Who am I? I'm a recruiter who lurks on these forums from time to time. Every once in a while I make one of these threads to address any questions you may have about the recruiting business or just on the unique point of view on the industry that I hold. A little about me: I am head of business development for a national, independent recruiting firm based in the Midwest. Independent because we choose who we work with. Over the past year, I have worked very close with a number of financial advisors across various platforms and with various IBDs (independent broker-dealers), Wirehouses and Regional Firms. We have found the most success, in the past year, working with advisors from Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Securities America, Woodbury and NEXT Financial.While my firm works in pretty much every avenue of the financial industry (bank, wire, independent) I mainly focus my efforts in the independent space. With that being said, if you have any questions please feel free to ask and I will do my best to answer!