Walter W. Bettinger II has been President and Chief Executive Officer of The Charles Schwab Corporation since October 2008. Concurrent with his appointment, he was named to the Board of Directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation.
In addition, Bettinger serves on the Board of Directors of Charles Schwab Co., Inc. and Charles Schwab Bank, and as a trustee of The Charles Schwab Family of Funds (Mutual Funds), Schwab Investments, Schwab Strategic Trust (ETF Funds), Schwab Capital Trust and Schwab Annuity Portfolios, all registered investment companies. Prior to assuming his current role, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Charles Schwab Corporation.
He leads a workforce of approximately 14,900 full-time employees, with headquarters in San Francisco and branch offices in more than 325 locations across the United States plus London, Hong Kong and Puerto Rico.
The Charles Schwab Corporation is an American brokerage and banking company, based in San Francisco, California. It was founded in 1971 by Charles R. "Chuck" Schwab, as a traditional brick and mortar brokerage firm and investment newsletter publisher. In 1973, the company changed its name from First Commander Corporation to Charles Schwab Co., Inc. The company started offering discount brokerage on May 1, 1975, and became one of the world's largest discount brokers.