We are pleased to announce that our colleague Sandra Powers has accepted our invitation to become a shareholder at Compass Capital Corporation. Sandra has been with Compass Securities as a registered representative since 2005. Sandra is the Founder of ARK Global LLC a 3rd party institutional marketing firm.
Prior to establishing ARK Global, Sandra was a founding partner of Capital Allocation Partners, LLC. As a key member of the founding team, Sandra participated in all aspects of business development for Capital Allocation Partners (CAP), including brand, marketing, client establishment, legal and compliance, consulting, client marketing, sales and relationship management. During her tenure, CAP established long term, strategic relationships with a wide variety of investment management firms. The areas of expertise of these firms is diverse, incorporating traditional long and hedge fund products, alternatives and the full spectrum of equity and income investments.
Prior to launching CAP, Sandra spent the previous 11 years with State Street Corporation. During that time, Sandra was a founding member of Schoolhouse Capital, LLC, a subsidiary of State Street Corporation dedicated to the 529 college savings plan market. As Executive Director, Sandra was responsible for all aspects of the business including institutional and retail sales, marketing, client relations, legal and compliance, public relations, product development and investment management oversight. The business grew to $1B over three years and established several Fortune 100 institutional investment management and public sector strategic partnerships. As part of her role, Sandra directed the implementation of an expanded compliance function to meet new MSRB, NASD and SEC guidelines including integration of USA Patriot Act requirements, enhanced 529 regulations, revision of distribution fee arrangements and expanded fee disclosures. Prior to the launch of Schoolhouse Capital, LLC, Sandra represented State Street’s defined contribution marketing services to large and mid sized public and private sector institutions.
Before joining State Street, Sandra was a financial advisor for American Express Financial Services. Sandra earned Silver Team status and the Mercury Award for sales excellence in her first year. She opened a satellite office and acquired more than 150 individuals, families and small businesses within 2 years. Sandra has more than 13 years of financial services industry experience, including 9 years of staff management. She holds a BS in Business Administration with a dual Finance & Marketing concentration from the University of Vermont and a MSW from Salem State College. Sandra is a registered representative and Municipal Securities Principal of Compass Securities Corporation which is a member firm of FINRA, SIPC, and holds Series 7, 63 and Municipal Securities Principal registrations.