Keynote Speakers

Mike Scioscia
Mike SciosciaFormer Manager for Los Angeles Angels
Mike Scioscia managed the Los Angeles Angels from 2000 – 2018.
At the time of his departure, he was the longest tenured manager in Major League Baseball. Scioscia is one of five managers in MLB history to guide the same franchise for at least 19 straight seasons and just the fourth since 1975 (Bobby Cox, Sparky Anderson, Tommy Lasorda). Scioscia’s 1,650 wins ranks 18th all-time among managers and are second most all-time by a manager with one team, trailing only Walter Alston.

During his tenure with the Angels, Scioscia guided the team to six consecutive winning seasons (2004-09) for the first time in the club’s history. He led the Angels to seven playoff appearances, captured six American League West titles, won an American League pennant and led the Angels to the franchise’s first World Series title in 2002. Prior to his tenure, the Angels won a total of three division titles in the previous 42 seasons. He is a 2-time BBWAA A.L. Manager of the Year (2002 & 2009) and finished second in voting in both 2007 and 2014.

As a player, Scioscia was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1st round of the 1976 draft. He made his major league debut in 1980 and went on to play 12 years for the Dodgers. Scioscia was a key player on the Dodgers’ 1981 and 1988 World Series champion teams. In 1990, Scioscia became the first Dodgers catcher to start in an All-Star Game since Hall of Fame-er Roy Campanella.

Mark Eibel
Mark EibelDirector, Investment Strategies for Russell Investments
Mark Eibel is the director of client investment strategies for Russell Investments. In this role, Mark implements model strategies into client portfolios and helps set strategic asset allocation targets. He is also responsible for helping to drive product innovation on the private client side of the business.

Mark serves as a principal spokesman for Russell Investments investment process and frequently speaks to clients, industry conferences and the media. He is a frequent guest on television and radio networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Bloomberg Radio. Mark is responsible for the quarterly Investment Manager Outlook and represents the investment division on the Board of Directors for the Russell Investment Company.

Mark holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Pacific Lutheran University. He is a CFA® Charterholder and a member of the Seattle Chapter of Financial Analysts.

Ed O'Brien
Ed O'BrienCEO of eMoney Advisor
Ed O’Brien sets the tone for eMoney Advisor’s success. With over 30 years in finance focusing on advisor technology, eMoney has more than doubled in size since under his leadership, which began in March 2016 when he was named CEO.

Ed previously served as Senior Vice President and Head of Platform Technology for Fidelity Institutional where he managed the development and operations of platform technologies supporting RIA broker-dealers and family office clients of Fidelity’s clearing and custody businesses. Ed led his team to be granted two patents for the innovative technology design used to launch WealthCentral®, Fidelity’s platform technology.

Ed’s previous experience includes an array of areas. Outside of his Fidelity career, Ed launched AdvisorTech, a business that successfully introduced a technology platform for financial advisors in Japan, South Korea, and Germany. In addition, he has served as president and board member for the Providence Society of Financial Analysts.

Ed received a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College in 1986 and an MBA from Bentley College in 1991.

Aaron Klein
Aaron KleinCEO of Riskalyze
Aaron’s career has largely been at the intersection of finance and technology. As co-founder and CEO at Riskalyze, he led the company to twice being named one of the world’s top 10 most innovative companies in finance by Fast Company Magazine. Today, over 200 Riskalyzers serve thousands of advisors who have aligned the world’s investments with millions of investors’ Risk Numbers®. In his spare time, Aaron co-founded a school project for orphans and vulnerable kids in Ethiopia. Investment News has honored him as one of the industry’s top 40 Under 40 executives.
Brian McLaughlin
Brian McLaughlinCEO of Redtail Technology
Brian McLaughlin has been working closely with advisors, broker-dealers and industry partners for the last 15 years to assist with making the industry a better place for those who depend upon it to do their jobs. Brian is passionate about the solutions the company provides to their community of subscribers and enjoys getting his hands dirty in that pursuit. That passion is evidenced by his frequent participation in industry hackathons and his numerous speaking engagements at tech events throughout the year. Aviation as well would qualify as both a passion (one of his favorite t-shirts reads “eat sleep fly”) and a job requirement, which is fortunate since he spends a whopping amount of his time up in the air, flying to and from industry conferences and events, spreading the word about Redtail and bringing new ideas home to explore further in the company’s Sacramento headquarters.

Breakout Session Speakers

Sarah Fallaw
Sarah FallawFounder and President of DataPoints LLC
Sarah Stanley Fallaw, Ph.D. is the author of The Next Millionaire Next Door and the founder and President of DataPoints LLC, a company that provides advisors and their clients tool to enhance wealth-building behaviors. DataPoints created the industry’s first assessment of individual propensity to build wealth based on The Millionaire Next Door. This pioneering product for understanding client psychology has been featured in media outlets including MarketWatch, Money Magazine, InvestmentNews, and U.S. News & World Report. Her research has been featured in conferences and publications including Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Journal of Financial Services Professionals. Sarah received her Ph.D. in Applied Psychology from the University of Georgia in 2003.
Jean Dunn
Jean DunnCFP, VP of T. Rowe Price
Jean Dunn is a Vice President of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Jean is a Client Loyalty Insights leader in the US Intermediaries division, and creates thought leadership and provides consultative services with clients and prospects on financial services marketing, client loyalty and segmentation insights. Before taking her current position in 2017, Jean led several strategic marketing teams at T. Rowe Price, which developed strategic marketing plans, valued added programs for financial advisors, and communication programs for Defined Contribution clients. With over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Jean has worked extensively with financial intermediaries and advisors. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, she worked in the Third Party Sales & Marketing Department at American Century Investments. Jean earned a B.S. in political science from Truman State University. She is a Series 6, 7 and 63 registered representative and a Series 24 registered principal. She is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Peggy Doviak
Peggy DoviakFounder of D.M. Wealth Management, Inc.
Peggy Doviak, Ph.D., CFP® founded D.M. Wealth Management, Inc., a fee-only financial planning and portfolio management firm in Norman, OK, in 2003. Peggy teaches in the Family Financial Planning program at Oklahoma State University, and she is a Financial Planning Association Knowledge Circle Host for “Theory in Practice.” She is also a member of the Financial Planning Association’s Legislative and Regulatory Issues Committee. She is an Advocate for the Women in Finance initiative (WIN) by the CFP Board of Standards. Her bestselling book, 52 Weeks to Prosperity–Ask Peggy Doviak What Your Accountant, Banker, Broker, and Financial Adviser Might Not Tell You (The RoadRunner Press, 2018), is available at independent bookstores and on Amazon.com.
Venk Reddy
Venk ReddyFounder of Zeo Capital Advisors
Venk founded Zeo in 2009. Prior to Zeo, he was a co-founder of Laurel Ridge Asset Management LP, a $400m multi-strategy hedge fund, where he managed the credit, distressed and event-driven portfolios. In that role, Venk specialized in asset valuation and identifying opportunities at the intersection of quantitative and fundamental analysis. In addition to his portfolio and investment committee responsibilities, he managed both the credit and technology teams and built the infrastructure underlying the fund’s scalable risk and analysis systems. Previously, Venk structured derivative products and was head of delta-one trading as a portfolio manager within Bank of America’s Equity Financial Products group (EFP). As one of the first traders hired, he was integrally involved in growing EFP from a startup operation to a business employing 215 people with annual revenues over $700m. Venk also managed investments in event-driven situations, convertible instruments and options at Pine River Capital Management LP and HBK Investments LP, where he started his career. Venk earned a BA in Computer Science with Honors from Harvard University. He currently serves as a trustee for the Katherine Delmar Burke School with roles on the finance, audit and technology committees.
Sheryl Rowling
Sheryl RowlingPrincipal of Rowling & Associates
In her Morningstar role, Sheryl focuses on tax-efficient portfolio management strategies for Morningstar’s Total Rebalance Expert (software that she designed and ultimately sold to Morningstar) and serves as a subject-matter expert on tax-efficient investing, portfolio rebalancing, and advisor practice management.

Rowling has nearly 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, leading Rowling & Associates, a fee-only wealth management firm. Focusing on holistic financial advice, Rowling & Associates provides integrated tax-efficient portfolio management designed to assist clients in reaching a worry-free future.