Jason Woodward has joined D.A. Davidson’s individual investor group as vice president, director of new advisor acquisition and training. Based in the firm's Newport Beach, Calif., office, he will oversee the hiring of new financial advisors, with a focus on candidates who are ready to start a second professional career. Woodward also administers three programs that train financial services candidates.

Previously, he managed the advisor training program for the Southwest market of Merrill Lynch.

Headquartered in Seattle, Wash., D.A. Davidson & Co. is an employee-owned firm that offers financial services and solutions for individual, institutional, corporate and public sector clients.

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