“At Western, the advisors are our customers. I wanted to start a firm that I would want to be an advisor at.
Our advisors own their practice and they keep more of what they earn.”

DONALD BIZUB CEO

DONALD BIZUB, CEO

A graduate of California Polytechnic University Don Bizub has over 23 years in the financial industry. Shortly after joining Western International in 1996, Don was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and, in 1998, Chief Executive Officer.

In addition to the responsibilities at Western International, Don currently serves on the SIFMA Independent Firms Committee. Don has also served as President of the Securities Industry Management Association of Southern California and has been on the Board of Directors for The National Association of Independent Broker/Dealers.

WENDY REA,
SR. MANAGING DIRECTOR
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Wendy comes to Western with a broad range of in-depth experience and knowledge gained from over 30 years in the securities business.

During her 25+ year career at Wedbush Securities, Wendy was the Senior Vice President responsible for the development and management of the clearing division. In that role, she gained experience in business development, retail and institutional brokerage, high frequency trading, proprietary trading and operations.

Wendy expanded her industry experience while working with the Institutional Sales division of William O’Neil + Co. and later by joining GBS Financial as COO.

BRAD KAISER,
SR. MANAGING DIRECTOR
CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER

With a thorough knowledge of industry rules and regulations, Brad Kaiser joined Western in February 2009. Over the last 20 years Brad has worked as an Investment Advisor, Managing Director and a Supervisor of Examiners with FINRA (Formerly NASD).

Prior to joining Western, Brad managed his own investment advisory practice and brokerage consulting company, assisting firms with compliance and business related matters pertaining to FINRA and SEC Rules and Regulations.

Brad is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and holds a degree in Finance from California State University Long Beach.

ANDREW KUO, MANAGING DIRECTOR
OPERATIONS
TRANSITION AND IT

Before joining Western International in 2007, Andrew spent over 10 years at two of the world’s largest financial firms, ING and Chase Bank (formerly Washington Mutual).

While first joining Western International as the Senior Compliance Officer and then Head of Compliance, Andrew transitioned to Managing Director of Operations which includes broker relations and information technology.

TOM O’CONNELL,
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Tom has 22 years of experience in the securities industry having worked as a registered representative, assistant trader, operations manager, and marketing representative.

Prior to Western, he spent ten years at Froley Revy Investment Co., a Los Angeles based institutional money management company.

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GO INDEPENDIENT

Contact Us to discuss payout rates and packages.

Western International Securities, 70 S. Lake Ave., Suite 700, Pasadena, CA 91101 Corporate: (888) 793.7717 Fax: (626) 793.7075

National Financial Services LLC is an independent company, unaffiliated with Western International Securities, Inc. (WIS) or any other third parties referenced herein. NFS is a service provider to WIS. There is no form of legal partnership, agency affiliation, or similar relationship between WIS and NFS, nor is such a relationship created or implied by the information herein. NFS has not been involved with the preparation of the content supplied by WIS and does not guarantee, or assume any responsibility for its content. 747054.1.0

©2015 Pershing LLC, member FINRA, NYSE and SIPC, is a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon). Pershing LLC, Western International Securities, Inc. and National Financial Services LLC are separate unaffiliated companies that are not responsible for the products and services of the other. Trademarks, service marks and logos belong to their respective owners. All rights reserved. Used with permission.