San Diego Business Journal

Lucia Capital Group, a San Diego-based family of companies in the wealth advice, asset management, and investment distribution spaces, named Tiy O’Neal president of Lucia Securities LLC, Lucia Capital Group’s broker-dealer platform.

According to Lucia Capital, O’Neal, who most recently served as chief operations officer of First Allied Securities, an independent broker-dealer, will report directly to Derek Bruton, CEO of Lucia Capital Group.

In her new position, O’Neal will lead the day-to-day operations of Lucia Securities LLC, which supports the commission-based work of the Lucia Capital’s twenty-seven financial advisors. In addition, O’Neal will play a senior role in the Lucia Capital’s client service efforts and lead its transition team, which works to integrate the firm’s acquisitions of registered investment advisory firms, the company said.

Prior to being chief operations officer at First Allied Securities, where she worked for nearly twenty years, O’Neal held various senior executive roles within the financial services industry, serving as the president of both Western Securities Clearing Corp., a provider of clearing services to broker-dealers, and Tradewell Discount Investing, a provider of online investing capabilities to end clients and investment advisors.

“I am excited to join forces with Lucia Capital Group as the firm embarks upon a new chapter of accelerated growth under a strong leadership team, a talented and experienced group of advisors, and a formidable acquisition and distribution strategy,” O’Neal said.