SOURCE: Investment Professionals Inc.

Investment Professionals Inc.

June 29, 2016 07:45 ET

Investment Professionals Inc. Establishes New Broker-Dealer Partnership With New Jersey-Based Sussex Bank

Converting From Sorrento Pacific, Sussex Bank Finds a Scalable, Customer-Driven Business Solution in IPI

SAN ANTONIO, TX--(Marketwired - June 29, 2016) - Investment Professionals, Inc. (IPI), a national leading provider of investment services and programs to community banks, announced today that it has partnered with Sussex Bank, a diversified financial services corporation, to provide comprehensive investment services and products to their customers.

Converting broker-dealer services from Sorrento Pacific, this partnership provides a significant opportunity for New-Jersey based Sussex Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sussex Bancorp (NASDAQ: SBBX), to strengthen existing customer relationships with a solid, valuable service line and build market share in its current footprint.

"As a growing community bank, we need a partner that can competitively adapt to our also growing investment division -- one that has seamless processes and advanced technology solutions to effectively support our advisors as they serve the needs of our customers," said Anthony Labozzetta, the bank's president and CEO. "IPI has an outstanding reputation within the community banking industry and has the systems in place to support us throughout our growth," said Vito Giannola, the bank's head of their investment division and executive vice president.

A customized non-deposit investment program allows banks partnered with IPI to implement adapted best practices appropriate to their community-focused institution's distinct needs and outperform their competitors. IPI's is an industry leader in designing programs that embrace each of their partners' uniqueness -- a key offering that, in part, make their programs successful.

"Our recent partnership with Sussex Bank speaks to IPI's capabilities to meet the growing needs of community financial institutions," said Jay McAnelly, Investment Professionals, Inc. president & CEO. "We look forward to a prosperous partnership that cultivates strong, long-lasting relationships for the bank and helps foster their future growth."

Their newly branded retail brokerage division, Sussex Investment Services, provides comprehensive financial planning services and wealth management to diverse clientele throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. By partnering with IPI, Sussex Bank customers have the opportunity to work with quality financial professionals to explore wealth management opportunities and secure their financial future.

Learn how IPI can help your community bank and customers prepare for the future with an on-site IPI investment program. Contact one of our subject matter experts: (800) 679-1237 or visit

About Investment Professionals, Inc.
Investment Professionals, Inc. (IPI) is a leading San Antonio, Texas, based independent investment, insurance brokerage and asset management firm. Since 1992, IPI has specialized in the increase of ROA/ROE and on-site delivery of investment programs for community financial institutions across the U.S. For more information about IPI and its financial professionals, visit or connect with IPI on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Sussex Bancorp
Sussex Bancorp is the holding company for Sussex Bank, which operates through its regional offices and corporate centers in Rockaway, Oradell and Wantage, New Jersey and through its eleven branch offices located in Andover, Augusta, Franklin, Hackettstown, Montague, Newton, Oradell, Sparta, Vernon and Wantage, New Jersey, and Astoria, New York; loan production offices in Oradell, Rockaway and Wantage, New Jersey, and Tri-State Insurance Agency, Inc., a full service insurance agency with locations in Augusta (Sussex County) and Oradell (Bergen County), New Jersey. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at

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