Category: Podcasts

25 posts categorized as "Podcasts"


The COO Roundtable, Episode 16 Featuring David Aaron & Jim Atkinson

April 6, 2020

In the 16th episode of The COO Roundtable, Matt welcomes David Aaron, Partner at Cerity Partners* and Jim Atkinson, COO and Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at STA Wealth Management.  Prior to selling his firm in January 2020 to Cerity Partners, the $26B AUM aggregator, David was Co-CEO and CIO of EMM Wealth, a $3…

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The COO Roundtable, Episode 15 Featuring Loren Pierson & Michael Kossman

March 3, 2020

  In the 15th episode of The COO Roundtable, Matt welcomes Loren Pierson, COO of Mercer Advisors and Michael Kossman, COO, CCO, and Partner of Aspiriant.  A trailblazer in the RIA industry in the field of mergers and acquisitions, Mercer Advisors has acquired 31 firms to date.  Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Mercer has over 400…

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The COO Roundtable, Episode 14 Industry Spotlight: M&A Landscape for RIAs

February 7, 2020

With M&A activity at an all-time high and no sign of stopping anytime soon, we take a break from our usual interview format here in Episode 14 and Matt speaks directly to our listeners about the ever-important topic of Buyer Preparation.  For any firm to be a successful buyer in this ultra-competitive M&A market, we…

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The COO Roundtable, Episode 13 Featuring Kristi de Grys & Larry Miles

January 7, 2020

In the 13th episode of The COO Roundtable, Matt welcomes Kristi de Grys of Merriman Wealth Management and Larry Miles of AdvicePeriod.  After spending almost two decades in the aerospace industry, Kristi de Grys brings an outside (and strongly analytical) perspective and occupies a role not yet seen on The COO Roundtable—that of the Chief…

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The COO Roundtable, Episode 12 Featuring Mark Tibergien & Karen Novak

December 3, 2019

In the 12th episode of The COO Roundtable, Matt welcomes Mark Tibergien and Karen Novak of BNY Mellon Pershing.*  Mark, CEO, Advisor Solutions, BNY Mellon Pershing is a monumental figure in the RIA space and a true champion of professional management in the RIA industry.  Similarly, Karen has contributed thirty years to the financial services…

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The COO Roundtable, Episode 11 Featuring Kelli Cruz & Jim Regitz

November 6, 2019

In the eleventh episode of The COO Roundtable, Matt welcomes Kelli Cruz, CEO of Cruz Consulting and Jim Regitz, Founding Partner and Senior Advisor at Newport Advisory Financial Counsel.  The three professionals discuss the importance of the COO role at growing RIAs, and what led Jim to realize he needed to hire professional management at…

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Top 5 Lessons Learned from Episodes 6-10 of The COO Roundtable

November 4, 2019

With ten episodes now under our belt, we’d like to once again thank everyone who has listened, subscribed, and given feedback on The COO Roundtable. We’ve enjoyed having these discussions and hearing your responses on them.  Our interviews to date have included fourteen operations professionals at twelve multi-billion dollar RIAs across the country accounting for…

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The COO Roundtable, Episode 10 Highlights

October 10, 2019

In the tenth episode of The COO Roundtable, Matt takes some time to reflect on some of the highlights and biggest takeaways from the nine content-packed episodes we’ve produced so far and he even finds time to squeeze in a Princess Bride reference!  By focusing on all the unique perspectives that our guests bring to…

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The COO Roundtable, Episode 9 Featuring Susan Dickson & Suzanne Williamson

September 5, 2019

In the ninth episode of The COO Roundtable, Matt welcomed Susan Dickson and Suzanne Williamson, principals of Private Ocean.  Susan is the Chief Operating Officer of the firm, and Suzanne is the Director of Client Services.  Private Ocean, headquartered in San Rafael, CA, manages over $2 billion in client assets with 51 employees and has…

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The COO Roundtable, Episode 8 Featuring David Canter & Scott Slater

August 2, 2019

In the eighth episode of The COO Roundtable, Matt sat down with David Canter and Scott Slater of Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions.  David is the Executive Vice President and Head of the RIA Segment at Fidelity.  A lawyer by trade, David has been in the industry for 25 years and has been involved in…

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