Wedbush Securities, a provider of securities brokerage and investment banking services since 1966, has appointed industry veteran Michael McMaster as senior vice president and chief compliance officer, the company announced today in a news release.

McMaster joins Wedbush from BNY Mellon, where he was a managing director and chief compliance officer. In his new role at Wedbush, McMaster will be responsible for compliance oversight, as well as serving as a liaison for the firm on compliance matters with its regulators including FINRA, the SEC and the NYSE. 

McMaster earned an undergraduate degree in finance from Manhattan College and a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School, where he served as an adjunct professor since 2014.

McMaster will be based in the firm's Los Angeles headquarters. He will report to Andrew Druch, Wedbush executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer.