Nov 09, 2017
Vestwell announced today the creation of a new advisory board to provide guidance and advice as the firm experiences significant growth. As of today, the board includes six prestigious industry leaders.
Vestwell’s new advisory board will meet with the firm’s leadership team to provide strategic counsel. Discussions will revolve around best practices, innovative ideas, and sharing feedback on the growing company’s trajectory. The newly appointed Advisory Board members include:
- Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management
- Lori Hardwick, Founder & President at AI Labs, former Co-Founder & Group President at Envestnet, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of BNY Mellon’s Pershing
- Aaron Schildkrout, Global Head of Growth & Driver Product at Uber
- Lowell Putnam, Co-Founder and CEO of Quovo
- Jamie Bernardin, Former CTO at Integral Ad Science & Founder/President of DataSynapse (acquired by TIBCO Software)
- Peter Kennedy, Former Chief Operating Officer TIAA Individual & Institutional Services, LLC. and former Chief Administrative Officer for the Managed Account Business at UBS Financial
Josh Brown, CEO of Ritholtz Wealth Management, is a renowned industry thought leader known for sharing market and industry insights on his blog, The Reformed Broker. “I am thrilled to be selected as an inaugural member of Vestwell’s new Advisory Board,” said Brown. “I’m excited to use my experience as a financial advisor to shed light on industry issues to help propel Vestwell’s effort of providing advisors with best-in-class retirement planning technology to the next level.”
Lori Hardwick, is an entrepreneur at heart, having been a co-Founder of Envestnet as Group President of Advisor Services, and most recently co-founding Advisor Innovation Labs. She has deep working knowledge of what drives advisors and how they can best service their clients. Her proven ability to grow, shape and lead a team in the FinTech & FinServ space is highly-valued. As it pertains to Vestwell, Ms. Hardwick states, “The company’s retirement technology solutions are changing the way advisors interact with their clients. I’m looking forward to providing counsel to the board on how to service advisors on all sides of the table, from technology to customer service perspectives.”
“In just about a year since launching, Vestwell has attracted thousands of financial advisors looking to offer low-cost retirement plan options on a platform that assumes fiduciary responsibility,” said Aaron Schumm, Vestwell founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to announce our new Advisory Board, which will continue to push us to innovate more, allowing us to create efficient and customized solutions for financial advisors – ensuring that plan sponsors have access to high quality, low-cost retirement plan options. It’s a true pleasure to be surrounded by such experts and thought leaders in the industry, as we take Vestwell to new heights.”
We are thrilled to announce our new Advisory Board, which will continue to push us to innovate more, allowing us to create efficient and customized solutions for financial advisors.
Aaron Schumm, Vestwell founder and CEO