Wealth & Retirement Plan Advisory

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Market leader in Custom business solutions tailored FOR WEALTH MANAGEMENT AND RETIREMENT PLANNING FIRMS

Your Trusted Business Advisor in the Wealth Industry

The Wealth Advisory market is currently one of the fastest growing advisor channels. Insurance brokers are expanding into the RIA space as natural extensions of their business.  MarshBerry advisors know and understand the distinctive complexities of both these markets, working with you to amplify your position. For immediate or long-term strategies in liquidity, organic and inorganic growth, and business continuity planning, firms choose MarshBerry

Financial Services Wealth Advisory Sectors Include:

  • Registered Investment Advisory – RIA
  • Retirement Planning
  • Life Insurance
  • Wealth Management (Brokerage)

Leveraging a focused and well–defined process, MarshBerry’s team of investment bankers understand the complexities of the wealth market and how to properly position your firm to realize value. With extensive experience in both organic and inorganic growth strategies, clients turn to MarshBerry for strategic advisory, growth acceleration consulting, M&A transactions including liquidity transactions, acquisition transaction, business continuity/perpetuation transactions, and more.

MARSHBERRY CAN HELP YOU:

  • Partner, acquire, or build for business expansion
  • Achieve greater success through strategic growth
  • Develop strategies for new revenue channels
  • Create or enhance business diversification
  • Identify, evaluate, and establish capital partners
  • Complete due diligence

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MarshBerry’s team of advisors are thought leaders and experts in the insurance brokerage and financial services industries. As a client, your firm benefits from their combined hands-on experience and professional designations in finance, accounting and economics. No matter what your needs are, they have the understanding to craft a personalized solution.

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Phil Trem
President, Financial Advisory
Kim Kovalski
Managing Director
John Orsini
Director
Rob Madore
Vice President
Blake Smith
Vice President, Client Development
Phil Trem
President, Financial Advisory

As President of MarshBerry's Financial Advisory Division, Phil brings extensive knowledge in merger & acquisition (M&A) advisory and operations, specifically in the business and technology arenas and is a trusted partner for buyers and sellers who depend on his proficiency at deal negotiation, due diligence, deal execution and integration planning. His experience encompasses the full life cycle of an M&A transaction for independently-owned insurance agents & brokers, specialty distributors, wealth management advisors, retirement planning specialists, private equity firms, banks & credit unions and insurance carriers.

Kim Kovalski
Managing Director

Kim Kovalski joined MarshBerry in 2021 and is charged with providing strategic and operational consulting services to MarshBerry’s client base of independently-owned insurance agents & brokers, specialty distributors, wealth advisory industry, private equity firms, banks & credit unions and insurance carriers.

John Orsini
Director

John Orsini joined MarshBerry as Director in 2021 for its Wealth Advisory division. In his role, he is responsible for being the client-facing lead on merger and acquisition projects, developing strategy and implementation of client deliverables and maintaining client relationships to ensure successful project execution.

Rob Madore
Vice President

As a Vice President on MarshBerry's Financial Advisory team, Rob's development and implementation of sustainable growth strategies enables his team to deliver outstanding client service and highly competitive solutions to the wealth management and insurance distribution industries.

Blake Smith
Vice President, Client Development

Blake Smith joined MarshBerry in February 2018 and is currently a Vice President of Client Development. He is responsible for uncovering new business potential, developing relationships with shareholders, and evaluating business fit opportunities within prospective MarshBerry clients.

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MarshBerry served as the financial advisor to Hub International Limited

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