Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
David Ballard is the EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Advisor Group, one of the largest networks of independent broker-dealers in the United States. Ballard is responsible for aligning the Operations & Technology vision to meet the firm’s business goals and objectives.
During his 24-year career in the financial services industry, Ballard has developed unique insight into the industry through senior roles in the areas of Operations, application development, Global Data Center & infrastructure management, project management, risk and security.
Ballard joined American International Group, Inc., in 1987, working in various roles of increasing responsibilities. In 1997, as VP Operations and Network Services for SunAmerica Financial, Inc., he was responsible for all domestic technology.
In 2002, Ballard served as Vice President & General Manager, AIG’s Global Data Centers, where he focused on centralizing Data Center Operations globally.
Ballard was appointed Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer for AIG Retirement Services in 2005. In this role he assumed expanded responsibility for technology operations and systems support for SunAmerica, Western National Life, VALIC, SunAmerica Affordable Housing, Advisor Group and SunAmerica Asset Management Corp.
In 2008, Ballard was named Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer for Advisor Group and SunAmerica Mutual Funds.
In 2012, Ballard was named Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Advisor Group.
Ballard has over 24 years of experience in Technology in the financial services industry.