Wedbush creates a general counsel spot for financial veteran Andrew Druch
Investment firm Wedbush Securities has hired Andrew Druch (in the photo above) as executive VP and general counsel. The firm says it’s a new role, and Druch will be on its executive company. Responsible also for HR, Druch reports to Co-Presidents Richard Jablonski and Gary Wedbush.
In a release, the Los Angeles-based Wedbush touts Druch’s 30 years of experience in securities and banking. He has been general counsel for ING Bank, Rabobank, and most recently, DNB. Druch started his legal career at the New York Stock Exchange, where he drew attention and employment from such firms as including Lehman Brothers and Drexel Burnham Lambert.
Co-Presidents Jablonski and Wedbush said in a statement, “We welcome Andrew and his deep knowledge of securities and banking laws, as the firm is poised for accelerated growth. We look forward to his counsel as we make further strides in our Wealth Management, Investment Banking, and ACAPS divisions, as well as building out our infrastructure, making additional asset acquisitions and expanding geographically.”
Druch received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.