Susie Woltman Tietjen is a veteran independent broker/dealer professional. She is also the daughter of Richard Woltman who is considered a founding father of the independent broker/dealer business model. He helped shape the independent broker/dealer business into what it is today and ultimately improved the lives of thousands of advisors and their clients.
Susie’s financial services career began in 1986, when she took a position in Trust Administration with a local bank in San Diego. In 1992, she made a career change and joined Sentra/Spelman; two broker/dealers owned by her family. From 1992 – 2001 she had roles in Compliance, Equity Trading, Operations, Commissions, Transitions and Recruiting. She held executive roles including Chief Compliance Officer.
In 2002, after the family firms were sold to AIG, she launched Girard Securities. She was instrumental in the firm’s growth and held various leadership roles including Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Operations Officer and ultimately Chief Executive Officer.
In 2017, Girard joined Cetera Advisor Networks with Susie taking on the role as Regional Director. She brings 3 decades of hands on and executive leadership to her role. Additionally, she has regulatory experience as a result of serving on FINRA’s District 2 Committee and clearing firm experience as a result of serving on National Financial Services Advisor Council for 15 years.
She is a graduate of the University of San Diego and holds Series 7,24 and 63 and is insurance licensed.
Susie is a native of San Diego; where she lives with her husband Scott and their two Australian Shepherds. Her hobbies include the equestrian sport of dressage (AKA ballet on horseback) and Spanish guitar.