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Western International Securities President Donald Bizub

Donald Bizub


Donald Bizub is the President of Western International Securities, a high-end, financial solutions platform provider and advisory firm. Western International Securities was established over 20 years ago to provide an exclusive experience for those in the wealth management industry seeking highly customized and personal services to their clients.

It is now among the fastest growing independent broker firms and is rapidly expanding across the country with over 400 brokers. Western offers a unique approach to its independent contractor representatives and advisors, supporting clearing relationships with Fidelity Custody Clearing Solutions®, Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company, Wedbush Capital.

Known for his dynamic style and personal communication, Don draws upon his own experiences as a wealth advisor as well as an executive in the industry, and contributes input often to Securities Industry organizations, serving in the past as President of the Securities Industry Management Association (SIFMA) of Southern California, as well as serving on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Independent Brokers (NAIBD). He is also actively involved in Vistage, a network of fellow executives who challenge assumptions and provide feedback to advance decision making.

Don holds a BA in Finance, Real Estate and Law from California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly).

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Brad Kaiser

Brad Kaiser

Senior Managing Director
Chief Compliance Officer

Brad joined Western as the Chief Compliance Officer in February of 2009. Over the last 21 years, Brad has worked in various capacities in the securities industry including: Investment Adviser, Managing Director and Supervisor with the NASD (FINRA), and as a Regulatory Consultant.

Prior to joining Western, Brad operated a brokerage consulting company assisting broker-dealers and Registered Investment Advisors with compliance and business matters pertaining to FINRA and SEC Rules and Regulations. In addition, he maintained an investment advisory business managing client assets. Brad holds a degree in Finance and the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) Designation, along with Series 4, 7, 24, 53, 66 and Life Agent licenses.

Brad is married with two children and enjoys playing golf.

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Andrew Kuo

Andrew Kuo

Managing Director Operations,
Information Technology, Transitions

Andrew’s first exposure to the investment industry came when he was working as a bank teller in college. A financial planner would come to the branch a couple of times a week and Andrew would always ask him about his opinions on the markets and what he thought was a good investment.

It was during this time that he realized that this was the industry he really wanted to be in.

Over the years, Andrew feels that he has been fortunate to work in several roles and learned from many great mentors about the different aspects of our business. Having been both an advisor as well as having worked in the back office has provided him with invaluable lessons on how to serve our customers. In 2007 Andrew joined Western and knew from the first day that he had found a place where he would be happy and would be able to grow and knew that his experience would help with the growth of a progressive firm like Western.

Andrew originally came on board as the Senior Compliance Officer and was then named the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer. At the beginning of 2009, he transitioned to Managing Director of Operations to oversee the teams including broker relations, insurance and information technology.

Andrew’s Bachelor of Arts degree is in business with an emphasis on International Business. He holds FINRA licenses 7, 24, 63 and 66. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family and being out on the golf course.

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