Linda A. Shirkey is founder and president of The Advisor’s Resource, Inc. Ms. Shirkey founded The Advisor’s Resource, Inc., formerly known as Shirkey Consulting, in 1994. A former institutional stock broker covering money managers and major corporations, Ms. Shirkey worked for Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., for ten years. Prior to her position with Charles Schwab, Ms. Shirkey worked in banking and legal services in product development, marketing and corporate finance. She is often invited to speak as an expert in applying compliance requirements effectively and efficiently for registered investment advisors including hedge and private equity fund managers. Ms. Shirkey graduated magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University and has recently served on the Board of Directors of Texas Wall Street Women, a non-profit organization.