Wedbush Securities Welcomes Chris Ellis, CFP, as Vice President, Investments

Los Angeles, CA – February 02, 2024 – Wedbush Securities Inc, a prominent diversified independent financial services provider, welcomes Chris Ellis as Vice President, Investments to its growing Pasadena, CA office. Ellis is a Certified Financial Planner who joins from CUSO Financial Services and will aid in further expanding Wedbush’s footprint in Southern California.  

Prior to joining the financial services industry, Ellis had a successful career as a men’s college basketball manager at Pepperdine University and as a women’s college basketball assistant coach at the University of California, Irvine. His transition to the financial services industry was seamless and driven by a passion for helping individuals and their financial futures. Coming from CUSO Financial Services, Ellis also spent time at LAPD Financial Credit Union and Independent Financial Group. 

 “Joining Wedbush feels like a natural progression and an exciting new phase for my clients and me,” states Ellis. “I’m looking forward to being a part of a team that shares my commitment to excellence and client-centric service.” 

 “Chris’s arrival at Wedbush underscores our commitment to assembling a team of top-tier talent dedicated to delivering unparalleled wealth management solutions. His unique blend of coaching and financial expertise, coupled with his designation as a CFP, aligns seamlessly with our approach and reinforces our mission to provide innovative and personalized financial services,” added EVP, Head of Wealth Management, Chris Mone. 

 Ellis received his BS in Political Science from Pepperdine University and Master of Education from Loyola Marymount University. 

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