Walter W. Bettinger II

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Walter W. Bettinger II
Occupation President and CEO
Employer The Charles Schwab Corporation
Twitter @WaltBettinger
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Walter W. Bettinger II is the president and chief executive officer of The Charles Schwab Corporation. He began in that role in October 2008. He was named to the board of directors of The Charles Schwab Corporation at the same time.[1][2][3]

In addition, Bettinger serves on the board of directors of Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. and Charles Schwab Bank, and as a trustee of The Charles Schwab Family of Funds (Mutual Funds), Schwab Investments, Schwab Strategic Trust (ETF Funds), Schwab Capital Trust and Schwab Annuity Portfolios. Before assuming his current role, he was most recently president and COO of The Charles Schwab Corporation.[4]

Bettinger is also active in numerous charitable and philanthropic efforts. He and his wife, Teri, are founders of the Walt & Teri Bettinger Foundation and the parents of five children.


In 1983, at the age of 22, Bettinger founded The Hampton Company, a provider of retirement plan services to corporations and their employees. The Charles Schwab Corporation acquired Hampton in 1995.



Bettinger holds a bachelor of business administration degree with a major in finance, summa cum laude, from Ohio University. He has also completed the General Management program offered by the Harvard Business School.