Steve Chipman has been appointed President of Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. (TFA), according to an announcement by the firm’s parent-company Transamerica.
He will report to Todd Buchanan, President of World Financial Group and Senior Vice President in Transamerica’s Individual Solutions division.
Chipman will lead TFA’s teams of registered representative and investment advisor representative professionals who serve the investment needs of individuals throughout the U.S. He will continue to build TFA’s advisory teams who provide investment products and services to clients.
“Steve is a celebrated industry expert who is known for his strong client, advisor, partner, and employee relationships,” said Todd Buchanan. “He persistently drives growth and top performance, and has the outstanding ability to understand and resolve emerging challenges. We are excited that Steve will empower and engage TFA’s teams as they advise our clients.”
He brings more than 25 years of advisory expertise to his new role at TFA. He joins Transamerica from Cambridge Investment Group and has previously served as President and CEO of investment brokerage and advisory firms, as well as in senior executive roles within large financial services organizations. He also has contributed to many industry boards and committees, including his appointment to the FINRA Regulatory Advisory Council from 2013 to 2014, and his election to the FINRA District One Committee from 2008 to 2012.
“Steve offers unparalleled credibility to initiate valuable partnerships and relationships, guide strategic direction, and anticipate new business opportunities,” said Jamie Ohl, President of Transamerica’s Individual Solutions division, which includes the Transamerica Financial Advisors organization. “He will be a tremendous asset to Transamerica as we continue our growth strategy in advisory services.”