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Episode 27 – Leveraging FinTech to Help Clients Manage Financial Wellness – with Larry Shumbres

Recorded live at IMPACT® 2019, this episode of Permission to Succeed features Doug Heikkinen and Larry Shumbres, CEO of Totum Risk, discussing the evolution of FinTech, the role data plays in helping Advisors plan for their clients’ financial wellness throughout their lifecycle, and the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur in this industry.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How technology and advice are consolidating into single platforms across the industry.
  • How improvements in cybersecurity allow the flow of data to be transferrable and easy.
  • How Advisors are consolidating data from multiple sources to calculate financial wellness over the totality of their clients’ lives.
  • Larry’s advice for fellow entrepreneurs coming into this industry.


IRIS Media Works recorded 16 Permission to Succeed podcasts from our pop-up podcast “studio” in the Discovery Data booth at IMPACT 2019. Fueled by coffee and the conference energy swirling around us, we had a great time talking to leaders from across the financial services industry. Thank you to Discovery Data and to our guests for participating in this grand experiment. We hope you enjoy and learn from these conversations as much as we did.

RESOURCES: Totum Risk |Totum Risk LinkedIn | Discovery Data

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Episode 20 –  Dinosaur or Entrepreneur: Which Kind of Advisor Are You? — With Jeffrey Sica

Are you an evolving advisor that can attract and retain the new age investor?

Join this riveting conversation with host Doug Heikkinen and guest, Jeff Sica, founder, president, and chief investment officer of Circle Squared Alternative Investments. The changing investment environment is requiring advisors to keep up with the new version of the investor. In the face of this new challenge, will you choose to be a dinosaur or entrepreneur?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why advisors are being pushed out of their comfort zones
  • Whether investors are actually demanding more risk
  • How impact investing can benefit the community
  • And much more

Tune in and dare to ask yourself a question with direction-changing implications: “What kind of advisor am I: dinosaur or entrepreneur?”

Circle Squared Alternative Investments LLC