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IFS Securities, an Atlanta-based full-service independent broker-dealer, announces today the appointment of Daniel Padilla as Director, Head of Institutional Equity Trading, and Joseph Libretti as Director, Corporate Advisory.

In his role as Director, Head of Institutional Equity Trading, Padilla will focus on sales and trading services to middle market and large institutional investors throughout North America and internationally. He brings 17 years of experience and fluency in both markets to leading hedge funds, institutions and pension fund managers.

As Director, Corporate Advisory, Libretti will be responsible for assisting institutions; treasury teams; and multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded companies with debt offering strategies and equity market repurchase solutions. His background includes 25 years in financial services.

“We are extremely pleased to have Dan and Joe partner with IFS Securities at this stage of our company’s growth,” Alex McKenzie, IFS Securities President and CEO said. “As key additions to our management team, they will be invaluable in growing both our institutional services and capabilities and our corporate advisory business.”

"After a long recruiting and due diligence cycle, I believe the pairing of Dan and Joe with IFS will help IFS continue to evolve and expand," said Bradley Fay, CEO of IBDSearch, who made the placement. "Their experience level, reputations and proven effective business plan match very well with IFS’s platform and commitment to the space,”  he added.