Securities America, the nation’s seventh-largest independent broker-dealer, has promoted Michael Belluomini to regional director of branch office development for the Northeastern region.

Company officials said Belluomini will now be responsible for implement recruiting strategies and communicating Securities America’s philosophy with financial professionals.

Belluomini first joined Securities America in the Rep Relations Center in 2005. Most recently, he was associate vice president of relationship management and branch sales where he managed programs to strengthen and monitor the firm’s relationships with its customers. He also worked with advisors to utilize Securities America’s business development programs to acquire client assets and meet their business goals, in addition to facilitating the Securities America Advisory Council.