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Contributors Sep. 2010

Contributors Sep. 2010

Dr. Alden Cass, Jered Haag, Lisa Cohen, John Pavlick.

John Pavlick, who is the Digital Content Manager for, is brand new to the Penton Media family. John was previously employed in the Digital Media department at SourceMedia, where he handled the content management for their live events in the Banking, Payments, Capital Markets & Mortgage Groups. John lives in the vibrant downtown Brooklyn community of Fort Greene and is an avid keeper of cichlids (in a 100-gallon tank!).

Dr. Alden Cass, a licensed clinical psychologist and an expert on the use of psychology in the brokerage industry, penned the column on page 80. The author of Bullish Thinking: The Advisor's Guide to Surviving and Thriving on Wall Street and The Bullish Thinking Guide for Managers, he specializes in working directly with senior executives, including high-profile CEO's, financial advisors and planners, helping them to achieve their corporate, career, and personal goals. Dr. Cass is known as the “Team Mechanic” and fosters team building and effectiveness by profiling and exploring intra-team dynamics. He works directly with the brokerage houses to make good teams great and to resolve disputes within a branch. Cass has also conducted workshops with the Security Industry Association, the Money Management Institute, and the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA). He resides in New York City and is the sports psychologist and centerfielder for the Central Park Yankees, a semi-professional baseball team.

Lisa A. Cohen is the CEO and Principal of Momentum Partners, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in financial services, investment management, and related businesses. Lisa is the author of Registered Rep.'s ”Fund House“ column, and is a founding member of the RepThinkTank, a consortium of industry consultancies brought to market by Penton Media, publisher of Registered Rep. magazine and Trusts and Estates. RepThinkTank specializes in all areas relating to the distribution and promotion of financial products to the retail brokerage and asset management industries. Lisa has two teenage daughters, Eliza, who is in middle school and Emma, who is in high school; and has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She also enjoys making jewelry. In the summer she divides her time between Medfield, Mass., and Cape Cod.

Jered Haag, who shot two of the top 100 wirehouse advisors we profiled this month, is a New York native who has been photographing for Registered Rep. since 2007. His work has appeared in publications such as Women's Fitness, Golf Digest, Sporting News, Chief Marketer, and Promo magazines. Photography has been a love since he was a teenager, and he hopes to do more editorial and travel photography in the future. In his spare time he enjoys running and spending time with his wife and 2-year-old son. He currently resides in Warwick, NY.

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