SPARK National Conference

Sponsor and Exhibitor Profiles

 

Primary Sponsors

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

Broadridge, a global fintech leader with $4 billion in revenue, provides communications, technology, data and analytics. We help drive business transformation with solutions for enriching client engagement, navigating risk, optimizing efficiency and generating revenue growth. Our integrated, front-to-back solutions translate data into actionable insights and streamline the investment lifecycle. Touching 90% of the world's mutual fund assets, we are uniquely positioned to help asset managers get ahead of today's challenges and capitalize on what's next.

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

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 Rollover and Income Portability, Retirement Intelligence, Recordkeeping and Plan Administration, Personalized User Experience and Advisor 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/retirement.

 
Empower Institutional
8525 E. Orchard Road, 9T3
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Darlene Soderquist
Ph: 303-737-4156
Darlene.Soderquist@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 an 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 while growing their client relationships. For more information, please visit us at www.empowerinstitutional.com.

 
GoldStar Trust Company
1401 4th Ave
Canyon, Texas 79015
Ph: 806-354-3813
www.goldstartrust.com

GoldStar Trust is one of the nation's leading Self Directed IRA Custodians for alternative investments including but not limited to: precious metals, private stock, REITs, Hedge Funds, LPs, LLCs, promissory notes, bank stock and church bonds. GoldStar is also a Trustee and Escrow/Paying Agent for bond issuances in 38 states. GoldStar Trust is backed by the strength and confidence of Texas-based Happy State Bank, founded in 1908. Generating new business opportunities by providing companies a solution to eliminate the administrative burden of missing or non-responsive former employees in employer sponsored 401k plans.

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.

 
Ameritas
1876 Waycross Road
Cincinnati, OH 45240
Ph: 800-825-1551
ameritas.com

Founded in 1887, Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. and its affiliated companies offer a wide range of insurance and financial products and services to individuals, families and businesses. These products and services include life insurance; annuities; individual disability income insurance; group dental, vision and hearing care insurance; retirement plans; investments; asset management and public finance. Securities offered through affiliate Ameritas Investment Corp., member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, visit ameritas.com.

 
BenefitsLink.com & EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com
1298 Minnesota Avenue, Suite H
Winter Park, Florida 32789
Lois Baker
Ph: 407-644-4146
LoisBaker@benefitslink.com
www.benefitslink.com

BenefitsLink daily e-newsletters provide the latest developments and analysis in plan compliance, administration, policy and design -- since 1995, we've delivered the very best articles to keep you on top of this ever-changing field. Website includes active message boards, industry news and an extensive calendar of conferences and webcasts. Find - and fill -- job openings on our sister site, www.EmployeeBenefitsJobs.com. And be sure to check out our mobile app -- now available in the Apple Store and on Google Play. 28,000 Employee Benefits Professionals rely on us to keep them up to date -- do you?

Congruent Solutions Inc.
19925 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
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. Since 2004, Congruent has partnered with Tier 1 plan providers and TPAs, providing a full array of Back-Office Administration Services from Enrolling new participants, Processing Contributions, Loans and Distributions, Conversions and De-conversions, to Compliance Testing and 5500 preparation. Our Retirement Technology Services include Reverse Engineering services, Business Process Consulting, Data Migration and Plan Conversion consulting, Custom Application Development and Manual and Automated Testing services. Congruent developed COREDC, a new generation end-to-end enterprise technology platform covering both record keeping and transaction processing. 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 through a web based interface to all constituents of the retirement ecosystem and creates a better overall customer experience. The COREDC platform can also be implemented in modules as CORE Point Solutions to address specific business pain points with straight-through processing such as Payroll, eligibility, loans and distributions and fees. It is designed to integrate and work with existing recordkeeping systems with without the need for data migration or the need to sunset existing systems. Our CORE-On-Cloud offering makes these solutions available as SaaS and BPaaS models. For more information, please contact: Lucas Soucy, Vice President, Retirement Services, 617-314-9079.

Convergent
2018 Powers Ferry Road SE, Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30339
Ph: 866-567-7221
info@beconvergent.com
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.

dailyVest
100 N Stone Avenue
Tucson Arizona 85701
Pete McNellis
Ph: 520-577-5729
petemcnellis@dailyvest.com
dailyvest.com

dailyVest delivers software that recordkeepers, financial institutions, TPA's, and financial service providers need to adapt and succeed in a time of rapid DC industry change. We combine four elements -- recordkeeping system data connections, actionable analytics based on key plan metrics, digital experience, and seamlessly integrated retirement readiness and managed account data from GuidedChoice -- All within a big data technology platform that enhances a provider's ability to engage and empower their business users, plan participants, and investors. More than 20,000 plans use PlanAnalytics to monitor plan health, and over 7 million participants and investors have access to dailyVest-generated content. Visit us at: www.dailyvest.com.

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

Fiduciary Benchmarks
5335 Meadows Rd, Suite 210
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035
Tom Kmak
Ph: 480-656-4414
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.

FPS Trust Company
9200 E. Mineral Avenue, STE 225
Centennial, Colorado 80112
Mark Koeppen
Ph: 719-960-4208
mark@fpstrustco.com
www.fpsgroupllc.com

FPS Group is leading the way on the technology frontier for simplifying administration. Eliminating unnecessary processes, reducing risk and participant costs. Our strengths are Safe Harbor Auto Rollover IRAs, address searches, uncashed checks, paying agent service and a customized HSA solution.

LIMRA LOMA Secure Retirement Institute
6190 Powers Ferry Road, Suite 600
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Paul Wilson
Ph: 770-984-6427
wilsonp@loma.org
www.loma.org

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. Secure Retirement Institute's goal is to spur innovation and broaden industry collaboration to help improve retirement readiness and promote retirement security.

Millennium Trust Company
2001 Spring Road, Suite 700
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523
Karin Stouffer
Ph: 630-891-6185
kstouffer@mtrustcompany.com
www.mtrustcompany.com

Millennium Trust is an expert provider of retirement solutions. We've been there since the start of automatic rollover IRAs, developing streamlined systems and unparalleled expertise in the field. Our clients include Fortune 100 corporations and more than 58,000 other employers looking to reduce the operating burden of small-balance retirement accounts. We also offer a suite of IRA and retirement services to meet your evolving needs -- all designed to help you reduce costs and liabilities, and better serve plan participants.

Retirement Loan Eraser
17855 Dallas Parkway, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75287
Sandy Tassinari
Ph: 508-380-5253
stassinari@custodiafinancial.com
www.loaneraser.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.

T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
4515 Painters Mill Road, Mail Code: 6465
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Joyce Helgas
Ph: 410-345-8699
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. We provide an array of commingled funds, subadvisory services, separate account management, retirement recordkeeping, and related services for individuals, advisors, institutions, and/or retirement plan sponsors. Our intellectual rigor helps us seek the best ideas for our clients, our integrity ensures that we always put their interests first, and our stability lets us stay focused on their goals as we pursue better investment outcomes. As of March 31, 2017, T. Rowe Price has more than USD $861.6 billion in assets under management and serves clients in 45 countries worldwide.

Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust
401 S Tryon St. 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 4.2 million participants and $393 billion in retirement plan assets, Wells Fargo ranks as the nation's seventh largest retirement plan provider according to the 2017 PLANSPONSOR DC Recordkeeping Survey.

Past Sponsors