SPARK National Conference

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

DST is now part of SS&C Technologies. DST is a leading provider of specialized technology, strategic advisory, and business operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. DST delivers flexible technology and business outsourcing solutions to help retirement plan providers, advisors and TPAs create lifetime engagement models for participants. Our retirement account servicing, rollover and income portability, plan health and analytics, advisor practice management, and personalized education capabilities span all plan and investment types, promote retirement savings, help clients support their fiduciary obligations, and can enhance the participant experience. 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.

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

For more than 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 since 1923, delivers retirement plan solutions for public, private, and nonprofit organizations. Our services include state-of-the-art recordkeeping, administrative services, investment and risk management, comprehensive employee communications, and trustee services. Prudential Retirement is proud of its accomplishments: managing more than 9,000 plans, $429.1 billion in retirement account values and Over 4 million participants and annuitants (all figures are as of December 31, 2017).

Past 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?

 
BridgePoint Group, LLC
821 Dawsonville Highway, Suite 250-302
Gainesville, GA 30501
Ph: 855-274-3434
www.getbridgepoint.com

BridgePoint is a business consulting firm that provides transformative ideas, industry perspective and practical planning for the financial services industry. Our broad experience gives us the depth of expertise to help organizations grow and thrive. Working side by side with our clients, our team of subject matter experts draws on firsthand experience to create value and growth by providing pragmatic strategies and solutions. For more information on BridgePoint, please visit our website at www.getbridgepoint.com.

 
BrightScope, a Strategic Insight business
beacon@brightscope.com
strategic-i.com

BrightScope, a Strategic Insight business, provides integrated data management and analytics through the SI Data division. BrightScope's best-in-class software solutions, including BI & Analytics, Data Networks, Sales Reporting, Industry Datasets, and CRM/Data Integration, facilitate more effective sales and retention strategies for the top financial institutions. With BrightScope, financial services firms know exactly how to leverage trended market share analysis, gain unparalleled visibility into advisor-to-plan relationships, and drive the growth of data-driven decision-making from every corner of the organization.

Congruent Solutions Inc.
1500 District Avenue
Burlington, MA 01803
Ph: 617-314-9079
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, Sr. Vice President -- North America, 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.

Custodia Financial
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 using technology to introduce attractive new products and services that improve defined contribution outcomes. When participants lose their jobs and are unable to repay their loans, 86% default, increasing financial problems for participants and fiduciary risks for plan sponsors charged with preserving retirement benefits. To address this problem, Custodia spent six years creating a regulatory and tax compliant program called Retirement Loan Eraser (RLE) which is the only automated solution that prevents loan defaults before they occur. RLE is a simple, affordable program that ensures employees reach the retirement they deserve.

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.

HealthEquity
Draper, Utah 84020
Danny Streiff
Ph: 704-904-7553
dstreiff@healthequity.com
www.healthequity.com

HealthEquity empowers Americans to build health savings by providing powerful tools for health savings accounts (HSAs) and other health financial services. We manage over $6.4 billion in deposits, which makes us one of the largest dedicated health account custodians in the nation. Our convenient solutions serve more than 3.3 million health savings accounts, owned by individuals at more than 40,000 companies across the country. With member support available every hour of every day, our team provides around-the-clock insight to maximize health savings.

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.

Messagepoint
207 Queens Quay West, Suite 802
Toronto, ON M5J 1A7
info@messagepoint.com
www.messagepoint.com

Messagepoint is a powerful content management platform serving the customer communications management needs of large enterprise customers in Group Retirement, Financial Services, Insurance and Healthcare. It provides an intuitive and secure environment for business users to directly own and control touchpoint messaging content and business rules driving the pace of change for customer-facing print and digital communications. Messagepoint was recently named the CODiE Award winner for Best Multi-channel Publishing Platform. For more information, visit www.messagepoint.com.

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.

RCP Solutions
550 Pinetown Road, Suite 320
Fort Washington, PA 19034
Mark Sweatman
Ph: 267-607-4175
msweatman@rcp-solutions.com
www.rcp-solutions.com

RCP Solutions specializes in risk management, compliance and communications programs that drive performance and the bottom line. A women-owned business with 100+ years of leadership experience across industries and disciplines, we leverage technology to integrate the many facets of business, risk and compliance to achieve the best results for clients.

Stadion Money Management
1061 Cliff Dawson Road
Watkinsville, GA 30677
www.stadionmoney.com/storyline

Stadion Money Management is a privately owned money management firm based near Athens, Georgia. Since being founded in 1993, our goal has been to help investors -- through their advisors or company retirement plans -- protect and grow their "serious money." That is, the money that absolutely must be there for the important long-term goals like retirement, education, and future family legacy. A common value pervades our company culture: do right by our clients. We believe that building and safeguarding a financial future should not be confusing or overwhelming for investors. While our team of experienced money managers do some pretty complicated things to build and manage portfolios for the modern market, we strive to keep our communications with clients clear and straightforward. And we're only a phone call away.

T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 89000, Mail Code: 6350
Baltimore, MD 21289
Lee Stevens
Ph: 410-345-7753
lee_stevens@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. 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, 2018, T. Rowe Price has more than USD $1,014 billion in assets under management and serves clients in 47 countries worldwide

vWise
85 Enterprise, Suite 320
Aliso Viejo, California 92656
Tony Mingo
Ph: 949-716-1276
tmingo@vwise.com
www.vwise.com

We Understand the Power of Messaging, Timing and Media That Engage and Drive Action. vWise is relentlessly focused on creating highly interactive experiences that boost confidence and drive informed decision-making. We base our solutions on behavioral finance fundamentals and the way today's digital-savvy audience consumes content. vWise solutions deliver relevant, bite-sized modules of information that can be watched, skipped and watched again. At any point in their journey, participants can learn more by accessing engaging videos that address timely topics, including asset allocation, equity styles and retirement risks. Whether they are new to their benefits programs or seasoned investors, individuals can direct their experience to meet their specific needs -- anytime, anywhere, on any device.

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