Derek Bruton is CEO of Kingswood Holdings U.S., and the CEO of Kingswood Wealth Advisors and Kingswood Capital Partners. He brings a unique combination of M&A, RIA, RIA custodian, and B/D experience to the advisors he serves at Kingswood. A proven strategic and sales leader in the financial services industry for 30 years, Derek has served in executive positions with leading RIA custodians such as Charles Schwab, TD Ameritrade, and LPL Financial. He has led the recruiting of over 5,000 financial advisors in his career, and has assisted with the strategy and growth of over 10,000 advisor businesses. Derek graduated from Stanford University, and has completed executive business management course work at Harvard University. He played collegiate basketball for Stanford, and professional basketball in Japan. Connect with me on LinkedIn. Learn more here.