Jim Richards

Executive Vice President, Director of Operations in Wealth Management

Jim Richards is the Executive Vice President, Director of Operations for Wealth Management and is a member of the Wedbush Executive Management Committee. He has been with Wedbush Securities for over 30 years starting in our Advanced Clearing Services division.  In 1996, he was appointed Vice President and Manager of the Information Technology Department.  He also served as Division Manager of Corporate Operations which included Cash Management, Client Banking, Special Products, Business Conduct, ACATS, and Credit.  In 2001, he was promoted to Executive Vice President. In this role he has held various positions including Division Manager of Advanced Clearing Services and Retail Sales and  was responsible for Information Technology and Human Resources; Mergers and Acquisitions, and managed the Independent Contractor group.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.