Online brokerage Robinhood (NASDAQ:HOOD) has announced that Steve Quirk is joining the company, from TD Ameritrade.
At Robinhood Markets Steve Quirk will be acting as Chief Brokerage Officer to oversee its broker-dealers, Robinhood Financial and Robinhood Securities, effective January 10, 2022. As Robinhood’s first-ever Chief Brokerage Officer, Steve will help scale products and services efficiently and safely, so that the company can help more people begin their investing journey.
“Steve brings extensive industry experience and leadership delivering products and services that make investing more accessible,” said Gretchen Howard, Robinhood’s Chief Operating Officer. “His expertise and over 35 years of experience in the brokerage industry will help us keep bringing together the best of finance and technology to deliver a uniquely accessible investing experience.”
“Robinhood has been a transformative force in the industry in breaking down barriers for millions of retail investors,” said Steve Quirk. “I’m thrilled to be joining Robinhood’s leadership team and continue building towards their mission to democratize finance for all.”
Steve Quirk joins Robinhood from TD Ameritrade, where he oversaw the strategy and deployment of initiatives for Trading at TD Ameritrade. He also served as a member of the company’s Senior Operating Committee, which shaped the strategic focus of the organization. Quirk focused on teaching the next generation of investors and has championed the creation of the TD Ameritrade U program to bridge the gap between academia and reality. Prior to his role at TD Ameritrade, Steve was responsible for the development of new trading tools and technology enhancements for the thinkorswim trading platform.