Cedar Brook's Christine Sivak is Selected by National Association of Plan Advisors as One of Top Women Advisors in the U.S.

CLEVELAND, OH – October 23, 2015 – Christine Sivak, a partner of the Cedar Brook Group, one of the region’s largest independent wealth management firms, was selected by the National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA) in their inaugural list of Top Women Advisors. To create this list, NAPA began by asking NAPA Firm Partners to nominate candidates for this recognition. NAPA ultimately received nearly 450 nominations, and roughly 12,500 votes, from individuals across the spectrum of the retirement industry. Nominees were asked to respond to a series of questions, both quantitative and qualitative, about their experience and practice. The responses were then reviewed by a blue-ribbon panel of judges to determine the finalists.

Ms. Sivak, a twenty-five year veteran of retirement plan services, has extensive experience in strategic planning, investment analysis, fiduciary support and compliance services. She actively manages 401(k), 403(b) and retirement plans for small to mid-sized employers who are too busy to stay on top of their fiduciary duties and are concerned that their employees aren’t properly preparing for retirement.

"I’m thrilled to be recognized as a financial advisor who is making significant contributions to the industry. So many employers and employees are overwhelmed by their retirement plans. I’m honored to help them understand their choices and provide them with the tools they need to better prepare for the future," said Ms. Sivak.

"At Cedar Brook we’ve coined the term 'Humanity Factor' to describe how we approach client relationships. Our role is to be the catalyst (Factor) to help our clients discover and work toward fulfilling their life’s goals and dreams. To work toward their definition of Humanity, if you will. It is in this role that Christine shines. During her distinguished 25+ year career, Christine’s daily driving force is the desire to help all clients in this pursuit. Congratulations to Christine for being selected by NAPA. Being recognized as such is no surprise to me or anyone else here at Cedar Brook. We already knew she was our star! We are honored to have her as a member of our team," said Bill Glubiak, Chief Executive Officer of the Cedar Brook Group.

About Cedar Brook Group

Headquartered in Cleveland, OH, with offices in West Bloomfield, MI, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, the Cedar Brook Group is one of the largest independent wealth management firms in the region, according to Crain’s Cleveland Business 2013. Cedar Brook’s seventy-plus professionals deliver customized, personal services including comprehensive wealth strategies, investment and insurance advice, retirement plan consulting, and group benefit programs to physicians, corporate executives, privately held business owners, and families. Cedar Brook has been recognized again as a Top Workplace in Northeast Ohio by Workplace Dynamics according to the Plain Dealer's 2015 study. The firm offers securities through Securities America Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Advisory services are offered through Securities America Advisors Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Cedar Brook Financial Partners LLC dba Cedar Brook Group and the Securities America companies are not affiliated. For more information, please visit www.cedarbrookfinancial.com.

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