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Mr. Bain has over 23 years of experience in the financial services industry starting with his role as a registered representative in 1994.  He co-founded Synergy Investment Group, LLC, an independent broker-dealer, in June 1999 and served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In 2007, he orchestrated the acquisition of Centura Securities from RBC, which was later renamed JBS Liberty Securities. Along with his roles at Synergy, he served as the President of JBS from June 2007 until Oct 2010 when he left to start his own OSJ and become a partner in Spark Asset Management Group, the firm he helped co-found in 2004.  Prior to co-founding Synergy, he worked as an Investment Representative at Linsco/Private Ledger.  His initial experience came from Edward Jones where he built and ran a profitable office until 1997. Mr. Bain joined Edward Jones in 1994 after graduating Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from North Carolina State University. Mr. Bain has been interviewed by WBTV and has written articles pertaining to the stock market for both the Charlotte Observer and the Charlotte Business Journal. He has even appeared on the Daily Show with John Stewart in a segment with Stephen Colbert pertaining to investing. Mr. Bain holds the Series 7, 24, 27, 53, 55, 63 and 65 licenses in addition to a life, accident and health insurance license.  He has also completed several finance related courses through Coursera.  More information can be found on his LinkedIn page







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