Fast Facts

1st Global Fast Facts

Founded: 1992
CEO: Stephen A. “Tony” Batman
President and COO: David Knoch
Executive officers: Michael Pagano, Executive Vice President, Compliance, Legal & Risk Assessment
Paul Stewart, Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Jeffrey S. Magson, Executive Vice President, Client Experience Officer
Al Prentice, Vice President, Strategic Relationships
Affiliated firms: Over 400
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
Web site address:
Home office staff: Over 200
Industry recognition: Only broker/dealer to win the DALBAR Service Excellence Award six years in a row (2003 - 2008), and the only financial services company to be rewarded with the DALBAR Crystal Pyramid Award in 2006 and 2008*
Clearing: Accounts are carried by National Financial Services LLC, Member NYSE/SIPC

Contact Us, (877) 959-8400 or (214) 294-5000

* In 2006 and 2008, DALBAR also presented 1st Global with the coveted Crystal pyramid Award.

The DALBAR Service Excellence Award is awarded to financial services firms for service provided to their representatives. The award recognizes a company’s ability to exceed pre-determined measures of service in four categories; Attitude, Accommodation, Expertise and Call Interrupts. The DALBAR Service Excellence Award qualifying standard is set using industry averages from the previous year plus DALBAR’s projection of industry trends in the service excellence category. 1st Global pays no fee to participate in the DALBAR service excellence survey.
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