James (Jim) Fleck and Jason Fleck are joining Stifel’s Private Client Group at a new office in Bend, Ore. Client associate Kerry Snook is also moving with the team.
This is the St. Louis-based firm’s fourth office in Oregon. So far in 2019, Stifel has opened 13 new offices.
“I’ve known Jim since the ’90s,” Mark McClure, managing director and branch manager at Stifel’s Bellevue, Wash. location, says in the release. “Jim, Jason and Kerry are high-quality people and will be the perfect team to grow with in Bend, a market we have wanted to be in for a long time.”
Jim Fleck has over 36 years of experience in the industry and was first registered with Foster & Marshall/American Express in 1983, according to BrokerCheck. Since then, he has had stints with shops such as Lehman Brothers, Dain Bosworth, Wells Fargo and D.A. Davidson. There is one customer dispute on his record dated 2007 that was denied. The complaint in that case was about selling preferred stock without the client’s knowledge that turned out had been recalled by the issuer.
“They also claim a closed-end fund was purchased without written consent on 8/31/06. Closed-end fund solicitation would have been by phone on 8/31/06. Their complaint letter came 12 months later during a market correction,” read the rest of the allegations.
His son, Jason, was first registered in 2005 according to BrokerCheck. Like his father, he too had worked with Wells Fargo and D.A. Davidson prior to his UBS experience.
In the second quarter of this year, Stifel recruited 46 advisors, taking its total roster to 2,193 advisors. Stifel has been aggressively hiring wirehouse advisors from the likes of Wells Fargo.