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The Winning Edge: Private Equity’s Influence in Wealth Strategies (Ep. 14)

By Rusty Sommer


What factors are driving the continuing evolution of wealth management?

In this episode, we dive into the world of private equity with industry insiders!

Explore the impactful role of private equity in the wealth management sector in this engaging episode of ‘In the Money,’ sponsored by Flyer Financial Technologies. Host Rusty Sommer sits down with Lori Hardwick, Strategic Advisor at Genstar Capital, and Noreen Beaman, Head of Leadership Development at East Bay Executive Coaching. They explore how private equity is reshaping the industry, enhancing business strategies to drive growth and efficiency.

Key Highlights:

  • Strategic Infusion: Lori Hardwick discusses how private equity boosts financial metrics like EBITDA and encourages firms to outsource, sharpening their focus on core competencies
  • Capital for Innovation: Noreen sheds light on the essential support from private equity, providing capital and strategic partnerships that enhance adaptability in a volatile market
  • Impact of Executive Coaching: Explore the critical role of leadership development in adapting to rapid changes in the wealth management field, facilitated by executive coaching
  • Outsourcing for Efficiency: Gain insights into the growing trend of outsourcing backend operations to improve operational efficiency
  • Leadership in Transformation: Learn about the importance of effective communication and robust partnerships in managing global teams and maintaining a competitive edge.

Connect with Lori Hardwick:

LinkedIn: Lori Hardwick
Website: GenStar Capital

Connect with Lori Hardwick:

LinkedIn: Noreen Beaman

Connect with Rusty Sommer: 
LinkedIn: Rusty Sommer
Twitter: @RustySommer
Flyer Financial Technologies
LinkedIn: Flyer Financial Technologies
Twitter: Flyer_FT

About Lori Hardwick:

Lori is a member of Genstar Capital’s Strategic Advisory Board and advises the firm in the financial services industry. She brings more than 25 years of experience of working in the financial industry as a prominent voice and is known for her intense passion for continuous improvement in the financial advisory industry. As CEO of WealthTech at RedRock Strategic Partners LLC, Lori works directly with C-suite level executives at some of the largest financial services companies, to help them create, and execute against, winning growth strategies and to improve the overall experiences for advisors and their clients. She has expertise in investment, technology, distribution and advisory solutions and is a regular speaker at industry events. Lori received a BA from The Ohio State University and graduated from the Executive MBA Program at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

About Noreen Beaman:

Noreen D. Beaman is the Vice Chair of Orion’s Board of Directors. She most recently served as President of Orion Advisor Solutions following Orion’s 2020 merger with Brinker Capital. Prior to the merger, Noreen was CEO at Brinker Capital where she helped advisors and their clients build better outcomes for over 30 years. Noreen has received numerous accolades for her lasting impact on the financial advice industry including Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO, InvestmentNews’ 2017 Women to Watch, and Greater Philadelphia’s Entrepreneur of the Year, alongside Chuck Widger in the financial services category by EY.

Noreen received her Bachelor of Science from Saint Peter’s University. She earned the CPA designation in New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. As an industry leader, Noreen is passionate about supporting culture, women, and diversity in the workplace. She is a mentor for the Money Management Institute’s Leadership Pathway, which connects members of the next generation with industry veterans to further enhance the mentee’s knowledge and insights surrounding the investment advisory industry. Noreen is an active contributor and frequently participates in panels to discuss the importance of women and greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in wealth management.