Jarrod Dean, CFA

Co-President

Jarrod currently serves as Co-President of Sierra Pacific Securities and heads municipal trading, sales, and underwriting from our Reno/Tahoe office. Additionally, Jarrod leads our programming and development initiatives with a sharp focus on driving growth and technological innovation.

Prior to founding Sierra Pacific Securities more than 9 years ago, Jarrod was a principal and partner at another broker-dealer, and helped oversee all trading and compliance.

Jarrod is a CFA Charterholder and has grown the municipal desk to include municipal underwriting, responding to over 18,000 secondary municipal RFQs per day, and managing a daily inventory of thousands of individual positions.

He holds the series 7, 63, 24, and 53 licenses.

In his free time Jarrod can be found on the slopes or the nearby waters of Lake Tahoe with his wife and kids.

Erin Lankowsky

Co-President and CFO

Erin has been running a corporate bond trading desk for more than a decade. He heads our corporate trading efforts in investment-grade, high-yield, distressed and structured products in addition to his duties as Co-President, CFO, and head of operations from our Las Vegas, NV office.

Prior to founding Sierra Pacific Securities, Erin was CFO and partner at another broker dealer, where he helped oversee trading operations.

He holds the series 7, 63, 24, 53, and 27 licenses.

Active in the community and with his young family, Erin has been recognized for his contributions to the University of Nevada with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2017.


Christine Kaufman

Chief Administrative Officer

Chris Kaufman currently serves as Sierra Pacific Securities’ Chief Administrative Officer.   Chris handles all the firm’s administrative functions, including vendor relations, human resources, corporate recordkeeping and project management.  Chris has spent her entire career in the Financial Services Industry and has over 30 years of experience in securities.  She also served as our CCO from September 2018 – February 2021. 

Prior to joining our firm Chris had been consulting with a number of banks, broker-dealers and other financial service providers on investment compliance matters, with an emphasis on regulatory compliance education.  Before beginning her consulting career served as the CCO for both a bank-affiliated institutional dealer and a regional, full-service retail brokerage firm.  During her time in the industry she successfully obtained her Series 7, 24, 27, 53 and 63 licenses.  She is also currently licensed as CPA in the state of Washington.

Efren Cleofe III

Chief Compliance Officer

Efren Cleofe III is the Chief Compliance Officer of Sierra Pacific Securities. Efren has more than 30 years of experience in the Financial Services industry with particular emphasis in Regulatory Compliance, Risk and Control, Operations, Supervision and Execution and Clearing.

 Prior to joining our firm, Efren was the Chief Compliance Officer at Axos Clearing, LLC. He has held senior leadership roles in major broker-dealers and banks such as UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and HSBC Securities USA. He holds FINRA Series 3, 7, 9/10, 24, 63 and 65 licenses. He is a Certified Regulatory Compliance and Financial Crimes and also a member of the Board of Arbitrators for FINRA.

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