Tag Archives: Doug Heikkinen

Episode 18 –  Top Trends That Are Reshaping the Finance Industry — With David Lau



Are you up on the latest trends in the finance industry?

Join this eye-opening conversation with host Doug Heikkinen and guest, David Lau, founder and CEO of DPL Financial Partners. In this episode about top industry trends, they discuss how clients’ view of planning has shifted, why that’s turning advisors’ value propositions upside down, and what must change in the finance industry.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why advisors need to change their value proposition 
  • What the future holds for RIAs  
  • About DPL’s role in the industry
  • A sneak peek into David’s life
  • And much more.

Tune in to discover top industry trends and consider your next move!

Resources: DPL Financial Partners | David Lau | DPL Financial Partners’ Twitter

 


Episode 17 – Failure Is a Step Closer to Succeeding — With David Lyon



Not giving up is 90% of the battle. Just ask David Lyon, founder and CEO of Oranj, an award-winning software company that serves up streamlined investment management.

In this episode, host Doug Heikkinen and David uncover the real value proposition of advisors, the extent to which today’s advisors are adopting technology, and what makes Oranj 100% people-focused. David also shares why “total ignorance” is an entrepreneur’s bliss. 

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How Oranj helps advisors and their clients
  • How and why fees need to change across the board
  • What advisors can expect from a new generation of investors
  • How David’s childhood influences helped shape him 
  • And much more.

Tune in to hear David’s story and learn why failure is a step closer to success. 

Oranj | David Lyon | Oranj’s Twitter


Episode 16 – The Glory of the UnMarked Trail — With Sean Brown.



As an entrepreneur, you have no idea what you’re getting yourself into. And that’s so glorious.

Here to unravel that statement are host Doug Heikkinen and guest Sean Brown, president and CEO of YCharts. In this episode, Sean discusses YCharts’ mission to help asset managers and wealth advisors make smarter investment decisions on behalf of clients. Sean also opens up about his entrepreneurial journey and shares advice for new entrepreneurs.

In this episode you will learn:

  • Why people are leaving their advisors
  • Why YCharts is like the Swiss Army Knife for investment research
  • Sean Brown’s advice for transitioning to a CEO role at a new-to-you company
  • Why Sean is hopeful for the future of independent advisors
  • And much more.

Tune in to learn about YCharts and Sean’s philosophy for walking your entrepreneurial trail.  

YCharts | Sean Brown

 


Episode 15 – How to Modernize Your Approach to Risk — With Eric Metz 



Have you ever wondered what the potential benefits might be to having an options overlay strategy in your clients’ portfolio? Eric Metz, president and CIO of SpiderRock Advisors, explains how modernizing your approach to risk will help you meet your clients’ demands. 

In today’s episode, host Doug Heikkinen speaks with Eric about the pathway that led him to SpiderRock Advisors. Plus, Eric discusses the collateral library that helps illustrate the merits of what they do each day with their derivatives-based strategies.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • About the customized option strategies that SpiderRock offers 
  • Why de-risking is a focal point in SpiderRock’s client conversations
  • How they position client portfolios when the market is at an all-time high
  • About SpiderRock Advisors’ trajectory
  • Eric’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs who are afraid to take the next step
  • And much more.

Tune in and listen to Eric speak about how his team has built a business that advisors can trust.

Resources: SpiderRock Advisors | Eric Metz

 


Episode 14 – Impact Before Profits — With Jason Barsema



“What the heck is a structured note?” Jason Barsema of Halo Investing has gotten used to fielding this question.

In today’s episode, host Doug Heikkinen speaks with Jason about the biggest market that no one’s ever heard of — structured notes. Jason uncovers how he uses the structured note platform to give clients access to investment opportunities previously unattainable to the average investor.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What structured notes and products are
  • How structured notes work in your portfolio
  • Whether advisors are still interested in getting into the weeds of investing
  • What is the future of the financial advisor?
  • And much more.

Tune in to hear Jason elaborate on impact before profits and taking time to enjoy the journey. 

Halo Investing | Jason Barsema | Halo Investing’s Twitter 


SALT Conference: What Builds Confidence – With Cormac Kinney, CEO of Diamond Standard



The ability to successfully do something over and over again not only builds skills, but it also builds confidence.

That is Cormac Kinney’s career story as he shares with host Doug Heikkinen at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas. Cormac is the CEO of Diamond Standard, a U.S- and Bermuda-based organization. They are manufacturers of the diamond commodity and developers of the hardware and software that powers it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What Diamond Standard is all about
  • How diamonds are traded
  • Why Cormac chose to trade diamonds instead of gold
  • How advisors can effectively explain the trading of diamonds to their clients
  • Cormac’s path to serial entrepreneurship
  • The process and challenges of developing new ideas
  • What success means to him and his advice for aspiring serial entrepreneurs

Tune in now to meet Cormac Kinney and learn about his confidence-filled serial-entrepreneurial career journey.

Resources: Diamond Standard | SALT Conference


MarketCounsel Summit: Creating a Failure Budget with Steve Lockshin



If you’re looking for permission to take that next step, this is it.

Meet Steve Lockshin, founder of AdvicePeriod. Steve is a believer in getting out there and risking failure. In this episode, he talks to hosts, Doug and Matt, about his mission to reinvent wealth management, the value of finding truth-tellers, and why he encourages you to create a failure budget.

It’s time to go for it! Tune in and give yourself permission to succeed!

Resources: Steve Lockshin’s LinkedIn | AdvicePeriod | MarketCounsel Summit


MarketCounsel Summit: Tap into Your Community with Gurinder Ahluwalia



Do you feel nervous walking into a room full of people? Don’t worry, you can still tap into the power of that community.

Take it from our next guest, Gurinder Ahluwalia, co-founder and CEO of 280 CapMarkets.

Gurinder is a role model for young entrepreneurs who question their own social skills and ability to network. In this episode, Gurinder talks about pushing through insecurities, his mantra for getting through tough times, and who on this earth gave him permission to succeed.

Be encouraged by Gurinder’s words. Tune in and give yourself permission to succeed!

Resources: Gurinder Ahluwalia’s LinkedIn | 280 CapMarkets | MarketCounsel Summit


MarketCounsel Summit: Innovate, Disrupt, and Win with Eric Clarke



Be willing to constantly disrupt your own business model.

Those words of advice come from our next guest, who is no stranger to keeping pace with daily technological changes. Eric Clarke is the founder and CEO of Orion Advisor Services.

Today Eric talks to Matt and Doug about the importance of self-disruption, the value of innovation, and how two parents and 500 kids sparked his entrepreneurial spirit.  

Take Eric’s words and run with them. Tune in and give yourself permission to succeed!

Resources: Eric Clarke’s LinkedIn  |Orion Advisor Services| MarketCounsel Summit


MarketCounsel Summit: Committing to the CEO Path with Amit Dogra



The term “CEO” is used so often, that people may overlook the amount of bootstrapping and inner confidence it takes to land that title and then live up to the name.

Today’s guest from the MarketCounsel  Summit series is here to share his reflective view on what it means to succeed as a CEO.

Joining Doug and Matt is Amit Dogra, CEO of Third Seven Advisors. In this episode, Amit discusses his climb to this leadership role, the defining characteristics of CEOs, his stance on team unity, and his childhood brushes with the entrepreneurial world.

Amit’s path is a glowing example of giving oneself permission to succeed. Listen to this episode to learn and inspire your walk as a CEO.

Resources: Third Seven Advisors | MarketCounsel Summit