LPL Financial, believed to be the largest independent broker-dealer in the United States, announced Brent Simonich has joined the firm as executive vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer.

In this role, Simonich will be responsible for shaping the forward-looking strategy, business objectives, and corporate goals for LPL’s controllership, treasury, and procurement functions. He will be based at the firm’s Carolinas campus and will report to Matt Audette, LPL managing director and chief financial officer.

Simonich joins LPL from E*TRADE, where he was most recently EVP and chief risk officer. He spent more than 21 years of his career at E*TRADE in various leadership roles, including corporate controller, principal accounting officer, and chief financial officer of E*TRADE Securities.