SPARK National Conference

Sponsor and Exhibitor Profiles

 

Primary Sponsors

Custodia Financial
17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75287
Eric Weber
Ph: 415-902-8964
eweber@custodiafinancial.com
www.custodiafinancial.com

Custodia Financial is a collaboration of industry veterans formed to improve retirement outcomes and reduce fiduciary risk by preventing loan defaults. The experts at Custodia Financial have a proven history of successfully introducing attractive new products and services that improve defined contribution outcomes. When participants lose their jobs and are unable to repay their loans, 86% default. To address this problem, Custodia spent five years creating a regulatory and tax compliant program called Retirement Loan Eraser (RLE) which is the only actionable solution that prevents loan defaults before they occur. RLE is a simple, affordable program that ensures employees reach the retirement they deserve.

 
 
DST
2000 Crown Colony Drive
Quincy, MA 02169
Larry McQuaid
Ph: 617-521-8326
lmcquaid@dstsystems.com
www.dstsystems.com

DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. We help clients master complexity in the world's most demanding industries to ensure they stay ahead of and capitalize on ever-changing customer, business and regulatory requirements. DST is redefining the customer experience to deliver personalized, nimble and platform-agnostic solutions across the full spectrum of the retirement lifecycle, allowing you to gain actionable insights, differentiate yourself from your competition, and provide operational and service excellence. DST enables a more dynamic participant journey and positive plan sponsor experience across such critical areas as Plan Analytics, Education and Personalized Communications, Compliance and Fiduciary Services, Rollover and Income Portability, and Practice Management solutions. Combining unmatched industry knowledge, critical infrastructure and service excellence, our solutions help retirement companies better manage the shifting market, evolving regulations and changing demographics. Learn more at: www.dstsystems.com

 
 
Empower Institutional
8525 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Marybeth Daubenspeck
Ph: 303-737-5261
Fax: 303-737-6977
marybeth.daubenspeck@retirementpartner.com
www.empowerinstitutional.com

Empower Institutional is one of the nation's largest and fastest- growing recordkeepers. For over twenty years, we have helped institutions expand their retirement service offerings and grow their brands with customizable, flexible and scalable solutions. As a behind-the-scenes extension of your organization, we empower institutions to: focus their energy and investments on their core competencies, remain on the leading edge of technology and innovations, create efficiencies while adding to their bottom line and maintain their autonomy and grow their client relationships. More information: www.empowerinstitutional

 
 
Fiduciary Benchmarks
5335 Meadows Road, Suite 210
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
Tom Kmak
Ph: 816-728-2356
Fax: 503-974-2275
tomkmak@fiduciarybenchmarks.com
www.fiduciarybenchmarks.com

Fiduciary Benchmarks (FBi) serves as an independent, comprehensive and informative benchmarking service that helps service providers and the plan sponsors they serve fulfill their duties under ERISA. FBi believes that fees must always be weighed against Quality-Services-Value and if done properly the process can produce a win-win-win scenario for Service Providers, Plan Sponsors and Participants.

 
 
FIS Retirement Services
104 Inverness Center Place
Birmingham, AL 35242
Bill Byerly
Ph: 205-437-7405
Bill.byerly@fisglobal.com
www.sungard.com/solutions/wealth/Retirement-Services

FIS' Retirement Services offers an integrated suite of solutions for retirement plan administration that help small and medium to large providers launch and maintain retirement products and services customized to their clients' needs. Administrators use FIS' Omni and Relius solutions to manage the recordkeeping, trading and reconciliation, check writing and benefit disbursement processes of defined contribution and defined benefit plans, and other contributory schemes worldwide. FIS' benefit administration software, services and expertise helps increase operational efficiencies and position your business for growth.

 
Lincoln Financial Group
150 N. Radnor-Chester Road
Radnor, PA 19087
www.LincolnFinancial.com

Built on Abraham Lincoln's ideals of courage, strength and optimism, Lincoln Financial Group's Retirement Plan Services has been a proven provider of retirement solutions for over 60 years, managing thousands of retirement plans that enroll millions of participants in organizations of all sizes in the small-business, corporate, healthcare, education and nonprofit sectors. As thought leaders, we are committed to offering our partners a broad array of retirement plan solutions to meet their needs. Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $219 billion as of December 31, 2015.

 
Prudential Retirement
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103
Ph: 877-493-0778
www.retire.prudential.com

For nearly 140 years, Prudential Financial, Inc. has helped individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. Today, we are one of the world's largest financial institutions with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. We also have one of the most recognized and trusted brand symbols, the Rock, an icon of strength, stability, expertise, and innovation. Prudential Retirement, an integral part of the Prudential Financial tradition for the past 88 years, delivers retirement plan solutions for public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Our services include state-of-the-art recordkeeping, administrative services, investment and pension risk management, comprehensive employee communications, and trustee services. Prudential Retirement is proud of its accomplishments: serving nearly 6,000 organizations, $363.8 billion in retirement account values and over 4 million participants and annuitants. (All figures are as of December 31, 2014.)

 
Russell Investments
1301 Second Avenue, 18th Floor
Seattle, Washington 98101
Josh Cohen
Ph: 866-272-9166
jrcohen@russell.com
www.russellinvestments.com/dc

Russell Investments has more than 40 years experience helping plan sponsors navigate the complex world of defined contribution (DC) plans. Our objective institutional-quality approach to investment management provides sponsors and their participants with access to some of the world's leading money managers. Whether you're looking for multi-manager standalone investment menu options (including real assets), active/passive target date funds, custom target date glide path management, innovative default solutions like our Russell Adaptive Accounts or DC fiduciary outsourcing, we're prepared to take on the precise level of responsibility your plan requires. Contact: Josh Cohen, Managing Director Defined Contribution at (866) 272-9166 or jrcohen@russell.com

 

Exhibitors and Other Sponsors

 
 
ADP Retirement Services
71 Hanover Park
Florham Park, NJ 07932
www.adp.com/401k

ADP provides recordkeeping services for a wide range of retirement plan types to meet the needs of small-, mid- and large-sized companies. The quality and experience of our dedicated service teams, plus our innovative technology, deliver a client experience that makes plan administration easy.

BD Consulting Group, LLC
21 Foothills Drive
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Ph: 973-513-9300
mschuler@bdcg.org
www.bdcg.org

BD Consulting Group knows that successful organizations remain competitive by focusing on the fundamentals: Customers, Quality, Priorities and Measurement. We provide management consulting services to companies undertaking significant change. We are change experts who transform businesses through high-value solutions with skilled execution and sustainable results. By focusing on methods to improve quality and operational efficiency, we deliver management solutions that optimize your return on investment at the lowest possible cost. Whether you are merging and integrating organizations, reengineering your processes to enhance your customer experience, or ensuring a healthy organization through regulatory compliance and risk mitigation, we have the know-how to get you there with speed, accuracy, and continued, quantifiable results.

BridgePoint Group, LLC
3 Lambert Cove
Flager Beach, FL 32136-3000
Ph: 855-274-3434
www.getbridgepoint.com

BridgePoint Group, LLC is a management consulting firm focused exclusively on meeting challenges within the financial services industry. With expertise across the business value chain, from strategy to marketing and distribution, to service and technology, we help Asset Management, Banking, and Insurance firms improve business performance. Our seasoned team of industry executives, bring unique expertise and guidance to help firms accelerate execution and deliver results by providing practical, implementable strategies and solutions. For more information on BridgePoint Group, LLC, please visit our website at www.getbridgepoint.com

BrightScope, Inc.
PO Box 910776
San Diego, CA 92191
Ph: 917-727-7581
sales@brightscope.com
www.brightscope.com

BrightScope is the financial technology company driving the growth of actionable, data-driven decision-making for leading financial services firms. Combining advanced business intelligence, data aggregation, and data visualization solutions with unprecedented visibility into the financial products marketplace, BrightScope is the preferred strategic partner of innovative financial institutions striving to increase the effectiveness of their sales organizations. Visit www.brightscope.com/beacon to see why asset managers, broker-dealers, and recordkeepers choose Beacon for management reporting, sales tracking, and market intelligence.

 
Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Ph: 888-237-1900
www.broadridge.com

Broadridge offers a unique combination of industry expertise and data-driven technology solutions for data management, analytics, revenue/expense management and customer communications. We work to bring increased transparency and efficiency into business data and processes to enable effective operations, help mitigate risk and support the growth of our client's business. Broadridge partners closely with companies across the Retirement ecosystem to create solutions that enable operational excellence.

 
 
Cerulli Associates
699 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
Ph: 617-437-0084
www.cerulli.com

Cerulli Associates specializes in worldwide asset management and distribution analytics. Since 1992 we have blended original research and data analysis to bring perspective to current market conditions and forecasts for future developments. With a suite of research publications and an interactive data platform, we provide financial services firms with unparalleled guidance in strategic positioning and new business development. Beyond our Boston headquarters, we have offices in London and Singapore. Our clients include virtually all of the top 50 global asset management firms, as well as banks, broker/dealers, insurance companies, consulting firms, and private equity firms.

 
 
Congruent Solutions Inc.
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
San Asuti
Ph: 408-252-2187
info@coreretirementsolutions.com
www.coreretirementsolutions.com

Congruent Solutions Inc. is a pioneer in providing technology solutions and plan administration services to the retirement industry. For more than 10 years, Congruent has partnered with plan providers and TPAs, providing a full array of industry-leading recordkeeping, and plan management services - from enrolling new participants, processing contributions, loans and distributions, to compliance testing and 5500 preparation. Leveraging its domain and technology experience, Congruent developed COREDC, a new generation recordkeeping platform. COREDC combines rich functionality with the latest in technology to address specific needs of the retirement plan providers, providing them superior performance, scalability and flexibility. The COREDC platform provides self-service capability to all constituents of the retirement ecosystem and creates a better overall customer experience. The COREDC platform can also be implemented in small modules to address specific needs such as payroll, eligibility, loans and distributions and fees . It is designed to integrate with existing recordkeeping systems as required. In addition COREDC being a SaaS platform can be used very effectively for BpaaS ( Business Process as a Service) offerings.

 
 
Convergent
2018 Powers Ferry Road SE, Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30339
Kathy Sierra
Ph: 866-567-7221
Fax: 800-735-3155
info@convergent.be
www.beconvergent.com

Convergent is a retirement technology firm that delivers innovative solutions and world class expertise. Our knowledge of the retirement business, understanding of industry products and deep technology expertise separates us from the crowd. Our industry expertise ranges from the micro to the very large plan market and our solution engineers have decades of end to end retirement processing knowledge ranging from system upgrades or conversions to developing custom record keeping solutions. Superior technology, measurable results and smart solutions are what enables us to deliver a degree of difference and Be Convergent.

 
 
Dietrich and Associates, Inc.
1000 Germantown Pike, Suite K-1
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Geoff Dietrich
Ph: 610-279-9455
geoff.dietrich@dietrichassociates.com
https://www.dietrichassociates.com/orchard

Dietrich and Associates, Inc. is the leading retirement benefits brokerage and consulting company specializing in providing pension risk transfer strategies through advisory services and insured solutions. They consult on the financial health and effectiveness of retirement plan sponsors and the plans they manage through education, objective advice and access to institutional solutions.

 
 
Enquiron
434 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
Doug Dvorak
Ph: 571-292-7792
ddvorak@enquiron.com
www.enquiron.com

Enquiron, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, provides consultative business solutions to employers in all 50 states, across various industries, sectors and sizes. Since 1996, Enquiron has revolutionized the way that services impacting HR, Employment Law, Healthcare, Retirement and more are delivered to and utilized by the everyday business. Enquiron has locations across the United States and is a trusted partner to organizations who need specific answers to specific questions.

 
 
Enterprise Iron Financial Industry Solutions, Inc.
100 Matawan Road, Suite 330
Matawan, NJ 07747
Jennifer Rogers-Linskey
Ph: 860-919-3414
jrogers@eifis.com
www.enterpriseiron.com

Enterprise Iron began doing business in 2002, and has been providing specialized operational and technology consulting services since then. For over a decade, Enterprise Iron has contributed highly skilled consultants and consistently delivered on numerous major financial services initiatives, with a special emphasis on the retirement industry. EI provides its clients with guidance in the areas of industry best practices, legislative and compliance insight, technology and operations. It has extensive experience serving both recordkeepers and plan sponsors.

 
 
Envisage Information Systems, LLC
31 Dutch Mill Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Christen Marsenison
Ph: 607-275-5710
www.envisagesystems.com

Envisage Information Systems, LLC is one of the largest software development companies providing web, common remitter, and workflow solutions for the retirement industry. Since 1995, Envisage has been exclusively serving mid- to large-scale record keepers and financial companies. Envisage solves complex problems related to remittance processing, compliance, communication, and calculations in the 401(k), 403(b) and 457 markets. Envisage provides licensed product solutions as well as custom software development and systems integration expertise. Additional information about Envisage's products and services can be found at www.envisagesystems.com. Envisage is a member of the TIAA group of companies.

 
 
Fluent Technologies
331 Montvale Avenue, Suite 300
Woburn, Massachusetts 01801
Leslie Miller
Ph: 781-939-0900
Fax: 781-939-0800
lmiller@fluenttech.com
www.fluenttech.com

Fluent Technologies is dedicated to optimizing the management, delivery and presentation of financial information. We transform complex and disparate data into versatile assets and meaningful client experiences. As a leading Software as a Service provider, our financial data and content management system is the standard for assuring consistent and accurate representation across the enterprise. Our mission is to help marketing and sales teams proactively deliver and present plan and investment content equal to the moment to improve market positions and opportunities, and retain and expand business portfolios.

 
 
Franklin Templeton Investments
One Franklin Parkway
San Mateo, CA 94403
www.franklintempleton.com

By bringing together multiple, world-class investment teams in a single firm, Franklin Templeton Investments is able to offer specialized expertise across styles and asset classes, all supported by the strength and resources of one of the world's largest asset managers. Having pioneered global investing over 60 years ago, our global perspective is shaped by local expertise. Today, we have over investment professionals on the ground in 35, spotting investment ideas and potential risks firsthand. Our experience, global resources and focus on investment excellence have helped us to become a trusted partner to millions of individual and institutional investors in more than 150 countries.

 
 
GlobeTax
One New York Plaza, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Frank Froio
Ph: 212-747-9100
www.GlobeTax.com

GlobeTax is the leading provider of withholding tax recovery services for investors receiving cross-border investment income from American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and foreign ordinary shares. Qualified Retirement Plans are often entitled to reclaim the entire withholding amount from the foreign government (dependent on market and applicable treaties). Subscription to GlobeTax's tax reclaim service is risk-free and fees are contingent upon successful recoveries. Tax reclamation is a powerful tool for increasing investment performance! Contact us for a free analysis at info@globetax.com

 
 
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
7 Hanover Square
New York, NY 10004
Ph: 866-390-7268 (option #2)
www.GuardianLife.com

150 + Years of Promises Kept - The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America is one of the largest and oldest mutual life insurance companies in America. Since 1860, Guardian has been providing financial strategies to help individuals, families, and small business owners achieve financial security. Throughout the decades, Guardian has been consistently meeting its financial obligations and delivering on its promises. Guardian and its subsidiaries offer life, long term care insurance, disability income, medical and dental insurance products, 401(k) funding vehicles, annuities and other financial products and trust services.

 
 
Infosys McCamish Systems
6425 Powers Ferry Road NW, Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30339
Edwin Edwards
Ph: 770-690-1535
edwin_edwards@infosys.com
www.infosysmccamish.com

Infosys McCamish Systems supports a financial institution client base with its full service 409A compliant non-qualified administration platform, VPAS Benefit Plan Administration. With its front-end Internet based sales enabling services, Advisorfolio and Deferral +, Infosys McCamish Systems also provides automated best practice sales and design solutions in a turn-key platform. This plan design and sales platform cost effectively leverages scarce expert talent and enables non-expert distribution to deliver best practice 409A compliant solutions to the underpenetrated mid-market. Infosys McCamish Systems offers their solutions as platform only Software as a Service, or as a full recordkeeping outsourcing arrangement. With the merging of McCamish Systems into the Infosys family of companies, offerings include Qualified Retirement Plan Services in the DB & DC markets with both onshore and offshore delivery models. For more information please contact Ed Edwards at edwin_edwards@infosys.com.

 
 
Keane
450 Seventh Avenue, Suite 905
New York, NY 10123
Scott Regan
Ph: 610-232-0738
SRegan@KeaneUP.com
www.keaneup.com

Keane assists plan sponsors, administrators, and record keepers effectively mitigate the risks and costs of lost or missing participants for both active and terminated retirement plans. Our comprehensive suite of services combines proprietary data analysis, advanced genealogical research, and unmatched industry experience to locate participants, protect employees, and retain assets while ensuring compliance with federal regulations, state unclaimed property laws, and individual plan requirements. Keane is headquartered in New York with a primary operating facility in suburban Philadelphia, and satellite offices throughout the country. Learn why leading companies Lean on Keane.

 
 
LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute
Gary Lineberry
Ph: 770-984-3728
glineberry@loma.org
www.limra.com/secureretirementinstitute

The LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute provides comprehensive, unbiased research and education covering all aspects of the retirement industry. It also offers a forum for senior leaders across the financial services retirement landscape to identify and explore the challenges Americans face surrounding retirement. The LOMA Fellow, Secure Retirement Institute (FSRI) program provides a comprehensive curriculum for employees in asset management firms, insurance companies, distribution organizations, and recordkeeping companies. Employees who undertake the FSRI's three-level program will also understand the role of their jobs within the broader context of their company and the retirement industry as a whole.

 
 
Merrill Corporation
One Merrill Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108-5267
Ph: 866-367-9110
www.www.merrillcorp.com

Merrill Corporation provides secure, innovative solutions to complex content and communications requirements. With our deep financial industry expertise, exceptional service and innovative technology, we are a trusted partner in ensuring our clients' success at every stage in the life cycle of regulated business communications. Rely on Merrill's forward-thinking technology to efficiently create and manage differentiated, personalized experiences for all your stakeholders- participants, plan sponsors and advisors. A single platform that works with your business. We partner with customers to provide multichannel communication management and delivery solutions to meet their unique digital, print and distribution needs. Visit www.merrillcorp.com to learn more.

 
 
Millennium Trust Company
2001 Spring Road, Suite 700
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Kevin Clark
Ph: 630-368-5647
Fax: 630-368-5699
kclark@mtrustcompany.com
www.mtrustcompany.com

Millennium Trust Company is a leading Automatic Rollover IRA provider for retirement plans. Our solutions are tailored for open, terminated and abandoned plans and help plan sponsors comply with DOL Safe Harbor requirements for automatic rollovers. We work with a wide range of professionals and offer a full complement of solutions to address such plan related issues as: missing participants, uncashed checks, benefit distributions and notification services. For more information, please visit our web site at www.mtrustcompany.com

 
 
Oculus Partners, LLC
415 Waterford Drive
Cartersville, Georgia 30120
Ph: 404-606-1768
www.oculuspartners.com

Oculus Partners is a strategic consulting firm focused on financial services, concentrating in retirement and wealth management. Formed in 2008, the firm has grown to serve over 25 corporate clients including banks and broker/dealers, asset managers, insurers, clearing agents and custodians, and technology companies. Our Consultants have experience as business line managers in the financial services industry. We use this experience in developing high impact strategies that can be practically implemented. Our clients have one thing in common - a desire to grow their businesses in a healthy and sustainable way. Simply put, we help our clients accomplish that goal.

 
 
PIMCO
650 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
www.pimco.com

PIMCO is a global investment solutions provider with more than 2,400 dedicated professionals in 12 countries focused on a single mission: to manage risks and deliver returns for our clients. We are long-term investors and thought leaders, focused intensely on providing superior service. Our time-tested investment process guides both cyclical (short-term) and secular (three- to five-year) macroeconomic views and we combine those forecasts with in-depth research, security analysis and portfolio risk management. For more information, visit pimco.com or call 888.845.5012

 
 
PNC Retirement Solutions
620 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Brad Bonno
Ph: 412-768-9370
brad.bonno@pnc.com
www.pnc.com/retirementsolutions

PNC Retirement Solutions SM is committed to helping plan sponsors minimize administrative burdens, maximize their time for critical business activity, and help plan participants achieve retirement savings goals. Vested Interest Defined Contribution Program, PNC Bank's bundled retirement solution, provides a full spectrum of services essential to successful employee retirement plan administration. Beyond our bundled package Vested Interest, we also offer employee education consulting services. Our Offerings include: Investment and Consulting Services for plans, Targeted participant education, Employee education consulting, Proprietary mutual funds (Defined Contribution Investment Only). For more information about Vested Interest and PNC Retirement Solutions, visit our booth or call Brad Bonno at 412-768-9370.

 
 
Retirement Clearinghouse
3545 Whitehall Park Drive, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28273
Neal Ringquist
Ph: 704-248-5895
Fax: 704-353-9810
sales@rch1.com
www.RCH1.com

Retirement Clearinghouse (RCH) provides plan sponsors with services that move retirement savings forward as participants change jobs, solving the small account problem. RCH's solutions deliver plan-to-plan portability, improve participant outcomes, increase average balances and promote retirement readiness. RCH Auto Portability is the enhanced standard of care for an automatic rollover (ARO) program, reducing cashouts by 52%, while helping participants receiving mandatory distributions (<$5,000) consolidate retirement savings into their current, active plan. RCH Managed Portability is for all participants, all balances and relies upon participant consent to consolidate retirement savings. More information: www.rch1.com

 
 
Student Loan Genius
118 Nueces Street, Suite 402
Austin, TX 78701
Tony Aguilar
Ph: 512-522-1913
ceo@studentloangenius.com
www.studentloangenius.com

At Student Loan Genius we invented the 401k for student loans. We empower great companies to help employees solve their student loan problems in three ways. We find them the best repayment plan, offer payments through payroll, help crush student loans faster with an employer match, and help grow retirement savings through our 401(k) contribution feature.

 
 
T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
PO Box 89000, Mail Code: OM-6350
Baltimore, MD 21289-6350
Kevin Collins
Ph: 410-345-6740
kevin_collins@troweprice.com
www.troweprice.com

INVEST WITH CONFIDENCE - T. Rowe Price is an asset management firm focused on delivering global investment management excellence and retirement services that investors can rely on - now, and over the long term.

 
 
vWise, Inc.
85 Enterprise, Suite 320
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Ph: 877-820-8212
www.vwise.com

vWise is the leading developer of award-winning employee benefit solutions for providers and advisors in the defined contribution industry. vWise offers the industry's most advanced platform for participant education, enrollment, and analytics. The company's interactive tools and data analytics are designed to maximize operational efficiency and increase profitability across the retirement continuum.

 
 
Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
401 South Tryon Street, 14th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202-1934
Tom Holland
Ph: 410-532-9448
tom.holland@wellsfargo.com
www.wellsfargo.com

Wells Fargo is a national leader in providing total retirement management, investments, and trust and custody solutions tailored to meet the needs of institutional clients. With 4 million participants and $334 billion in retirement plan assets, Wells Fargo ranks as the nation's eighth largest retirement plan provider according to the 2015 PLANSPONSOR DC Recordkeeping Survey.

 
Past Sponsors