Frank Larosa – Executive Search for the Financial Services Industry

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Offering nearly 17 years of expertise in the financial services industry, Frank Larosa is a former Wall Street executive who is now the president and chief executive officer of Vantage Point Advisor Network and ELITE Recruiting & Consulting, two firms based in Moorestown, New Jersey. Honored as one of OnWallStreet Magazine’s Top Ten Branch Managers in the financial services industry (2011), Frank Larosa has applied that expertise to the field of executive recruitment.

ELITE Recruiting & Consulting is an executive search firm specific to the financial services industry in North America. ELITE offers clients access to a broad network of well-established investment firms, private equity and wealth management firms, and related financial services providers. When portfolio managers, equity fund managers, and other financial advisors are looking for new challenges and opportunities at different firms, ELITE ensures that the candidate and the client are fully informed and prepared for the process, from meet-and-greet to contract negotiations and secure employment. Job seekers at ELITE pay nothing; the firm seeking professionals with particular financial expertise covers the search and placement fees.

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Frank LaRosa leverages more than a decade of experience in the financial sector toward his role as President and CEO of ELITE Recruitment & Consulting. In this position, he focuses on getting to know financial advisors and other investment professionals before recommending that they change firms. The competition is fierce for successful financial advisors, who often bring their clients with them when they change firms. Applying his expertise, LaRosa helps clients through the process. Under LaRosa’s leadership, ELITE Recruitment & Consulting specializes in working with financial professionals to help them move from one company to another. At ELITE Recruitment & Consulting, Frank LaRosa draws on his extensive experience in the investment industry. Frank LaRosa possesses the knowledge and experience necessary to help clients make a smooth the transition. He has worked continuously in the financial industry since graduating from New Jersey’s Kean College in 1996 with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He has stood out in every position he has held. In his first role as a financial advisor with Prudential Securities, he made a name for himself as the firm’s number-one trainee of the year. By late 1998, he had generated over $320,000 in annual revenue. Under his management, client assets amounted to over $18 million. Subsequently, Frank LaRosa worked as a financial advisor for Smith Barney in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he became Assistant Branch Manager. He then received a promotion to Branch Manager of Smith Barney in Alexandria, Virginia. Following this role, he served as Senior Vice President of Smith Barney in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. After Morgan Stanley acquired a majority stake in Smith Barney in 2009, Frank LaRosa became Senior Vice President of the Southern New Jersey Complex, the second-largest in the region with over 115 financial advisors. His achievements included raising the average revenue per financial advisor to $650,000. He was also the region’s top recruiter. Moreover, the highly respected magazine On Wall Street named LaRosa to its fifth annual list of the Top 10 Managers for 2010. In his free time, Frank LaRosa is an avid amateur boxer. He also enjoys golfing and fishing with his boys, as well playing with his two bulldogs. Residing Moorestown, New Jersey, he is married with two sons.

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