Our Team

At FirstSouthwest, we believe we will be successful if our clients are successful. Our mission, therefore, is simple; help introducing broker dealers and advisors succeed by providing the operational, trading, investment, and flexible technology solutions needed to best serve investors. We help our clients make distinctive, lasting, and substantial advancements that create a competitive advantage.

Our clearing services team is comprised of experienced professionals who have the knowledge, insight and experience to provide potential solutions to the most complex business issues. We partner with our clients to gain a full understanding of their needs, and bring to bear our collective and broad experience, in-depth industry knowledge and unparalleled commitment to service excellence. Our people truly become a valuable extension of our clients' teams.

With offices across the United States, we maintain a close relationship with each of our clients and a local and ongoing understanding of regional trends that may impact our clients' businesses. We invite you to explore our site and discover the many services FirstSouthwest offers to you as a partner in excellence.

    • Todd Owen
    • Senior Vice President
    • todd.owen@firstsw.com
    • 214.953.4109
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    • Paul Bashus
    • Vice President
    • paul.bashus@firstsw.com
    • 402.493.8793
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    • Terry A. Kitchens
    • Vice President
    • terry.kitchens@firstsw.com
    • 214.953.4159
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    • Joe Turk
    • Vice President
    • joe.turk@firstsw.com
    • 917.206.3667
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  • John Muschalek
  • Vice Chairman
  • 214.953.4000
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