About Our Founder

John Pennachio is a 32 year veteran of the financial services industry and a Florida resident for over 50 years. John was the founder and CEO of Highmark Securities and High Mark Financial which grew to 150 financial specialists, and was eventually sold to a large company in 2004. He also served as the President of a large insurance agency with offices nationwide. As the founder of Safety 1st Financial, Mr. Pennachio is committed to your long-term financial security while meeting your short-term goals in retirement clients are not interested in gambling their retirement savings. For that reason, we do not offer any financial vehicle that places your principal at risk.