Thought Leader

Victor Gaxiola Social Media Marketing Manager for the Gaxiola Financial Group  Owner/Social Media Marketing Manager and Content Marketing Curator of Red 7 Marketing, Advisory Board Member of linkedFA, a Social network for Financial & Insurance Professionals, who formerly worked as Chief Content Officer and Social Community Director at Wired Advisor, has compiled a list on his December 21st post of thought leaders he has came to know through social networks such as TwitterLinkedFAWiredAdvisor, or LinkedIn.

Although Social Media is in its infancy in the financial services industry and despite many restrictions that prevent individuals and broker/dealers from allowing employees to use the tools to engage their clients, prospects and partners, he believes it presents an amazing opportunity for them to build their business and client relationships.

Victor writes:

“The fact that I have found a community of like minded  individuals that share a passion for social media in Financial Services illustrates the power of social  networking.  The list includes writers, advisors, founders, social media strategists, entrepreneurs, and marketing specialists.   In their own way each has enriched my understanding of social media in Financial Services, and has helped make me a better consultant and curator of information.   Thank you all!”

Here are the 30 thought leaders you should be following in Financial Social Media:

  1. Pat Allen (@rocktheboatmktg)- Principal,  Rock The Boat Marketing
  2. Samantha Allen (@investius)- Managing Director, Investius
  3. David Armstrong (@davidbarmstrong) CFA, Managing Director,  Monument Wealth Management
  4. John Bishara (@linkedfa)- CMO, LinkedFA
  5. Jason Bishara (@jbishara)- CEO, LinkedFA
  6. Chad Bockius (@bockius)- CEO, Socialware
  7. Debra Borchardt (@wallandbroad)-  Markets Analyst, The
  8. Diana Britton (@diana_britton)- Staff Writer, Registered Rep Magazine
  9. Mike Byrnes (@byrnesconsultin)- Founder & President, Byrnes Consulting
  10. Brent Carnduff (@echelonseo)- President, Echelon Business Solutions
  11. Sarah Carter (@sarahactiance)- VP Marketing, Actiance
  12. Brittney Castro (@brittneycastro)- CFP®, Financially Wise Women
  13. Mark Cohen (@markhcohen)- AVP-Digital, Cambridge Investment Research
  14. Cathy Curtis (@curtisfinancial)- CFP®, Curtis Financial Planning
  15. Vince Esposito (@vince3sposito)- Independent Financial Professional, Esposito Financial
  16. Glen Gilmore (@glengilmore)- Principal, Social Media Law Today
  17. D. Bruce Johnston (@dbjassociates)- President & CEO,  DBJ Associates
  18. Mike Langford (@mikelangford)- Sr. Social Business Strategist, Socialware
  19. Rich LoPresti (@richlopresti)- Founder,
  20. Amy McIlwain (@insurancemktg)- President, Financial Social Media
  21. Jay Palter (@jaypalter)- Principal, Palter Social Media
  22. Scott Peterson (@sthepeterson)- Co-Founder, Relay Station Social Media
  23. Jaime Punishill (@jpunishill)- Global Head Wealth OnlineThomson Reuters
  24. April Rudin (@therudingroup), Founder & CEO, The Rudin Group
  25. Stephanie Sammons (@stephsammons)- Founder & CEO, Wired Advisor
  26. Joyce Sullivan (@joycemsullivan)- Founder & CEO, SocMediaFin
  27. Marie Swift (@marieswift)- President & CEO, Impact Communications
  28. Susan Weiner (@susanweiner)- Author, Investment Writing
  29. Bart Wisniowski (@bartwisniowski)- CEO, Advisor Websites
  30. Stacy Yamaoka (@stacyyamaoka)- Implementation Manager, Socialware

Victor has created a special Thought Leaders 2012 list on Twitter for all the individuals listed above, and invites you to follow#socialFA for posts related to Social Media in Financial Services curated by him.

Thank you, Victor!

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