#WinnersofWealthTech Ep. 57: Leda Csanka, former CTO of Cetera

This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with Leda Csanka, who graduated from University of Connecticut with a degree in management informational systems and later went on to serve as CTO of Cetera Financial Group.  Leda now runs her a consulting firm called Strategic Technology Consulting as well as her own executive coaching business, and […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep. 38: 3 Reasons Advisors Shouldn't Do Everything Themselves with Jim Palumbo

"We have one humongous arch-nemesis and the initials are DIY. The do it yourself-ers have ultimately decided to just try to go it on their own. A majority of advisors don't choose a platform like ours, end up just doing everything themselves and here they are a year or two later, their hair is still […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Bonus Episode: A Maniacal Focus on Advisor Convenience at LPL Financial

"We have an almost maniacal focus around making it easy to manage money, which means making our systems more convenient for advisors. If something is not convenient, why have it in there?" — Rob Pettman, LPL Financial "If we can get advisors really happy faster, why wouldn't we just reorganize things to do that?" — […]

#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 23: How to Turn Competitors into Frenemies And Help Clients Succeed with Christina Townsend

"The days of reading a user manual are gone. There isn't even time to watch a YouTube video. You have to find alternative ways to get people to use your technology." — Christina Townsend, BNY Mellon | Pershing Christina Townsend is Head of Platform Strategy at BNY Mellon | Pershing Advisor Solutions. Her team works […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 22: The Third Wave of Digital Advice with Margaret Hartigan, CEO of Marstone

"Digital wealth has to be one leg of the digital strategy a bank might have. So it's going to be payments, it's going to be mobiles, it's going to be banking, and it's going to be wealth management. They have to be coordinated together, because it has to be driven according to the expectations and […]

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#WinnersOfWealthTech Ep 20: Steve Strand, Co-Founder of Advent Software

"Big institutions don't want to buy code that one guy wrote in his spare room; if there's no team behind it, they get very, very nervous." — Steve Strand This month’s Winners of Wealthtech interview is with Steve Strand, who graduated from UC Berkeley with an electrical engineering degree and later went on to co-found […]

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#ItzOnWealthTech Ep 19: Why The "Slap Your Logo On My Robo” Business Model Doesn’t Work Any Longer with Simon Roy from Jemstep

"It doesn't matter whether you're sitting with $5,000 or $100 million in assets, all of us have been conditioned to expect access to our services digitally." — Simon Roy, Jemstep, Inc. Simon Roy is President and CEO of Jemstep and has responsibility for their overall business strategy and management. In his over nine years at […]