People Moves Related to "The T3 Enterprise Conference showed the dark side of the RIA software business in Vegas"
Orion names 'left-brained' Natalie Wolfsen as CEO to replace Eric Clarke, and AssetMark, which synchronized its announcement, hires Michael Kim as her replacement
Orion Chairman Charles Goldman again lures his protege to self-replace, while Michael Kim was 'integral to AssetMark’s record financial performance over the past several years'
September 8, 2023 at 11:58 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
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
Skience, a top Salesforce customizer, just lost three top-tier execs -- boom, boom, boom -- with Salesforce overhang likely contributing in hotly competitive market
No sooner did the Herndon, Va., reseller roll out 'bundles' to RIAs and enterprises than its president/COO and two sales/marketing talents exited as its offering faces world of new challenges.
April 22, 2023 at 5:23 AM
Apex nabs Jon Patullo from 'Schwabitrade' to 'raise the bar' and make his new firm's RIA system as 'frictionless' as the old one
The loved and admired TD Ameritrade software chief will bring his playbook -- and possibly Schwab's -- to Apex, which continues to try putting a winning front-end on its old Penson backend, a source says
October 11, 2022 at 12:40 AM
After Riskalyze raised a pile of cash, it went shopping for a chief technology officer and found him at Apex Clearing
The Auburn, Calif., risk software maker is undergoing a shift to enterprises and nabs Josh Gray from the Dallas firm.
August 10, 2022 at 2:25 AM
Riskalyze replaces Lori Hardwick with Laurie Schultz at board chair and publicly tells her -- and the RIA industry -- it's moved the goalposts to a $1-billion valuation
The Auburn, Calif., firm's new chair already took one risk software firm to unicorn status and promises to 'do what it takes.'
November 24, 2021 at 11:12 PM
Tricia Rothschild is out at Apex in run-up to $4.7 billion IPO as an ex-Goldman exec assumes her day-to-day role and two ringers fill big jobs
The ex-Morningstar exec leaves president role after one year as ex-Google and ex-Nasdaq talents step into new CTO and CMO posts.
July 14, 2021 at 7:04 PM
Tom Valverde is out at Apex, leaving Tricia Rothschild to take the reins as RIA chief, for now
The former Pershing and Fidelity sales czar confirmed he left Apex 'voluntarily' Feb. 25 amid a flurry of no comments.
February 26, 2021 at 10:53 PM
Advizr founder Hussain Zaidi parts ways with Orion but mission accomplished: Orion's AUA leapt 50% in his 19 months
MoneyGuidePro and eMoney still dominate, but RIAs and IBDs in droves are willing to choose Orion's planning on the terms offered -- zero license fees.
January 9, 2021 at 2:06 AM
How Edelman Financial Engines spin-off deal became a RetireOne engine that's heating up the RIA annuity game again
The fee-based annuities marketplace of Aria Retirement Solutions adds Edelman's broker-dealer, 6,000 clients, 'hundreds of millions' in client assets and an old hand
November 20, 2019 at 10:19 PM
Oleg Tishkevich builds instant McKinsey-killer in RIA consulting by offering gigs and equity to six solo stars, but good luck managing egos and economics, says someone who's been there
The restless Invent.us founder names (thus far) Tim Welsh, Suzanne Siracuse, Gavin Spitzner, Mark Hollingsworth and Brian Bleasdell as owners in exchange for being on call to tackle big gigs as a superteam
September 10, 2019 at 10:52 PM
Lori Hardwick steps down as AI Labs president and steps up as a gunslinging paladin for Riskalyze and other firms in new gig economy consulting role
The co-founder went to the Tiburon CEO Summit in April and came away with four big consulting gigs that morphed into a new career
June 13, 2019 at 2:48 AM
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