Albert Johnson has joined Financial Network Investment Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.), part of the ING Advisor Network of independent broker-dealers, as chief compliance officer. He also will serve as the money laundering reporting officer as well as the company's regulatory liaison to the NASD and SEC.
Among Johnson's 20 years of industry experience are supervisory and compliance management positions at Huntington National Bank, Essex National Securities and Bank One Securities. Most recently, he served as VP and chief supervisory officer at Nationwide Securities.
Beyond being able to see mountains from his office window, Johnson says Financial Network's reputation influenced his decision to make the move. "The thing that really appealed to me was ... the personnel associated with Financial Network," he says. "Financial Network has a reputation such that on my last day at Nationwide, some of my biggest reps came up to me and said, 'You're going to a great company.'"