Donald E. Froude
President – The Personal Advisors Group
Don Froude joined Ameriprise Financial in September 2008 as president of The Personal Advisors Group. He has significant experience and expertise in broker-dealer and institutional services, as well as wholesaling and product development. In this role, Froude is responsible for continuing to drive growth and productivity across our advisor force and leading the integration of Ameriprise Advisor Services, Inc.
Prior to joining Ameriprise Financial, Froude was managing director and head of U.S. Distribution for Legg Mason, Inc., where he managed sales, marketing, client service, and product and business development efforts throughout the United States. He also led efforts to grow both the retail and institutional businesses beyond their proprietary roots, working with Merrill Lynch, LPL, Raymond James, Ameriprise Financial and other firms. He served on Legg Mason's Operating and Global Wealth Management Committees.
Froude also worked for Intermediary Distribution for Columbia Management, the asset management company of Bank of America, where he helped integrate two large mutual fund companies into one organization. Prior to that, he was president and chief executive officer of Quick & Reilly, where he re-built the traditionally discount brokerage into a full-service investment business. Earlier in his career, Don worked at Quick & Reilly, Alex Brown/Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank and spent nine years as a broker and office manager at Bache Halsey Stuart/Prudential.
Froude attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. where he earned a bachelor of science degree in sociology.
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