LPL Financial announced the appointment of Jim McHale as executive vice president and chief compliance officer.

McHale will report to Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Brent Simonich.

He most recently served as executive vice president and head of compliance for the wealth and investment management division at Wells Fargo. He has been global head of brokerage compliance at E*TRADE Financial Corp., managing director and associate general counsel at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, and served on staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Trading and Markets.