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Company History

Southern Securities Group, LLC is a comprehensive wealth management firm serving the financial needs of individuals and small businesses around the United States. Our firm was founded by Robert C. “Buddy” Wiggins, LPL Registered Principal, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 2008.

Buddy first obtained his securities license in 1985 and is proud to be one of the most tenured financial advisors in the Pine Belt regional area.  He began his financial services career in banking in Mount Olive, MS before moving to Hattiesburg where he would later become the branch manager for a national firm.  In 2008, Buddy established Southern Securities Group, LLC and has successfully grown the wealth management firm over the last decade.  With 34 years of experience, Buddy has extensive knowledge navigating the financial markets using unique investment vehicles and strategies.  

Brandi Hoover joined Southern Securities Group, LLC in June of 2017 as a partner.  She has been a registered LPL Financial Advisor in the Pine Belt area since 2014.  Brandi enjoys working in all aspects of wealth management whether clients need help investing for retirement, saving for future college expenses, managing their company 401k plan, or preparing family trusts for their estates.  Brandi is currently registered with her Series 7 and Series 66 securities licenses.  She is also a licensed life, health and accident insurance producer in the state of Mississippi.  

Marcy Borganelli has worked in the financial services industry in the Pine Belt area since 1999 where she began her career as a Sales Assistant. Over the last two decades, she and Buddy have worked side by side.  In 2017, Marcy became licensed to sell life, health and accident insurance in the state of Mississippi, and in 2018, she obtained her Series 7 securities license.  Marcy’s primary focus is client satisfaction.

Dottie Bundy joined the team in May 2019 with over 34 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has devoted her lifelong career to helping clients with their investment needs. Dottie is currently registered with her Series 7, Series 27, Series 53, and Series 63 securities licenses since 1985.

Today, our team manages the investments for hundreds of clients covering over a dozen states.

Our firm’s overall mission is to provide fair, insightful and objective financial advice.  We are registered with the nation’s top investment and insurance providers in the United States, and we tailor each client’s investment portfolio to meet his or her specific needs. Thank you for taking the time to research us, and we hope to have the opportunity to speak with you soon.

Robert C. “Buddy” Wiggins

LPL Registered Principal

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Buddy was raised in Columbia, MS.  He completed his undergraduate studies at William Carey and the University of Southern Mississippi.  He then attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.  After graduate school, Buddy entered the commercial banking business and completed the School of Banking of the South at LSU.  Following nine years in banking, he joined Carey Revels in what was to become Revels Securities Corporation, which later merged with Smith Barney in 1994.  Buddy became the manager of the Hattiesburg office and served in that position through Smith Barney’s acquisition of the Legg Mason brokerage business until he and Marcy left to form Southern Securities Group, LLC in 2008.   He has been managing director since its formation.

Buddy and his wife Shannon are members of Main Street United Methodist Church in Hattiesburg.  They are kept very busy with their six grandchildren.

Marcy Borganelli

LPL Registered Sales Assistant

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Marcy was born and raised in Prentiss, MS.  She attended the University of Southern Mississippi and then worked in banking from 1981-1998.  Her knowledge and experience in the financial services industry made for an easy transition to wealth management when she was hired by Merrill Lynch in 1999.  A few years later, Marcy joined Smith Barney as a client relationship manager where she first met Buddy.   In 2008, Buddy made the decision to form Southern Securities Group, LLC, and Marcy was happy to partner with him in his endeavor.  She played a crucial role in maintaining client relationships and helping Buddy establish and grow the business as it is today.  Marcy is licensed to sell Life, Health and Accident insurance in Mississippi and also holds a Series 7 securities license.

Marcy is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hattiesburg.  She enjoys spending time with her family, exercising at Versus, and being outdoors.  She is the proud mother of Jennifer, Cade and Alex.

Brandi Hoover

LPL Financial Advisor

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Brandi was born and raised in the Hattiesburg regional area.  She attended the University of Mississippi where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2008.  Upon graduation, she moved to Santa Barbara, CA to work as the National Marketing Director and would later become the Director of Operations for a national baseball recruiting firm.  In 2013, Brandi relocated to Nashville, TN where she began to transition her career from sports to finance.  In 2014, she returned to Hattiesburg and obtained her Series 7 and Series 66 licenses to become an LPL Financial Advisor.  Brandi was first introduced to the wealth management industry at the ripe age of 8 years old when her father became a financial advisor himself.  Growing up, she attended countless mutual fund conferences, meetings and other events where she began learning about investments at a very early age.

Brandi is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce where she volunteers as an ambassador to promote economic development in Hattiesburg.  She is an avid reader and belongs to the Hattiesburg Book Club.  She married Tyler Hoover in November 2014 and they have recently welcomed their first child, Noah, to their family in September 2018.  Brandi and her husband reside on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where they attend St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.  Her favorite hobby is traveling.

Dorothy L. “Dottie” Bundy

LPL Financial Advisor

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Dottie was born and raised in Hattiesburg, MS. She graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Business Education.

Dottie began her career at Faulkner Concrete Pipe Co. as their office manager. She transitioned to the financial services industry when she joined Carey Revels as his assistant and operations manager at Revels Securities Corporation, where Buddy Wiggins also worked. In 1994, their firm merged with Smith Barney, and Dottie played a crucial role in overseeing the transition within the office. As the years went on and the investment industry continued to evolve, Smith Barney would eventually be bought out by Morgan Stanley where Dottie and Carey stayed until they finally made the decision to move their book of business to Wells Fargo Advisors.  

Unfortunately, shortly after their move, Carey Revels passed away. Dottie made the decision to loyally remain with the clients and would go on to work in several roles within the office including Senior Registered Associate and Officer. Finally, in May 2019, Dottie made the exciting decision to leave Wells Fargo and re-join Buddy Wiggins at Southern Securities Group, LLC, a decision that would bring her 34 year-long career full-circle.     

Dottie holds her Series 7, 27, 53, and 63 securities licenses. She is one of the most tenured associates in the Pine Belt area. 

Dottie is a member of Temple Baptist Church.  She enjoys spending time with her two sons, David and Gered and her seven grandchildren. 

 

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