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VP, Regional Director, Business Development

Job ID: R-002269 Date posted: 02/07/2018 Primary Location -

The Vice President, Regional Director will be managing a territory to represent the LPL platform of services to the broker dealer community with an ultimate goal of recruiting qualified advisors, banks, credit unions, broker dealers, and large enterprises to the LPL platform. The VP of Business Development will travel throughout their territory building relationships with advisors and institutions at competing firms who may be open to considering a change in affiliation.

Leads are generated from a number of sources including referrals from existing LPL OSJ’s, networking with local wholesalers in the region, and firm marketing/advertising through industry publications. Extensive phone work is instrumental for the success of the VP, Regional Director, therefore the ability to effectively articulate over the telephone is of critical importance. Ongoing travel within the region is also instrumental to an individual’s success in the role.


We are seeking an experienced, high-caliber sales person who may hail from a few possible backgrounds including; Sales professionals representing a custody or clearing platform to the RIA market, or an accomplished Wire House manager, producer, or product specialist.

The ideal candidate will have retail Financial Advisor experience during their career, preferably from one of the major wirehouses, as an understanding of the “breakaway broker” market in the wirehouse community is critical. Comfort level with a longer term sales process is important and excellent organizational and follow up skills is instrumental for success in this role.

Candidate should have a strong understanding and passion for the financial industry and financial planning process overall; intellectual curiosity to really learn a platform and technology is also key to a recruiters’ success. An upbeat personality, self-discipline, polished professional demeanor, strong verbal communication and relationship building skills are also all extremely important.

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Key characteristics of a successful person in the role are a strong work ethic, intellectual curiosity, having a consultative approach, and strong negotiating ability
  • Ideal recent experience in External Wholesaling or Territory Management, Financial Advisory, Regional or Complex Sales Management, custody sales, clearing service sales, Advisor recruitment, or business development is required
  • Extensive knowledge of the Broker/Dealer industry, custodial industry, and wealth management technology (trading & rebalancing, performance reporting, or financial planning) is required
  • Candidate must live within the territory or currently be managing this territory

Our Company:

LPL Financial, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer since 1996* and the fourth largest broker/dealer overall, serves as an enabling partner to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. Since its formation decades ago, LPL has focused on one primary mission -- enabling independent financial advisors to bring objective and un-biased financial advice to millions of Americans. 

Headquartered in Boston, San Diego, and Fort Mill, and powered by more than 3,300 client-centric employees, LPL is financially strong and growing.

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 login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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