Ep. 138: Orion Advisor Buys Redtail Technology with Kristen Schmidt

This is a bonus episode that we recorded after the news dropped today about Orion Advisor buying Redtail Technology.  With no preparation and at great personal expense, Kristen Schmidt and I had a discussion about the ramifications of this deal for customers, partners and competitors.  We also covered messaging from Redtail, current CRM market share, […]

Ep. 135: 3 Reasons to Diversify Your Data Aggregation Providers with Randy Lambert, Orion Advisor Solutions

“I’ll use a wealth management term, you want to diversify your portfolio, and so one of the things early on at Orion, we didn’t have a lot of options in terms of data aggregators, but over the years, we’ve learned to not put all of our eggs into one basket and to make sure that […]

T3 Enterprise Conference

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 32: Speed Podcasting at the T3 Enterprise Conference

“I think too often in our industry it’s too “one size fits all”, treating clients like a number or just finding out what their financial capacity is but not really digging any deeper.” –Ryan Beach, COO, Orion Advisor The T3 Enterprise Conference is an annual gathering of CEOs, CTOs, COOs, CCOs (and direct support staff) from […]

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18 Enlightening Fintech Demos from In|Vest 2019

“A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.” — Ben Shneiderman, American Scientist If an interface is worth 1,000 pictures, then the eighteen product demos we were treated to at the InVest 2019 Conference, which was held at the New York Marriot Marquis, were worth 18,000 pictures, which would […]

End of Summer Reading List from the Winners Of Wealthtech

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, And, like a dream, glides away.” — Sarah Helen Whitman Now that summer has glided away and left us with only memories of vacations and longer days, I thought this would be an opportune time to share some insights as we all get ready for fall. And […]

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Diamond in the Rough: Orion Finds a Financial Planning Gem in Advizr

“The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.” ― Daniel Defoe, English writer Orion Advisor Tech (formerly Orion Advisor Services) announced that they are acquiring financial planning software vendor Advizr for an undisclosed amount. I sat down with Randy Lambert, president of […]

RIA Custodians

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 15: How to Choose an RIA Custodian with Robb Baldwin, TradePMR

“I realized that custodians had all of this data, but they did nothing with it to enhance the advisor experience. So when we started TradePMR, our goal was to create technology that leveraged our data to provide advisors with superior tools to manage and grow their business.” — Robb Baldwin Robb Baldwin is the founder […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 14: Cleaning Up Clients’ Financial Closets with Adam Holt

“Consolidation of assets has been one of the leading value propositions of what we’re doing, because if we can clean up a client’s financial closet, that’s more valuable than any kind of a investment strategy.” — H. Adam Holt, CEO of Asset-Map, LLC Adam Holt is the Founder and CEO of Asset-Map, one of the […]