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In blockbuster deal, Eric Clarke gets Brian McLaughlin to remove 'blinders' and sell Redtail to Orion after one football game and three years of 'unreturned text messages'

The Redtail CEO and founder will now be an Orion board member and major shareholder but arrived at his friend's vision and mindset at his own pace.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022 – 1:55 AM by Brooke Southall
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Brian McLaughlin (far right, Eric Clarke far left, Corey Westphal middle at USC game where deal was proposed in 2019): 'My philosophy was blinders on.'

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The former Brinker CEO oversaw an 18-month transition of her then $26-billion TAMP and will remain as vice chair of the company after 'mutual' decision on role changes.

February 10, 2022 – 2:22 AM

Brad Shepard unexpectedly resigns from Orion Advisor Services after 10 months, and his chief strategy officer position will remain vacant, the company says

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January 7, 2022 – 11:40 PM

Ron Carson ends national search for chief marketing officer by doing a local M&A deal using his favorite HR broker -- Eric Clarke

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Top Executive: Brian McLaughlin




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