CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Feb. 16, 2021 – LPL Financial LLC, a leading retail investment advisory firm, registered investment advisor (RIA) custodian and independent broker-dealer, announced that Managing Director Scott Seese is taking a personal leave of absence to care for his mother as she undergoes treatment for an advanced illness. Executive Vice President Greg Gates has been named interim chief information officer.
“Nothing is more important than family and caring for a loved one, and we will be keeping Scott and his family in our thoughts and prayers,” said Dan Arnold, president and CEO, LPL Financial. “Greg is an accomplished leader and, as someone who has been integral to the development of our technology plans and portfolio, is well positioned to take the reins of the Technology team. He has earned the respect and admiration of the management committee, as well as his teammates and peers across the firm.”
Gates joined LPL in 2018 with nearly two decades of senior-level management experience in technology strategy, including creation, development, and delivery. He’s demonstrated a disciplined approach to the agile development of customer-centric technology, emphasizing ease of use, speed of delivery, and high quality. Before joining LPL, he led Product Management and Engineering teams at PayPal. Prior to that, at Bank of America, he led a number of technology organizations, culminating in leadership of Bank of America’s Contact Center Technology.
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