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Charles Shapiro

Charles Shapiro

Founding Partner, Director of National Sales

Charles Shapiro is the managing Partner for Western operations for Stratos Wealth Partners and serves on Stratos' Executive Committee.

Stratos is a partner run wealth and financial management firm that specializes in the practice and execution of comprehensive financial planning and implementation services. The firm is structured as a network of distinguished, experienced financial services practitioners spread throughout the country, powered by LPL Financial and custodial relationships with Charles Schwab, Fidelity, and TD Ameritrade.

In his current position Charles is solely responsible for the hiring, development, and coaching of the firm’s expanding number of affiliated Advisors, staff members, and Managing Directors on the West Coast.

Charles has spent his entire career in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Stratos Wealth Partners, he spent the last 16 years with Smith Barney. Before taking on a number of leadership roles with that organization, Charles was a successful Wealth Advisor and operated his own planning practice. During that time he ranked first nationally in client management by assets and revenue in his peer group. Charles then transitioned into management and held a number of leadership positions within Smith Barney on both the East and West Coasts. Prior to Smith Barney’s merger with Morgan Stanley in 2009, he was responsible for the largest complex of Smith Barney retail branch locations in Southern California. Collectively these offices managed $6 billion in client assets, assisting a clientele that numbered in the thousands.

Charles earned his degree from Tufts University and holds the FINRA Series 3, 7, 8, and 63 registrations through LPL Financial. He spends his personal time enjoying his family and is an avid triathlete and tennis player.