Western International Securities
The broker-dealer Western International Securities, Inc. offers brokers and advisors the independence to run their businesses using their own styles while providing access to clearing agents and up-to-date technologies. Headquartered in Pasadena, California, the firm operates under the leadership of CEO Donald Bizub, who has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He joined the firm in 1996, and has held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. In addition to his responsibilities at Western International Securities, he serves on the SIFMA Independent Firms Committee. Previously, Mr. Bizub served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Broker Dealers. He also served as President of the Securities Industry Management Association of Southern California. Western International Securities' management team includes Darcie Coy, the firm's Managing Director - Controller and Strategic Planning. She was previously Vice President at another broker-dealer. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, process improvements and accounting. Ms. Coy is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado. Andrew Kuo serves Western International Securities as the Managing Director of Operations, Transition, and IT. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, he spent 10 years with ING North American Insurance Corporation and JPMorgan Chase Bank. He began at Western International Securities as a Senior Compliance Officer before transitioning to his current position. Mr. Kuo holds a Bachelors Degree in International Business from California State University, Fullerton. Guenter Wirth is Western International Securities' Managing Director of Trading and Advisory Services. He has been with the first since 1998. Brad Kaiser, Managing Director and Chief Compliance Officer at Western International Securities joined the firm in 2009. Prior to that, he spent 15 years in the financial services business in various capacities, including Investment Advisor, Managing Director, and Supervisor of Examiners with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He earned a Chartered Financial Consultant designation and a degree in finance.
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