LaSalle has over 20 years of financial services executive experience in highly regulated industries leading large global operations and compliance teams for Fortune 500 & fast-growing startups. He has deep expertise in operations, risk management, compliance, contact centers and transformation scaling for high growth organizations. LaSalle is a former US Naval Officer, published thought leader and accomplished public speaker.
LaSalle joined Robinhood in 2019 as the Head of Global Communications Compliance where he designed, built and supervised teams approving communications for Broker-Dealer Securities, Crypto, & International subsidiaries in adherence with federal and state regulations including FINRA, the SEC, FCA & FINCEN, CCPA, GDPR, & GLBA.
Since 2019, he’s designed and led Privacy, Product & Monitoring compliance programs and is currently designing the global ethics & compliance training for the parent company and all subsidiaries. LaSalle advises numerous steering committees including Product Oversight and the Diversity & Inclusion taskforce.
Prior to joining Robinhood, LaSalle was the Executive & Marketing Compliance Officer for the United Services Automobile Association (USAA) – a Fortune 100, diversified financial services firm that provides insurance, banking, investments, and advice to over 13 million active duty and retired military members and their families. In this role, he led the Compliance oversight of all advice, approval of marketing and new product creation for USAA, its affiliates, and third parties.
In External Affairs at USAA, LaSalle served as the Foundation Director & Ethics Officer, managing financials, operating budgets, audits & monthly reports for the $200M USAA Foundation investments and its $18M annual distribution. He reported to the Board of Directors & public figures on the financial health and performance of the Foundation. Prior to USAA, LaSalle served as a Wealth Manager for Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo, managing over $500M for high profile senior executives and professional athletes.
LaSalle serves as a Director for the Board of PerformLine, a leading provider of compliance technology empowering firms with solutions to mitigate risk across a multitude of channels. He serves as an Executive Committee member for the University of Texas At Austin Longhorn Foundation (T-Association). He also served as a Board member on the Investment Committee for the University of Texas at Austin (TEXAS EXES).
He earned his BBA from The Red McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS), a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) and is registered to hold FINRA registrations 7, 24, 66 and the Group 1 life, annuity and health license. He is married to Nikole and they have a two children, Sydney and LaSalle IV and they currently reside in Sunnyvale, California.