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William T. Brice

Managing Partner

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Bill, The Big Guy, Commander Brice, Captain Bill. He's the guy who will work with you to make sure that you're going to like doing business with Professional Investors Network and Securities America. Within a few conversations, both you and "Cap'n Bill" will know if you're barking up the right tree, or (and this is unusual), if there are better options for you to consider! Yes, we're that honest. 

If it sounds like we're a good match, the comp is going to work, we're both excited about working together and it's all systems go, Bill will work with his entire team, you and your staff to plan the best execution of your transition. 

William T. Brice (Bill) is the Managing Partner of Professional Investors Network, LLC, where he is responsible for the growth and management of all securities operations. His business has elevated him to a national authority on managing financial services firms and he is published and interviewed in several periodicals. Bill has successfully completed the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sponsored Series 7, Series 24, NASAA Series 65 and Series 63 examinations. He is registered in 49 states, also holding the State of Connecticut Insurance Department resident license, as well as numerous other state insurance licenses. Bill is the recipient of an Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation from the College for Financial Planning and he serves as an Industry Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, (FINRA).

Bill is a graduate of The University of Connecticut and manages one of the largest Offices of Supervisory Jurisdiction in the country for Securities America, Inc. He also sits on the President's Advisory Council (PAC) where he represents the interests of the members of Professional Investors Network, LLC.

Bill is a Rotarian and enjoys entrepreneurship, basketball, coaching, boating and fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon. He resides with his wife Penny in South Windsor, CT; Keene, NH; and Jamaica, VT.

Andrea M. Pease


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Andrea is the champ when it comes to getting your practice queued up for transition. Your customer data (keeping in mind Privacy Act issues) is loaded into Docupace, a third-party vendor that gets your data onto the paperwork needed to transfer your accounts to Securities America. Once the data has been scrubbed for accuracy by you and your staff, it's a breeze to generate all the paperwork needed, or even better, have all your accounts queued up in DocuSign. Today, we're able to email the bulk of documents for client signature, much like closing on a mortgage. Andrea has completed Docupace and DocuSign transitions for all our advisors and is an expert with these systems. 

Andrea M. Pease is a partner in Professional Investors Network, LLC. In this role she is responsible for ensuring the highest ethical standards and compliance with all SEC, FINRA, State and Insurance regulations within our Supervisory Office. She has assisted more than 140 offices successfully through the affiliation and transition process. Equally important is her focus in developing new relationships with potential affiliates and candidly assisting those offices in determining the feasibility of transition to our producer group. In addition, she is a Partner and Wealth Advisor for our sister company, ProEast Asset Management, LLC, where she manages a team of highly qualified professionals in their fields to assist high net worth families to help preserve their wealth in multiple ways, restore their most precious commodity (their time), and do so with complete privacy and discretion.

Andrea graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 2001. She has successfully completed the FINRA sponsored Series 7, 24, 53, and NASAA Series 63 and 66 examinations, as well as, Massachusetts State Life & Health Insurance examinations.

Andrea and her family reside in Ludlow, MA.

Kristin Hill

Partner & Compliance Manager

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Whether your accounts are at a clearing firm, held direct or at a third-party asset manager, we want to help get all your accounts transitioned and paying your compensation as quickly as possible. Enter the Operations Master, Kristin Hill. Once the accounts begin showing up at Securities America, some will need clean up of missing forms and signatures. Kristin is 100% fluent in all systems and paperwork necessary to make it happen. Kristin and her staff will also train you and you staff on Securities America systems and processes, shortening the learning curve for everyone in your office. 

Kristin Hill is a Partner, Registered Principal and Compliance Manager at Professional Investors Network, LLC. In ths role she is responsible for ensuring the prompt and accurate processing of business and reviewing these transactions to ensure the highest ethical standards. Additionally, Kristin performs the bulk of blocking and tackling with the operations and compliance staff at Securities America. Kristin holds the FINRA sponsored Series 7, 24 and NASAA Series 66 licenses and is a graduate of Central Connecticut University.

She resides with her family in Rocky Hill, CT.

Jessika Meyer

Operations Specialist



You and your staff are going to like Jessika. She's cool as a cucumber and killer at processing and your office will be working directly with her to get accounts in good order. She's on the front line in operations working directly with Kristin and the other team members. You'll quickly see why all our advisors like working with her. Efficient, to the point, super nice and knows how to work with the firm and vendors to get business done.

Jessika is the newest member of the Professional Investors Network team. Working as an operations specialist, she is an expert in SA processing systems. Jessika has more than 10 years of financial administrative and office management experience and has worked in the field as an advisor assistant as well. She enjoys helping others and is a great problem solver.

Jessika resides in Meriden with her husband, Eric, and three children. Jessika graduated from Paier College of Art with an Associates of Fine Arts and Photography Degree and is a freelance wedding and family photographer. Outside of her professional activities, Jessika enjoys beach combing and fishing with her family.

Lindsey Kerr

Operations & Transition Specialist



Lindsey is co-commander with Jessika when it comes to operations. Her broad understanding of Securities America's systems make her an expert at getting your business pushed through the process. Get the business in good order, get it processed completely at the firm, get the vendor 100% squared away. She's really, really good at processing and getting accounts paying you quickly. 

Lindsey Chartrand (Kerr) is a Operations and Compliance specialist at Professional Investors Network, LLC. In this position Lindsey is on the front line with advisors and the home office getting business processed in a timely and compliant manner. She assists our advisors with various technology systems, business processing requirements, procedures and policies of the firm. Lindsey started her career at Professional Investors in 2006 as a Transition Specialist. Lindsey has extensive knowledge in business operations, transition assistance and compliance standards.

Lindsey obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree in Fashion Merchandising and Retail at Lasell College in Newton, MA. During Lindsey’s off time she enjoys going to the beach with her husband, pampering her 13-year-old dog, gardening, roller coasters and biking.

 She currently resides with her husband in Enfield, CT.


Nina M. Santaniello

Vice President of Marketing



Nina's real talent is in marketing, but when it comes to transitioning advisors, she's fluent in getting paperwork ready and processed for transition. Depending on the size of your office, Nina can assist the front line in getting your accounts over and generating revenue pronto. Keep Nina in mind for anything marketing once the transition is completed. Securities America has some great marketing programs to help grow your business, and Nina can hook you up!

Nina is the vice president of marketing for Professional Investors Network, LLC. In this role she brings her talents for organization, customer service and event planning to the forefront. Before joining Professional Investors, she worked at Lego coordinating meetings and presentations and completed a marketing internship at Disney Corporation. Nina graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a double minor in Communications and Psychology in 2012. She is currently enrolled at Baypath College studying for her Masters in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices.

She resides with her fiancé in Enfield, CT.

Miranda Lazzara

Operation Support Specialist



Miranda focuses on making sure vendors have your accounts coded so you are paid promptly and correctly. Once a change of broker/dealer request is submitted, she calls them every day until they get it done. Without constant pressure, vendors typically sit on change of BD forms for weeks, even months. With pressure from Miranda and your staff, we can get your accounts recoded quickly.

Miranda Lazzara is an operation support specialist to our operations team handling inbound calls, process or problem resolutions and ensuring the timely processing of all business in good order. Miranda is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.

She resides with her family in Thompson, CT.

Jasin Bayer

Technical Support Specialist



Jasin is a technology geek of the first order. Jay works with all our offices ensuring information security and systems optimization. During your transition, Jay will parachute into your office and get every computer and device you work with up to speed with encryption, firewalls, anti-virus software and optimized for doing business with Securities America. 

Professional Investors, LLC has been utilizing the services of DSP Computers, LLC for the past eighteen years. Jasin has experience in a diverse range of computer systems, programming and technologies. He also has an understanding of all the systems Securities America has to offer representatives and acts as our support specialist for the group.

Jay resides in Tolland, CT with his wife Christie.

Jasin is not a Securities America representative. DSP Computers, LLC is separately owned and operated.