Management Team

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John W. McDermott

John W. “Jack” McDermott is the President of LaSalle St. Securities LLC. He also serves as the President of each of the affiliated financial companies including LaSalle St. Investment Advisors, LLC (LSIA) and Tilden, Loucks, & Woodnorth (Securities and Exchange Commission Registered Investment Advisory firms).

Mr. McDermott is a graduate of Drake University and has been involved in the securities industry since 1973. In his spare time he golfs, vacations in Florida with his wife Lola, and collects rare cars. Jack is also a tireless advocate of Misericordia, where his son Jack Jr. resides.

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Daniel Schlesser

Dan Schlesser is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LaSalle St. Securities, LLC and LaSalle St. Investment Advisors, LLC. Mr. Schlesser started his career with LaSalle St. in 1986 where he is currently overseeing the day to day operations of the firm. Mr. Schlesser is an alumnus of the University of Illinois, Class of 1984. He currently holds FINRA S7, S63, S65, S55, S24 and S27 licenses.

Dan enjoys spending time with his wife and four kids, and just about any type of sport and outdoor activity, including golf and basketball.

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James C. Baldwin

James C. Baldwin, CFA, serves as Chief Investment Officer of LSIA and oversees various aspects of the company. Mr. Baldwin has been registered at LaSalle St. for more than 15 years. He received a Bachelors and a Masters (in Teaching) from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Later, Jim earned an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago and is a CFA Charterholder. Mr. Baldwin previously served in other capacities within LaSalle St. Securities and its affiliates, where he is FINRA licensed with series 7, 63.

When not working, Jim enjoys golf, running, hunting, and spending time with his wife Rebecca and children Blair and James.

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Mark Contey

Mark Contey is Senior Vice President of Business Development for LaSalle St. Securities and manages the marketing, recruiting, and practice management activities of the firm. Mark is a 25 year veteran of the Financial Services Industry and started his career back in the late 1980’s at Raymond James Financial in St. Petersburg, FL. where he grew up. During his career, Mark has held senior client facing and revenue generating roles within several large organizations, including Reuters, SunGard, and Fidelity.

Most recently, Mark was VP of Relationship Management for National Financial, A Fidelity Investment Company, where he was responsible for the relationships of the firms largest Midwest based Broker Dealers. Mark is FINRA series 7 and 63 licensed.

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Robert M Dunne

Bob is Vice President of LaSalle St. Investment Advisors and has been at LaSalle St for over 12 years, building LSS Analytics and many other internal technology initiatives. You may have talked to him in the past on the trade desk, rolling out Thompson One, or performing an on-site compliance audit. Bob is plugged in to the home office and ready to bring exciting new capabilities to LaSalle St. Investment Advisors, LLC..

Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Bob grew a successful technology consulting firm in the 90’s, LaSalle St. was his favorite client. After joining LaSalle as a proprietary trader, helping build a thriving trading operation, Bob found his way into other areas of the firm. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Benedictine University, Lisle, IL and is Series 7, 24, 55, 63 and 65 licensed.