Tuesday, February 11th

4:00 PM Registration Opens

5:00 PM Networking Reception

6:30 PM Dinner on your own

Wednesday, February 12th

6:00 - 7:00 AM Optional Morning Yoga and Meditation

7:30 AM Networking Breakfast

8:15 AM Forum Welcome and Program Overview

8:30 - 9:30 AM Elements of Extraordinary Teams

Dr. John Evans, Knowledge Labs

Great Chemistry is the Key to Teams that Work. Your ability to deliver an exceptional client experience is the responsibility of every member of your team. And like every team, yours is only as strong as its weakest members. As you strive to exceed clients’ expectations, ask yourself: What makes elite teams deliver great results while others appear to be simply a “working group”?

A team that functions as one with a strong purpose operates on a higher level that your clients can feel and appreciate. When client expectations are exceeded by a team with great chemistry, client confidence in you skyrockets.

9:40 AM Insights for the Ages

Bob Veres, Inside Information, moderator

10:30 AM Networking Break

10:45 AM Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

Rick Schwartz, Expanding Horizons

Oh Just Grow Up!: Why firms fail to internally transition and what to do about it.

There is a lot of finger pointing between generations as efforts to transition founders and senior equity stakeholders run off the rails. Each generation believes they have the answers and the truth lands somewhere in the middle. In this session, senior firm leaders will learn how to identify and develop the next generation leaders. Rest assured this is not one-sided. We will also discuss the responsibilities of these up and coming “high potentials” in their own development as they aspire to carry the firm forward for years to come.

11:45 AM Networking Lunch and Continued Table Discussions

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Next Generation Leadership Panel

Rick Schwartz, Expanding Horizons, Moderator

Christina Burroughs, MRA Associates

Wendy Hartman, President, Buckingham Strategic Wealth

Brian Martin, Managing Director, Operations and Wealth Management & Shareholder, Accedited Investors Wealth Management

1:45 PM Networking Break

2:00 - 2:30 PM Innovating the Future Workforce: Why Should You Care?

Kate Healy, TD Ameritrade Institutional

Mark Tibergien, Pershing Advisor Solutions

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Accelerating Business Success

Kate Healy, TD Ameritrade Institutional, moderator

Laura Gregg, Northern Trust

Hunter Judson, Judson Group

Ekta Patel, Altfest Personal Wealth Management

Janki Patel, The Ensemble Practice

3:30 PM Networking Break

3:45 PM Industry Leaders Panel

Yonhee Gordon, JMG Financial Group, moderator

David Canter, Fidelity Clearing & Custody Solutions

Bernie Clark, Schwab Advisory Services

Mark Tibergien, Pershing Advisor Solutions

John Tovar, TD Ameritrade Institutional

Leaders from four of the major custodians will share their insights on the future of the custodian/RIA relationship.

4:45 PM Relax and Refresh

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Optional Group Activities:
-Tequila Sipping Seminar (Pre-registration required)
-Mindful Minute

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Reception on Mountain Shadows Lawn

6:45 PM Dinner on Camelback Overlook

Thursday, February 13th

6:00 AM - 7:00 AM Optional activity: Morning Boot Camp (Pre-Registration required)

8:00 AM Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM Technology and Machine Intelligence in Personal Finance

Scott Klososky, TriCorps Technologies

9:30 AM Roundtable Q&A

Scott Klososky, TriCorps Technologies

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM The Pricing Conundrum – How to Level Up without Blowing Up

Matthew Jackson, LPL Financial

The planning profession makes a point of emphasizing its commitment to fairness and transparency in fees. As the wealth management proposition evolves into new areas of advice, many have a nagging suspicion that the asset-based approach to fees could be improved upon. At the same time, clients are not complaining, and we are doing our best to provide them with the advice they need. Why fix what isn’t broken? In this session, we look at ways to innovate without imperiling profitability, and to prepare your businesses for a changing future.

11:15 AM Understanding Your Clients: Insights from Dimensional's Investor Survey

Jack Nicholson, Dimensional Fund Advisors

11:45 AM Lunch and Learn with Sponsors

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Mergers and Acquisitions

Shaun Kapusinski, Sequoia Financial Group

Greg Friedman, Private Ocean

1:45 PM Break

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM M&A Panel

Shaun Kapusinski, Sequoia Financial Group, moderator

Greg Friedman, Private Ocean

Tom Orecchio, Modera Wealth Management

Sarah Wotherspoon, Private Ocean

3:00 PM Networking Break

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Rules of Engagement

Kelli Cruz, Cruz Consulting Group

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM Beyond Referrals: Sustaining the Brand for the Next Generation of Advisors

Kristin Harad, Entrepreneur and Marketing Consultant

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM What We Learned Together

Bob Veres, Inside Information

5:30 PM Relax and refresh

6:30 PM Networking reception and closing dinner

El Chorro