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Our People

The driving force of our company is providing consistent, excellent customer service to our broker dealers. From our executives, throughout all the departments, to our front office, our people deliver what you need when you need it. At LaSalle St. our approach is direct, decisive, and dedicated to your success. You will find many people in our company who have over 10 years experience, which offers you consistency and predictability. Our corporate culture offers a family business atmosphere, with all the tools and services you would expect from the large firms. You get the best of both worlds. At LaSalle St. our people stay not only because they are successful, but because they love working here.

Our Principals

John W. McDermott is the President of LaSalle St. Securities LLC. He serves as the President of each of the affiliated financial companies including LaSalle St. Investment Advisors, LLC (LSIA) and Tilden, Loucks, & Woodnorth (Securities and Exchange Commission Registered Investment Advisory firms). Mr. McDermott is a graduate of Drake University and has been involved in the securities industry since 1973.

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Daniel Schlesser is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LaSalle St. Securities, LLC. A securities industry veteran since 1986, Mr. Schlesser is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, Class of 1984. Dan is FINRA licensed with series 7, 27, 24, and 65.

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James C. Baldwin III  is Chief Investment Officer of LaSalle St. Securities, LLC, an affiliate of LSIA, and oversees the services provided by the company. He is a CFA charterholder and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses. Mr. Baldwin earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and an MBA from DePaul University. He has been employed in the securities industry since 1999.

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Mark Contey is Senior Vice President of Business Development for LaSalle St. Securities and manages the marketing, recruiting, and practice management activities of the firm.  Mark is a 25 year veteran of the Financial Services Industry and started his career back in the late 1980’s at Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg, FL. where he grew up.  During his career, Mark has held senior client facing and revenue generating roles within several large organizations, including Reuters, SunGard, and Fidelity.  Most recently, Mark was VP of Relationship Management for National Financial, A Fidelity Investment Company, where he was responsible for the relationships of the firms largest Midwest based Broker Dealers.

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