Concorde Investment ServicesFIRM
  • Independent B/D
  • AUM
  • < 500 Advisors
  • Troy, MI

Entrepreneurs Serving Entrepreneurs

Concorde embraces the entrepreneurial spirit. Whether it’s the broker/dealer, the RIA, the insurance agency, or trust services, Concorde financial professionals are entrepreneurs first. As a financial professional, your clients seek value from your services. As a small business owner, you seek value from your strategic business partners. At Concorde, we believe philosophy is everything. It drives an organization’s culture and attitude towards its clients. It is what makes our firm, our value proposition, and relationship with our financial professionals unique.

At Concorde, we deliver value to your organization so you can increase your value proposition to existing and new clients. Financial professionals define value differently as your business needs are as unique as you are. Concorde has built flexibility into a hybrid, and independent platform (broker/dealer and RIA) to meet your unique business needs. Concorde believes that independence means freedom of choice. Concorde offers competitive payouts, an online hosted environment with cloud based and paperless technology, mobile and tablet technology, consolidated statements via Albridge, and all the other commoditized services and marketing affiliations that any competitive financial services firm needs in order to exist and compete in this space. This is not what makes Concorde unique. It is Concorde’s philosophy, entrepreneurial culture, and hybrid, independent model that drives our relationships and our value proposition. This is why Concorde is unique – just ask any of our financial professionals. We are choosing to partner with only 50 financial professionals in 2013. We hope you consider Concorde when looking to maintain your independence.

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Gross Revenue

Total Gross Revenue
< $50M

Financial Overview

Financial Advisor:Staff Ratio
> 9 : 1
Firm Aggregate E&O Coverage
$1 - 10M

Corporate Profile

1120 East Long Lake Road, 100
Troy, MI 48085
Corporate Phone Number
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(248) 824-6710
Parent Company
Concorde Holdings, LLC
Jason Kavanaugh
Head of Recruiting
Michael Wolf - Jason Kavanaugh
Clearing Firm(s)
  • Pershing
  • RBC Correspondent Services
RIA Custodians
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Schwab
Year Founded
Firm Channel
  • Independent B/D
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Broker Dealer Highlights

Participate in Firm Protocol
Financial Advisor Employment Contract
1099 Independent Contractor
Business Model Supported
  • Full Service
  • Hybrid Platform
  • RIA Only
Number of Producing Financial Advisors
< 500

Features and Benefits

Strategic Affiliation(s)
  • Trust Services
Firm Specialties
  • Wealth Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Investment Management
  • Retirement Plan Specialist
  • Insurance Expertise
  • High Net Worth
  • Asset Protection / Risk Management
Equity Participation Offered

Payouts and Expenses

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Company Biographies

  • Jason Kavanaugh

    President & CEO - Concorde Holdings, Inc. & Concorde Investment Services, LLC

    Jason Kavanaugh currently serves as the President and CEO of Concorde Holdings, Inc. and its wholly owned broker/dealer, Concorde Investment Services, LLC. He has been a registered representative, a registered principal, Chief Marketing Officer and President of nationally registered broker/dealers and/or investment advisory organizations since 1994. Jason has been recognized as a leader that develops organizations around a customer centric culture which drives value to financial professionals and their clients. As a result, this has driven a specific past organization to receive national recognition from Inc. 500 for three consecutive years with only a 2% attrition rate, reflecting the firm’s controlled growth. Jason also serves on the Board of Directors for the Detroit Chapter of the Entrepreneur Organization, which was one of three chapters in the world in 2011 to achieve the highest honor for two consecutive years.

  • Gregory Merritt

    Executive Member - Concorde Investment Services, LLC & Chief Compliance Officer - Concorde Asset Management, LLC

    Gregory Merritt is Executive Member of Concorde Investment Services and Chief Compliance Officer of Concorde Asset Management. He has over 35 years of banking, tax, and securities experience. He is a principal at Concorde Financial Group and involved in all phases of financial planning, portfolio design and asset management strategies. Prior to forming Concorde Group of Companies in 1984, he was an officer of Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit (now Comerica Bank) and helped develop Private Banking in the Detroit Market. Greg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Michigan State University. He is a licensed FINRA Securities Principal and received his Certified Financial Planner designation in 1988. He is past president of the Michigan Junior Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as Chairman of the North Woodward Community Foundation.

  • Mark Kosanke

    Due Diligence Officer - Concorde Investment Services, LLC & a principal - Concorde Financial Group

    Mark Kosanke is the Due Diligence Officer of Concorde Investment Services and a principal at Concorde Financial Group involved in all phases of strategic tax planning, portfolio design and private placement due diligence. Prior to Concorde he was at the Detroit office of Price Waterhouse & Co. and concentrated in auditing, and real estate acquisitions and development. Mark is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and Finance. He is a licensed FINRA Securities Principal and Certified Public Accountant. After serving for six years as a Board member, Treasurer, Executive Committee Member, and Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee for the Real Estate Investment Securities Association (REISA), Mark was voted by his peers to be the 2014 President. This is a three year commitment as Mark will serve one year each as President elect, President, and immediate past President for REISA.

  • John Gakenheimer

    President - Concorde Asset Management, LLC & Chief Operating Officer - Concorde Investment Services, LLC

    John Gakenheimer is an officer and board member of Concorde Holdings, Inc. and Concorde Insurance Agency, Inc. He received his NASD Series 7 license in 1975 and became a Certified Financial Planner in 1981. John founded his registered investment advisory firm, Twenty-First Century Asset Management, in 1986. In March 1997, he incorporated Questar Capital Corporation, a nationwide securities broker dealer, investment advisor and insurance agency. John was Chief Operating Officer of Questar Capital Corporation, President of Questar Asset Management, Inc and President of Questar Agency, Inc. From 1998 to 2001, John also operated the Avalon Capital Appreciation mutual fund for Questar Capital. More recently, John was the Chief Operating Officer of Equitas America, LLC. In addition to the Series 7, John also holds Series 4, 24, 53, 63 and 65. He built an RIA that was ranked by Investment Advisor Magazine as one of the top 10 fastest growing RIAs in the USA with $500,000,000 of AUM.

  • Michael Wolf

    Chief Marketing Officer - Concorde Investment Services, LLC & Concorde Asset Management, LLC

    Michael Wolf currently serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for Concorde Investment Services and Concorde Asset Management, LLC. Michael brings a wealth of experience with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. His diverse background includes broker dealer, insurance and investment advisory sales management, external & internal wholesaling, national account management, product line design & management, and underwriting across independent, wirehouse, and financial institution channels. Before joining Concorde, Michael was responsible for the growth of investment advisory and traditional broker dealer business at World Equity Group, a Chicago based firm. Prior to World Equity Group, he was the Vice President of the Annuity and Insurance division for another national independent broker dealer. Michael will be focused on growing the broker dealer and investment advisor from Chicago, where he lives with his family.