BAM: A philosophy 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 six seasons at Coastal Carolina, Moglia has led the football team to four Big South Championships and qualified five seasons for the NCAA Football Championship Playoffs.
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 his BAM philosophy that has guided him and the organizations he’s led. What is BAM? It's about standing on your own two feet and learning to take responsibility for yourself.
If Joe’s life had a playbook, Be a Man, or BAM, would be on the cover. To Joe and all those whose lives he has touched, BAM means accepting responsibility for yourself and your actions. It’s about how you handle a situation when your back is up against the wall—when it’s sometimes easier and often tempting to do the wrong thing. BAM has nothing to do with gender. It has everything to do with being a great leader. A great leader has a respect for others and cares about other people in his or her charge.
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 on Crisis Management, Leadership Parallels, and Career Perspectives
JOE MOGLIA recently sat down for an interview on Expert Opinion with Rick Fuscone. A former Chm. of TD Ameritrade and Chair of Athletics at Coastal Carolina University, Moglia shares insights and key elements of crisis management, parallels of leadership between corporate management & collegiate coaching, and career perspectives from a truly unique vantage point.
Joe Moglia's unique leadership philosophy can transform your organization
As the former Chairman of the Board and former CEO at TD Ameritrade and the former head football coach of Coastal Carolina University, JOE MOGLIA has one of the most "unique resumes in modern business," according to Forbes, and his tremendous success from the locker room to the board room provide invaluable lessons on strong leadership, strategic risk-taking, and how to look at challenge with new perspective. Having honed his message on the four-pillars of success through his own trials as a business leader and football coach, Moglia is an in-demand executive leadership speaker heralded as "incredibly gifted" (Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC); "raw and remarkable" (Collegiate Sports Summit); and "pitch-perfect" (Bentley University).
In the business world, Moglia was at Merrill Lynch for 17 years before becoming the CEO at TD Ameritrade in 2001. By 2008, in the midst of a global financial crisis, the firm had its sixth record year in a row, grew its market cap from $700 million to $10 billion, and shareholders enjoyed a 500% financial return.
In 2008, he stepped down as CEO, became Chairman of the Board and returned to football. In his last 10 seasons of coaching college football, Moglia 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.
Watch Joe Moglia break down his one-of-a-kind philosophy on strong leadership, and how it can transform your organization.
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 former Head Football Coach at Coastal Carolina University and former Chairman of the Board and former CEO 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 former chairman of the board and former CEO at TD Ameritrade. He is the former head football coach of Coastal Carolina University and currently serves as Chair of the Department of athletics & the executive advisor to the president. Joe also serves as Chairman of Fundamental Global and Capital Wealth Advisors. He has one of the most "unique resumes in modern business," according to Forbes, and his tremendous success from the locker room to the board room provide invaluable lessons on strategic risk-taking and how to look at challenges with new perspective and leadership. Having honed his leadership philosophy through his own trials as a business leader and football coach, Joe is an in-demand executive leadership speaker heralded as “incredibly gifted” (Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC); “raw and remarkable” (Collegiate Sports Summit); and “pitch-perfect” (Bentley University).
He was the chairman of the board at TD Ameritrade and is the chairman of Fundamental Global Investors and Capital Wealth Advisors, and chair of athletics and executive advisor to the president at Coastal Carolina University.
In 1984, Joe entered the MBA Training Program at Merrill Lynch, where there were 26 people—25 MBAs and one football coach. By 1988, he was Merrill Lynch's No. 1 producer in the world. By the time he left, he had been a member of both the Institutional and Private Client Executive Committees, and his final responsibilities were all Investment Products, the Insurance Company, the 401(k) Business and the Middle Market Business.
Joe became the CEO of TD Ameritrade in 2001, and when he stepped down in 2008, shareholders had enjoyed a 500% return. In 2009, he became chairman of the board. TD Ameritrade recently announced that they would be acquired by Charles Schwab. The combined company will be worth $100 billion and have client assets of approximately $5 trillion. When Joe arrived, these numbers were $700 million and $24 billion.
Joe has also been a football coach for 25 years, but it’s not been a traditional 25 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 last 11 years of college coaching, he has been a part of eight championship teams, and as a head coach, has a winning percentage of .718. He has also received multiple Coach of the Year honors, including the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award, was the recipient of the Vince Lombardi Award and inducted into the Lombardi Hall of Fame.
He 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 American Institute for Stuttering and the Stuttering Association for the Young. Joe has been inducted into seven halls of fame, is a member of the National Economics Society and is the recipient of three honorary doctorates. Joe has already had a book written about his life and is the only author in the world to have written books on both investing and football.