Setting You Up For Success

Setting You Up For Success

Our leaders are motivated by an unwavering commitment to deliver an exceptional product backed by outstanding support.
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    Bjorn Widerstedt
    VP, Product Management
  • Photo - Brian Justice
    Brian Justice
    VP, Advisory Sales
  • Photo - John Marinatos
    John Marinatos
    VP, Product Development
  • Photo - Eli George
    Eli George
    VP, Solutions Management
  • Photo - Jen Becher
    Jen Becher
    Sr. Director, Implementation
  • Photo - Ryan Alexis
    Ryan Alexis
    Sr. Director, Client Support
  • Photo - Erin Colledge
    Erin Colledge
    Sr. Director, Product Management
  • Photo - John Milne
    John Milne
    Director, Product Management
  • Photo - Doug McPhail
    Doug McPhail
    Director, Solutions Consulting
  • Photo - Rob Allen
    Rob Allen
    Director, Relationship Management
  • Photo - Justin Wayne
    Justin Wayne
    Director, Solutions Management
  • Photo - Chris Spediacci
    Chris Spediacci
    Director, BD Link & Data Conversion
  • Photo - Mike Betz
    Mike Betz
    Director, Channel Management
  • Photo - Karen Sears
    Karen Sears
    Director, Advisory Marketing
  • Photo - David Roddan
    David Roddan
    Director, Infrastructure
  • Photo - Michelle Greive
    Michelle Greive
    Director, Product Management
  • Photo - Josh Bergen
    Josh Bergen
    Director, Product Development
  • Photo - Jason Domizio
    Jason Domizio
    Director, Technology
  • Photo - Everett Hagan
    Everett Hagan
    Director, Product Design
  • Photo - Erin Kendrick
    Erin Kendrick
    Senior Manager, Quality Assurance
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    Bjorn Widerstedt

    VP, Product Management
    SS&C Advent

    Bjorn Widerstedt is the Vice President of Product Management for Black Diamond within SS&C Advent. He loves to simplify complex problems, find opportunities, and build meaningful products. In this role he is responsible for Platform Strategy and Management, UX Design, and Product Consulting. Bjorn and his teams innovate closely with clients and partners in order to transform the wealth management space. Working with great people and having fun gets Bjorn excited every day.

    Prior to joining Black Diamond/SS&C Advent in 2008, Bjorn spent 4 years playing professional golf on various tours.

    Bjorn holds a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University.

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    Brian Justice

    VP, Advisory Sales
    SS&C Advent

    Brian Justice is the Vice President of Advisory Sales & Business Development for SS&C Advent. In this role, he is responsible for all new customer acquisitions for the Advisory segment and works closely with our channel-partner network to drive rapid adoption of our Black Diamond Wealth Platform. Brian has an extensive background of over 20 years in the industry with the majority of that time spent working with Investment Advisors and helping them service their existing client relationships through technology solutions.

    Prior to joining SS&C Advent in 2000, he worked as a registered investment advisor and prior to that was a professional cyclist.

    Brian holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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    John Marinatos

    VP, Product Development
    SS&C Advent

    John joined the SS&C Advent team in 2008 and has brought enthusiasm and deep product knowledge ever since. He oversees Black Diamond's software development organization to deliver outstanding product performance for clients, from engineering and infrastructure to quality assurance. He has over 18 years of experience in software engineering and takes pride in his team’s efforts to lead the industry in software solutions. In 2019, John was honored as a Tech Leader of the Year from the Jacksonville Business Journal based on his impact at work and in the broader business community.

    John holds a B.S. from the University of North Florida.

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    Eli George

    VP, Solutions Management
    SS&C Advent

    Eli George is the Vice President of Solutions Management at SS&C Advent. He leads strategy, product management and business development for the firm's key, global business segments including Portfolio and Market Data, Black Diamond and Partnerships. He joined the firm in 2005 when he began his career in Fintech. Eli's expertise in strategic planning and operational execution has exponentially contributed to the growth of the company. He currently lives in Jacksonville, FL with his wife and three children.

    Eli holds a M.B.A from the University of North Florida and a B.S. from Florida State University.

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    Jen Becher

    Sr. Director, Implementation
    SS&C Advent

    Jen is in charge of getting new clients up and running on SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform. She ensures the process is smooth and successful, so new clients are able to reap the benefits of their platform from day one. It’s a process with a lot of moving parts: from data conversion and reporting to training and configuration. She and her team handle it all with a service mindset and a singular focus on client success and satisfaction. Clients consistently give her implementation team an excellent report card, not just for the efficiency of the process, but especially for the professionalism of the people.

    Jen joined SS&C Advent in 2008 and has held various leadership roles during her tenure. She holds an MBA and BS from the University of North Florida.

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    Ryan Alexis

    Sr. Director, Client Support
    SS&C Advent

    Ryan is laser-focused on building and motivating a team that is responsible for delivering industry-leading client service to clients of SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform. He is a passionate advocate for clients, striving proactively to help them get the most value from the platform while keeping their operations humming smoothly.

    Ryan joined the SS&C Advent team in 2009 and has held various client service roles. Before that, he worked in settlement services at Merrill Lynch. He holds a BS in Finance from the University of North Florida.

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    Erin Colledge

    Sr. Director, Product Management
    SS&C Advent

    At SS&C Advent, Erin has worn a number of different hats as a member of the Black Diamond product team. She has been instrumental in the growth of the overall team and a champion of the culture on which SS&C Advent thrives. Today, Erin leads core platform planning strategy and product delivery. She is passionate about connecting experiences and creating solutions that make multiple system functions work in harmony. The chance to work with talented people who challenge each other to both build better products and be better individuals fuels her each day.

    Before joining the team in 2009, Erin worked in the Global Equity Capital Markets team at Merrill Lynch. She holds a BSE in Operations, Research and Financial Engineering, along with certificates in Finance and Engineering Management Systems from Princeton University.

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    John Milne

    Director, Product Management
    SS&C Advent

    John has been serving clients of SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform since 2010. He landed his first job out of college and has enjoyed tackling big challenges for our clients ever since.  He rose through the ranks to his current responsibilities for the rebalancing, data management, financial planning and billing components of the platform. The chance to collaborate with bright people and bounce big ideas around makes it gratifying to come in – or log in – to work every day.

    John holds a BS in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

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    Doug McPhail

    Director, Solutions Consulting
    SS&C Advent

    Doug is in charge of making sure SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform matches each client’s individual needs. With 20 years in the financial services business, and a focus on wealth management since 2010, he manages, mentors, and leads a team of sales engineers focused on understanding and delivering solutions for advisors. His team conducts pre-sales analyses, consults with prospects and new clients during their evaluation, selection and implementation of the platform, and then continues working with clients to help them apply best practices.

    Doug holds a BS in Finance from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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    Rob Allen

    Director, Relationship Management
    SS&C Advent

    Rob leads the team that serves as the front-line point of contact for SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond clients. Relationship Managers are trusted advisors to clients, keeping them informed of industry trends and best practices, and helping them maximize ROI through the platform. As proactive consultants, they bring SS&C Advent’s best ideas, innovations and capabilities to clients – and likewise, bring our clients’ great ideas to the product team.

    Rob has a 20 -plus year history of partnering with independent advisors. Before joining SS&C Advent in 2012, he spent over 12 years in sales and relationship management with TD Ameritrade and Pershing Advisor Solutions. Rob holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee.

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    Justin Wayne

    Director, Solutions Management
    SS&C Advent

    For advisors, integration partnerships are a big part of the value proposition and Justin is responsible for managing partnerships for SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform. Endlessly curious about new technologies and apps, the best part of his role is the opportunity to explore and test new solutions coming to market. He loves meeting up-and-coming companies, discovering the innovative solutions they’re designing, and finding ways to partner with them to the benefit of Black Diamond clients.

    Before joining SS&C Advent in 2013, Justin spent six years at Fortigent and LPL Financial consulting with high and ultra-high net worth advisory firms. He has an MBA from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business and a BA from Principia College.

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    Chris Spediacci

    Director, BD Link & Data Conversion
    SS&C Advent

    Chris leads the team that delivers the Black Diamond Link solution, which enables access to Black Diamond capabilities through other SS&C Advent platforms. In his many years at SS&C Advent, he has made significant contributions to the Advent Custodial Data (ACD) solution, custom engineering programs and on demand outsourcing organizations. He also helped establish the custom engineering operation in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

    Chris joined the team in 1999 after working for Credit Suisse’s banking division in Lugano, Switzerland. He holds an International MBA from the University of South Carolina and a BS from the University of California at Riverside. He also completed graduate coursework at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.

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    Mike Betz

    Director, Channel Management
    SS&C Advent

    Mike works closely with custodians, consultants and influencers to represent the best interests of our shared clients, to highlight new solutions, and to ensure that working with SS&C Advent is easy and mutually beneficial. He comes to the task with more than 15 years of experience as a financial advisor, consultant and executive in the independent broker-dealer and RIA space. 

    Mike joined SS&C Advent in 2017. He is a long-time CFP® certificant, with a BS in Consumer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MBA from Hamline University.

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    Karen Sears

    Director, Advisory Marketing
    SS&C Advent

    Karen and her team are responsible for connecting SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform to the advisory space through all available channels. She makes sure the business development effort is supported by a meticulously planned and artfully executed marketing strategy. Her passion is delivering information on the platform in ways that speak to the needs and aspirations of wealth management firms.

    Before joining SS&C Advent, Karen was a senior manager in the marketing strategy group at FIS Global. She also held marketing roles at Atlantic Coast Bank, JP Morgan Chase and HomeBanc Mortgage Corporation. She holds a BS in Business Management from Florida State University.

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    David Roddan

    Director, Infrastructure
    SS&C Advent

    David is responsible for providing a resilient, scalable and secure operating environment for SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond technology stack. His responsibilities include data center operations, systems and platform engineering, product delivery, and data security. He and his team are dedicated to delivering the trusted and proven systems clients deserve and depend on. David thrives on the successes of bright engineers armed with a strong product vision and modern technologies.

    Before joining the SS&C Advent team in 2013, David held engineering and leadership roles at multiple technology organizations. He holds a BS in Information Systems from the University of North Florida.

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    Michelle Greive

    Director, Product Management
    SS&C Advent

    At SS&C Advent, Michelle’s chief responsibility is making sure clients understand everything the Black Diamond Wealth Platform can do for their business and helping them maximize their use. She leads a team of product experts focused on sharing knowledge with our service teams and providing technical support. Seeing clients succeed with Black Diamond as the heart of their business is what motivates her each day.

    Michelle joined SS&C Advent in 2011. Before that she was a financial solutions advisor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She holds a BA in corporate finance from the University of North Florida.

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    Josh Bergen

    Director, Product Development
    SS&C Advent

    Data drives the advisory business, and that’s what drives Josh. With a primary focus on data strategy, he works with both the product development and infrastructure teams to ensure that clients of SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond Wealth Platform have an advanced data platform that is solid yet flexible, enabling them to access and apply reliable data to make smart decisions. Josh believes that innovative, efficient solutions accelerate Black Diamond ahead of the demands of an ever-changing industry. 

    Josh joined the SS&C Advent team in 2010 and has 17 years of product development experience. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of North Florida.

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    Jason Domizio

    Director, Technology
    SS&C Advent

    Jason is a self-described computer geek with a passion for programming and seeing his creations come to life to solve complex problems. He provides technology, architecture and engineering direction for SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond product development team, as well as contributing to the foundational systems that the platform is built upon.

    Jason has been a part of the SS&C Advent team since 2014, following eight years in a variety of senior development roles. He holds a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of North Florida.

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    Everett Hagan

    Director, Product Design
    SS&C Advent

    Everett’s passion is exploring how bleeding edge technology can improve the human experience. A champion of creativity and innovation across SS&C Advent, he leads the team of product designers responsible for delivering the “Wow!” factor to users of the Black Diamond Wealth Platform. 

    Before joining SS&C Advent in 2016, Everett spent the majority of his career as a digital innovation consultant focused on early stage discovery for new products and services. He has worked across a variety of sectors, including fintech, healthcare and consumer goods. He majored in computer science at Kennesaw State University.

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    Erin Kendrick

    Senior Manager, Quality Assurance
    SS&C Advent

    Erin is passionate about team coordination and communication and she thrives on bringing people together to navigate complex challenges. As a founding member of SS&C Advent’s Black Diamond product team, Erin instituted product support and brought best quality assurance (QA) practices into everyday operations. More recently, she has overseen the expansion of the QA team’s responsibilities to include functional and automation testing as well as security training and testing. She oversees the product release process across all development teams and the software development lifecycle for the entire Black Diamond platform. 

    Before she joined the SS&C Advent team in 2008, Erin worked at several growth companies in service and QA roles. She holds a BA in International Business from Auburn University.

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