About Us

Cross-Search was established in 1989 by Larry Papike as a resource for advisors changing broker dealers. Prior to its launch, Larry was the Executive Vice President and a founder of Sentra Securities, where he was responsible for growing the firm to 410 advisors. During Larry’s 8 years of expansion at Sentra, both his success and challenges solidified the idea that finding the right independent broker dealer can be a difficult and time intensive process. This experience sparked the idea for Cross-Search and helped shape the concept that advisors need a resource to guide them through the process of finding a new broker dealer. As the first firm of it’s kind, our team takes great pride in our experience and makes decisions every day solely based on what’s in the best interest of our clients.

In 1998 Cross-Search expanded it’s efforts to include executive search within the independent broker dealer space and since that time has filled hundreds of executive-level positions for top independent broker dealers. These positions span recruiting, operations, marketing, compliance and various senior management roles.

Family owned and operated since 1989, our team attributes its success to the rare, personal attention it invests when developing relationships with both the advisors and broker dealers we work with.


  • Since 1989, Cross-Search has placed thousands of advisors representing over $400 million in advisors’ gross dealer concessions.
  • Since 1998, Cross-Search has filled hundreds of executive-level positions in the fields of senior management, compliance, marketing, recruiting and operations.

Meet our team