Wedbush Securities, , announced today in Los Angeles that it has appointed Robert Spawn as Managing Director, Regional Executive, serving the Pacific North Region and based in the firm’s Santa Rosa, California office.
The Pacific north Region includes Wedbush’s existing retail offices in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. In his new role, he will report to Senior Vice President and Head of Private Wealth Management Branch Network, Don Gorsch.
Spawn and Frank Story, who are the other Regional Executives for Wedbush, covering Los Angeles and the New York/Tri State areas, respectively. The focus for Regional Executives is to amplify the company’s growth trajectory via adding advisors, branch offices and assets under management.
Commenting on the appointment, Don Gorsch said in the statement: “Rob has spent the better part of the past four decades in service of clients and advisory teams. He is a proven leader and his vast recruiting experience is a complement for our growth initiatives and we are thrilled to have him as part of our Wealth Management field leadership team.”
Spawn joins Wedbush with decades of wealth management experience
Spawn has more than 38 years of experience working in retail wealth management. In this capacity, he has been a Financial Advisor, Trust Consultant, Sales Manager and Complex Director/Regional Director, the statement said.
During his career, he has worked for a number of well-known financial institutions, such as Merrill Lynch, UBS, RBC , in offices throughout the United States. Before he joined Wedbush Securities, Spawn founded Stella Consulting, a company that focuses on recruitment, organisational consulting and expert witness services.
“Beyond the personal relationships, what attracted me to Wedbush are its formidable business lines, capabilities, and current expansion efforts within Wealth Management,” Spawn added in the statement. “I am proud to be a part of Wedbush and its vision for the future.”