ING Financial Partners, ING U.S.’s broker-dealer, has named Andre Robinson as its head of advisory business development and appointed Rich Taylor head of brokerage operations for its advisory business unit.

“Advisory programs are so important to our financial advisors and their clients,” Karl Lindberg, president of ING Financial Partners, said in a statement. “Andre brings a deep understanding of advisors, the marketplace, and technology to this newly created business development position, while Rich provides leadership and expertise with his accomplished background.”

“Adding these positions helps us tailor our advisory platform and operational support and expand our turnkey advisory programs to meet the needs of our representatives, so they can focus on providing individualized service to their clients,” he added.

Robinson will lead the consultancy, practice management and business development initiatives for advisory platforms and products. He brings more than 13 years of leadership in brokerage and financial services, including expertise in business development and relationship management.

Prior to joining ING, Robinson was vice president of business development at Citigroup where he was responsible for driving revenue growth for global transaction services.

Taylor will oversee all brokerage operations activities for ING Financial Partners. He brings more than 15 years of leadership in brokerage and financial services operations to the role. Prior to joining ING, Taylor was chief operating officer at Capital Guardian LLC, where he played a key role in the build-out of their broker-dealer and RIA.