xFINRA Registration


Our team and our technology provide customized support for your business without the burdensome bureaucracy of a large investment bank.

The Member Services team will guide you through the initial registration process, deal documentation and investor follow-up. Your transaction-related questions will be handled by a dedicated Supervisor with support from the full Compliance team.   OLIVIA, our virtual platform for supervisory procedures illuminates a clear path for getting business done. We take care of compliance so you can focus on closing deals.


GCS offers a platform for registering and supervising experienced private securities professionals with the following FINRA Registrations:


Investment bankers, placement agents, and finders are likely to be required to register with a broker-dealer. This includes those who:

  • participate in the solicitation, negotiation, or execution of securities transactions
  • receive transaction-based compensation contingent on the value or success of securities transactions, or
  • transact investor funds or securities.


By obtaining appropriate registrations with a FINRA member firm, you may:

  • raise capital for issuers, including individual companies or funds
  • sell private offerings to institutional and accredited investors
  • offer investment banking services, for the sell side, buy side, or both
  • structure private deals
  • arrange trades of secondary stock
  • make referrals to and/or split commissions with registered broker-dealers, investment companies (including mutual funds and hedge funds) or other securities intermediaries

GCS partners with experienced investment bankers and other financial professionals who meet the following criteria:

  • Track record in getting deals done
  • Clear path to future revenue
  • Defined business focus
  • Unique deal flow
  • Broad network of institutional / qualified / accredited investors
  • Preference for working independently

Our top producers have been with us for many years. They stay because our platform was built by seasoned professionals who understand their business and are devoted to outstanding service.

how can we help you?

Drop us an email through this link, or give us a ring at (415) 692-0050.  We'd be happy to hear from you!

What We Value

  • Entrepreneurs who maintain their own office and brand identity, source, and execute their own deals
  • Collaboration with others on our platform to expand distribution efforts as appropriate
  • Long term relationships - win-win partnerships that keep our best producers loyal to our platform
  • Culture of professional cooperation with a focus on investor protection

How We Work

  • Platform built by practitioners for practitioners
  • Independent contractor model allows latitude regarding investment mandates
  • Proprietary software supports many private placement deal types
  • Accessible and experienced Compliance team equipped to supervise most private investments
  • Chaperone service enables foreign placement agents to show mandates to U.S. institutional investors

What We've Done

  • Over $2 billion in U.S. dollar transaction value
  • Over $500 million equivalent in foreign currency transaction value
  • Over 2,000 transactions
  • Over $50 million commissions generated by reps
  • Over 1,000 investors served​

Who We Are

  • Providing consistent service since 2003
  • Supervised thousands of successful private placements in a large variety of industry sectors
  • Specializing in capital raises, M&A opportunities, and secondary sales of private stock
  • Registered in all 52 U.S. states and territories
  • Headquartered in San Francisco, with registered representatives located throughout the U.S.