DRAPER, Utah, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investview, Inc. (formerly Global Investor Services, Inc.) (OTCBB: INVU) – Dr. Joseph J. Louro, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer named David M. Kelley as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kelley most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of TD AMERITRADE Holding Corp. from October 2008 to February 2011. Mr. Kelley was responsible for all operations, technology and strategic project management initiatives, including back-office support for retail client service, institutional and clearing business units. Prior to that he served as Chief Information Officer and was responsible for all information technology initiatives, including business applications, engineering, emerging technology and architecture, information security, trading operations and user experience. Mr. Kelley was also the Head of their Retail Investor and Active Trader Group & Special Projects and joined TD AMERITRADE in June 2006 as the Senior Vice President of the Retail Investor Group.
Mr. Kelley served 20 years at Merrill Lynch in a number of senior leadership roles before joining TD AMERITRADE. He served as the Controller of the National Sales Division, Chief Operating Officer for the Private Client Financial Services Division, Head of Private Client Technology and Strategy and Chief Technology Officer for the Corporate Division and U.S. Data Centers.
Mr. Kelley is an executive with over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and has held senior management roles in operations, finance, risk, and technology. He has a highly successful record for developing and growing businesses, building high performance executive teams, and leading organizations with P&L responsibilities.
Mr. Kelley received his M.B.A. from Rider University, where he also received his B.S. in Commerce. He is a Board Member and heads the strategy committee of Next IT, a global virtual employee technology company and is on the Board of Trustees for the Monmouth County, NJ SPCA.
Dr. Louro commented, "We achieved another incredibly important milestone in the history and evolution of Investview when Dave Kelley decided to join our team. Dave is a demonstrated leader and innovator in the financial services industry. Dave complements the talents of our other recent addition, Randy MacDonald. These gentlemen join me in a vision of filling a void investors suffer from each day as they seek superior investor education, tools and algorithms which promote investors to take more responsibility for their financial health. This void is not only education about health and wealth but the application of that education into actionable ideas. We believe we have differentiating tools and processes that will allow Investview to reach a standard of excellence in the financial services space. Our corporate governance, our platform, our staff, our planned acquisitions, and our new business model have re-positioned this company to become a major disruptive factor for wealth management and self-directed investing."
Mr. Kelley said, "I am very excited about the synergy of Dr. Louro's vision for combining health management with wealth management. Even more exciting is the synergy of on-line education and its application to wealth managers and self-directed investors. Starting with a proven management team, a whiteboard to improve on our collective successes, an outstanding product and a struggling economy, which creates many potential partners, I envision great opportunities and the ability to introduce new innovations to our clients. With the recent consolidation of Options Express and Think or Swim, there is a major opportunity to service self-directed investors seeking education and actionable ideas."
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Investview, Inc. (Formerly known as Global Investor Services, Inc.) provides and delivers a comprehensive online program of investor education, offers proprietary investor search tools and trading indicators, distributes weekly newsletters and offers access to live weekly Trading Rooms at www.investview.com.
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