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Walt Bettinger

President and CEO of Charles Schwab

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 Walt Bettinger Biography

Walter W. Bettinger II, has been president and chief executive of The Charles Schwab Corporation since October 2008. Concurrent with his appointment, he was named to the Board of Directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation. In addition, Bettinger serves on the Board of Directors of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and Charles Schwab Bank, and as chairman of The Board of Trustees for the Schwab managed mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

Prior to assuming his current role, he was most recently president and chief operating officer of The Charles Schwab Corporation. He leads a workforce of over 16,000 full-time employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and branch offices in more than 335 locations across the United States plus London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Puerto Rico.

As measured by client assets, Schwab is the largest publicly traded investment services firm in the United States and one of the world's largest financial services firms serving approximately: $2.90 trillion in client assets; over 10 million active brokerage accounts; 1.1 million bank accounts; 1.5 million retirement plan participants, and more than 7,000 independent investment advisors.

Bettinger's duties include leading the development of strategies and services that assist millions of people worldwide in their efforts to save and invest – either directly, with the help of an independent investment advisor, or through a company-sponsored retirement or benefit plan.

He is credited with leading Schwab through the financial crisis. Post-crisis, from 2009 through 2012, Schwab grew client assets by $530 billion – $200 billion more than the growth of all four of Schwab’s primary, publicly traded competitors added together. Under his leadership, the value of Schwab stock has approximately tripled from January 1, 2009 to date.

Bettinger has been honored throughout his career as a leader in financial services. Recent recognition includes: Fortune magazine’s Businessperson of the Year – ranking #19 in 2014 and #25 in 2016; Smart Money magazine's Power 30 listing of the world’s most powerful and influential players in 2010; and Plan Sponsor magazine's lifetime achievement award for contributions to the retirement security of working Americans in 2009.

In 1983, at the age of 22, Bettinger founded The Hampton Company, a provider of retirement plan services to corporations and their employees. The Charles Schwab Corporation acquired Hampton in 1995.

In addition to his professional duties, Bettinger is active in numerous charitable and philanthropic efforts. He and his wife, Teri, are founders of the Walt & Teri Bettinger Foundation.

Bettinger attended Delta State University in Cleveland, MS and holds a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in finance, summa cum laude, from Ohio University. He has also completed the General Management program offered by the Harvard Business School.

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Walt Bettinger

President and CEO of Charles Schwab

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Walt Bettinger Biography

Walter W. Bettinger II, has been president and chief executive of The Charles Schwab Corporation since October 2008. Concurrent with his appointment, he was named to the Board of Directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation. In addition, Bettinger serves on the Board of Directors of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and Charles Schwab Bank, and as chairman of The Board of Trustees for the Schwab managed mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

Prior to assuming his current role, he was most recently president and chief operating officer of The Charles Schwab Corporation. He leads a workforce of over 16,000 full-time employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and branch offices in more than 335 locations across the United States plus London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Puerto Rico.

As measured by client assets, Schwab is the largest publicly traded investment services firm in the United States and one of the world's largest financial services firms serving approximately: $2.90 trillion in client assets; over 10 million active brokerage accounts; 1.1 million bank accounts; 1.5 million retirement plan participants, and more than 7,000 independent investment advisors.

Bettinger's duties include leading the development of strategies and services that assist millions of people worldwide in their efforts to save and invest – either directly, with the help of an independent investment advisor, or through a company-sponsored retirement or benefit plan.

He is credited with leading Schwab through the financial crisis. Post-crisis, from 2009 through 2012, Schwab grew client assets by $530 billion – $200 billion more than the growth of all four of Schwab’s primary, publicly traded competitors added together. Under his leadership, the value of Schwab stock has approximately tripled from January 1, 2009 to date.

Bettinger has been honored throughout his career as a leader in financial services. Recent recognition includes: Fortune magazine’s Businessperson of the Year – ranking #19 in 2014 and #25 in 2016; Smart Money magazine's Power 30 listing of the world’s most powerful and influential players in 2010; and Plan Sponsor magazine's lifetime achievement award for contributions to the retirement security of working Americans in 2009.

In 1983, at the age of 22, Bettinger founded The Hampton Company, a provider of retirement plan services to corporations and their employees. The Charles Schwab Corporation acquired Hampton in 1995.

In addition to his professional duties, Bettinger is active in numerous charitable and philanthropic efforts. He and his wife, Teri, are founders of the Walt & Teri Bettinger Foundation.

Bettinger attended Delta State University in Cleveland, MS and holds a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in finance, summa cum laude, from Ohio University. He has also completed the General Management program offered by the Harvard Business School.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Walt Bettinger for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Walt Bettinger, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Walt Bettinger or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Walt Bettinger?

    Booking fees for Walt Bettinger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Walt Bettinger, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Walt Bettinger?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Walt Bettinger for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Walt Bettinger for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Walt Bettinger or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Walt Bettinger or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Walt Bettinger is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Walt Bettinger for your event is available upon request. Walt Bettinger generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Donna Orender, Julia Hartz, Giovanni Colella, Chris Larsen and Sallie Krawcheck. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Walt Bettinger for an upcoming event.

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    Walter Bettinger, CEO of Charles Schwab speaking at Voices of ...

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