LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, announced that the board of directors appointed Matthew Audette as the company’s principal accounting officer.
Audette currently serves as the LPL’s chief financial officer and head of business operations. Brent Simonich, the company’s previous principal accounting officer, was appointed the company’s chief risk officer.
Audette previously served as chief financial officer at E*TRADE Financial for sixteen years and prior to that, a consultant at KPMG for more than a year.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech.
Prior to joining LPL, Simonich served as an executive vice president, chief risk officer at E*TRADE Financial for more than 21 years.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
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