CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 13, 2020 – LPL Financial LLC, a leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker-dealer, today announced the firm is hiring for technology roles to be based at a new office location in Austin, Texas, a city recognized as a leading hub for technology and innovation. The Austin base, part of the firm’s existing 2020 technology plans, will enable greater access to a workforce that will further support the firm’s continuous delivery of innovative technology solutions powering its more than 16,000 financial professionals.
“We believe technology is a strategic asset to our advisors’ businesses, helping them be more efficient and effective to empower their growth. We are committed to ensuring we have a leading workforce that can deliver on that goal,” said Managing Director and Chief Information Officer Scott Seese. “With its thriving startup environment, Austin is a great place to find talented, purpose-driven employees with advanced skills and innovative mindsets.”
LPL will occupy space in a building within Paloma Ridge, a campus located in the heart of Northwest Austin’s growth region, a hub for a diverse range of companies, from small startups to Fortune 500 tech giants. The office will welcome employees once construction is complete and it is safe for employees to return to an office work environment.
About LPL Financial
LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer**. We serve independent financial advisors, professionals and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions.
**Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2019
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