Pacific American Securities adds to marketing team


SAN DIEGO – Pacific American Securities, LLC, an institutional brokerage firm based in San Diego, recently announced that VaRene Martin has joined the firm as a senior vice president of marketing. VaRene brings an abundance of experience and knowledge to PAS.

Martin has more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry. At PAS, she will combine her passion for marketing with her effectiveness working for institutional clients primarily from Native American tribes. Her expertise assisting investors with many levels of sophistication as well as her intimate understanding of their culture and governance makes her a wonderful addition to the PAS marketing team.

Prior to coming to PAS, she served as principal relationship manager for Sycuan Capital Management, a division of Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation; Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in El Cajon, Calif.

Martin’s experience included institutional sales where her focus was on public funds and Native American marketing efforts. She was instrumental in developing a number of specialized marketing strategies while serving as operations manager.

Her extensive experience also includes managerial/operation positions at Pacific American Securities, First American Capital Management, North American Trust Company, and various banking institutions in San Diego.

She is the first vice president of the Native American Finance Officers Association, is an enrolled member of Thlopthlocco Tribal Town of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma, an active member of the San Diego American Indian Chamber of Commerce and a member of the National Congress of American Indians.

Martin attended Oklahoma State University and holds California Life Insurance, NASD Series 6, Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.