Tom Bradley is responsible for retail distribution at TD Ameritrade, which includes the Company's branch network, marketing, investor service and sales call centers, guidance solutions, investment products and investor education businesses. He also serves as a member of the Company's senior operating committee, which shapes the strategic focus of the organization.
Bradley has nearly three decades of experience in the financial services industry, starting as a financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual Life and RW Baird & Co. He joined TD Waterhouse in 1986 and continued with the firm until it merged with Ameritrade in 2006 to form TD Ameritrade. At TD Waterhouse he was responsible for correspondent clearing and capital markets businesses, and he also launched what is now known as TD Ameritrade Institutional1, supporting independent registered investment advisors (RIAs).
In his most recent role, as president of TD Ameritrade Institutional, he was responsible for all business functions, including independent RIA services segment and corporate services business. Over his tenure, he built a reputation for his advocacy efforts particularly with respect to those issues impacting RIAs.
Bradley was recently named one of Investment Advisor’s “35 for 35,” highlighting the most influential people in and around the industry during the publication’s 35 years. He was also awarded the 2013 Pioneers in Financial Services Award by William Paterson University's Cotsakos College of Business. In 2011, he was named one of the 25 most influential people in the RIA community by Investment Advisor magazine, an honor he received in 2004, 2006 and 2009 as well. He was named “Visionary of the Year” by Texas Tech University’s Division of Personal Financial Planning in 2008. The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) also recognized Bradley with the 2006 Special Achievement Award.
He received a B.S. in business administration, with a concentration in finance, from the University of Richmond, Robins School of Business. He holds Series 4, 7, 8, 24, 53, 63 and 65 securities licenses. He also completed the Securities Industry Institute program, sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”), at the Wharton School of Business.
Bradley can be followed on Twitter at @TomBradley_TDA.
1 TD Ameritrade Institutional, Division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC/NFA.