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Wedbush Securities Welcomes Dan Billings as Senior Vice President and Controller

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wedbush Securities is pleased to welcome Dan Billings as Senior Vice President and Controller. Based in Los Angeles, Dan has an extensive background in financial services and experience with FINRA and SEC filings, as his previous roles include public accounting, treasury, regulatory reporting, and financial accounting.

Before joining Wedbush, Dan served as Vice President, Treasury, and Senior Vice President, Legal Entity Controller and Product Controller, at Jefferies' high yield trading division, before eventually taking on the role of Senior Vice President, General Ledger Controller. Prior to his long tenure at Jefferies, Dan served as Audit Manager at KPMG US, where he managed all aspects of audit engagements for SEC registrants, asset managers, registered broker dealers, and precious metal brokers.

"Dan's placement in this role further strengthens our commitment to building a strong leadership team. Through his leadership in financial operations, he will help the firm's various business lines to improve and perform more effectively and efficiently," states Shawn Keagy, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Wedbush Securities. Dan adds, "I am very excited to join Wedbush Securities and its 60 year history of excellence. I look forward to partnering with the firm's leadership to embrace the challenges and opportunities within finance and accounting."

Dan is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and currently holds his Series 27 Financial & Operations Principal license. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Pepperdine University.

About Wedbush Securities

Since our founding in 1955, Wedbush has been a leader in the financial industry providing our clients with a wide range of services; including retail and institutional sales, clearing services, equity research, corporate and municipal finance, equity market making, fixed income trading, and wealth management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, with over 100 registered offices, the firm focuses on dedicated service, client financial safety, continuity, and advanced technology. Wedbush Securities is the largest subsidiary of holding company WEDBUSH, Inc., which also includes affiliated firms Wedbush Asset Management, Wedbush Capital Partners, Wedbush Opportunity Partners, and Lime Brokerage LLC.

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CONTACT: Teny Josephbek 213.688.8057 publicrelations@wedbush.comSource:Wedbush Securities