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Don Bizub

President

Western International Securities

Pasadena, CA, USA

Don Bizub

Biography

Donald Bizub is the President 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.

In 2019 and 2020, Don had the honor of being recognized on the LA500 list, 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

BD Operations Summit: Sept. 29 & 30, 2020

An action-packed 2-day online event, the BD Operations Summit will provide an opportunity for C-Suite decision makers to meet industry subject matter experts and thought leaders. Hear best-practices and learn about new solutions that can benefit  your firm. Don Bizub, President of Western International Securities, will take part in an Executive Panel titled "Boosting Performance with the Right Partners".

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Atria Wealth Solutions Completes Acquisition of Western International Securities

"We are excited to be working with a group of such exceptional wealth management innovators," said Don Bizub, President of Western International Securities, who is now a part of Atria's executive leadership team. "Their commitment and focus on elevating the advisor and end-client experience with unique solutions in the wealth management industry completely aligns with our vision and better positions us to serve advisors."

Don Bizub’s Background

President
Apr 2020 - 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 Executive Officer
May 1998 - Apr 2020
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 Board 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.

Current Advisory Roles

Executive Leadership Team
2020 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Atria Wealth Solutions is a multi-channel wealth management solutions holding company. It helps financial advisors and institutions do what they do best—connect with clients.

Memberships

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.

Awards & Endorsements

Honoree, Finance
2020
Los Angeles, CA, USA
The Business Journal's fifth annual LA500 list honors the most influential leaders and executives in Los Angeles. This year’s collection of leading figures from the city’s business community highlights the work that took place and the progress that was made in the months before Covid-19, but it also serves as a reminder that L.A. is peopled by some of the smartest talent anywhere in the world.
Honoree, Finance
2019
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Published by the Los Angeles Business Journal, the LA500 features prominent individuals actively involved in the city's growth and development. The list features leaders from a range of fields, including philanthropy, law, finance, the arts, healthcare, and education.

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