November 14, 2023

Ep. 50: Driving Trust, Growth, and Innovation in Wealth Management with Eric Clarke

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir

Could this saying be true with businesses as well, that oftentimes we receive a lot more than we seek?

Join Shannon Spotswood from RFG Advisory as she and Eric Clarke, the visionary Founder and CEO of Orion, discuss the rapidly evolving landscape of wealth management and the partnership between Orion Advisor Solutions and RFG Advisory. Listen in as the conversation contrasts traditional Wall Street methods with innovative financial strategies.

Throughout the discussion, Shannon and Eric explore:

  • How Eric’s leadership style evolved over the years
  • Three key takeaways for leaders who are looking to scale
  • The importance of being willing to disrupt the status quo and traditional ways of thinking in a technology business
  • What hurdles come with scaling a business
  • The concerns and benefits of bringing in a capital partner
  • Why KPIs are essential for businesses today
  • How real success is built on genuine relationships
  • Why every client interaction matters and where behavioral finance changes the game
  • And much more!


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About our guest:

Eric Clarke is the founding CEO of Orion Advisor Tech, launching the firm in 1999 to provide portfolio accounting software to help independent financial advisors scale their businesses. Eric retired as Orion’s CEO in 2023 and continues to serve as an active member of Orion’s Board of Directors.

As a visionary leader and prominent voice in the financial advice industry, Eric is at the forefront of advancing and transforming the RIA and wealthtech industries. Eric has received numerous industry awards including WealthManagement’s CEO of the Year for 2022, ThinkAdvisor’s IA25 multiple times, received a Luminaries award in 2022 and an InvestmentNews’ Icon & Innovators Award in 2019, and lead the Orion team to four Wealthies Awards in 2023.

In addition to serving on Orion’s board, since 2020 Eric has also served as a board trustee for the Foundation for Financial Planning, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding access to pro bono financial planning for people in crisis or need. Eric earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information Systems from Brigham Young University and Master of Business Administration from their rival at the University of Utah.