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Don Bizub

Chief Executive Officer

Western International Securities

Pasadena, CA, USA

Don Bizub

Biography

Donald Bizub is the Chief Executive Officer of Western International Securities, a high-end, financial solutions platform provider and advisory firm. Western International Securities was established over 20 years ago to provide an exclusive experience for those in the wealth management industry seeking highly customized and personal services to their clients. It is now among the fastest growing independent broker firms and is rapidly expanding across the country with over 400 brokers. Western offers a unique approach to its independent contractor representatives and advisors, supporting clearing relationships with Fidelity Custody Clearing Solutions®, Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company, Wedbush Capital.

Don draws upon his own experiences as a wealth advisor and executive in the industry. He contributes input often to Securities Industry organizations, serving in the past as President of the Securities Industry Management Association (SIFMA) of Southern California, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Brokers (NAIBD). Known for his dynamic style and personal communication, Don is also actively involved in Vistage, a network of fellow executives who challenge assumptions and provide feedback to advance decision making.

This year, Don had the honor of being recognized in LA500, a special edition published by the Los Angeles Business Journal. LA500 recognizes individuals who have had a significant impact on the development and business landscape of Los Angeles.

Don holds a BA in Finance, Real Estate, and Law from California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly). He holds a strong connection to his alma mater, serving as a Member of the Advisory Panel and Guest Lecturer in the Management & Human Resources Department.

Don Bizub’s Newsfeed

Pasadena-Based Western International Securities Sold to New York Wealth Management Firm

“WIS has always been about providing a differentiated advisor experience,” Don Bizub, CEO of Western International Securities, said. “By partnering with Atria, we’re able to take full advantage of their advanced technology, robust product partner lineup and vast operational support network ..."

Don Bizub’s Background

Chief Executive Officer
May 1998 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Western International Securities is a high-end independent broker/dealer which supports a variety of products including advisory services, insurance, annuities, equities, fixed income and retirement plans to help clients achieve their financial goals.
Chief Financial Officer
Oct 1997 - Present
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Western International Securities is a high-end independent broker/dealer which supports a variety of products including advisory services, insurance, annuities, equities, fixed income and retirement plans to help clients achieve their financial goals.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

National Association of Independent Broker Dealers (NAIBD) logo National Association of Independent Broker Dealers (NAIBD) logo
National Association of Independent Broker Dealers (NAIBD)
Board of Directors
1998 - 2006
New York, NY, USA
The National Association of Independent Broker Dealers (NAIBD) was formed in 1979 by five southern California broker/dealers who met regularly to discuss areas of common interest such as due diligence, compliance & regulation. Since then it has grown to include many more independent broker/dealers and industry providers & suppliers from across the country.

Memberships

Member
Pasadena, CA, USA
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) is the voice of the nation’s securities industry, bringing together the shared interests of hundreds of broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers.
Member, Independent Contractor Firms Committee
Pasadena, CA, USA
The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) is the voice of the securities industry, bringing together the shared interests of hundreds of broker-dealers, investment banks and asset managers.

Academic Appointments

Guest Lecturer & Member of Advisory Panel, Management & Human Resources Department
Pomona, CA, USA
California State University Polytechnic, 'Cal Poly' offers an affordable, life-changing education. Less than 30 miles east of Los Angeles, it enjoys the benefits of both a diverse metropolitan area whilst retaining the serenity of a foothill community.

Don Bizub’s Education

BA Finance, Real Estate & Law