Our Team

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader in the markets we serve*, supporting nearly 22,000 financial advisors, and approximately 800 institution-based investment programs and 500 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

*No. 1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine 1996-2023); No. 1 provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2020-2021 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report); Fortune 500 Company as of June 2021. LPL and its affiliated companies provide financial services only from the United States.  


Angeles Retirement Consulting, LLC. Wealth Management and Retirement Planning (ARC) offers access to securities and advisory services through LPL Financial.  We provide our clients with ongoing advice and support, periodic in-person meetings, portfolio management, and asset allocation analysis.  Our team at ARC will strive to customize a financial strategy to your wants and needs.

We have extensive personal and professional experience, holding various professional designations, and are securities registered with LPL Financial and licensed to offer a variety of investment and insurance products. We are dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all our clients. We believe in helping you assess your financial goals and participate in the management of your finances.

One of the benefits of working with us is our ability to provide clear, easily understood explanations of financial products and services. The personalized program that we can provide is a roadmap to working toward a more confident financial future.


Lillian Appleby, C(k)P, PPC, AIF

I'm Lillian Appleby, your financial partner in empowering your dreams and guiding your future to financial well-being.

Are you overwhelmed by the myriad of financial decisions you face every day, from investments to taxes, insurance to estate planning? It's okay; there are no one-size-fits-all answers to these complex questions. I'm here to guide you on your financial journey with a personal touch.

For over three decades, I've dedicated myself to helping individuals, families, corporations, and small businesses pursue their financial dreams. My approach revolves around comprehensive wealth management and retirement planning. Sure, each financial aspect is vital on its own, but it's when we tackle them all together that we pave the way for your overall financial success.

My mission is simple: to provide you with customized and sound financial strategies that empower you to pursue your life goals. Whether it's conservative investing, tax management, insurance coverage, or crafting a legacy for your loved ones, I've got you covered.

I'm not just another financial advisor; I'm your partner in building financial stability and pursuing your future goals. My expertise spans a wide range of financial products and services, including equities, fixed income, insurance, annuities, retirement plans, and sophisticated investment strategies.

Currently, I am a registered Principal and Branch Manager at LPL Financial. My journey in the financial world started back in the late '80s at Shearson Lehman Hutton, and I've since worked with esteemed institutions like Sutro & Company (now RBC Dain Rauscher) and PaineWebber (now UBS Financial Services).

Beyond finance, I'm deeply involved in my community and have served in various leadership roles, including President, State Representative, and Treasurer for the National Women's Political Caucus- LA-Westside Chapter. I'm also proud to contribute financial insights through my blogs on NoHoArtsDistrict.com.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a focus on Finance from California State University, Northridge. My commitment to continuous learning led me to achieve certifications like the Certified 401(k) Professional (C(k)P) Designation, Professional Plan Consultant (PPC) Designation, and Personal Financial Planning Professional (PFP) Designation in California and Arizona.

Rest assured, I'm well-versed in the world of finance, holding several registrations through LPL Financial. But what truly sets me apart is my dedication to helping you navigate your financial journey with a personal touch. Let's embark on this journey together, building a brighter financial future, one step at a time.


Rob Appleby

I'm Rob Appleby, currently the Operations/Compliance Manager for Angeles Retirement Consulting | LPL Financial. What I do in addition to being Lillian's spouse is to free her up from as much of the administative and technology related functions as possible so that she can focus on what she does best - being available for our clients in realizing their and their family's dreams through financial stability and planning. 

I am not the financial guru my wife is. I came into this field to assist my wife after retiring from public service as an adoptions social worker. What I am well versed in is in focusing on the current circumstances and needs of my clients. There is a principal in social work of taking a client as they are. This means accepting and valuing their unique experiences, perspectives, and strengths. It also involves creating a safe and non-judgmental space for them to share their stories, challenges, and goals. I see this concept applying to our work in financial planning.  

I hold a Bachlor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC). I am currently working on preparing for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7 exam. A professional designation for securities industry professionals who are qualified to sell securities products such as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and assisting clients in wealth management and financial planning.