Christine Gaze (pictured) has been named the new director of practice management for TD Ameritrade Institutional, a division of TD Ameritrade, Inc. (TD Ameritrade).
Gaze will be responsible for developing and executing the strategic direction of all advisor practice management and business consulting services for TD Ameritrade Institutional. Gaze will focus on building and maintaining practice management programs designed to help independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) run and grow their businesses.
Gaze has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry working in the areas of human capital development, sales strategy and wealth management. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade Institutional, Gaze helped build the practice management consulting group for Wachovia Securities where she actively consulted with advisors to help them improve productivity and bring in new business. She has held a variety of sales and leadership roles at firms including Merrill Lynch, Prudential and AllianceBernstein. Most recently, Gaze served as executive director at Morgan Stanley Private Bank where she led new business development initiatives that helped advisors focus on cultivating relationships with high net worth investors.
“Christine started her career as an advisor providing financial planning for wealthy families. She’s spent the last decade researching best practices of top advisory teams, sharing insights and coaching financial advisors to take their businesses to the next level,” says Zohar Swaine, managing director, product and strategy, TD Ameritrade Institutional. “The depth and breadth of her experience gives her a unique perspective on the daily challenges and opportunities facing TD Ameritrade Institutional’s advisor clients. Christine will play a key role in developing practice management solutions to drive advisor asset growth and help them transform their businesses.”
Gaze received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Psychology from the State University of New York at Brockport. Gaze also holds the CIMA designation and FINRA series 7, 63, 65, and 24 licenses.