Wealth Advisory

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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

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.


  • Achieve greater success through strategic growth
  • Plan for your future based on short and long-term goals
  • Identify, evaluate and establish Capital Partners
  • Complete Due Diligence
  • Take that next step to buy, sell or merge your business

Proof Is In The Numbers

#1 sell side advisor since 2008

MarshBerry has extensive experience advising firms in the financial services, including the wealth management market.

Wealth Management Focused Transactions 2016-2020
Wealth Management Sell-Side Transactions
Wealth Management Buy-Side Transactions
Total MarshBerry M&A Transactions Advised On Since 1999
Total MarshBerry Buy and Sell-Side Advisory Deals Completed 2016-2020
Total MarshBerry in Advised Transaction value 2012-2020

Contact the Advisory Team

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
John Orsini
Director, Financial Advisory
Kim Kovalski
Managing Director
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.

John Orsini
Director, Financial Advisory

John Orsini joined MarshBerry as Director in January 2021 for its Registered Investment Advisor 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.

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 management businesses, private equity firms, banks & credit unions and insurance carriers.

Kim has over 20 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industry as an executive and private equity investor. Her extensive knowledge specifically in insurance distribution, planning and execution is instrumental to those cultivating and nurturing firms looking to broaden their retirement services and wealth advisory portfolios.

Before joining MarshBerry, Kim co-founded and led Bikelane Solutions, an industry-focused property & casualty retail insurance broker. Kim recognized the opportunity to develop a next generation insurance distribution platform that incorporated leading edge technology, sophisticated digital marketing capabilities, and revamped sales and operational structures to support accelerated organic growth and streamlined operations. Kim also served as CFO of Ovation Benefits Group, one of the largest independent employee benefits brokerage firms in the
country. During her time at Ovation Benefits Group, Kim assisted in driving profitable organic growth, optimizing operations, and business development activities. She has also held leadership positions as COO and CFO of Karelia Health, a disease management company incubated within Ovation that provided health intervention programs to at-risk employees of large and self-insured businesses.

Kim spent over a decade at Conning Capital Partners, an insurance and financial services focused private equity firm, where she lead deal processes from beginning to end. In addition to sourcing investment opportunities, leading due diligence, and negotiating deal structure and terms, Kim provided strategic guidance to portfolio company leaders as a Director.

Kim graduated from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Master of Business Administration.