Philip Blancato is the President and CEO of Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management and Chairman of the Ladenburg Investment Policy Committee. He also serves as a Member of the Boards of Directors for affiliated companies: Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., Investacorp, Inc., Triad Advisors LLC, Premier Trust, Securities America, Inc., KMS Financial, Inc. & Securities Service Network, Inc. Philip is a Thirty year veteran of the financial services industry with a specialized knowledge of portfolio and risk management, asset allocation, and macro-economic theory as well as constructing and implementing seamlessly integrated platforms of fee-based solutions. Prior to joining Ladenburg Thalmann, Philip worked for PowellJohnson as the Managing Director of Advisory Services where he directed the creation and implementation of a suite of fee-based platforms. Philip also worked for Prudential Securities beginning in 1990 where he held various positions within the Investment Management Services division. In 1996 he assumed the role of First Vice President and Director of Portfolio Management Programs. His primary function was to develop and improve upon the positioning and functionality of discretionary fee-based programs. During Philip’s tenure the Portfolio Management division, it became one of the most successful divisions within Prudential Securities with assets in excess of $16 billion.