Bryce Skaff named Head of US Financial Advisor Services, joining Mark Gochnour, Head of International Financial Advisor Services
AUSTIN, TEXAS, DECEMBER 14, 2017
Dimensional has announced that Bryce Skaff was named Head of US Financial Advisor Services, joining Mark Gochnour, Head of International Financial Advisor Services. Dave Butler, Co-CEO, remains Head of Global Financial Advisor Services. Skaff and Gochnour will oversee the day-to-day management and operations of the Financial Advisor Services (FAS) business, which is focused on working with Dimensional’s advisor relationships to help them deliver the best client experience for investors.
Skaff and Gochnour joined Dimensional in 1998 and have been actively engaged within the advisor community and instrumental in helping grow and support the firm’s advisor business.
“I’m thrilled to have Bryce and Mark at the helm to help lead our financial advisor business into the future,” said Dave Butler, Co-CEO and Head of Global FAS. “Their significant industry knowledge, deep experience at the firm, as well as their commitment and focus on our clients means we will continue to deliver a great experience for the advisor community.”
Skaff has held multiple roles within the FAS group and has worked closely with Dimensional’s largest clients. In addition to leading the firm’s US advisor business, Skaff will continue to oversee the team that works with the firm’s largest US-based advisory firms.
“Mark and I have worked closely together for many years, and our mission will remain the same––continue to deliver outstanding experiences for our clients. As we move forward, innovating for the benefit of advisors and their clients is at the forefront of our plans,” said Skaff.
Gochnour took over leading the international advisor business earlier this year. He will continue to manage this area, in addition to overseeing the operations, communications, and practice management offering of the global FAS business.
“Since the late ’90s, Bryce and I have been fortunate to be part of a great team and impressive community of advisors who have helped our business grow to where it is today,” Gochnour said. “We each bring unique and complementary skills to the roles and will continue to collaborate with Dave Butler and other leaders on the strategic direction of the group. We both are as focused on planning for the future as we are on supporting advisors around all aspects of their businesses each and every day.”
Skaff and Gochnour also lead the firm’s US and Global Strategy Groups, which provide strategic direction for FAS.
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Bryce D. Skaff, CFA–Head of US Financial Advisor Services
Skaff oversees the day-to-day management and operations of the US FAS business, which includes business development, client services, and general operations. He also leads the team that works with the firm’s largest US-based FAS clients. The team helps firms to effectively service clients and deploy robust investment solutions. Skaff also leads the firm’s US and Global Strategy Groups, where he helps provide strategic direction for FAS.
Prior to joining Dimensional, he traded mortgage-backed securities for Provident Funding. A CFA® charterholder, Skaff joined Dimensional in 1998. He obtained an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA in finance from Santa Clara University.
Mark Gochnour, CFA–Head of International Financial Advisor Services
Gochnour oversees the day-to-day management and operations of the International FAS business, which includes business development, client services, and general operations. Since joining the firm in 1998, he has held a variety of client-facing and management roles within the FAS group. Gochnour also leads the firm’s US and Global Strategy Groups, where he helps provide strategic direction for FAS. Gochnour is also a frequent speaker at conferences and advisor events.
A CFA® charterholder with experience in financial reporting and analysis, Gochnour worked as a financial analyst with Allied Signal prior to joining Dimensional. He earned a BS in accounting from Oral Roberts University.
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