Tom Nally oversees the strategy and deployment of initiatives for the Advisor segment at TD Ameritrade. He also serves as a member of the Company's senior operating committee, which shapes the strategic focus of the organization.
Nally is responsible for all business functions at TD Ameritrade Institutional. As president of TD Ameritrade Institutional, he sets the vision for key initiatives supporting independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), a growing and dynamic segment of the wealth management industry. Nally has more than 20 years of experience working with advisors and leads a tenured team focused on serving more than 5,000 independent RIAs that custody assets with TD Ameritrade Institutional.
In 2016, Nally's role was expanded to include oversight of TD Ameritrade Clearing, Inc., TD Ameritrade's clearing broker dealer.
A recognized leader and advisor advocate, Nally was named to Investment Advisor Magazine's annual list of the 25 most influential people in the industry in 2012 and 2014. Under his leadership, TD Ameritrade Institutional has experienced strong growth and has earned accolades for delivering innovative technology to help RIAs run and build their businesses.
With a focus on the future, he has championed efforts to attract and support the Next Generation of advisors including launching the TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship and Grant Program and the TD Ameritrade RIA Intern Network.
Prior to being named president, Nally was responsible for TD Ameritrade Institutional Sales. Nally and his team developed new investment advisor relationships and provided practice management and consultative support to help RIAs pursue their business goals. Over his tenure, he has held multiple management positions in various key segments of the business, including responsibility for trading, fixed income, investment advisor relations, client service, investment advisor technology, account services and operations.
Nally graduated from Rider University with a degree in finance and completed the Securities Industry Institute program at the Wharton School of Business. In 2013, he completed Executive Education coursework at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nally currently holds Series 7, 8, 24 and 63 licenses.
Skip Schweiss, President of TD Ameritrade Trust Company, is responsible for TD Ameritrade Institutional's Retirement Plan Solutions platform, providing tools and support that can help independent RIAs build and grow a retirement plan business.
Schweiss is also the Managing Director of Advisor Advocacy & Industry Affairs, charged with increasing TD Ameritrade Institutional's participation and voice in the financial services industry, and with identifying key issues of importance to investment advisors and their clients.
Schweiss is widely recognized as a leading advocate supporting the fiduciary standard and the RIA model. In 2017, Investment Advisor readers named him to the magazine's first-ever Readers' Choice list of top 25 influencers. In 2016, he received the Insider's Forum Leadership Award and was elected to the Financial Planning Association's board of directors. Schweiss also was named the 2015 Fiduciary of the Year by the Committee for the Fiduciary Standard, and in 2014 was recognized by Investment Advisor editors as one of the 25 most influential industry figures.
Prior to his appointment at TD Ameritrade, Schweiss held a variety of management positions at Fiserv Investment Support Services, including serving as Executive Vice President of Fiserv Trust Company, which was acquired by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation in February 2008.
Schweiss holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of South Dakota and a M.S. in finance from the University of Colorado. He has completed the Securities Industry Institute sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) at the Wharton School of Business. He holds Series 7 and 24 securities licenses and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.