Richard J. Busillo, Retired Chairman of RTD Financial, currently serves as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Rich continues to stay active in the financial planning profession and is currently Chair of the Fox Business School Financial Planning Advisory Board and serves on the Delaware State University Financial Planning & Wealth Management Program Advisory Board. 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.
Rich is a lifelong Philadelphia area resident and recently celebrated his 47th wedding anniversary. Joan and Rich have two children and two grandchildren, and enjoy supporting and volunteering for local nonprofit and charitable organizations.
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?
Giving back to the profession by teaching, mentoring and serving on university advisory boards with the goal of advancing the profession and fostering diversity, equity and inclusion.
Professional Designations & Memberships
Know When an LLC Won’t Protect You
Every investor and business owner should understand the concept of “piercing the corporate veil,” because in this instance, ignorance could be costly. When a company is established via a limited liability company (LLC) or incorporated as a C corporation or an S corporation, a distinct legal entity is created. Many of us are familiar with […]
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 […]