Thurgood Marshall College Fund > About Us > Meet The Team > Board of Directors > Raquel Oden
Managing Director – Market Executive of New York’s 5th Avenue Flagship Office
|Racquel Oden is Managing Director – Market Executive of New York’s 5th Avenue Flagship Office. In this role she leads new advisor development programs, including Practice Management Development (PMD), Team Financial Advisor (TFA) and Banking Center Financial Advisor (BFA), which currently have over 3,000 advisors enrolled. Additionally, Ms. Oden is responsible for coaching and development for experienced advisors, management of the Optimal Practice Model (OPM) and oversight of the Practice Management Consulting Group (PMCG). Ms. Oden defines frameworks for advisor teams to grow through segmentation and develops strategies to enhance the client experience while continuing to improve the profitability and business growth of Financial Advisors.Previously, Ms. Oden served as the Head of Global Product Strategy & Business Development where she oversaw the team’s new product business development supporting all channels within Global Wealth & Investment Management.Before joining Merrill Lynch, Ms. Oden spent over 10 years at UBS in various senior capacities including Head of Product & Services Internal Sales, Managing Director of Client Experience for Banking, and Head of Acquisition integration. Additionally, she served as the Senior Vice President of Client Services and earlier as Chief of Staff for the President of UBS.
Ms. Oden serves on the National Board of Directors for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, where she chairs the Audit & Finance Committee and is an Executive Board Member and Treasurer for the National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP).
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Ms. Oden holds a B.A. in Political Science from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from Hampton University. Ms. Oden is a resident of the North Shore of Long Island, NY, where she lives with her husband and daughter.