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Email For Later Bill Crager (left with Jud Bergman) finally replaces his dear friend as CEO, but filling the chairman spot had its own complexities. Behind the scenes, Envestnet's board of directors had much to tussle over before finally subtracting the 'interim' from Bill Crager's CEO title

April 01, 2020

With Jud Bergman gone at a chairman, a power struggle ensued to fill that spot, and the process dragged when taking the company private came under review

Mark Tibergien sets up Ben Harrison to challenge Schwabitrade with a $150 million cut to Pershing's minimum and millions more to develop Veo-busting technology

March 11, 2020

The CEO suite hand-off in Jersey City pulls a trigger on a plan to bypass Fidelity's and eventually Schwab's custody units by luring disaffected RIAs

Alan Moore and Michael Kitces pledge 50-50 gender ratio at XYPN then digitally fill two crucial roles with women -- one hire using Indeed and the other by Twitter

January 25, 2020

The XYPN co-founders expect Kasia Kulbacka to manage staff increase to 250 from 50 as COO and for Lisa Asher to evolve the in-house TAMP so that it's maximally financial planning-infused

Tim Hockey leaves baffled analysts (and everyone else) probing for answers to explain abrupt departure plan as TD Ameritrade CEO; It's about... nothing!

August 08, 2019

Merrill Edge eases Bank of America's transition to a post-wirehouse world

April 03, 2018

The Charlotte super bank's plan to add 600 branches builds on success but recruiters say lingering tension between Merrill and Merrill Edge advisors is more of a factor than the bank admits

A look inside the agonizing decision to cut Tom Bradley from TD Ameritrade and what doesn't seem to add up

September 21, 2017

CEO Tim Hockey accords Peter deSilva a cultural edge as retail chief though Scottrade only hired him in 2016 -- either way there's 'no place' for Bradley after a 30-year run at TD

Anything but sales-y, David Canter takes RIA helm at Fidelity with ambition to sell like crazy

March 06, 2017

The Schwab alum and long-time sidekick to Bob Oros and Mike Durbin is a lawyer, consulting expert and is 'over the moon' about his new role.

Bob Oros Goes Millennial, Vacating a Prized Position as Fidelity Begins Search for New RIA National Sales Manger

February 01, 2017

The kids pioneered the mindset but now the Oroses of the world grab quality-of-work, make-a-difference opportunities that their experience allows them to command. 

Valerie Brown finds her CEO in UBS ex-prez Jamie Price off the obvious radar screen

November 15, 2016

In search effort the Advisor Group executive chair looked past kiss of death on the Price résumé and saw the digression off the corporate path as a positive

Edelman Financial Gets Its CEO from LPL

May 31, 2016

Can an RIA with $16 billion and the founder’s name on the door be passed along to a successor?

LPL Taps the Man who Saved Morgan Stanley's Bacon

Tom Gooley sacrificed 36 weekends and a happy home life in Larchmont to smooth the way for 15,000 stockbrokers in the biggest wirehouse merger ever.  What's this item about?  What makes it interesting?  Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

U.S. Executive Search Munoz: Recruiting and Engaging Women in Financial Services

June 27, 2014

More financial services firms are recruiting women to be financial advisers in unique ways.  For some firms, this means recruiting women that don’t even have an established book of business.

Is Merrill Lynch Taking Its More RIA-like training Program Another Step Forward with Racquel Oden's Promotion?

March 09, 2014

The new head of training breaks stereotypes and may break new ground for the industry -- or not

To Attract Advisers, Broker-dealers Need to Find a Value Proposition that Stands Out

January 13, 2014

Small firms look to flexibility, succession planning and culture as key differentiators in recruiting.

Characteristics of Successful Firms

October 31, 2013

Top-performing firms undertake similar practice management initiatives.

Good Luck: Wealthy Single Women Seeking Financial Advisers

June 25, 2013

States with most women advisers don't match those with most wealthy women.

Top RIA Business Executive Recruiter Chides 180 Women Gathered in a New York Ballroom for Second-guessing Themselves

June 19, 2013

The make-no-excuses female headhunter, Cecile Munoz, says men claim the power after women 'self-select out'.

Build Career Expectations into Recruitment

June 10, 2013

To bring on the right people, make sure their characteristics and goals match your firm's DNA.

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