Richard J. Busillo is Chairman and CEO of RTD Financial Advisors, Inc. In addition to his role as CEO, Rich enjoys working directly with clients in all three areas of RTD: Personal Wealth Management, Employer Retirement Plan Solutions and Trust and Non-Profit Investment Management.
Rich currently serves on the Advisory Board of the RIA Institute. He was recently invited to be the Chair of the inaugural Fox Business School Financial Planning Advisory Board because of his passion and experience in the field. He is past president of the Financial Planning Association’s Philadelphia Area Chapter and served for many years as Adjunct Professor with the College for Financial Planning. One of Rich’s most treasured ways to give back to the profession is to serve as a Mentor in the Financial Planning Association’s Residency Program for those starting out in this profession
Rich has been named one of the Top Ten Wealth Advisors in the Philadelphia Business Journal and Philadelphia Magazine. He has been quoted in several publications, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chicago Tribune, and CNNMoney. He has also appeared on CN8’s financial news show Money Matters and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.
Rich is a lifelong Philadelphia area resident and recently celebrated his 45th wedding anniversary. Joan and Rich have two children and two grandchildren. Rich enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid runner, cyclist, and martial artist. Rich is honored to have achieved his Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Karate and completed ten marathons, including Boston and New York.
Getting to know Richard
What do you enjoy most about working at RTD?
I really enjoy working with the incredible team we have established at RTD, it is an absolute pleasure working with such dedicated and passionate professionals.
What makes you good at what you do?
I am a good listener and have a lot of empathy when working with clients in helping them achieve their goals.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
From my parents, treat everyone with dignity and respect.
What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?
Being with RTD for 35 years and ultimately becoming CEO.
Professional Designations & Memberships
The Fiduciary Rule – 2.0
Last year I wrote about a new regulation introduced by the Department of Labor (DOL) referred to as The Fiduciary Rule. In its simplest form, the rule was to require every financial advisor to act in their clients’ best interest. The rule pertained only to retirement plan participants and IRA investors, although the intent was […]
Thirty Five Years and Counting
I am thrilled to announce that we’ll be celebrating our 35th Anniversary in 2018! This calls for celebration, but also forward thinking, as our greatest accomplishments still lie ahead. When our company was founded in 1983, we could hardly imagine our growth to a nationally recognized financial planning firm, with three service offerings, seven offices […]
The Fiduciary Rule – A Matter of Trust
I’ve been fortunate enough to spend 35 years as a financial advisor. Over the years, the industry has evolved from its humble roots in the brokerage and insurance space. Throughout this changing landscape, I’ve been amazed how one simple concept could cause so much controversy; the infamous Fiduciary Rule. The Department of Labor (DOL) introduced […]