Neesha Hathi leads Charles Schwab’s Wealth & Advice Solutions organization, which offers industry-leading wealth management services to both retail and registered investment advisor (RIA) clients. In her role, Hathi is responsible for defining and executing on Schwab’s wealth management strategy, while delivering industry-leading experiences, through solutions like Schwab Wealth Advisory (SWA) and Schwab Advisor Network (SAN), along with a broad range of investment products and solutions.
Prior to her current role, Hathi served as Chief Digital Officer, establishing and leading the Digital Services organization that is responsible for the digital platforms that support Schwab’s clients across all lines of business. She also led Schwab’s business innovation and digital accelerator initiatives and oversaw the firm’s data, analytics and insights teams.
Since joining Schwab in 2004, Hathi has also held a range of additional leadership roles across the organization. She was the executive vice president of platforms and client experience for Investor Services; led Advisor Technology Solutions, delivering digital platforms and solutions to RIA advisor clients; served as the chief operating officer of Schwab Performance Technologies®; and also led a range of strategy and client experience teams.
Prior to joining Schwab, Hathi held leadership roles in strategy, marketing and finance for various startups, including Enuvis, a developer of GPS technology for wireless devices, and Kibu, a teen media company. She began her career in investment banking.
Hathi has been awarded numerous recognitions for her leadership and advocacy. InvestmentNews named her among the 2021 top Icons & Innovators who have shaped and transformed the financial advice profession. Business Insider named her one of 10 People Transforming Investing in 2020. She was listed among Top Women in WealthTech by Think Advisor in 2019. She was also recognized by InvestmentNews in 2018 as one of the 20 most powerful people in the industry and as a Woman to Watch. In 2016, Hathi received the Industry Leader Award from the Professional Business Women of California. The United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women honored Hathi with the Human Rights Award for Leadership in 2012.
Hathi is passionate about giving back and supporting the community and has served on several non-profit boards, including the American Heart Association Bay Area, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, and the International Museum of Women (now the Global Fund for Women). She currently serves on the advisory board for the University of California, Los Angeles Morrison Center for Marketing & Data Analytics, as well as on the board of directors for the Charles Schwab Foundation.
Hathi earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. She holds FINRA Series 7 and 24 registrations.