Howard D. Brous
Locust Valley Office
Year joined Wellington Shields: 2018
Howard brings over 50 years of experience serving a range of clients from individual accounts to institutions and hedge funds.
Previous Experience/Career Highlights:
- Managing Director, B. Riley Wealth Management, Inc., formerly Wunderlich Securities, Inc. (2005-2018)
- Founder, CEO, Chairman of the Board, H D Brous & Co. Inc., Member New York Stock Exchange (1988-2005)
Education and Certifications:
- Queens College, BA – Major: Political Science and History, Minor: Philosophy
- FINRA: Series 7, 63, 79 (investment banking), 52 (municipal representative), 99, 72 (government securities representative)
Other Interests and/or affiliations:
Outside the office, Howard enjoys spending time with Ellen, his wife of over 50 years, his two adult sons, his grandson, Jackson and granddaughter, Lily. He has been an active member of the Kings Point, Great Neck, NY community where he has resided for over 50 years. During this time, Howard has served on the board of numerous organizations. Howard was a Member of the Board of Directors, an Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (2003-2012) and was awarded “Man of the Year” in 2003. He was a Member of the Board of Directors for Porta Systems (1989-1999), a Member of the Board of Directors of Choice Drug (1995-1996), a Member of the Board of Directors and Officer of the United Community Fund (1987-1994) and named “Man of the Year” in 1993 and a Member of the Board of Directors and Officer of the Eagle Hill School (1986-1991). Earlier, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of Mohawk Data Sciences (Quantel) (1985-1991) and a Member of the Board of Directors for Great Neck Community School (1973-1978).
Additionally, Howard was a Sargent (non-commissioned officer) in the United States Army, 617th Transportation Company (light helicopter) from January 1965 – December 1970.
While a student at Queens College, Howard was the Captain of the Track Team and member of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity.