Orion Advisor Solutions calls 6% staff reduction a 'final action,' after ballooning headcount 40-plus percent since 2020 by gorging on Brinker, Redtail and five other companies
The Omaha, Neb., administrator of $3.6 trillion will cut 'duplicative' back office jobs to reduce staff to 1,320 from about 1,400.
September 30, 2023 at 2:31 AM
'Spunky' SMArtX finessed its way to $31.5 billion and began a 'freemium' future, but its new CEO is hedging his bets by hiring a TAMP salesman with a track record that glitters like his own
Just 22 days after swapping the SMArtX presidency for the CEO spot, Jonathan Pincus got David Pologe to help sign on new RIAs and brokers and their client assets.
September 15, 2023 at 2:13 AM
Amid 401(k) headwinds and assets stalled at $170 billion, Randy Long offloads CEO duties 'to fully focus on strategy' -- new blueprint and business model needed, experts say
In the wake of the '90s-era 401(k) bonanza, new CEO John Longley is tapped to devise a 40-year plan to counter boomers, who are rolling over and spending down 401(k) balances.
September 7, 2023 at 2:18 AM
Chafing at new 'governance,' Evan Rapoport resigns as SMArtX CEO, 15 months after Morningstar became its largest PE investor and giant customer -- and weeks after pivot toward 'freemium' strategy
The West Palm Beach entrepreneur 'endorses' the stictures that hastened his exit, but he's looking foward to green pastures unfettered by rules that more mature companies employ.
August 17, 2023 at 2:37 AM
Rich Steinmeier power poaches Jeremy Holly, who returns to LPL as EVP to head Dan Arnold-directed 'liquidity' project to buy -- but not hold -- LPL firms
Holly had bolted LPL for SageView with fanfare but he retained a fanbase back in San Diego which dreamed up a dream job for him
July 7, 2023 at 9:36 PM
A week after he became chairman of Eric Clarke's board, Charles Goldman is heading the search to replace Clarke as Orion CEO-- at Eric's direction
Eric Clarke founded Orion in 1999 and built it to a $3.6 trillion AUA juggernaut, but he believes both he and the company are ready for a big change
May 22, 2023 at 5:13 PM
InvestCloud CEO John Wise and management team ousted after VC investors grow impatient for long-promised deliverables that always seemed just over the rainbow
Dubbed an 'Envestnet killer,' the LA company has yet to deliver disruption from its $1 billion VC investment combined with roughly $1.5 billion of other motley gems.
April 26, 2023 at 11:25 PM
Alois Pirker sets up shop in Marblehead by taking a page from the RIAs he advises
The former Aite-Novarica consulting chief wants the latitude of Pirker Partners to take the gigs he wants and avoid corporate consulting economics -- namely selling reports.
January 21, 2023 at 5:03 AM
Dave Welling's rollup hits $39 billion of AUM and hires a 37- year-old breakaway from BlackRock to turn internal five-click shopping into a 'single conversation'
The Mercer Advisors CEO in Denver now has a 'president' reporting to him from the Big Apple to take on the specific mission of wiring a national RIA, rather than day-to-day operations at a rollup.
October 21, 2022 at 5:48 PM
UBS bets its 'wealth' future on ex-Schwabbie Naureen Hassan, a corporate digital A-lister, who analysts give a fighting chance to transcend PaineWebber's ossified culture
Still a $2-billion cash-flow cow, the Swiss bank's 6,000-broker, US-based wirehouse is milking aging broker relationships with aging investors but needs a new kind of human presence, empathy, mindset and smarts to draw in Gen Z.
July 16, 2022 at 1:35 AM
Noreen Beaman steps down as president of Orion Advisor Solutions after Brinker migrates to Orion software and enterprise deals 'prove out'
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 at 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
The Nashville, Tenn. executive came aboard to create a 'go-to-marketing strategy' for Brinker, HiddenLevers and legacy units but gave his notice this week.
January 7, 2022 at 11:40 PM
Walt Bettinger sheds 'president' title and Bernie Clark gets new boss as Schwab appoints Rick Wurster as president and No. 2 in charge
The Schwab CEO gets 2016 'Windhaven' hire to share burden of governance from enormity of $8-trillion post-TDA, post-USAA, post-Motif growth.
December 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM
The exclusive deal SMArtX cinched with Black Diamond is yielding Tiffany results, and now SmartX is hiring to keep up
Growth is not an option for the tiny West Palm Beach concern after its SS&C alliance after AUM all but doubles in recent months requiring more inventory, expertise and staff
April 10, 2019 at 11:05 PM
Ron Carson ends national search for chief marketing officer by doing a local M&A deal using his favorite HR broker -- Eric Clarke
When Eric Clarke decided he'd play matchmaker, the hyperactive Carson Group CEO snapped up Mineral Interactive and made a creative deal