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Richard Whitworth, AIF® – Managing Director, Business Consulting Group

As Managing Director of Cetera Financial Group’s Business Consulting organization, Mr. Whitworth manages a team of business consultants and subject matter experts, providing the strategic and tactical framework to assist the team in reaching its goal of helping Cetera’s financial advisors with their advice-centric growth and productivity objectives through the industry award-winning1 Pentameter® process.

Most recently, Mr. Whitworth had primary responsibility for the strategy and execution of TD Ameritrade Institutional’s Practice Management offering. Together with his team, Mr. Whitworth directed the development of tools and resources for independent financial advisors and registered investment advisers. Consulting on such diverse topics as marketing and business development, operations, technology, client service, risk management, succession planning and human capital management, Mr. Whitworth provided innovative solutions for advisors to help create long-term sustainable business value.

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade Institutional, Mr. Whitworth held numerous positions with LPL Financial in their Advisory Consulting Services and Business Consulting groups, where he worked with independent financial advisors nationwide to build better advisory practices. He began his career in New York City performing international equity research at I/B/E/S International (now Thomson Reuters) and conducting asset allocation research with Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management group.

Mr. Whitworth is frequently quoted in industry publications and speaks regularly at industry conferences. He received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Delaware, and holds an International MBA with Honors from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Whitworth is also a Cum Laude graduate of The Peddie School in Hightstown, NJ. Recently, he obtained the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation from fi360. In addition, he sits on the Advisory Board of the San Diego Financial Literacy Center, a non-profit dedicated to providing financial education to local students, low income and military families in the San Diego area.

About Cetera Financial Group®

Cetera Financial Group (“Cetera”) is a leading network of independent firms empowering the delivery of professional financial advice to individuals, families and company retirement plans across the country through trusted financial advisors and financial institutions. Cetera is the second-largest independent financial advisor network in the nation by number of advisors, as well as a leading provider of retail services to the investment programs of banks and credit unions.

Through its multiple distinct firms, Cetera offers independent and institutions-based advisors the benefits of a large, established broker-dealer and registered investment adviser, while serving advisors and institutions in a way that is customized to their needs and aspirations. Advisor support resources offered through Cetera include award-winning wealth management and advisory platforms, comprehensive broker-dealer and registered investment adviser services, practice management support and innovative technology. For more information, visit cetera.com.

“Cetera Financial Group” refers to the network of independent retail firms encompassing, among others, Cetera Advisors, Cetera Advisor Networks, Cetera Investment Services (marketed as Cetera Financial Institutions), Cetera Financial Specialists, First Allied Securities, Girard Securities, and Summit Brokerage Services. All firms are members FINRA/SIPC.

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