Richard A. Selker
While Rick Selker earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mining and Engineering at Penn State University, he would read with great interest the Wall Street Journal that his roommates received for their business courses. Thinking to himself how interesting it would be to have a job where you needed to read it every day, he never dreamed that could become a reality. Little did he realize that when a job to become a stockbroker trainee presented itself, Rick would be given the opportunity for the very kind of job he had imagined. Although adapting his career from engineering to investing was a bit challenging at first, redirecting his training from designing complex engineering systems to building investment programs for sustained success turned out to be a winner for his clients.
For more than 34 years, the Clarion, PA, native has helped his clients navigate the volatile investment markets to manage their wealth over the long term. Beginning his career with Dean Witter Reynolds in 1983, Rick moved to Parker/Hunter in 1986 to learn portfolio management, and then launched and ran his own firm from 1992 through 2015. He was a member of the Raymond James Financial Services Executive Council* from 2004 through 2015 and served on the Raymond James Financial Services National Compliance Advisory Council from 2011 until 2015.
Rick takes pride in building lasting relationships with clients, many of them for over three decades, and making a significant difference in their lives as a trusted advisor. Rick is active in his local church with choir, men’s prayer group, teaching Sunday School, assisting in its high school, leading the annual drama set construction and volunteering to help the less fortunate. Outside the office, you’re likely to find Rick in the great outdoors: kayaking, hiking, fishing, traveling to national parks and maintaining his yard.
*Membership in the Raymond James Financial Services Executive Council is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisors future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for this award/rating.