Mimi Bock has joined LPL Financial as executive vice president of its Independent Advisor Services division.

A financial services executive with more than 25 years of experience at investment banking firms, Bock will oversee the growth and satisfaction of LPL’s 4,500 financial advisor branch offices. She will lead the firm’s business consulting, relationship management and education teams.

“The depth and breadth of Advisor Services team, as does her personal commitment to serving advisors in this space,” according to Derek Bruton, managing director and IAS national sales manager at LPL Financial. “We look forward to working with Mimi to build on what has long been a central focus for LPL Financial: providing the services, tools, resources, and training to help our independent financial advisors manage the complexities of running their own practices.”

Bock had been a managing director for the global wealth management division of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where she was also a director for the southeast U.S. region. At that firm, she also held leadership positions in equity sales, financial advisor development, client marketing and field management. She has also been a registered sales assistant for the former Laidlaw Adams & Peck, now Laidlaw Global, and for Bear Stearns.

—Donna Mitchell writes for Financial Planning.