We Work For You

At Securus Financial, our team of professionals helps identify your needs while accounting for your dreams. Then, we get to work to build a plan that fits your unique lifestyle. While we offer our professional guidance, you’re in control every step of the way.


John Iammarino, RMA® President & Founder

John is focused on helping clients align their money with their values and achieve the retirement they’ve worked so hard to build.

After serving his community as a police officer for 19 years and before he was medically retired due to on-duty back injuries, John followed in his father's footsteps and joined the financial industry in 2008. Four years later, he opened Securus Financial, an independent and holistic retirement planning practice. Today, as a financial professional who can offer investment and insurance products and services, John enjoys helping people navigate the investment landscape with customized solutions to their financial goals.

“My dad, who was a Certified Financial Planner for over 30 years, bought stocks for me and my siblings when we were born,” John says. “When I was 11 years old, I received a dividend check for several hundred dollars — which felt like Christmas in June. But my dad strongly encouraged me to reinvest my dividends and buy more stocks, and I’m glad I listened to him.” Thanks to the way those dividend checks turned into a sizable investment, John was able to buy his first home at age 24.

John has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from San Diego State University and has achieved the designation of Retirement Management Advisor, specializing in retirement planning. He’s also pursuing designation as a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® from Yale University’s School of Management.

John has also contributed to a book called, "Diffuse: Seven Steps to Saving Your 401K from the IRS." He is the co-host of the Retire Happy Podcast and has been interviewed and published in several national publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, Barron’s, and Investor's Business Daily.

John lives in the Scripps Ranch community with his wife, Brianna, and their two children, Jake and Haylee. A big country music fan, John enjoys watching and playing sports in his free time, plus traveling, cooking and RV camping with family and friends.


Dean Zayed, JD, LLM, CFP® Founder & CEO Of Brookstone Capital Management LLC

Dean is the Founder and CEO of Brookstone Capital Management LLC (BCM). He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Northwestern University, where he completed the Business Institutions Program, the Undergraduate Leadership Program and was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society. Dean received his Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law and a Master’s degree in Taxation from Chicago-Kent College of Law and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®).


Mark Diorio, CFA Director Of Investment Research

Mark joined Brookstone as Director of Investment Research & Portfolio Strategy in 2015. Prior to joining Brookstone, he was responsible for launching and managing a boutique investment subsidiary of a publicly traded regional bank holding company. While there, Mark ran a global tactical asset allocation strategy and accumulated an 8 year GIPS® compliant track record. Mark has nearly 20 years of investment industry experience, including 10 years of multi-asset class portfolio management. He has been featured in Investor’s Business Daily and quoted in the Wall Street Journal. Mark received his MBA from Benedictine University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). Mark is a member of the CFA Institute and CFA Society of Chicago.


Curtis Wells, CFP® Financial Planning Team Lead

Curtis Wells, CFP® has been part of the Brookstone team since September 2017. He leads the team that helps create financial plans and portfolio recommendations for Brookstone affiliated advisors. He's passionate about servicing advisors to help their clients achieve their financial goals. In his free time, Curtis enjoys spending time with the wife, Alaina, and their young daughter, Chandler.

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