “He brings an extensive understanding of the financial services industry, and his success with helping OSJs recruit to their practices will be a valuable asset to the team as well as our partners in recruiting.”

About Cetera Advisors

Cetera Advisors LLC is a full-service securities and advisory firm offering efficient and convenient access to an extensive network of people, products and services to more than 1,100 financial professionals. Cetera Advisors is a member of Cetera Financial Group, which provides leading wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and RIA services, and innovative technology for approximately 6,500 independent financial professionals nationwide.

Cetera Advisors is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC) and a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA). For more information, visit www.ceteraadvisors.com.

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