This is Larry Roth’s second appearance on the IA 25. Read his extended profile from the 2012 IA 25 here. Click here to view the complete list and Special Report schedule for extended profiles for each of the 2013 IA 25 honorees.
“It’s been seven days a week for five years. I haven’t seen a weekend since the wheels came off in 2008,” said Larry Roth without an ounce of self-pity. Quite the contrary, he seemed jazzed by the challenge his schedule brings, and said so: “All of this gives me energy; I see it as a real treat.”
His definition of “treat” aside, the “this” he refers to is his role as 2013 chairman of the Financial Services Institute, chairman of the Insured Retirement Institute and his day job as president and CEO of Advisor Group, one of the largest independent broker-dealer networks.
Think about this the next time someone complains about not being able to “find the time” to get involved.
We weren’t sure where to begin, so we let him take the lead.
“FSI has been around for a number of years now,” he said. “It’s led by Dale Brown, who has brought in people to fill key positions who are CEOs of independent broker-dealers. Most of the big firms are now represented, as are mid-size firms and those that are privately held. He is a great guy, a good manager, and he keeps all the committees moving forward.”
Brown does it, Roth explained, by having every member of the board sit on an operating committee, which makes sense: If you want to continually move things forward, be sure to leverage the leadership of people who run businesses on a daily basis.
And leading they are.