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FPPad Tech Tour: Rich Ellinger of Wealthminder

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For our final stop in Washington DC, we connected with Rich Ellinger, founder of Wealthminder, in the shadow of the Washington Monument on the National Mall. Hear how Ellinger is using his background in engineering and startup growth to make quality financial advice accessible to everyone.

(Watch FPPad Tech Tour with Wealthminder’s Rich Ellinger on YouTube)

Donate to the Foundation for Financial Planning and view more FPPad Tech Tour content online at http://www.fppadtechtour.com/

FPPad Tech Tour is brought to you by the following Back Stage Sponsors:
Envestnet|Tamarac: http://www.tamaracinc.com
Orion Advisor Services: http://www.orionadvisor.com
Redtail Technology: http://corporate.redtailtechnology.com

CHAPTER MARKERS:
0:10 FPPad Tech Tour Intro
0:41 Rich Ellinger introduction
2:35 What was the draw to found Wealthminder?
4:50 How do you balance your work outside of Wealthminder?
5:54 How can technology help make advisors better at what they do?
7:16 Describe the evolution of Wealthminder as more and more advisors use the solution
8:57 Support for the Foundation for Financial Planning

 

FPPad Tech Tour: Alex Murguia and John Wotowicz of inStream Solutions

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Our second stop in Washington DC is a visit with Alex Murguia and John Wotowicz of inStream Solutions.

Hear how the need for a different approach to financial planning inside McLean Asset Management expanded to a dedicated wealth management solution for all financial advisors.

(Watch FPPad Tech Tour with Alex Murguia and John Wotowicz of inStream Solutions on YouTube)

Donate to the Foundation for Financial Planning and view more FPPad Tech Tour content online at http://www.fppadtechtour.com/

FPPad Tech Tour is brought to you by the following Back Stage Sponsors: Envestnet|Tamarac: http://www.tamaracinc.com Orion Advisor Services: http://www.orionadvisor.com Redtail Technology: http://corporate.redtailtechnology.com

CHAPTER MARKERS:
0:10 FPPad Tech Tour Intro
0:43 inStream introduction
4:27 What prompted the move to make inStream a product for all financial advisors?
6:28 What are the important personal attributes of Alex Murguia?
7:20 Introducing John Wotowicz
9:38 How John applies his passion to the growth of inStream
11:20 How will inStream push the envelope of financial planning software in the future?
13:14 inStream announces match for contributions to the Foundation for Financial Planning

   

FPPad Tech Tour: Michael Kitces

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As we make our way up the east cost, we could not turn down the opportunity to meet with Michael Kitces, a prolific contributor to the financial planning industry. We met at his home to talk about what drives him to create so many educational and business resources for financial advisors.

(Watch FPPad Tech Tour with Michael Kitces on YouTube)

Donate to the Foundation for Financial Planning and view more FPPad Tech Tour content online at http://www.fppadtechtour.com/

FPPad Tech Tour is brought to you by the following Back Stage Sponsors:
Envestnet|Tamarac: http://www.tamaracinc.com
Orion Advisor Services: http://www.orionadvisor.com
Redtail Technology: http://corporate.redtailtechnology.com

CHAPTER MARKERS:
0:10 FPPad Tech Tour Intro
1:05 Tell me about your passion for supporting and educating financial advisors
3:46 Why have you created so many businesses to help advisors?
6:20 What’s a typical day like at Nerd HQ?
8:00 The official Kitces blue-shirt uniform back story
8:58 THE BLUE SHIRT VAULT REVEAL!!
11:48 On the way to the airport talking about balancing business demands
13:04 What’s part of your future in this industry?
15:40 Why do you create SO MUCH content?
17:47 Your support for the Foundation for Financial Planning

 

FPPad Tech Tour: Advisor fintech veteran Blane Warrene

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We left Charlotte, North Carolina behind and hit the road for Raleigh Durham, where we connected with Blane Warrene at the American Tobacco Campus. Blane’s involvement in financial services technology came quite by accident, so I asked him to tell me more about that over a cold glass of lemonade.

(Watch FPPad Tech Tour Season 1 Episode 3 with Blane Warrene on YouTube)

FPPad Tech Tour is brought to you by the following Back Stage Sponsors:
Envestnet|Tamarac: http://www.tamaracinc.com
Orion Advisor Services: http://www.orionadvisor.com
Redtail Technology: http://corporate.redtailtechnology.com

CHAPTER MARKERS:
0:08 FPPad Tech Tour Intro
0:44 What’s your back story?
3:10 Why are you an advocate for financial advisors?
4:30 Was Arkovi created intentionally, or was it a happy accident?
6:16 What happened after RegEd acquired Arkovi?
7:03 Why do you focus on cybersecurity issues for advisors?
8:34 What are you looking to do in your future?
9:58 Tell me something advisors don’t know about you.
11:04 AWESOME FLASHBACK PHOTOS!!!
11:57 Support for the Foundation for Financial Planning
13:29 Could I interest you in a music throwdown?

 

FPPad Tech Tour: Portfolio Pathway VP Anthony Valente

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Our second stop in Charlotte, North Carolina is with Anthony Valente, Vice President of Business Development for Portfolio Pathway.

We picked up a hot dog and a soda before sitting down to talk about how Anthony first connected with Portfolio Pathway and why he works hard to support financial advisors.

(Watch FPPad Tech Tour Season 1 Episode 2 with Anthony Valente on YouTube)

FPPad Tech Tour is brought to you by the following Back Stage Sponsors:
Envestnet|Tamarac: http://www.tamaracinc.com
Orion Advisor Services: http://www.orionadvisor.com
Redtail Technology: http://corporate.redtailtechnology.com

CHAPTER MARKERS:
0:14 FPPad Tech Tour Intro
1:07 Anthony’s connection with Portfolio Pathway
2:03 How has Portfolio Pathway stayed competitive?
3:00 Why do you work on technology that supports financial advisors?
3:51 What’s your typical day like when working with advisors?
5:36 How accessible are you for advisors?
6:33 How to you maintain balance in your day-to-day life?
8:36 Why the baseball glove?
8:57 Support for the Foundation for Financial Planning

FPPad Tech Tour: LPL Financial CIO Victor Fetter

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This is the season premiere of FPPad Tech Tour!

Note: Treat this video as you would treat a TV show. FPPad Tech Tour is committed to telling the stories of people who are working hard to support financial advisors. These stories can’t be told in a two-minute video. So fire up your Apple TV, Chromecast, or your smart TV, kick off your shoes, and enjoy this up-close-and-personal video series.

Our first stop on FPPad Tech Tour is in Charlotte, North Carolina, where we met up with Victor Fetter, CIO of LPL Financial to learn about what attracted him to manage LPL’s technology solutions for the nation’s largest independent broker dealer.

(Watch FPPad Tech Tour Season 1 Episode 1 with Victor Fetter on YouTube)

CHAPTER MARKERS: 0:16 FPPad Tech Tour Intro
1:10 How did your career bring you to LPL Financial LLC?
2:55 How do you accommodate and respond to the needs of a diverse group of financial advisors?
4:55 Victor speaks about candid conversations with financial advisors
6:29 What’s your typical day like? How much do you interact with financial advisors?
7:53 Victor talks about connections with LPL Financial advisors beyond the business setting
8:43 One secret not many people know about you
11:14 How do you feel about automated investment services, aka robo advisors?
12:38 What are you telling advisors to do about automated investment services?
13:09 Where do you get your best information on where the industry is headed?
14:40 We take a drive to Fort Mill, South Carolina to view the construction site of the new LPL Financial facility
15:45 What investments are you and LPL Financial making for the future of financial advisors?