Financial advisor Wayne Maier has become a registered representative with independent broker-dealer Securities America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. based in La Vista, Neb., Securities America announced Tuesday.

Maier and his team joined Securities America in 2002, but left in 2007 to go to National Planning Corp. They returned because of the relationships established at Securities America, Maier says. Maier’s firm, Maier & Associates Financial Group Inc., of Bay City, Mich., brings $414 million in assets under management to Securities America. The practice has six advisors and five staff members and generates annual revenue of $3.2 million.