New York, NY – August 09, 2023 – Wedbush Securities, one of the nation’s leading diversified independent financial services providers, is excited to announce it has hired Craig Pirtle as Senior Vice President, Head of Business Development and Expansion Markets. Based out of the firm’s New York office, Craig joins Wedbush’s Wealth Management division to advance the firm’s growth strategy and augment its internal and external development.
With over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Craig formerly held executive roles at B. Riley Wealth Management, Nearside Asset Management Services, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo. He has been familiar with Wedbush since the start of his career, due to an encounter with Founder, Ed Wedbush, at a national conference. It was here that Craig was exposed to the firm, making his recent appointment a full-circle moment.
“We are thrilled to welcome Craig as the newest member of our Wealth Management division,” states Executive Vice President, Head of Wealth Management, Chris Mone. “His expertise and deep insights into the finance industry, understanding of the advisor business from the field level, along with his network of contacts built over a 25-year career, will help to grow our business and complement our efforts to upgrade our current advisor experience.”
“I am committed to driving growth and upholding integrity in my new role with Wedbush, and am excited to contribute to the firm’s success,” adds Craig.
Craig previously served his country in the U.S. Army in the 2nd Infantry Division. He is active in his local community, is an avid polo player, and has sat on the Board of Directors of Wounded Warriors Family Support for over 15 years.
About Wedbush Securities
Wedbush Securities is the largest subsidiary of Wedbush Financial Services. Since its founding in 1955, Wedbush has been a leader in the financial services industry, providing our clients, both private and institutional, with a wide range of securities brokerage, wealth management, and investment banking services. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California with 100 registered offices and nearly 900 colleagues, the firm focuses on client service and financial safety, innovation, and the utilization of advanced technology.