Pinnacle Names Chip Schroder its Chief Marketing Officer

July 25, 2014


Pinnacle Holding Company, LLC, a Syracuse, New York based financial services firm, is pleased to announce that Cortland ‘Chip’ Schroder has been promoted to Chief Marketing Officer for the firm.  Responsibilities will include developing and overseeing the strategic marketing plan for the corporate parent along with its subsidiaries Pinnacle Investments, Pinnacle Capital Management, Confidential Planning and Pinnacle Solutions.


Gregg Kidd, Chairman of Pinnacle Holding Company, stated


“We are very excited to have an individual with Chip’s background lead our marketing and branding efforts as we approach our 20th anniversary next year.  We have so many great things happening with our company as we fulfill our mission of building a financial services company headquartered here in Syracuse. Getting that message out will help inspire a growing industry in CNY.”


With 15 years experience in brokerage, insurance and money management, including prior roles with Gabelli Asset Management, Dean Witter, and Lehman Brothers, and nearly 10 years in Higher Education at Colgate University, Schroder brings a unique perspective to Pinnacle and its efforts to develop a stronger brand and consistent messaging, and to manage product exposure as the firm looks to build upon its successes in Central New York toward national expansion.


Recently Pinnacle was noted for its remarkable growth by CNY Business Journal, while also earning the award of “Best Place to Work in CNY” in 2014 for the second straight year.


Pinnacle is a diversified financial services company with businesses in brokerage, money management and insurance, and assets under management in excess of $1 billion.  


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