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Job ID R-021919 Date posted 03/16/2022 Primary Location NJ-Remote

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Institution Services Business Consulting

Position:  Regional Investment Director – Northeastern NJ Corridor, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan

Job Overview:

The Regional Investment Director is responsible for leading a region of Financial Consultants affiliated with a large bank-based investment program.

The leader will own and drive execution against established program goals and management objectives which include a focus on Financial Planning, Managed Money & Insurance business. The Regional Investment Director will also manage headcount & AUM growth while fostering a strong and healthy relationship with our retail bank partner, while demonstrating a strong ability to recruit talented Advisors into the program.

This program is in an exciting evolutionary phase and it is critical that a leader have experience in leading teams successfully through a change environment.


  • Creating and maintaining a positive culture that values high performance, collaboration, transparency and talent development; assessment and performance management

  • Developing and executing business plan initiatives in the furtherance of the Program’s strategic priorities

  • Leading this strategic agenda across the team will include, among other things, improved adoption rates for Financial Planning, Advisory and Insurance business.  Likewise, AUM & headcount growth

  • Ensure team practices world-class financial stewardship and adherence to the highest levels of client-centricity

  • Ongoing examination of team trends to develop insights and expedient tactics to drive solutions to best support advisors, clients and the Program.

  • Collaborative engagement with critical internal/external stakeholders to ensure alignment of goals and priorities

  • Manage attrition risk by proactively helping team members evolve and grow as practitioners.  Likewise, partnering with internal stakeholders to resolve high profile and complex situations

  • Institute and maintain rigorous coaching and development routines to evolve the technical skill-set and consulting acumen of this team 

    • Ongoing and consistent training to achieve practice management and operational excellence

    • Build and condition skillset, as well as hearts and minds, to drive impactful and holistic financial planning interactions with clients

    • Establish process and protocols that will enable timely inspection and evaluation of activities and regulatory adherence for the team

    • Live into routines that drive high levels of accountability to ensure consistency in performance and a world class client experience

    • Agility to leverage the vast resources of LPL, in support of program objectives as well as in pursuit of timely problem resolution

    • Instill a philosophy and mindset of continuous improvement in daily interactions with the Team and branch partners

    • Build and deliver consistent communications that are supported by data sets aligned to core priorities

    • Ensure that a contemporary wealth management proposition is delivered to our valued clients each and every day

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.


  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree (concentrations in: Finance, Economics, Marketing or other business related fields)

  • MBA/CFP/CFA/CIMA preferred

  • Minimum of 10+ years of experience in the Financial Services sector:  Wholesaling, Financial Consultant, Coaching/Development –with at least 3 of these years in a Financial Services leadership role – i.e., Regional Sales Manager 

  • Licenses/Certifications Required/Preferred: FINRA Series 9 & 10 or Series 24.  Also Series 7, 63 and 65 or 66 and Life & Health Insurance License

  • Software/Systems Skills Required: MS-Word, MS-PowerPoint, MS-Outlook, MS-Excel

  • Must be able to travel within the market on a regular basis in support of program priorities

  • Strong executive presence with the ability to interact with and influence Senior Management-level bank partners

  • Knowledge and expertise in maintaining strong governance of regulatory requirements

Core Competencies:

  • Develop and deploy sales initiatives in concert with Bank leaders to drive results

  • Comprehensive knowledge of wealth management concepts, tools & best practices; to include fee-based asset management platforms, financial planning platforms, insurance solutions and an understanding of the competitive environment

  • Communication skills are essential:  Verbal, written and group presentations

  • Demonstrated success in leading sales teams

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive in a very dynamic environment

  • Detail-oriented, highly organized and advanced problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently is critically important. 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with other regional peers and Program Manager is essential


Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please log in or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE.

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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