John AlexanderPublic records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 7, 2018 indicate that former North Carolina-based Park Avenue Securities broker/adviser John Alexander III has been involved in customer disputes and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Alexander (CRD# 3124742).

John Alexander has spent 18 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Park Avenue Securities in Charlotte, North Carolina (2015-2017). He was previously registered with NYLife Securities in Statesville, North Carolina (1999-2015). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on June 2, 2006; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on December 15, 1998; and Series 6 (Investment Company Products/Variable Contracts Representative Examination), which he obtained on January 15, 1999. He is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received two customer complaints.

Richard HveemPublic records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 7, 2018 indicate that New Jersey-based Hennion & Walsh broker/adviser Richard Hveem has received regulatory sanctions as well as resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Hveem (CRD# 2622370).

Richard Hveem has spent 21 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Hennion & Walsh in Parsippany, New Jersey since 1995. He has no previous registrations. He has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on August 13, 2007; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on August 8, 1995; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 11, 1996; and Series 52 (Municipal Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on July 10, 1995. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 36 US states and territories.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Richard Hveem has received two regulatory sanctions, three customer complaints, and one pending customer complaint.

Yelp, Inc.
Publicly available records indicate that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors in Yelp, Inc. (NYSE: YELP) in connection to alleged violations of securities laws by YELP. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding investments made in Yelp, Inc. from February 10, 2017 until May 9, 2017.

The class action complaint specifically alleges that during the period in question, YELP might have provided false and/or misleading material information, and/or failed to disclose adverse material information, namely: that when the company transition to a cost-per-click model in FY2016, from its previous cost-per-thousand-impressions model, the move resulted in a group of local advertisers whose contracts would end at the beginning of FY2017; that the company experiences lower rates of retention with respect to new customers who joined after the transition to the new model, because these customers could not effectively compete with the company’s longer customers with more of a presence on the platform; and that because of these changes, the company was behind benchmarks with respect to its financial guidance. The complaint alleges that when true facts emerged, investors suffered losses.

According to the company’s website, Yelp, Inc. is a technology company that develops a platform for users to review local businesses and make online reservations. The company was founded in 2004, and reports that by the end of the third quarter of 2017, its users “have written more than 142 million reviews” on the platform. The company sells ads to local businesses. Users can also find local events on Yelp and communicate with other users. Yelp, Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange exchange under the symbol YELP.

Advanced Micro Devices

Publicly available records indicate that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors in Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) in connection to alleged violations of securities laws by AMD. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding investments made in Advanced Micro Devices from February 21, 2017 until January 11, 2018.

The class action complaint specifically alleges that during the period in question, AMD might have provided false and/or misleading material information, and/or failed to disclose adverse material information, namely: that the company’s chips contained a flaw that rendered them vulnerable to security risks such as hacking; and that consequently the company’s statements to the public during the relevant period were false and misleading. Though the company initially advised its investors, on January 3, 2018, of the “near zero risk” that its chips were susceptible to a known vulnerability, it disclosed on January 11, 2018 that this was in fact not the case. The complaint alleges that when true details emerged, investors suffered losses.

According to the company’s website, Advanced Micro Devices is a computing company headquartered in Santa Clara, California. AMD develops computer processors and similar products for international business and consumer markets. Its products include graphics processors, embedded processors, chipsets, and microprocessors. It is the world’s second-largest supplier of x86-based microprocessors and trades on the Nasdaq exchange under the symbol AMD.

John GuzyPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 7, 2018 indicate that former New Jersey-based Morgan Stanley broker/adviser John Guzy has received resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Guzy (CRD# 232558).

John Guzy has spent 35 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Morgan Stanley in Morristown, New Jersey (2009-2017). Previous registrations include Citigroup Global Markets in Morristown, New Jersey (1986-2009)’; McLaughlin Piven Vogel (1986); Stanley Company (1986); Herzfeld & Stern (1982-1983); Hamilton/Cooke & Company (1976-1980); Northfield Investments (1978-1979); and Hibbard O’Connor Securities. He has passed four securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on May 18, 2002; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on May 1, 1986; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on November 20, 1982; and Series 1 (Registered Representative Examination), which he obtained on May 9, 1974. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint, one pending customer complaint, and one denied customer complaint.

Joshua Bradley

Public records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 5, 2018 indicate that former South Carolina-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Joshua Bradley has been sanctioned by FINRA in connection to alleged rule violations and suspended from acting as a broker. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Bradley (CRD# 5174430).

Joshua Bradley has spent nine years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Merrill Lynch in Columbia, South Carolina (2015-2016). Previous registrations include Voya Financial Advisors in Columbia, South Carolina (2008-2015); Gunnallen Financial in Lexington, South Carolina (2008); First Allied Securities in Lexington, South Carolina (2007-2008); and Edward Jones in Hopkins, South Carolina (2006). He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on September 16, 2011; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on November 3, 2006; and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on September 12, 2006. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, Joshua Bradley has been sanctioned by FINRA in connection to alleged rule violations and was discharged from his position at Merrill Lynch in connection to alleged rule violations.

Philip HanoverPublicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 5, 2018 indicate that New York-based Vanderbilt Securities broker/adviser Philip Hanover has been involved in resolved or pending customer disputes and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Hanover (CRD# 236082).

Philip Hanover has spent 46 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Vanderbilt Securities in Woodbury, New York (2015-2016). Previous registrations include Oppenheimer & Company in Melville, New York (2002-2015); Ryan Beck & Company in Florham Park, New Jersey (2002); Gruntal & Company in New York, New York (1988-2002); Prescott Ball & Turben (1977-1988); and Weingarten Rosenbaum & Company (1970-1977). He has passed six securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on April 24, 2006; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on September 10, 2003; PC (AMEX Put and Call Exam), which he obtained on September 2, 1977; Series 1 (Registered Representative Examination), which he obtained on August 8, 1958; Series 40 (Registered Principal Examination), which he obtained on August 5, 1968; and Series 12 (NYSE Branch Manager Examination), which he obtained on January 16, 1967. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint and one pending customer complaint.

Robert FurrevigPublic records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 2, 2018 indicate that former New Jersey-based Invest Financial Corporation broker/adviser Robert Furrevig has received a customer dispute and is currently not affiliated with any broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Furrevig (CRD# 1109292).

Robert Furrevig has spent 29 years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Invest Financial Corporation in Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey (2010-2016). Previous registrations include PNC Investments in Toms River, New Jersey (2007-2010); HSBC Securities in New York, New York (2005-2007); HSBC Brokerage in New York, New York (2004-2005); Wachovia Securities in St. Louis, Missouri (2000-2004); Salomon Smith Barney in New York, New York (1993-2000); Lehman Brothers in New York, New York (1991-1993); Richard Blackman & Company (1985-1989); and Bevill Bresler & Schulman (1983-1984). He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on April 7, 1992; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on April 20, 1983; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on March 19, 1983; Series 10 (General Securities Sales Supervisor – General Module Examination), which he obtained on November 15, 2005; and Series 9 (General Securities Sales Supervisor – Options Module Examination), which he obtained on October 17, 2005. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one customer complaint and three denied customer complaints.

Victor Dandridge

Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 2, 2018 indicate that former Virginia-based Thompson Davis & Company broker/adviser Victor Dandridge has been sanctioned by FINRA and barred from acting as a broker or otherwise associating with a broker-dealer firm. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Dandridge (CRD# 5884409).

Victor Dandridge has spent four years in the securities industry and was most recently registered with Thompson Davis & Company in Richmond, Virginia (2012-2016). He was previously registered with T3 Trading Group in New York, New York (2011). He has passed two securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which he obtained on March 2, 2012, and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on February 16, 2012. He is currently not registered with any state or firm.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one FINRA sanction, one criminal conviction, and one pending customer complaint.

Stephanie AbeePublicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on February 2, 2018 indicate that North Carolina-based Cambridge Investment Research broker/adviser Stephanie Abee has been involved in resolved or pending customer disputes. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Abee (CRD# 5888654).

Stephanie Abee has spent six years in the securities industry and has been registered with Cambridge Investment Research in Raleigh, North Carolina since April 2016. Previous registrations include TransAmerica Financial Advisors in Raleigh, North Carolina (2013-2016); NFP Securities in Raleigh, North Carolina (2012-2013); and TransAmerica Financial Advisors in Raleigh, North Carolina (2011-2012). She has passed two securities industry examinations: Series 66 (Uniform Combined State Law Examination), which she obtained on October 7, 2011, and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which she obtained on April 20, 2011. She is a registered broker and investment adviser with nine US states and territories: Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Virginia.

According to her BrokerCheck report, she has received one customer complaint and one pending customer complaint.

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