VP, Business Development
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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.
The VP, Business Development Consultant within LPL's Business Development division will drive sales by identifying and aiding in the recruitment of premium segment financial advisors and teams. This position is responsible for attracting leading advisors to join LPL from the top global banks, wirehouses, and RIAs. This is a unique opportunity to help establish the firm’s presence in this segment of the market.
Develop sales and recruiting strategies; research, source, and engage with prospects
Identify new prospective advisors within the target segment by making initial sales calls, as well as respond to inquiries
Individually own certain advisor segments of the pipeline from initial contact to the advisor joining LPL working in close partnership with Regional Directors and Division Managers
Meet with prospective advisors to effectively demonstrate LPL’s unique value proposition and address any questions or concerns
Expertly navigate long sales cycles, often with multiple buying influences
Utilize discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential advisors to determine whether the advisor and their book of business is an appropriate candidate for LPL
Train and educate internal staff on the nuances of recruiting premium segment wirehouse and bank advisors, as well as coaching the team on the competitive landscape and what hurdles we need to overcome in order to win the business
Continually improve and evaluate recruitment practices, ideas, opportunities, and affinity partnerships to increase ability to source women advisors
Understand and articulate LPL’s business model, LPL’s policies, the financial services industry, and the benefits of joining one of LPL’s affiliation options
Partner with the BD leadership team on the continued evolution of LPL’s offering and capabilities to establish ourselves as the leading solution in the market
Identify external organizations, local events, and conferences that create new sourcing channels, and attend events on behalf of LPL and the Business Development group
Serve as a subject matter expert who can empower LPL’s business development team through consultation and partnership, and by providing them with resources to attract premium segment candidates in their territories
Design, experiment, and test new approaches to attract diverse candidates
Effectively leverage data to track key program performance indicators, identify trends, and ensure projects and programs align to company priorities
Bachelor’s degree in business or related field of study from an accredited college or university
10+ years of experience in the financial services industry, with a high level of proficiency in the RIA marketplace and in working with wirehouse advisors
A successful track record of managing and closing complex sale
Desire to be part of an entrepreneurial team and an ability to succeed within a dynamic, fast-paced environment
Enthusiastic, polished, professional demeanor
Series 7, 66, and 24 preferred
Ability to influence decisions and direction across the organization
Superior verbal, written, and listening skills, with an ability to adapt to different audiences
Consultative and relationship building skills a must
Team-player with a positive "can-do" attitude
Previous experience partnering with cross-functional teams and business leaders to manage, execute, and implement strategies that you designed
Strong familiarity with the MS Office suite and Salesforce
Willingness and ability to travel 60% of the time
Must reside in and/or be willing to relocate
* Pay does not reflect ICP/Commission
Actual base salary varies based on factors, including but not limited to, relevant skill, prior experience, education, base salary of internal peers, demonstrated performance, and geographic location. Additionally, LPL Total Rewards package is highly competitive, designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play – such as 401K matching, health benefits, employee stock options, paid time off, volunteer time off, and more. This position is also eligible to earn sales incentive compensation. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that LPL has to offer!
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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Information on Interviews:
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