Schwab Adds Industry Veteran Tom Bradley to Advisor Services Leadership Team

Former TD Ameritrade Executive to Oversee Core Advisor Segment and Future Integration

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Charles Schwab today announced that Tom Bradley, who formerly served as president of TD Ameritrade’s Retail and Institutional businesses, will join its Advisor Services business as Senior Vice President, effective January 13, 2020. In this role, Bradley, who left TD Ameritrade in September 2017, will oversee the Core segment of Schwab’s advisor business, which provides custodial support services customized to independent Registered Investment Advisors with up to $100 million in assets under management (AUM). Upon the close of Schwab’s recently announced acquisition of TD Ameritrade, Bradley will also play a leadership role in helping integrate the two firms’ advisor services businesses.

“We’ve known Tom personally for years, and have long admired his successful track record working across the investment services community,” said Schwab Executive Vice President Bernie Clark, head of Schwab Advisor Services. “Tom knows the independent advisor space in great detail, and we’re fortunate to be able to add his depth of experience and breadth of industry relationships to our Advisor Services leadership team.”

“I’ve always held deep respect for Schwab’s client focus, values-based culture and long history of commitment to the independent investment advisor industry,” said Bradley, who will report to Clark and be located at the firm’s Westlake, Texas campus. “There couldn’t be a more exciting time to join Schwab—not only to further its services to the heart and soul of its advisor client base, but also to help guide the successful integration of Schwab and the firm where I spent the bulk of my career, TD Ameritrade. I look forward to joining Bernie’s team.”

Bradley’s three decades at TD Ameritrade culminated in his serving as president of the firm’s Retail Distribution unit for more than five years. Prior to that role, he was president of TD Ameritrade’s Institutional business for 12 years. He is a graduate of the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.

In recent years, Schwab Advisor Services has been further tailoring its services to meet the current and evolving needs of advisory firms with similar models, opportunities and levels of complexity, like those in the under-$100 million AUM range. Enhancements to services provided to these advisors have included virtual business consulting, targeted live-streaming events, a nearly 50% reduction in pricing for electronically traded transaction-fee mutual funds and the launch of the Portfolio Connect™ portfolio management system, free of charge for advisors who custody clients at Schwab.

“We are building a more modern service model, one that will adapt to the needs of the firms we serve, regardless of their size, their mission or the journey they are on,” added Clark. “Within that effort, we are reinforcing our commitment to the core of our advisor client base, and with Tom joining our team, that commitment will only accelerate.”

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Rob Farmer
Schwab Corporate Public Relations

Release Summary

Charles Schwab announced that industry veteran Tom Bradley will join its Advisor Services business.


Rob Farmer
Schwab Corporate Public Relations