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Manager, Succession & Protection Planning

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Multiple locations
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Do you have a passion for delivering innovative solutions and results for clients? Do you desire to positively impact thousands of financial advisors and help them plan for the future, protect their life’s work, and realize their legacy? In that case, we want to hear from 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:

The Succession & Protection Planning team is part of LPL’s Financial Solutions group – a fast-growing division with an entrepreneurial spirit focused on delivering innovative, industry-leading services to help advisor practices grow, protect, and plan for their legacy. We are seeking a Manager to help lead the firm’s continuity offerings by advancing the service strategy, developing a high-performing team, and delivering seamless support for LPL’s advisors, institutions, and internal partners.


  • Understand continuity, succession, valuation, and corporate planning options to guide advisors to make educated decisions

  • Support and evolve succession and protection service offerings and maintain/create efficient processes

  • Help develop a high-performing team to continual enhance the strategic value and service delivery of succession and protection services

  • Manage succession planning projects and workflows utilizing internal resources to ensure milestones are completed and advisor expectations are met

  • Manage succession planning engagements with the ability to implement clear and concise strategies

  • Leverage a generalist skillset with the ability to turn a complex process into a seamless transaction for clients at all levels of expertise

  • Support escalations by both internal business partners and our advisors

  • Interface with business unit counterparts to address specific needs of advisors

  • Leverage technology to automate manual work and simplify processes where feasible to create a highly scalable, flexible, and efficient infrastructure

  • Interface with business unit counterparts to address specific needs of advisors

  • Manage reporting and analysis to drive advisor business decisions

  • Assist with the enhancement of LPL’s internal library of succession planning educational resources and content

  • Present new ideas as we expand and iterate on our product offerings

  • Ability to think strategically and provide insights related to advisor succession and overall industry trends

  • Ability to present to small audiences

  • Ad-hoc analysis, financial modeling, and additional responsibilities as required

What we are 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2+ years of continuity planning, M&A, valuation, and/or wealth manage practice management


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or Economics

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to synthesize complex processes and communicate into digestible messages, ability to present complex topics in an engaging way with partners and clients

  • Ability to execute strategies and track successful delivery

  • Ability to engage in Executive and Leadership level discussions in an informative and concise manner

  • Strong knowledge of business valuations and financial concepts preferred

  • Excellent problem-solving skills, ability to analyze data, draw insights, and make data-driven decisions

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and pivot as needed

  • Experience with CRM tools such as Salesforce is a plus

Pay Range:

$89,200.00 - $148,600.00

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.