From the Boardroom to the Gridiron: Joe Moglia’s Leadership Lessons for Success
While Moglia was at the helm of TD Ameritrade, the company grew its market capitalization from $700 million to $10 billion and delivered six consecutive years of record earnings — despite the financial crisis. And in three seasons at Coastal Carolina, Moglia has led the football team to the Big South Championships every single year.
So what are his secrets of success?
Aimed at seasoned business executives and aspiring leaders alike, this speech offers insight from Moglia's extensive career as a leader in two of the most competitive industries. He discusses the four pillars of success that have always guided him, and shows audiences how to look at challenges with a new perspective.
Joe Moglia shares how he shocked both Wall Street and college football in Forbes Podcast
“Few people achieve the rank of head coach of a Division I college football program. Even fewer chair $20 billion publicly-traded companies. Joe Moglia does both--at the same time.” The opening lines of Joe Moglia’s The Forbes Interview podcast reveal his incredible, wide-ranging success from Wall Street to the gridiron. The Head Football Coach at Coastal Carolina University and Chairman of the Board at TD Ameritrade, Moglia has one of the most “unique resumes in modern business.” Sought-out by Forbes to share his invaluable insights on leadership, fostering talent, and strategic risk-taking, Moglia’s unlikely story provides an inspiring recipe for success. It’s a message he’s shared with audiences nationwide, riveting attendees with both his empowering personal story and invaluable takeaways for success in business and life. Just a few comments from recent events: "I don’t think we’ve ever had a speaker that captured the audience’s attention and moved them the way Joe did." (Wells Fargo); "Joe Moglia will blow you away. Both raw and remarkable, he weaves his experience in life, business and football together in a way that gives everyone in the audience immediate tools to be more effective leaders, coaches and parents.” (Collegiate Sports Summit); “Joseph Moglia engaged with the audience instantaneously and his life story was riveting!” (Fidelity).Listen to Joe Moglia's on The Forbes Interview podcast >>
Joe Moglia is the Head Football Coach & Chair of Athletics at Coastal Carolina University, and Chairman of the Board at TD Ameritrade.
In his last 10 seasons of coaching college football, Joe has been part of 8 championship teams. In his first five seasons at Coastal, he has led his team to the National Playoffs 5 times and was Conference Champions 4 times. Coastal is 51-15 overall and 45-6 in the last 51 regular season games. He has also received multiple Coach of the Year honors, including the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year award, and was recently inducted into and received the Lombardi Hall of Fame Award.
Joe has been a Football Coach for 24 years, but it’s not a traditional 24 years. He began his career as a coach for 16 years, moved to the business world for over 20, and back to coaching in 2009.
In his first stint as a coach he won two Ivy League Championships as the Defensive Coordinator at Dartmouth, led units that set Defense and Kicking records at Lafayette, and turned two high school programs around. Before going to Coastal, he was Executive Advisor for Football at Nebraska where he was part of two Holiday Bowls and two Big 12 North Championships. In 2011 he was Head Coach of the Omaha Nighthawks in the United Football League.
In the business world, in 1984 Joe entered the MBA Training Program at Merrill Lynch, where there were 25 MBAs and one Football Coach. By 1988, he was Merrill Lynch’s Number One Producer in the World. By the time he left, he was a member of both the Institutional and Private Client relative to the Executive Committees, and his final responsibilities were all Investment Products, the Insurance Company, the 401(k) Business, and the Middle Market Business.
He became the CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001. Over the next seven years, shareholders enjoyed a 500% return as the firm grew its market cap from $700 million to $10 BILLION, and today TD Ameritrade has client assets over $1 TRILLION. In 2008, after the firm had its 6th record year in a row, Joe stepped down as CEO and became Chairman of the Board.
Moglia has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Sharp Trophy for Leadership. He has been honored by the National Italian American Foundation, the Columbus Citizens Foundation, the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame, and the American Institute for Stuttering.
He has also been inducted into six Halls of Fame, is the recipient of three Honorary Doctorates and is also the only author in the world to have written books published on both investing and football.