Wedbush Securities announced the appointment of Chris Ellis as Vice President of Investments. Ellis, a Certified Financial Planner, joins the firm’s expanding Pasadena office from CUSO Financial Services. Wedbush is a diversified independent financial services provider.
Ellis’ appointment is part of Wedbush Securities’ strategic plan to expand its footprint in Southern California.
“Joining Wedbush feels like a natural progression and an exciting new phase for my clients and me,” Ellis said. “I’m looking forward to being a part of a team that shares my commitment to excellence and client-centric service.”
Before transitioning to the financial services industry, Ellis had a successful career in college basketball, serving as a men’s manager at Pepperdine University and a women’s assistant coach at the University of California, Irvine. His passion for helping individuals with their financial futures led him to roles at Los Angeles Police Department Financial Credit Union and Independent Financial Group before joining CUSO Financial Services.
Chris Mone, Executive Vice President and head of Wealth Management at Wedbush Securities, welcomed Ellis’ arrival, saying, “His unique blend of coaching and financial expertise, coupled with his designation as a Certified Financial Planner, aligns seamlessly with our approach and reinforces our mission to provide innovative and personalized financial services.”
Ellis holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Pepperdine University and a Master of Education from Loyola Marymount University.
Founded in 1955, Wedbush Securities is the largest subsidiary of Wedbush Financial Services. The firm provides a wide range of securities brokerage, wealth management, and investment banking services to private and institutional clients. With 100 registered offices and nearly 900 colleagues, Wedbush Securities focuses on client service, financial safety, innovation, and the utilization of advanced technology. Securities and Investment Advisory services are offered through Wedbush Securities Inc., a member of the New York Stock Exchange/Financial Industry Regulatory Authority/Securities Investor Protection Corporation.