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Greg Friedman: We weren't looking for crazy.

Forgoing 'crazy' offers, Greg Friedman is -- yes, surprisingly -- selling 100% of Private Ocean to a roll-up that is part old Bronfman Rothschild and part NFP-owned Sontag Advisory

The Wealthspire rollup will jump to near $17 billion after adding $2.7 billion from the formerly acquisitive San Rafael, Calif. RIA whose founder can't wait to be an employee, again.

November 22, 2021 at 4:12 PM

Kelly Brewster: There are so many things that we can make available that Envestnet may never even consider touching!

Buckingham Strategic Wealth and Private Ocean hire startup Flourish as agent of FDIC-insured cash in rebuff to more established players like MaxMyInterest

Flourish sees a window to contest the incumbents with 'easy button' software that lures Greg Friedman's and Adam Birenbaum's RIAs, which combine for nearly $55 billion of AUM

February 11, 2020 at 11:37 PM

Norm Boone:  We got four offers.

After attempting LBO and discarding four other offers, Norm Boone jumps into the Private Ocean

CEO of Mosaic Financial shopped around before settling with Greg Friedman, whom he'd long considered a white knight

September 24, 2018 at 8:32 PM

Brian McLaughlin: I wouldn't say we're directly targeting a go against a Salesforce, [But] from serving a lot of smaller advisors and firms, we are seeing a shift to larger AUM firms.

Downmarket Redtail hustles at 'crazy pace' to steal march upmarket as CRM rival Junxure wires merger and Salesforce relaunches as an off-the-rack product

The Sacramento-based CRM firm moves to 'Transaction Alley' in Atlanta from the Georgia 'burbs to attract urbane engineers

May 10, 2018 at 9:00 PM

Julie Back: We have been struck by our firms’ similarities.

Greg Friedman buys 'needle-in-a-haystack' Seattle RIA

With a much more feminine look, the CEO of Private Ocean can now assault Amazon.com wealth

January 20, 2018 at 12:11 AM

Greg Friedman: Either one is more than a full-time job.

Greg Friedman pockets maybe $20 million, subtracts one full-time CEO job and goes all in on Private Ocean

WisdomTree pledges $30 million of cash and 56 year-old seller will pour his energies into building $1.2-billion RIA with new roll-up strategy

January 2, 2018 at 10:28 PM

Brian McLaughlin: No one is offering advisors best practices for texting clients. It doesn't exist.

Caveats galore, Redtail attempts CRM revolution based on texting starting with 27,000 firms who use its software

Compliance experts and advisors throw down the gauntlet on CRM chat challenges but CEO/CTO Brian McLaughlin is unfazed

October 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Greg Friedman (r., with Doug Fritz):This used to be a much more collaborative industry.

Greg Friedman rallies RIAs at Junxure conference -- then news of Envestnet-FolioDynamix deal turns up the heat

The $2-trillion platform consolidation stunned open architecture-minded CRM-users who suspect bundling's advantages may quickly turn to diminishing returns

October 2, 2017 at 9:00 PM

SSG software chief Dan Skiles makes his creative contribution to an advisor-crowdsourced painting.

With Pershing as canvas, Dan Skiles and Peter Mangan paint a picture of a budding RIA custodian

Shareholders Service Group has 1,500 RIA firms and counting and displayed a satisfying air of permanence at its San Diego conference

May 1, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Bill Rourke: You don't need a program to make it work. Everyone else is doing APIs. We're doing connections.

Advent's parent buys Salentica to bolster Black Diamond CRM

SS&C promised to buy David Welling lots of M&A toys to sweeten his firm's Black Diamond offering and now the big Salesforce-Microsoft reseller begins to fulfill that promise

October 24, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Dale Brown via Skype: We filed the lawsuit to win, not to make a statement or lambaste the DOL.

Jaws drop after Dale Brown Skypes keynote address to Laser App conference with the claim: 'We were fiduciary believers long before being a fiduciary was cool'

The FSI chief's comments lit up Twitter then T3's Joel Bruckenstein and cleverDome announced a cybersecurity consortium at the San Diego gathering

August 15, 2016 at 8:03 PM

Dan Skiles: The reality with today's advisor technology is that you can compete with anyone -- you don't have legacy issues.

Feeling RIA custody oats, Dan Skiles and Peter Mangan attract smaller RIAs but big-name lights to SSG event

The ex-Schwab RIA software chief delivered keynote at his Shareholders Service Group confab

April 25, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Bob Curtis: No one is buying us, so you VC people, don't even bother to call.

In bed with giants, T3 software entrepreneurs go to Florida to swear they are still more independent than thou

MoneyGuidePro's Bob Curtis flipped the bird at potential VC cash-bearers as Fidelity-owned eMoney vowed it was still a scrapper

November 5, 2015 at 7:26 PM

Greg Friedman [flanked by Patrick Yip and Dan Skiles]: In our early years, wealth management was easy. Now, however, the game has changed.

Greg Friedman channels his inner Marc Benioff and Junxure shows off its sky-high future before a crowd of $1B RIAs and RIA digerati in Vegas

Robos had their hush moment over a lost $5 million account and advisors buzzed over the Total Rebalance Expert-Morningstar deal but Friedman kept CRM at the center

October 12, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Keith Block: You're also going to see our industry strategy come into greater focus this summer when we introduce our first industry solution in wealth management.

Salesforce discloses upcoming RIA CRM product, cryptically and to some jeers

Losing its cloud edge with Redtail, Junxure -- and with a dubious social media strategy -- the San Francisco software giant needs to play catch-up

May 27, 2015 at 8:21 PM

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