Melanie Hardin – Senior Advisor
Melanie Hardin was most recently Executive Vice President of Investment Platform Solutions and Cash Products for LPL Financial. LPL Financial is the largest independent broker dealer in the US, with more than 13,500 financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions and over $450B in assets. Melanie led the strategic expansion of LPL’s comprehensive wealth management services, which include the fee-based platforms, due diligence, field marketing support, and strategic relationship management with investment companies to attract assets to LPL’s custodial platform
Ms. Hardin has more than 25 years of financial services, business management experience. Prior to joining LPL Financial in 2010, she worked for Automatic Data Processing as Division Vice President for Strategy and Business Development with a special focus on new revenue, products, and opportunities.. In this role, Melanie was responsible for developing and launching products and product extensions for a $1.2 billion Tax division. Before ADP, Ms. Hardin was previously a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the newly organized Charles Schwab, U.K., Limited, approved by the Financial Services Authority as a securities and options dealer to provide US securities business for the UK private investor market. Earlier, she was Vice President of Market Development for Wells Fargo Bank.
Melanie currently serves on Blue Marble Game Co’s strategic advisory board.
Ms. Hardin earned an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of San Francisco