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SVP, Human Resources

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

People & HR
Fort Mill, SC, USA · Charlotte, NC, USA · Fort Mill, SC, USA · Charlotte, NC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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 21,000 financial advisors, 1,100 institution-based investment programs and 500 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.

We are seeking a talented and influential senior HR leader to drive dynamic change and continued business growth!

The SVP, HR Business Partner will lead the HR strategy and operational delivery for the Finance, Operations, and Risk business unit (FOR) and provide HR leadership and consultation to its Managing Director and the rest of the leadership team.

The SVP, HR Business Partner will provide the vision for the development, delivery, and alignment of Human Resources (HR) products and services to support achievement of business objectives. The SVP, HR Business Partner will act as a strategic HR Business Partner to senior leaders on all talent management, organizational development, performance management, and compensation issues in partnership with other teams within the Human Resources organization. The goal of the role is to facilitate business growth and HR strategy execution.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads the development and implementation of comprehensive HR strategies, policies, and practices in support of company and client group business plans in the areas of leadership development, workforce planning, compensation, talent, and performance management, change management, employee engagement, retention, professional development and diversity.
  • Advises executive level business leaders on both strategic and tactical plans to support their business goals.
  • Executes with excellence across a broad set of responsibilities, contribute to the success of the HR Centers of Excellence by enabling a strong partnership, providing feedback so that we improve efficiency within the leader and employee experiences, and optimize our resources to set a high bar for leaders in attracting and retaining top talent.
  • Improves the efficacy of what we do, as well as the efficiency – use innovative muscle to rethink standard processes.
  • Acts as the voice of the internal and external client to facilitate improvements to LPL's HR policies, benefits, initiatives, processes, etc.
  • Challenges the status quo, pulls out risks and gaps in others’ thinking, and advances others’ ideas by asking, “what could be?”
  • Leads talent management by being a source of information for talent across the firm and provides coaching and development support to employees at all levels.
  • Leads overall Human Resources leadership: focusing on employee engagement and providing support, coaching, mentorship, feedback, and development to business leaders to help them drive success for the business.
  • Provides creative and innovative solutions to the business on complex problems.
  • Identifies and acts on key metrics for decision-making, and develops methods and procedures for compiling and analyzing data for reports and special projects.
  • Demonstrates accountability for driving broader talent initiatives across the firm and ensures that accountability extends to across the HR ecosystem.
  • Lead and develop a team of HR professionals.


  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced level degree preferred
  • PHR, SPHR preferred, not required
  • 15+ years professional level experience in Human Resources with a minimum of 5 years in an HR management role.
  • Expert in Strategic HR practices such as Leadership Development, Change Management, Performance Management, Teaming, Business Partnering as well as solid HR Generalist skills such as Employee Relations, Talent Development, and Project Management
  • Experience working in the Financial Services industry a plus
  • Successful candidates will possess superior consultative and influencing skills
  • Interacts seamlessly with senior leadership from client business units; will also interface with employees, supervisors and managers
  • Exceptional partner to other areas of Human Resources, including Compensation and Benefits, Payroll, Talent Development, Talent Acquisition, Corporate Communications and Real Estate
  • May interface with external agencies (employment, governmental), internal and external counsel
  • Must be extremely organized, self-motivated, and capable of working in a rapidly changing environment with the ability to effectively interact with all levels of management
  • Must have a professional demeanor and the ability to maintain confidentiality at all times when dealing with personnel matters
  • Superior verbal/written communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills, project management skills
  • Ability to multi-task, work on multiple priorities, work independently and as a team in an ambiguous and dynamic environment
  • Human Resource Management Systems (Workday) - proficient
  • Microsoft Office Products proficient
  • May involve up to 15-20% travel

Pay Range:


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!

Why LPL?

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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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 @lplfinancial.com 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 (855) 575-6947.