David F. Wilding

General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer

David began his career with Performance Trust in 1996, as the company’s Compliance Officer. As the company grew, his role expanded to Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of the firm. In his role as Chief Compliance Officer, David grew his team to effectively oversee the day-to-day operations of the broker/dealer and investment advisor, ensuring that the policies and procedures the company established are in line with the rules and regulations of the SEC/FINRA, and adhered to by all registered representatives. David leverages his knowledge as CCO, applying it to securities law, reviewing all legally binding documents and providing counsel on all corporate matters.

Prior to joining Performance Trust, David spent two years in Compliance at First Trust Portfolios L.P. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the National Society of Compliance Professionals and is Series 7, 24 and 27 registered. 

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Covenant College in 1993 and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2004.