Mark Casady co-founded Vestigo Ventures in 2016 with a focus on financing start -ups in FinTech.He is general partner and chairman of the advisory board.
He is a member of the board of the EZE Software Group and Citizens Financial Group, and serves as an advisor to Jobcase, Inc. He is a former member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors.
Casady retired as LPL Financial CEO in early January 2017 and as non-executive chairman of the board in early March 2017. He guided LPL to become a leading financial services organization that serves independent financial advisors, banks, and credit unions, and provides clearing services to broker/dealers at financial services companies.
Before joining LPL Financial in 2002, Mr. Casady was managing director of the mutual fund group for Deutsche Asset Management, Americas — formerly Scudder Investments. Prior to Scudder, he held roles at Concord Financial Group, which was a start-up funded by Hambrecht & Quist that went public, and started his career at Northern Trust.
Additionally, Mr. Casady is treasurer of the Casady family’s One Step Forward Education Foundation, which focuses on changing the lives of children around the globe through education. He also helped found and fund the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation, which recognizes the philanthropic activity of financial advisors.
Mr. Casady received a BS from Indiana University and an MBA from DePaul University.