VP, Strategic Fintech Partnerships
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.
The Wealth Management Solutions team is responsible for delivering a highly competitive set of 3rd party financial technology solutions. This includes leading the development of the strategy on integrations and partnerships with vendors. The team’s goal is to enhance our advisors’ and investors’ experience while helping to improve our firm’s economic and risk profiles.
The focus of the new Strategic Technology Partnerships team and this role is to create and execute on the vision for how we connect with the 3rd party technology ecosystem. This includes understanding industry trends, emerging technologies, and the evolving compliance and risk responsibilities to position LPL as an industry Fintech leader. This will also require managing an exceptional team that consistently executes at a high level, and developing strong partnerships across the firm to achieve our strategic goals.
Work closely with sales, product, legal, compliance, operations, and technology to develop a strategic business roadmap and drive outcomes on our 3rd party technology strategy.
Identify and analyze related industry trends, and form business strategies targeted to compete in a rapidly changing landscape.
Build an industry leading fintech experience that will differentiate LPL and is flexible enough to serve the unique needs of individual advisors, investors and institutions.
Analysis of tech marketplace and ability to quickly develop insights on applicability to LPL.
Manage fintech related compliance and risk initiatives.
Oversee a team dedicated to evolving the 3rd party technology strategy.
Maintain documentation of the processes related to 3rd party technology.
Manage 3rd party vendor relationships to ensure accurate and timely delivery of capabilities.
Employ operating metrics to track capacity, trends, risk management, and productivity. Develop management reporting tracking progress to goals, and plans to address business challenges.
Matrix manage across LPL.
Build strong partnerships within IIS, and across Technology, Compliance & Legal, and Service & Trading teams.
Provide consulting support to Sales, Business Consulting and Business Development to help advisors adopt technologies.
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.
10+ years of experience in financial services with 3+ years experience managing a team.
Knowledgeable on the fintech landscape, including familiarity with competitors, platform/ product trends and industry regulation and subject matter expertise of major workflow technologies.
Credibility, gravitas, and ability to form a network within the fintech community.
Demonstrated leadership managing change across large and complex organizations.
Strong collaborator and consensus builder who drives change to achieve desired outcomes.
Experience building and communicating a strategy, defining and building out a roadmap, prioritizing projects according to business need and producing business models.
Commitment and self-motivation suitable to a start-up team in a large organization.
Executive presence and effective communicator with excellent written communication skills.
Management experience and a servant leadership mindset.
MBA or CFA
Experience in wealth management, asset management, fintech or a closely related business managing strategic relationships.
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. 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.
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