Protective Securities - Products & Services

Do the Right Thing, Serve People, Build Trust, and Simplify Everything.

Investment Banking Products and Services

  • Corporate Finance
  • Underwriting of Corporate Bonds, Notes, and Debentures
  • Industrial Development Bonds

Municipal Finance

  • Underwriting of Tax-Exempt Bonds, Notes and Warrants
  • General Obligation
  • Tax-Backed
  • Water and Sewer Revenue
  • Public and Private School
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Organizations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Underwriting and Remarketing of Variable Rate Securities
  • Financial Advice for Governmental and Non-Profit Organizations
  • Private Placements
  • Advice on Interest Rate Hedging Strategies and Execution


As a Protective Securities client, you can be sure your securities will be expediently marketed to retail and institutional clients — an institutional sales and trading staff of 10 professionals and 750 financial advisors ensures timely, efficient results. Our strong, seasoned sales force measures the market receptiveness of each transaction to effectively and efficiently assure quality outcomes.

A Good Trade Is Good for Our Customer — Always

At Protective Securities, our core values guide us every day in every interaction: Do the Right Thing, Serve People, Build Trust, Simplify Everything. Here’s what sets us apart:

We INNOVATE: We’re “The Thought Shop;” we’ll help you find new solutions and fresh ideas.

We LISTEN: We prioritize your institutional investment strategies and parameters.

We LEARN: We act based on the goals and needs you share with us.

We RESEARCH: We’ll suggest the market or specific product strategy that’s best for you.

We GUIDE: We’ll propose the optimum trades for your best results.


Birmingham, AL | Atlanta, GA | Seattle, WA

Sales Team

TF_web.jpg#asset:744Tim Foshee
Retail Fixed Income Specialist Sales

JJ_web.jpg#asset:743Jermy Jett
Retail Fixed Income Specialist Sales

Wall Street Execution with a Main Street Relationship

We accommodate a broad customer base — from Tier One Institutions to the Family Investment Account. All are equally valued and respected; we listen to where you are, where you want to go, and we make it our personal goal to help you exceed those expectations.

Protective Securities Trading Products and Services

  • Municipal Bonds
  • U.S. Government Securities
  • U.S. Agency Securities
  • Corporate Bonds
  • Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Brokered CDs
  • Offered Via These Platforms
  • Commission-Based
  • Additional Services and Expertise:
  • Bond Ladders
  • Distribution Portfolios
  • Portfolio Analytics
  • Credit Research

Trading Team

SC_web.jpg#asset:739Steve Cornella joined Protective Securities in December 2005 to lead the firm’s municipal bond underwriting and trading efforts. He began his career at Smith Barney (now Citigroup) in November 1990. He worked as a regional underwriting manager in Tampa, Florida, and then in Dallas, Texas, until 1999. He joined Southwest Securities in Dallas, Texas, as national municipal underwriting manager in 1999 before joining the Protective team.

JG_web.jpg#asset:737John Gorham trades corporates, treasuries, government agencies, and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) for Protective. His career began at Merrill Lynch in 1987 in the cash management division. In 1988, John worked in fixed income trading at Howe, Solomon & Hall, a New York boutique bond firm. Over the years, John has worked at firms including Tullet and Tokyo, an institutional interdealer, BB&T Capital Markets, and Sterne, Agee & Leach.

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