New York-Based Financial Professional Recognized Among Financial Services Firm's Premier Advisors

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- H.D. Vest Financial Services® recently recognized John J. Vento, a financial-services professional based in the Staten Island, N.Y., community of New Dorp, as one of its most successful advisors.

In recognition of this achievement, H.D. Vest President Roger Ochs will present John J. Vento with the prestigious H.D. Vest Excellence Award.

"We recognize these leaders for their commitment to their clients and their profession," says Ochs. "These advisors have excelled in the area of client service and are great role models for other advisors in our firm."

The awards will be presented at the firm's Premier Advisors' Forum at the St. Regis in Deer Valley, Utah. The top 75 advisors are invited to attend, along with the firm's senior executives and leading financial industry educational partners. Vento will participate in educational meetings and networking events, along with an awards ceremony and dinner.

About John J. Vento

John J. Vento has been an advisor with HD Vest since 2001. He has been the president of a New York City-based certified public accounting firm as well as the Certified Financial Planning® firm of Comprehensive Wealth Management Ltd., since 1987. Vento is also an author and has recently published a book, "Financial Independence (Getting to Point X): An Advisor's Guide to Comprehensive Wealth Management" (Wiley, 2013).

Vento graduated from Pace University with a bachelor 's degree in business administration in public accounting, and continued on to earn an MBA in taxation from St. John 's University. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Vento is also a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®). He holds a Series 7 stock broker license and a Series 24 security principal license.

Vento brings with him his vast experience from working with KPMG LLP, one of the "Big Four" CPA firms, where he specialized in audits of the medical and dental profession and the financial-services industry. He has been an adjunct professor at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y., as well as Wagner College in Staten Island, N.Y.

Vento has also been an advocate for promoting financial literacy and has been a lecturer throughout the New York City Public Library system.

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