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 12,000 secondary municipal RFQs per day, and managing a daily inventory of thousands of individual positions.

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 and CCO

Chris Kaufman is the Chief Administrative Officer & Chief Compliance Officer of Sierra Pacific Securities, LLC. Chris has over 30 years of experience in the securities industry and now handles all of the compliance functions for the firm and oversees the firm’s administrative functions, including vendor relations and human resources.

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. She has presented numerous customized compliance presentations to sales, compliance and audit staff and authored two educational courses for a nationally recognized financial publishing firm.

Before beginning her consulting career Chris served as the Chief Compliance Officer for both a bank-affiliated institutional dealer and a regional, full-service retail brokerage firm. She is currently registered as a General Securities Principal and Municipal Securities Principal with our firm and is licensed as a CPA in the state of Washington.

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