Bernard J. Clark
Managing Director, Head of Advisor Services
Bernard "Bernie" J. Clark is Managing Director, Head of Advisor Services and a member of Charles Schwab's Executive Committee. He oversees the business that provides custodial, operational, and trading support to approximately 13,000 independent investment advisory firms with $3.4 trillion in assets under management. In addition to custody services, Schwab Advisor Services provides practice management and consultative support to help independent advisors start, build, and grow their firms. A recognized industry leader, Clark has been named as one of the "IA 25" by Investment Advisor magazine, which annually ranks the 25 most influential people in the industry.
Clark has more than 30 years of financial industry experience serving individual and institutional investors. He began his career at Schwab in 1998 as Senior Vice President of Trading and Operations for Schwab Institutional. He later worked on the retail business as leader of the client services organization before returning to the advisor business to lead the sales and relationship management organization. He took on his current role as head of Schwab Advisor Services in 2010.
Prior to joining Schwab, Clark was with the London office of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell. There he held the position of managing director in charge of global sales support, hedge fund operations, and technology, including managing client service support in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. He also spent 13 years with Salomon Brothers as a member of the executive committee responsible for North American operations.
Clark serves on the board of the Foundation for Financial Planning, and the Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business, Center for Services Leadership. He is very involved in organizations in the Phoenix area, including serving as president of the Saguaro High School Football Foundation and as an active supporter of the Phoenix Children's Hospital.
Clark earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from St. John's University in New York.
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Updated July 2021
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