DALLAS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--1st Global, a research and consulting partner to select CPA and wealth management firms, has hired Matt McBride as its new chief information officer. As CIO, McBride will lead the company’s efforts to provide the tools, software and technology necessary to run a thriving and efficient wealth management business.
“Matt’s accomplishments as a collaborative leader and passion for helping people learn make him the ideal executive for 1st Global’s technology organization.”
“It is critical to provide our affiliated firms with systems and technology that is intuitive, reliable and allows them to spend more time with their clients,” says David Knoch, 1st Global’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We performed an exhaustive search of possible candidates from all industries over the past six months and Matt far outshined the other candidates.”
McBride comes to 1st Global from ADT Security Services, a division of Tyco International, where he served as Solution Delivery Director since 2011. In this role, Matt was responsible for all technology delivery such as architecture, application, mobility and data solutions for a $12 billion enterprise. McBride also served in leadership roles at several companies including Bank of America and Landsafe Real Estate Closing Services, Inc.
“The financial services industry faces many challenges when it comes to technology such as the velocity of change, cost of investment and the integration of multiple systems into a unified experience,” says Knoch. “Matt’s accomplishments as a collaborative leader and passion for helping people learn make him the ideal executive for 1st Global’s technology organization.”
McBride, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Vanderbilt University, an MBA in finance from the University of North Texas and a MSCS from Southern Methodist University. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Southern Methodist University. In addition, McBride has consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies and has been nominated for the 2014-2016 Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society, the world’s leading computer society.
About 1st Global
1st Global was founded in 1992 by CPAs who believe that accounting, tax and estate planning firms are uniquely qualified to provide comprehensive wealth management services to their clients. 1st Global is a research and consulting partner that provides CPA, tax and estate planning firms the education, technology, business-building framework and client solutions that make these firms’ leaders in their professions through dedicated professional client relationships built around wealth management.
Around 400 firms have chosen to affiliate with 1st Global, making us one of the largest financial services partners for the tax, accounting and legal professions.
1st Global Capital Corp. is a member of FINRA and SIPC and is headquartered at 12750 Merit Drive, Suite 1200 in Dallas, Texas, 214-294-5000. Investment advisory services offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc., an SEC-Registered Investment Adviser. Additional information about 1st Global is available via the Internet at www.1stGlobal.com.