Crystal Clifford is the Managing Director, Business Manager for Hightower Texas. In her role, Crystal is the senior corporate leader for the Houston office and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the firm.
Prior to joining Hightower in 2020, Crystal was Chief Operating Officer for Avantax Wealth Management in Dallas, Texas where she led all Operations and Technology functions for the broker dealer from 2018 to 2020. Prior to Avantax, she spent 18 years with LPL Financial in San Diego, California in various operations and technology roles. In her last role there, she was Senior Vice President of Technology with responsibility for LPL Financial’s risk and regulatory technology platforms.
Crystal is passionate about financial literacy and in her free time volunteers to provide financial education to women and high school girls. Through her volunteer work, Crystal wants to help women gain knowledge, skills, and the confidence to make sound decisions and improve their lives.
Crystal earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from San Diego State University and holds FINRA Series 7, 24, 27 and 63 licenses.