About JP Turner

Management Team

Dean VernoiaDean Vernoia
Chief Operating Officer
Dean first joined the company in 1997 as vice president of business development and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2003. Prior to J.P. Turner, Vernoia owned, managed and operated an independent office of Raymond James Financial Services. Registered since 1987, he has also served as a financial consultant and recruiter for Robert Thomas Securities, where his operation ranked second in productivity out of some 300 locations for three years running. He holds a bachelor's in business management from the New York Institute of Technology.

Jim AttawayJim Attaway
Chief Technology Officer

Jim began working at J.P. Turner in 2002 as the firm's director of technology. He has worked in the technology field in a variety of capacities managing technology and security departments for software development firms and Fortune 500 companies. At J.P. Turner Jim is responsible for all internal systems, system security and product development. He holds a variety of technology certifications including MCP, MCP+1 and MCSE. Jim is a veteran of the US Army and served with both the 4th Infantry and the 507th Infantry. He attended Indian River College, Fort Pierce, Fla.

Steve FisherSteve Fisher
Steve worked as a management consultant throughout the United States and Canada for two years before becoming a broker and moving into the financial services industry. In 1993, Steve went to work for Bill Mello and Tim McAfee at J.W. Charles Securities. From there he became the manager of the operations department, first at J.W. Charles and then J.P. Turner. In 2000, he was promoted to financial and operations principal. He holds a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and operations research.

Clint GharibClint Gharib
Director of Investment Products

Clint joined J.P. Turner in 1998 and served as director of insurance and managed products until he was promoted to his current position in 2012. Under his direction, from 1998 to 2003 J.P. Turner expanded to offer bonds, mutual funds, insurance products and managed money programs. As a result, the company has grown its mutual fund and managed money programs to over $1 billion, the firm's bond desk to some $60million/month, and insurance products to $500 million. Clint's specialties include asset modeling, retirement planning, insurance products, alternative investments, college savings plans and estate and tax planning. He provides investment advice to the financial representatives of J.P. Turner as well as individual and institutional clients in 40 states. Clint served as a panelist for the 6th annual Savingforcollege.com 529 Conference and Boot Camp in 2008. He was the first advisor invited to participate in this conference as a panelist. Clint was also a panelist at the 2012 Financial Advisor Retirement Symposium.

Reed LengelReed Lengel
Senior Vice President of Supervision

Reed has been in the securities industry for 25+ years, starting with Prudential Bache in 1987. He was employed for nearly 10 of those years by Morgan Stanley-Dean Witter. Reed has worked in compliance and supervision roles over the past six years, joining J.P. Turner as an Area Vice President in 2011. He was promoted to head of Supervision in 2013. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Rod KresgeRod Kresge
Director/Compliance Officer J.P. Turner & Company Capital Management
Rod has served in a variety of compliance capacities for the past 13 years allowing him to develop a broad spectrum of experiences to effectively address a variety of tasks and issues. His former positions include chief compliance officer for The Malachi Group, Inc., chief compliance officer for Centennial Capital Management, Inc., operations manager for WMA Securities, Inc. and consultant for NorthStar Strategic Solutions. Rod earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Georgia State University and a certificate in financial planning from Oglethorpe University, Atlanta.

Al PierantozziAl Pierantozzi
Senior Vice President, Business Development & Branch Support

Al joined J.P. Turner in 2000 and served as national sales manager until 2012 when he was promoted to his current position. Al oversees our customer service department as well as a team of recruiters that are responsible for identifying and cultivating leads for the firm. Under his guidance, J.P. Turner has grown to more than 200 independent branch offices throughout the United States. Prior to joining J.P. Turner, Al was consistently a top 10 nationwide producer for two other firms and co-managed a 50-person branch which was unfailingly the number one or number two producing branch for the firm. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from West Chester University, West Chester, Pa.  

Adam SimonAdam Simon
Vice President Operations

Adam is a highly experienced veteran of the financial services industry and currently serves as vice president of J.P. Turner's operations department. He has a broad range of trading, operations and compliance experience working with general securities, derivatives, managed futures and municipal securities.  Prior to joining J.P. Turner, Adam served in compliance and operations roles and acted as branch manager and Series 7 instructor for a boutique firm in Florida. From there he joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and worked as a retail broker moving on to once again serve dual compliance and operations roles for an independent Florida firm. Adam joined J.P. Turner in 2005 and he and his team provide back office support to J.P. Turner's nationwide network of independent representatives. He attended Palm Beach Community College and Florida Atlantic University.

Ed WollEd Woll
Chief Compliance Officer

Over the course of his 15 year career, Ed has held positions as chief compliance officer for The Strategic Financial Alliance, director of regional supervision for World Group Securities, regional compliance manager for AXA Advisers and trader/compliance officer for IFG Network Securities & Compulife Investor Services. He currently serves as managing director of the Atlanta Broker-Dealer and Investment Adviser Continuity Group. He was a member of the Financial Services Institute Compliance Council from 2006 to 2009. Ed holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from the University of Georgia.