Jim is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional who specializes in retirement planning and distribution strategies. He also brings a skill set and knowledge rarely found in the investment industry as a Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist, CITRMS®. His reputation is such that he is frequently asked to be a presenter at retirement planning and U.S. Government employee benefit seminars. All great companies are characterized by certain amount of diversity within their management ranks. As a former Deputy Inspector with the New York City Police Department and Senior Security Manager for Lehman Brothers overseeing North and South America, James LaPiedra brings that unique diversity to Guided Professional Solutions. Jim holds a BBA in accounting from St. Johns University and was a staff accountant for four years with Potter & LaMarca LLP. He holds several general securities, insurance and investment advisor representative licenses. In addition, he serves as Chairman of POPPA, Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance.