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About Us
LifeMark fosters an environment in which independent financial service professionals embrace honesty and integrity

Mission Statement...
To serve our clients and the financial service industry honorably and with distinction.  We recognize that our success is based on the character and personal integrity of every member of the firm.


History...
Recognizing the unique nature of the independent financial professional, LifeMark founders formed the broker/dealer in 1983.

LifeMark has grown to a National Broker/Dealer and SEC Registered Investment Advisory firm servicing independent financial service professionals in major population centers throughout the United States.

Consistent with its founders' philosophy, LifeMark maintains high standards of integrity and has demonstrated this not only in its daily operations, but through its policies and affiliations. 


Executive Management...



James J. Prisco, Esq.
President and Chief Operations Officer


Jim began his career with LifeMark Securities Corp. in 2001, when he joined the firm as General Counsel and Director of Compliance.  Immediately prior to LifeMark, Jim worked for the NASD (n/k/a FINRA) in the Manhattan District Office for nearly five years where he was supervisor in the Member Regulation department.

Jim originally became licensed in the securities industry in 1995, after receiving his Juris Doctorate from Hofstra University's School of Law.  He is a member of the Bar of the State of New York.

In addition to sitting on LifeMark's Board of Directors since 2002, Jim has also sat on the Advisory Board of the Anti-Money Laundering Strategic Leadership Group as a founding member in 2002, was distinguished faculty of the 2004 Anti-Money Laundering Congress, as well as the 2007 Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorism Financing Forum.  Jim is also a committed supporter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, not only through his personal dedication as demonstrated by his repeating as the President of his local association for a second straight year, but also through LifeMark becoming the first broker/dealer to endorse its representatives' membership in the NAIFA Federation.

In 2007 Jim was recognized by Institutional Investor News in their national publication as a Rising Star.




Andrew J. Kalinowski, RHU, CLU, CFP
Chairman


Andy has a distinguished financial services career exceeding 40 years and experience in all levels of insurance product design and distribution as a Home Office Marketing Representative, an Agent, Brokerage Manager, Career Formula General Agent, and Brokerage General Agent.

In 1974 he founded Upstate Special Risk Services, Inc. a national independent brokerage general agency and in 1983 he founded LifeMark Securities Corp., a national fully principled broker/dealer.

Andy's leadership and commitment to excellence is evidenced by his years of service to the insurance industry.

Andy was instrumental in forming a national insurance consulting firm and two national IMOs.  At one time or another, Andy has served as an officer, director of founding member of many insurance organizations including NAIFA-Rochester, NAIFA-NYS, Charter member of NAILBA and the IAFP.  He was the only field designated NAIFA representative to the ACLI endorsed IMSA project.  He also served on the board of directors of a major insurance company.

Three significant industry achievements include receiving from NAIFA-Rochester the Rachel May Swaim Award in 1992, in 2001 receiving from NAIFA-NYS the Benjamin Brewster Government Relations Award and in 2010 from NAIFA-NYS the Spence McCarty Award for substantial and meritorious contributions to the life and health insurance industry.




Vincent Micciche
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

For over twenty years Vince has provided leadership and guidance in the formation and subsequent growth of LifeMark Securities.  His focus has been to support independent brokers whose practice included insurance, securities, advisory, and financial planning services.  Vince has been responsible for the development of all supervisory and compliance systems, contracts, operations, and development of strategic alliances.  He has, since its inception, been the FINRA Executive Representative of the firm and its Financial and Operations Principal. 

Vince also founded Insurance and Securities Regulatory Consulting LLC, a company that provides consulting services to broker/dealers and RIAs.  His services include registration, analysis and design of supervisory systems, training, writing firms' procedures and negotiating contracts. 

Vince has acted as an expert witness numerous times, is a FINRA Arbitrator, and served as a charter member on the Anti-Money Laundering Strategic Leadership Committee in 2002.  Vince was awarded the designation of Certified, Regulatory and Compliance Professional (CRCP) in 2002.

 

 

 

 

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