James Kostulias

Managing Director, Integration Management Office at TD Ameritrade

As Managing Director of TD Ameritrade’s Integration Management Office, James Kostulias is responsible for leading integration planning and respective TD Ameritrade workstreams, in partnership with Charles Schwab. The Integration Management Office partners across all corporate areas, business lines and support functions to deliver the necessary projects, processes and platforms in support of the strategic planning of the combined firms.

Most recently, Kostulias was the Head of Retail Experience, where he was responsible for the execution of the firm’s Retail Strategy, Client Experience, Digital Platforms, Learning and Development, Client Segmentation and LEAN Strategy.

Kostulias has more than 22 years of experience in the financial services industry and has spent more than 16 of those years with TD Ameritrade across their Retail, Technology, and Active Trader businesses. He’s held a variety of leadership roles within the organization, including leading the TD Ameritrade and Scottrade Integration where he was responsible for all aspects of integration planning, strategy and execution, balancing four million client accounts to the penny.

Prior to that, he served as Head of eCommerce, leading the digital strategy for web, mobile, social media, market data, and research, after holding TD Ameritrade’s Chief Information Officer position overseeing technology relationship management and project delivery for all business units.

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Kostulias was with Datek Online where he held a variety of Operational Management Positions and with Moody’s Investor Services, where he designed and implemented a Global Senior Credit Analyst Professional Development Training Program.

Kostulias is currently the President of the Wall Street Technology Association, previously sat on the FINRA Technology Advisory Committee, and is a graduate of the SIFMA Securities Institute Program at Wharton. Kostulias holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Rutgers University and Series 4, 7, 24 and 63, licenses.

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