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VP Corporate Strategy

Job ID: R-009243 Date posted: 03/19/2020 Primary Location CA-San Diego

The VP, Corporate Strategy will join the Strategy team at LPL Financial and:

  • Empower and develop a team of strategists that turns industry, competitive, and trend intelligence into tangible value for the organization,
  • Support the development of longer-term strategy at LPL Financial,
  • Develop collaborative and innovative business unit strategies as a part of the broader strategy.

To do so, the individual must have outstanding strategic thinking, presentation, and analytical skills.

The successful candidate has illustrated strong business acumen and can quickly understand the most critical elements of any industry or business, but also understand the nuances of the financial services industry. Experience with consulting firms, executive facilitation, and solving unstructured problems in an iterative, hypothesis-driven, “answer first” way are pluses.


Responsibilities include:

  • Creating the strategic framing for market positioning, capability differentiation, and investment sequencing for the organization.
  • Empower the firm’s leadership to develop perspectives and make key decisions regarding cross-firm business strategies.
  • Leverage the organization to develop detailed strategic options in response to identified growth opportunities, industry disruptions, competitor intelligence and/or organizational goals.
  • Guide the analysis of internal and external data to bolster the strategic point of view.
  • Establish a collaborative environment at all levels of the organization that creates better input into the strategy development process, and better alignment by communicating strategic decisions and outcomes.
  • Planning and execution leadership for key strategic projects that span across business units and stakeholders.
  • Manage and nurture team to create leading strategy talent

This position is based in LPL’s headquarters located in San Diego, CA 


  • Strong strategy expertise
  • Execution experience: The ability to turn data into insights, decisions, and actions
  • Entrepreneurial perspective, grounded in tangible outcomes. Experience in startups is a plus
  • Strong analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to evaluate business opportunities within the context of a larger organization and its objectives.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to create concise content for C-suite leadership / Board of Directors, and the ability to frame complex issues visually.
  • Exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Project management / multi-tasking skills across different projects
  • Results oriented and outcome based
  • 10+ years professional experience, and top tier consulting firm experience / and/or top tier undergraduate / MBA degree preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

About LPL Financial:

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 4,200 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2019, based on total revenue.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

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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