Securities America has tapped former Charles Schwab representative Monte Garpstad to be senior regional director of branch office development for the upper northwest region.

Based out of the firm’s La Vista, Neb., headquarters, Garpstad will be implementing recruitment strategies to reach out to advisors.

Monte, 48, was previously with Charles Schwab for 20 years and had served as a registered representative, branch manager, senior investment center sales manager and vice president.

“Monte has a tremendous amount of experience in the industry. He will be a key contributor to the ongoing growth of the company,” Gregg Johnson, senior vice president of branch office development at Securities America, said.