Buddy Doyle

Founding Principal, CEO

Pulling together a team with the expertise to give us the ability to view issues through many vantage points is a significant part of the chemistry we have created here at Oyster. Helping clients solve their challenges through leveraging tools they already have or with solutions that they didn’t even know existed is what drives our satisfaction in our own careers.

We have a special chemistry at Oyster. Our team brings their expertise together, which gives us the ability to view issues from many vantage points. Helping clients solve their challenges through leveraging tools they have or with solutions that they didn’t even know existed is what drives our success.

Buddy Doyle is a passionate and innovative executive focused on the financial services industry since 1987. As CEO of Oyster Consulting, Buddy leads the effort to create a successful organization. One built on the belief that transforming experienced industry practitioners into consultants adds tremendous value to our clients.

Prior to founding Oyster Consulting, Buddy was a Senior Vice President at Wachovia Securities LLC (now Wells Fargo Advisors) where he held leadership roles in a rapidly growing organization in Operations, Finance, Commodities, Technology, Compliance and the Private Client Group. He gained experience working with both small and large firms by starting his career at Wheat, First Securities when the firm had 50 offices and 500 brokers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Through 10 acquisitions and mergers, the firm evolved into one of the largest in the United States.

Career Highlights

Buddy and his team have built an award-winning organization serving hundreds of clients with consulting, outsourcing and software solutions. Oyster helps our clients successfully start, grow and run their broker-dealers, investment advisors and exchanges, achieving significant profits in a compliant fashion.

By focusing holistically on one industry, Oyster’s consulting services have helped our clients become more profitable through revenue enhancements and optimizing how they use technology and service providers to achieve their best outcomes.


Buddy Doyle has delivered numerous presentations for clients and industry groups, and is dedicated to improving the industry through continuous learning. If you would like to have Buddy speak at your event, please contact us at (804) 965-5400.


Buddy frequently posts blogs on Oyster Consulting’s website, as well as the publications below:

  • Navigating Regulatory Hot Topics Presentation to Richmond Financial Planners Association, October 7, 2021
  • Know Your Risk, Control Your Risk Panelist, Oyster Consulting Webinar, February 25, 2021
  • Remote Branch Exams: Expectations, Requirements and Things to Consider Oyster Stew Podcast, January 14, 2021
  • Leadership: Connecting the Dots in Today’s Business Environment Oyster Stew Podcast, September 9, 2021
  • The Best Offense is a Good Defense: Shifting Cybersecurity from Expense to Client Value Speaker, Outcomes 2019 Conference, July 2019
  • Cryptocurrency Panelist, Financial Markets Association Securities Compliance Seminar, May 2019
  • Emerging Technologies – Existing Regulations Panelist, NSCP-Oyster Consulting Webinar, May 2018
  • Vulnerable Adult Clients – Protecting Your Client and Your Firm Schwab Conference Series (Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York), September – December 2017
  • An Analysis of the New Financial Market Technologies Panelist, Bloomberg Webinar, August 2017
  • Scaling the Threat: Cybersecurity Basics on a Budget Panelist, NASAA Cybersecurity Roundtable, June 2017
  • Creating and Executing Effective, Customized Branch Examinations Panelist, NSCP-Oyster Consulting Webinar, September 2016
  • Industry Experts – Cybersecurityhttps://www.oysterllc.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=12977&action=edit# Panelist, NFA Cybersecurity Workshops (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles), March 201