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Vice President Enterprise Data Protection Leader

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

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!

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role 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 22,000 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.

Job Overview:

LPL’s Security Architecture Engineering organization is looking for a talented professional to join a high-performing organization that is charged with supporting our Data Protection program. The VP, Enterprise Data Protection Leader within the Information Security organization will be responsible for initiating, formulizing, leading and driving an enterprise-wide data protection program to safeguard and secure organization’s sensitive data residing on-premises and on the hosted cloud platforms as applicable. This includes designing and building capabilities to classify, discover, identify protection methods, enforce protection & monitor data access throughout the enterprise. In this role, this individual will be the Data Protection product(s) owner, working with the information security leadership and key business stakeholders to help define the strategy and roadmap and influencing teams to deliver on this strategy across the enterprise. This is a leadership position that is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance including changes to the data protection capabilities & requirements to address current and potential future threats. We seek a visionary leader who is passionate about protecting data and privacy in the digital age


  • Responsible for designing and building effective data protection capabilities to protect and safeguard the organization's sensitive data at REST, in USE and in TRANSIT.

  • Manages the Data Protection security service within Information Security and ensures all capabilities, tools, and products are cataloged, maintained, appropriately dispositioned on the common capabilities, and learnings are incorporated into roadmaps.

  • Support all technical business initiatives regarding data engineering and architecture on both on-premises and public cloud platforms with an emphasis on Data Protection.

  • Acting as a subject matter expert to assist with solving enterprise problems, especially as it relates to the Data Protection security service.

  • Develops a strong Data Protection engineering excellence program focused on automation efficiency, and effective change management processes.

  • Leads a team of Data Protection engineers, providing people management responsibilities and ensuring to build a high-performance team to address the breadth and depth of technology requirements while promoting a superior teamwork culture across the team.

  • Creates, supports, assists with the development of standards, best practices, and guidelines for the organization's data security policies, and procedures.

  • Manage the data protection team to ensure alignment with organizational goals.

  • Collaborate with IT, legal, and business units to enhance data protection measures.

  • Develop and maintain a data governance framework to ensure data integrity and privacy.

  • Conduct regular audits and assessments of data protection practices.

  • Stay abreast of the latest data security technologies and trends, and implement new technologies as needed to enhance the organization’s data security.

  • Promote data protection awareness throughout the organization.

  • Ensure data integrity, accuracy and reconciliation within reports and dashboards by reviewing, identifying, and resolving gaps and inconsistencies.

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 an information security architect role

  • 10+ years of experience in a people management leadership role (as a security architect is preferred)

  • 10+ years of experience with regulatory compliance such as HIPAA, PCI, CCPA, GDPR and information security management frameworks (e.g., IS027000, COBIT, NIST 800, etc.)

  • 5+ years’ experience collaborating with technical team members, business analysts, and project/program managers to ensure a quality solution is delivered.

  • 4+ years’ experience with Scripting tools (Curl, Python, Glue, PowerShell)


  • Implementation and Architecture experience with Protegrity Data Protection Products.

  • Working experience with hosted cloud platforms such AWS, Azure & GCP.

  • Knowledge and experience with data protection vendor products available in the market.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of SharePoint, SQL, relational databases and reporting tools such as Power BI, Tableau, MS Reporting Services and Excel.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging threats to data security.

Pay Range:

$154,900.00 - $258,100.00

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.