ING Adds Two to Support Advisory Biz

October 11, 2011 ( - ING Financial Partners has appointed Andre Robinson as Head of Advisory Business Development and Rich Taylor as Head of Brokerage Operations.

Robinson will lead the consultancy, practice management, and business development initiatives for advisory platforms and products. In his new role, Taylor will oversee all brokerage operations activities for ING Financial Partners.  

Robinson brings more than 13 years of leadership in brokerage and financial services, including expertise in business development and relationship management. Prior to joining ING, Robinson was Vice President of Business Development at Citigroup where he was responsible for driving revenue growth for global transaction services. He has also served as Vice President and Relationship/Product Manager at Pershing where he managed broker-dealer and registered investment advisor adoption of advisory and technology solutions.  

Robinson earned an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, and a BA in Business Administration from Arcadia University. He holds FINRA Series 4, 6, 7, 24, 63, and 66 licenses and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) level II candidate.

Taylor brings more than 15 years of leadership in brokerage and financial services operations to his role.Prior to joining ING, Taylor was Chief Operating Officer at Capital Guardian LLC, where he played a key role in the build-out of their broker-dealer and RIA.  Additionally, he spent time as a Vice President at LPL Financial, where he led the integration of operations, service teams and platforms for three of their broker-dealer firms. In his career, Taylor also held leadership operations and service roles at Fidelity Investments (National Financial) and Pershing, and served as a sergeant in the military.

Taylor earned an MBA from Plymouth State University and graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Marketing. He holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.