Business 100 – 2018

Jerome Lombard/Janney

In 1983, following his graduation from LaSalle University, Jerry Lombard joined Janney Montgomery Scott, a major wealth management firm headquartered in Philadelphia. He was named Vice President of Investments in 1986 – one of the firm’s youngest financial advisors to achieve that title. In 1992, he was given responsibility for the firm’s Money Management Services unit and was named First Vice President. He built Janney’s advisory services platform over the next decade, from $1 million in revenues to over $300 million at present. In 2004, Jerry was named President of Janney’s Private Client Group, responsible for all functions of Janney’s 100+ branch offices, 800+ Financial Advisors and their respective support teams, over 1200 employees in all.

Jerry’s paternal grandparents came to the U.S. as children in the 1920s; Jack hailing from Co. Waterford and Mary (née, O’Donnell), from Co. Cork. Jerry lives with his wife of 36 years, Audrey, in Ambler, Pennsylvania. They have a daughter, Joanne, and two sons, Patrick, and Kelly, one grandson, and one granddaughter. All are as proud of their Irish heritage as Jerry is. ♦