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Securities Licensing Faculty

Kaplan’s securities faculty consists of close to 50 proficient financial services professionals who not only teach, but bring significant industry experience. They bring their relevant and timely real-world knowledge into the classroom, and their enthusiasm is unparalleled.

A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Adam James.
A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Adam James.

Adam James

Securities Product Manager

Adam is Kaplan’s securities product manager. Adam joined Kaplan in 2013 where he was a subject matter expert for the Series 27/28, 55, 79, and 99 exams and an instructor for the Series 6, 7, 63, and 65/66 exam.

A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert William James
A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert William James

William James

Senior Content Specialist

William joined the Kaplan team in 1987 as a Series 7 and Series 8 instructor in the Northeast Region.  He was shortly after appointed National Training Director to oversee the recruiting, training, and continuing education of securities instructors throughout the United States.

A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Chuck Lowenstein.
A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Chuck Lowenstein.

Chuck Lowenstein

Senior Editor

Chuck is currently the subject matter expert for the Series 63, 65, and 66 examination courses. Prior to that, he served as Regional Training Director for the Southeast Region. 

A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Mitchell Crabbe.
A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Mitchell Crabbe.

Mitchell Crabbe

Senior Content Specialist

Mitch is currently a Senior Content Specialist and Subject Matter Expert for the Series 79 and 99, along with supporting the antlicatical team by providing remediation recommendation analysis for B2B clients. 

A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Morgan Simpson
A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Morgan Simpson

Morgan Simpson

Content Specialist

Morgan Simpson has been in the securities industry since 1974 trading institutional equities and options.  Morgan started as a Registered Representative of the NYSE and on the trading desk of W. H. Newbold’s, America’s oldest brokerage firm. In 1977, he became a member of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange as a Registered Options Trader and as a Registered Options Specialist in ALD, BUD, MDR, ASH, PPG, AV, EFU and ABT plus several others.  Mr. Simpson became a Member of the Foreign Currency Participation in 1982, and a Registered Foreign Currency Options Trader in 1983 and then Vice President Foreign Currency Options in 1985. He also served as a Member of the Philadelphia Board of Trade since 1984.

A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Jim Heitman
A professional image of Kaplan's subject matter expert Jim Heitman

Jim Heitman

Content Specialist

Jim Heitman, CFP® has over 32 years of experience in the financial services industry. The first twenty years of his career were with broker dealer firms in a variety of capacities from registered representative to firm principal for both small firms and an NYSE firms. Until late 2019 he was the owner and principal of a fee-only investment advisory focused on comprehensive planning and portfolio management. He also writes on financial planning topics and consults within the industry.

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