RIA Custody Broker Operations - VP Level

Location(s) US-UT-Salt Lake City
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Schedule Type
Full Time
Operations, Prime Brokerage
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RIA Custody Operations
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RIA Custody Broker Operations is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent teamwork, organizational, technical, communication and risk management skills. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in financial markets and products and be able to operate effectively in a challenging and fast-paced environment. You will partner with the business and federation in order to facilitate business growth with a key focus on the risk and control around RIA initiated investment products.



RIA Custody is a new and growing area of the firm that provides a powerful platform for registered investment advisors to perform diversified investing and portfolio management with significant customization. We are a dynamic, entrepreneurial team with a passion for building digital capabilities for our rapidly growing client base.

Our operations team provides essential risk management and control to preserve and enhance the firm’s assets and its reputation. For every trade agreed, every new product launched or market entered, every transaction completed, it is Operations that develops and supports the processes and controls that makes business flow.



  • Advise on the strategy, development, integration and expansion of GS’s RIA Custody business for Operational readiness and requirements
  • Recommend technology and/or product roll-outs to support the scale and growth of operational support designed to provide a digital first experience for our clients
  • Supervise and risk manage the front to back operational flow (execution, trade lifecycle and process flows) of RIA initiated investment products: equities, fixed income, mutual funds, retirement products, etc.
  • Partner with a teams of brokerage, execution and servicing experts to deliver top notch client support while ensuring exposure risks are appropriately mitigated
  • Showcase your attention to detail and ability to manage several tasks at once
  • Identify processes and controls improvement by leveraging constant evolving tools that can be used to build scalability without introducing new risks
  • Create processes to drive efficiency and scale using data to help improve processes
  • Collaborate effectively with product managers, engineers and stakeholders to identify the problem, desired outcome and new opportunities
  • Leverage your quantitative skills to decompose complex regulatory and operational process requirement, and propose creative, robust solutions 



  • Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required
  • Work Experience: 6+ years of relevant full-time work experience within operations
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to leverage the capabilities of peers, business partners, and associates along with the confidence to effectively influence stakeholders
  • Proven analytical skills, problem solving ability, and a control mentality paired with meticulous attention to detail
  • Aptitude for building relationships and ability to communicate complex issues to a wide array of internal clients with differing levels of product experience
  • Project Management: Experience handling small enhancements to large-scale initiatives 
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player who takes ownership and accountability, has strong organizational skills as well as the ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure in a team environment
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and listening)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite & Google Applications Required
  • Demonstrates personal integrity, honesty and is able to deal with confidential information on a daily basis
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage several simultaneous projects under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.



  • Experience in RIA, Custody or Brokerage industry
  • Prior experience in banking, custody and clearing or similar field.
  • Familiarity with capital markets, trade flow/execution, asset servicing, portfolio management settlements and/or clearing operations.
  • Operational knowledge of the custody and clearing business model and supported products, process flows, vendors, etc.
  • Experience in RIA, Custody or Brokerage industry
  • Familiarity with brokerage control account structures and/or DTCC/NSCC functions
  • Salesforce Experience is preferred



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