Kathy Freeman Company’s Leadership Q&A Series is an ongoing set of interviews with investment industry leaders from Asset Management, Brokerage, Wealth Management, Investment Consulting, and Fintech. This series was launched in celebration of Kathy Freeman Company’s 25th anniversary. It is designed to provide perspective from key industry influencers about the evolution of their market segment over the years, projections on opportunities and challenges ahead, and leadership insights gained throughout their successful careers.
Derek Burke, CEO & President – FSC Securities
As CEO & President of FSC Securities, Derek Burke leads the 25th largest independent broker-dealer in the U.S. He is responsible for the strategic direction of FSC’s business and for executing growth initiatives. Before FSC, Derek was President of Waddell & Reed, Inc. Earlier in his career, he held executive positions in both the wealth and asset management industries as Managing Director of UBS America’s Wealth Management platform, Chief Operating Officer of New York Life Investment Management and Chief Compliance Officer for Prudential’s Private Asset Management business. Derek started his career as an enforcement attorney with the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission’s New York office and also worked in litigation at Collier, Jacob & Mills, P.C. Derek earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Seton Hall University.