About Oak Tree Securities

Daniel M. Quesada, founder of Oak Tree Securities, began his career in the banking industry in the 1980s. During this time, he pioneered the then break-through concept of introducing financial planning services in a bank setting.

Understanding the value of expert planning for individuals and business customers, Dan left traditional banking and founded Oak Tree Securities in 1986 with the concept of creating an innovative broker-dealer organization within the financial planning community.

In 1991, recognizing the advantages of working with other professionals, he sold a fifty-percent interest in Oak Tree Securities to a group of like-minded individuals interested in finding a permanent home within a boutique setting, known as the “B” shareholders.

Today, that organization still successfully runs OTS through a Board of Directors consisting of Dan and wife Marce, as the “A” Shareholders, and two members of the “B” Shareholders, who are elected annually. This co-ownership of the organization stresses consensus decision-making and a representative centric business plan.

The original five representatives have expanded to over 20, and the firm now serves customers in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Fresno, Hawaii, and beyond.

Operations and Compliance for OTS are in the capable hands of QCS Inc., co-owned by John and Toni Durden. Working in the brokerage industry since 1965, John Durden is a FINRA licensee as a Financial Principal.

David Godinez, Vice-President Compliance Division, QCS, Inc., holds various FINRA licenses and his experience provides valuable insight into all compliance issues.

See their web site for additional information: qcsinc.info