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David S. Pottruck

David S. Pottruck is the Chairman of HighTower Advisors, a wealth management firm that he helped launch in 2008. He serves on the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation and, in addition, he is on the Board of Directors of several early-stage companies, including CorpU, a 21st-century corporate leadership development organization, where he is chairman.

Dave joined The Charles Schwab Corporation in 1984 as Executive Vice President of Marketing and led its innovative direct response advertising campaigns. Under his marketing leadership from 1984 to 1987, when the company went public, Schwab’s revenues tripled in size. He became Schwab’s President in 1992, co-CEO with Chuck Schwab in 1998, and CEO in 2002.

Dave previously co-authored the international bestseller Clicks and Mortar: Passion Driven Growth in an Internet Driven World with Terry Pearce. Dave currently teaches an award winning course on “Leading Breakthrough Change” at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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