National Planning Holdings said early Tuesday that it had tapped Jim Komoszewski to lead Investment Centers of America (ICA), one of the network’s four broker-dealers. Komoszewski is replacing Greg Gunderson, who is retiring after more than 22 years with the firm, as president and CEO.
Most recently, Komoszewski served as head of business development and practice management for NPH. Earlier, he had been senior vice president of practice management and relationship management for ICA. He now reports to NPH President and CEO Greg Cicotte.
“Komoszewski is a recognized pioneer, leader and innovator in the practice management field,” said Cicotte in a statement. “Under his leadership, NPH has created innovative practice management programs to help support and grow our advisors’ businesses with strong success.”
NPH is affiliated with Lansing, Michigan-based Jackson National Life Insurance Co. and serves as the holding company for ICA, INVEST Financial, National Planning Corp. and SII Investments. The NPH IBD network includes some 3,400 registered representatives. (Both NPH and Jackson are owned by Prudential PLC, which is not affiliated with Prudential Financial.)
NPH’s promotion of “a top executive with deep practice management roots into ICA’s top job is a clear directional statement not only to the firm’s advisors but the entire industry,” said industry consultant Jeff Nash in a statement.