San Diego Financial Literacy Center

RICH WHITWORTH


Title: Managing Director, Business Consulting

Employer/ Organization: First Allied Securities

Years Served: 2

Committees: Executive and Finance

Education: Bachelor of Science – Finance, University of Delaware with minors – International Business, Economics, and Spanish; International MBA, IE Business School in Madrid, Spain, where he graduated with Honors and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. Mr. Whitworth is a Cum Laude graduate of the Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ.

Profession: As Managing Director, Business Consulting, Mr. Whitworth oversees the key areas of organic growth for First Allied Securities – Business Consulting, Practice Management, and Succession Planning. He manages a team of business consultants and subject matter experts, providing the strategic and tactical framework to assist the team in reaching its goal of helping First Allied’s financial advisors with their growth and productivity objectives.

Most recently, Mr. Whitworth had primary responsibility for the strategy and execution of TD Ameritrade Institutional Practice Management offering. Together with his team, Mr. Whitworth directed the development of tools and resources for independent financial advisors and Registered Investment Advisors. Consulting on such diverse topics as marketing, business development, operations, technology, client service, risk management, succession planning, and human capital management, Mr. Whitworth provided innovative solutions for advisors to help create long-term, sustainable business value.

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade Institutional, Mr. Whitworth held numerous positions with LPL Financial in their Advisory Consulting Services and Business Consulting groups, where he worked with independent financial advisors nationwide to build better advisory practices. He began his career in New York City, performing international equity research at I/B/E/S International (now Thomson Financial) and conducting asset allocation research with Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management group.

Mr. Whitworth is frequently quoted in industry publications and speaks regularly at industry conferences.