Experts on Board

LYN FISHER is founder and president of High 5 Communications LLC, a company that specializes in book publishing and marketing for financial firms and industry professionals. A communications major with an emphasis in print journalism, Lyn has 30-plus years experience in book publishing and marketing. She has helped numerous professionals bring their books to fruition.

Lyn is author or co-author of  nearly 20 books, including: Your Legacy, Your Life; The Trust Equation; and Financial Savvy for the Small Business Owner. Additionally she has contributed articles to numerous industry publications. Previously, Lyn was associate publisher of Bank Investment Representative and co-publisher of Transitions magazines.

A renowned consultant, writer, editor, layout and design professional, Lyn will serve as your publishing liaison to ensure whatever services you are in need of are performed by an expert in his or her field and are completed in a cost-effective and timely manner.

SYDNEY LEBLANC is a 40-year financial services industry journalist, author, publisher and marketer. She was the founding editor of Registered Representative magazine in 1976 and in 1993, as editor in chief, she led the development of Securities Industry Management magazine, the first publication for branch managers. Later, she co-published Transitions magazine, a digital publication dedicated to providing information to wirehouse and non-wirehouse advisors about transitioning and the realities of “running a business.”

Sydney is also a writing coach and marketing consultant for industry trainers and financial advisors. She is the author or co-author of 25 books including, Legacy: The History of Separately Managed Accounts; Independent Business Ownership, Bullish Thinking for Advisors; Bullish Thinking for Managers; Streetwise Investor, and others.

GINA LAUER has more than 25 years of writing and editing experience in the financial services industry. She is a regular contributor to BISA Magazine, a publication of the Bank Insurance & Securities Association, where she writes about everything from marketing tips to cutting-edge technology. She also has served as ghostwriter for a well-known industry speaker/coach.

Previously Gina was managing editor of Bank Investment Representative, the first magazine for brokers and managers in the financial institutions channel. Prior to that, she worked at various newspapers as a reporter, copy editor and news editor. She now lives in Reno, Nevada: “The Biggest Little City in the World.”

NICOLE COULTER is an award-winning writer—with 22 years’ experience in financial services journalism and digital media. Her insightful columns on marketing and practice management have appeared in professional journals such as RIA Central, Horsesmouth, and Registered Rep. 

Nicole holds a degrees in journalism and political science as well as earning her MBA. As the founder of Gameplan Copywriting, she researches and composes persuasive marketing content for independent healthcare and financial professionals. Her clients know they can count on her for persuasive copy for print, web, audio, video, and social media—helping financial professionals and niche public relations firms create successful branding campaigns.

CLAUDIO PANNUNZIO works with financial advisors, wealth and asset managers, RIAs, broker/dealers, mutual fund companies, and other investment firms and professional services providers empowering them to gain visibility, increase reputation, communicate value and generate growth. His focus is on helping them grow their businesses by providing strategic marketing communications, brand positioning, practice management, earned media, leadership positioning and social media counsel, as well as media & communication training.

As President and Founder of I-Impact Communications, Claudio has two decades of portfolio management, currency/bond trading experience and 15 years of agency-side financial marketing communications and public relations experience, Claudio’s Group is the strategic partner of choice of financial organizations seeking to establish themselves as trusted expert sources and build their book of business.

STEVEN DROZDECK has more than 40-years experience in the financial services industry as an advisor, trainer, consultant, speaker, coach, author and program designer. He has trained over 50,000 financial professionals and has written 16 books and numerous articles for financial magazines. A sampling of book includes: The Broker’s Edge, The Mega Producers, The Trust Equation and Selecting the Right Financial Advisor.