Ranked as top wealth management trend on Twitter, the fast-moving and on-trend world of WealthTech, where the key focus is the wealth manager’s client experience, is full of innovation.
WealthBriefing – the global subscriber-based newswire – has been exclusively reporting on the family office and wealth management sector for almost 20 years. Over this period we have successfully run global awards programmes celebrating the achievements of the wealth management, private client and niche family office sectors.
There is a real demand for the technology partners servicing the wealth management industry to be publicly celebrated and rewarded for their achievement. For the past ten years we have included award categories for technology companies supporting the family office sector in the awards programme organised by WealthBriefing‘s sister publication – Family Wealth Report – covering the North American family office space.
Forming part of the overall WealthBriefing Global WealthTech awards program, we are now in the second year of our WealthBriefing WealthTech Americas Awards 2023 program which gives prominence solely to WealthTech companies servicing the North American and Latin American family office and wealth management industry.
Winning an Award
Winning a WealthBriefing Award sets organisations and individuals apart from their peers. The award is a tangible demonstration that the winners have something special to offer, rewarding achievement and showcasing top class performance and innovation.
If your firm is successful there is a wide range of ways in which this achievement can be promoted, ranging from logos, editorial and website entries, social media postings, professional videos and entry into the Annual Winners Acclaim magazine.
For those new to the awards, the categories are focused around three main client-experience focused areas:
Experts (individuals and teams)
This awards program is open for entries for all firms that have operations in one or more of the following geographies:
A full list of the categories and entry form is available here.
The judging process will be guided and assisted by a panel of independent experts, each of whom has been actively involved in the family office and wealth management industry for many years and have an in-depth knowledge of the WealthTech sector.
Supported by the long-running and well regarded publications WealthBriefing and Family Wealth Report, winning a WealthTech Americas Award sets organisations and individuals apart from their peers and is a tangible demonstration that they have something special to offer, rewarding achievement and showcasing top class performance and innovation.
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Key dates for your diary
Nominations open: NOW
Submissions close: 13 October 2022
Notification of winners’ success: 17 November 2022
Public winner announcement: 23 February 2023
Logan is the Managing General Partner and Founder of Fin VC where he is responsible for management of the firm, making investments, maintaining board responsibilities, and adding hands-on operating value with portfolio companies. Logan was most recently VP of SoFi Ventures, where he oversaw minority investments and corporate development. Logan has historically served in VC and Asset Management firm leadership roles as a Venture Partner at Light Street Capital, Partner at Formation Group, Managing Director at Invesco, SVP at City National Bank, and Director at PwC. Key firm investments led by Logan: Figure, SoFi, Neuro-ID, Greenlight, Avinew, Aiera, Nestio, Samcart, Netomi, BrainTrust, Numbrs, Onfido, Tradeshift, and DailyPay.
Entrepreneur, Educator, Consultant
Leading results-driven strategic planning for growth-focused organizations, Patti operates two distinct yet compatible consultancies. As Founder and President of Boyle Consulting Group, she applies her expertise in developing brand positioning, mission/vision/values and digital marketing to private equity-owned businesses, including those in WealthTech and FinTech. Following an early career in global marketing agencies, such as JWT and FCB, Patti led SEI Investments’ UK-based Marketing Team for Private Banking.
Patti is also CEO of an early-stage venture, Sapience Leadership, affiliated with The University of Pennsylvania. In this role, Patti works with a team of inspiring educational leaders in the areas of Educational Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Executive Coaching. Applying business principles and leadership experience to Education brings a unique balance to Patti’s work and has resulted in dynamic growth for both of her client communities. She has been active with the FWR Awards, since its inception in 2013.
Chief Operating Officer
Vikram Chugh oversees the wealth management platform at Robertson Stephens and is responsible for firm operations, advisor due-diligence and onboarding, technology, marketing and business strategy. Vikram has 20 years of leadership experience working at BlackRock, Merrill Lynch and Capital One. Most recently, Vikram led the business development effort for BlackRock’s Aladdin Wealth business in the Americas region. He was instrumental in the build out and launch of BlackRock’s Digital Wealth platform including the Aladdin Wealth capability, iRetire solution as well as the acquisition of FutureAdvisor. Vikram earned a BTech degree from Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Delhi and is a CFA® charterholder.
Managing Director, Americas Region
Carole has more than 25 years of leadership experience in finance, investment management and business development. She's a forward looking, trusted advisor and advocate with a strong focus on growth, innovation, transformation and building productive strategic alliances. Her foundation of the CFA charter combined with professional experience as a public and private markets investor and tech CFO enables robust analysis and sharp decision making. She focuses on realigning family office structures and integrated asset management, including direct and co-investment in venture. She is a Fintech Expert, actively engaged in its complex innovation ecosystem of startups, investors, incumbent banks and investment firms, consultants, advisors and regulators, identifying industry trends and relevant opportunities.
Founder and CEO
Doug Fritz is the Co-Founder and CEO of F2 Strategy. Doug, a veteran CTO and sought-after wealthtech consultant, leads an all-star team of executives in technology-driven operations, digital client engagement, performance and implementation, among many other areas for clients. Through F2’s Outsourced CTO (OCTO) model and strategy consulting services, Doug is passionate about helping firms of all sizes deliver exceptional client and advisor experiences. Doug is also an accomplished industry thought leader, speaker and judge at InIVest, American Banker, Financial Times, WM.com, RIAIntel, InvestmentNews, Family Wealth Report, WealthStack, and Financial Planning. He is also a winner of the 2021 ThinkAdvisor Thought Leader Luminary award.
Principal, Strategic Consultant
Hudson Peak Group
Howard Geller is a strategic consultant working with family offices, individual investors, wealth managers, investment managers and private equity to assess, analyze and recommend solutions. He has over 20 years of diverse experience in the financial services industry with several notable financial organizations. His primary family office consulting focus has been on portfolio reporting system review and requirements development, best practices review, investment manager and outsourced service provider due diligence, and targeted project assessment and resolution. He functions as an internal consultant bridging the communication gap to solve problems, implement solutions and take advantage of opportunities.
CTO and Owner
Dr. Tania Neild runs InfoGrate, an information technology consulting company that supports family offices. She supports all aspects of their technology from cybersecurity and data integration to vendor selection and performance reporting. She served as the CTO and COO of Private Client Resources, an aggregation, reconciliation and client performance reporting platform and before that she served as CTO of Envestnet, where she built a separately managed account platform recognized by Forbes in 2001 as “Best of the Web.” Co-founded by Dr. Neild, Envestnet went public in the fall of 2010.
Head of Products
4Pines Fund Services
Jonathan North, Head of Products for 4Pines Fund Services, has spent the past 20 years working with technology firms and family offices. Jon began his work with family offices at Financial Navigator where he learned about the market and software. He joined FundCount as one of the initial employees. He helped FundCount emerge as a software competitor in the US market while helping to expand it from a hedge fund product into a family office offering. More recently, Jon led the sales and marketing efforts for the Private Client business at SS&C and took over as Head of Private Clients North America for Alter Domus. With his current venture away from family office market it was a perfect time for Jon to lend his perspective to the FWR team.
Gary W Poth
Executive Managing Director, Head of Family Wealth
Key Private Bank
Gary W. Poth, Executive Managing Director, is the head of Key Family Wealth serving a select group of families across the country with significant wealth and complexity. In his role, Gary leads the national Multi-Family Office practice delivering customized advice and services through its Seattle, Cleveland and NYC offices employing investment management, philanthropic, trust and estate planning, and banking solutions to ensure successful outcomes across generations.
Prior to his current role, Gary served as the Key Private Bank Senior Executive for KeyCorp’s East Ohio district, leading all wealth management activities for the Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and Columbus markets. He also served as National Director of Strategy and Sales for Key Private Bank, where he was responsible for development of the overall strategic direction of the business including sales.
Before returning to Key in July of 2009, Gary served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy for the Private Client Group at National City Bank and, in an earlier role, as the Chief Financial Officer for National City’s Private Client Group and Allegiant Group. Gary began his career in 1995 when he joined Ernst & Young’s consulting practice. After leaving E&Y, Gary held several senior banking positions with both JP Morgan and Keybank. He also launched a management consulting practice providing services to the banking industry. Prior to his banking career, Gary served as a naval submarine officer for six years.
Gary graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron and summa cum laude with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas. Gary serves on several boards including Chair of the HR Committee and Trustee for the Cleveland Institute of Music, Chair of the Finance Committee and Trustee at the Holden Forests & Gardens, and Chair of the Cleveland United Way Humanitarian committee.
Head of Digital Products
Franklin Templeton Investments
Anand Radhakrishnan is the Head of Digital Products with Franklin Templeton Investments and is responsible for researching and building digital investment products offered globally including the flagship product the “Goals Optimization Engine”. He joined Franklin Templeton in 2012 and was earlier the Director for Analytics & Strategy for the Americas region. He has also worked for several years with IBM and Deloitte Consulting in global consulting roles. He is a visiting faculty at a renowned university where he teaches a full credit course on Fintech. He is also the co-author of a research paper that won the Harry Markowitz Award in 2018.
Gregory F. Roll
Gregory is a passionate brand strategist who believes that in a crowded, seemingly commoditized investment and wealth management marketplace, there is a great need for innovation; that the ever-increasing sophistication of the ultra-high-net-worth family, their ever-expanding needs and the ever-changing investment environment demand this. He, his partner and their firm are dedicated to creating and evolving the strategies, tactics, and implementations of those who seek to achieve a business imperative: deliberate and sustained growth. Across a career spanning more than two decades exclusively serving the financial services industry, Gregory remains an optimistic agent of change, evangelist of “Show, don’t tell” and believer in magic.
Founder and President
The Rudin Group
The Rudin Group founder April Rudin is a widely acknowledged top marketing strategist for the financial-services and wealth-management sectors. Her firm designs bespoke marketing campaigns for leading wealth-management firms, fintechs, and family offices; campaigns that strengthen brand value and drive client acquisition. Recognized as an IBM “influencer,” she is a regularly-featured source of expertise, contributes to Capgemini’s World Wealth Report, produces the CFA Institute’s annual U.S. outlook, and often speaks about wealth, next-gen, and fintech. She’s been published extensively and judges the Family Wealth Report’s annual Wealth Management Industry Awards and is a member of their advisory board. Her two sons say she has always been an “influencer”.
LP Sales Director
Mike Slemmer is Sales Director at Dynamo Software. Dynamo powers investment decisions of clients representing $4tn+ of assets and serves over 1,000 clients including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, family offices, funds of funds, private equity firms, M&A teams, venture capital groups, hedge funds, fund administrators, prime brokerages, and insurance firms. Previously, he was a senior consultant at The Collaborative. Mike has deep experience in investment technology, having had many sales, marketing and leadership roles at SS&C, Thomson Financial/ThomsonReuters, FundCount and Chase. Mike earned his BA from the University of Delaware, an MBA in finance from the University of Houston and an executive degree from the Columbia University Graduate Business School. He is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder and a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Boston.
Director of Wealth Management
Javelin Strategy & Research
William Trout is a thought leader on North American technology strategy and innovation in the wealth and asset management industries. He has particular expertise on platform automation; portfolio management and optimization tools; data capture, storage and analytics; and robotic process automation and AI. Within the wealth management arena, his interests include financial planning, investment advisory, retail brokerage, and trust. An authority on digital advice delivery, William has been widely quoted in publications such as Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial Times, New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a frequent speaker at industry conferences and client gatherings. Currently, William is director of wealth management at Javelin Strategy & Research. Prior to Javelin, William led the wealth management practice at Celent, the research and advisory arm of Oliver Wyman. Previously, he was head of product and segment development for affluent and high net worth customers within BBVA USA, as well as a member of the BBVA Group’s global Private Banking management team. William holds an AB from Harvard College.
Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Wealth Advisory and Family Enterprise Service
Bill Woodson is the head of Strategic Wealth Advisory & Family Enterprise Services at Silicon Valley Bank. In this role, he oversees a team that provides integrated investment, planning, and family office services to SVB clients. Bill helps innovators, business owners, and wealthy families address many of the challenges that come with substantial wealth, and he enjoys having an impact on his clients’ lives.
Bill has spent his career advising founders, wealth creators, closely held business owners, and family offices across a wide range of wealth management disciplines, including investment management, taxation, estate planning, philanthropy, and wealth education. He joined SVB from Citigroup, where he was a managing director and head of the Family Office Group for Citi Private Bank. Before joining Citigroup, Bill was a managing director and head of the Ultra-High-Net-Worth (UHNW) and Family Office business for Credit Suisse.
Bill began his career in “Big Four” public accounting, where he spent a decade providing tax and related planning advice to clients. He left public accounting to run the family office of one of his clients, a Hong Kong–based family with 40 employees and operations in Hong Kong, San Francisco, and Vancouver. Bill was also a founding member of myCFO, an integrated wealth management and technology firm started by several well-known Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Shortly before the sale of myCFO to Harris Bank, Bill joined Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group and oversaw an integrated investment advisory practice for UHNW families and family offices ranging in net worth from $25 million to $2 billion. Bill earned a master’s degree in accounting from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, Irvine.
A frequent author on wealthy families’ issues, Bill co-wrote “The Family Office: A Comprehensive Guide for Advisers, Practitioners, and Students,” published by Columbia University Press. He’s been quoted extensively in financial publications and was named one of Family Capital’s 100 Influencers – Consultants. In addition, he’s a lecturer in the Master’s in Wealth Management program at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, the chair of the advisory board for the Stanford University Global Family Office Initiative, and a co-founder of the UHNW Institute, an independent nonprofit that provides thought leadership and content helpful to families, family offices, and professionals.
Please find below the steps of our awards process.
2. Fill out your details and select the categories you would like to enter.
3. Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation with a downloadable nomination form
- Fill in the name of your firm or individual (as they would like to appear in all communications in reference to the Awards program).
- Answer the the questions on the form (not exceeding the total word count of 1000)
- Examples to illustrate your submission can be included by active links to PDFs, audio and/or video files (no more than 3 relevant examples)
4. Send the nomination form(s) to email@example.com
5. Winners will be notified in the week commencing 21 November 2022 and will be offered marketing packages.
6. Winners will be announced on 23 February 2023 in WealthBriefing and Family Wealth Report editorial, website and social media channels.
Whilst the judging process is completely independent of the commercial arrangements between the participants and the organisers it is expected that winners have a financial obligation to work with the organisers to promote their award(s).
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GENERAL WEALTHTECH CATEGORIES (US)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) APPLICATION
BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCIES
CLIENT COMMUNICATION SOLUTION OR TOOL
CLIENT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
CLIENT MARKETING AND PROSPECTING
CYBER AND NETWORK SECURITY
DATA MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS
DATA MANAGEMENT AND STORAGE
DATA, INFORMATION OR BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE PROVIDER
FAMILY OFFICE SOLUTION
FUND ADMINISTRATION (US)
COMMENDED: Tiller Technologies
INVESTMENT PLATFORM OR TOOLS
OUTSOURCING AND BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT
OVERALL US WEALTHTECH PROVIDER
WINNER: Black Diamond Wealth Platform
PAYMENT RECONCILIATION SERVICES
PLUMB Bill Pay
Charles River Development
RISK MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT
INDIVIDUAL & LEADERSHIP WEALTHTECH CATEGORIES (US)
INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR
The Rudin Group – April J. Rudin
REGIONAL MANAGEMENT TEAM/CEO
Docupace – David Knoch
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP (NON-CONSULTANCY)
Andes Wealth Technologies
WOMEN IN WEALTHTECH
Backstop solutions – Kimberly Greuling
WEALTHTECH CONSULTANCY & TRAINING CATEGORIES (US)
GENERAL WEALTHTECH CATEGORIES
FAMILY OFFICE SOLUTION
INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION (CANADA)
OVERALL CANADIAN WEALTHTECH PROVIDER
INDIVIDUAL & LEADERSHIP CATEGORY
D1g1t – Dan Rosen
LATIN AMERICA Winners
GENERAL WEALTHTECH CATEGORIES
INNOVATIVE CLIENT SOLUTION
OVERALL LATAM WEALTHTECH PROVIDER
Frequently Asked Questions
Q) Do I/my firm need to be a subscriber to WealthBriefing?
A) No, this program is open to all relevant firms.
Q) Is there any upfront cost to enter?
A) No, there is no upfront cost to enter, but you will be offered the chance to purchase a winner’s package should you be successful.
Q) Is the process open to firms that are not active within USA, Canada, Latin America or Mexico?
A) The judges will only consider submissions from firms that are active in these regions. Please see here an overview of our global awards programmes.
Q) How do you ensure that the judging process is independent and impartial?
A) The judges are independent of the Award organisers and the are divided into separate panels to avoid conflicts of interest.
Q) Can you assure me that any details that I submit will be treated with confidentiality.
A) We collect your details and only share submissions with the judges’ team responsible for judging those particular categories. We ensure that there is no conflict of interest with the judges’ team before sharing entrants’ details. All our judges have signed a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
Q) My submission is likely to be longer than the 750-word max limit. Would this disadvantage me?
A) We have set the limit out of respect to the judges and we are keen to maintain this to ensure that there is a level playing field between competing submissions.