SVP, Director, ERISA Fiduciary Services, Reliance Trust
Larry Goldbrum is a senior vice president and director of ERISA fiduciary services with the retirement strategies group at Reliance Trust. In addition to managing the ERISA services group, he provides relationship management and business development services to all special fiduciary clients, as well as product development, sales and fiduciary consulting activities. Larry also provides thought leadership on critical retirement plan industry issues and serves as a liaison to industry trade groups. He has more than 30 years of legal experience in the retirement and investment services industries and joined Reliance Trust in 2015.
Previously, Larry was the co-owner, executive vice president and general counsel for The SPARK Institute Inc., where he represented the interests of approximately 60 of the largest retirement plan service providers, including mutual fund companies, banks, insurance companies, brokers, record keepers, consultants and others in Washington D.C. on critical regulatory, legislative and business matters. As chairman of SPARK’s government relations committee for nine years, he has provided significant industry leadership on critical retirement plan issues, including fiduciary and fee disclosure matters. While serving as general counsel for The SPARK Institute, Larry also co-owned, managed and operated an affiliated retirement plan business consulting company. He has also served as a senior vice president and chief risk officer for the retirement service group at Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo) and as an associate attorney at law firms in Washington D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif.
Larry received his juris doctorate from Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, Tenn., and graduated in the top 20 percent of his class. He also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has been admitted to the state bars in California and the District of Columbia and has passed the CPA examination. Larry has been recognized by 401(k) Wire as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Defined Contribution” five times and has won a fund operation award for industry leadership from the publication “Money Management Executive.”