Category Archives: Get to Know the Experts

Episode 110 – Biblically Responsible Investing with Robert Netzly



Matt is joined today by Robert Netzly, the globally recognized authority in the Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) movement and leading innovator in the BRI industry. Robert began his journey into the BRI world after feeling a calling to step out from his previous employer and create a financial service that reflected his values. 

Robert is the founder of the Inspire Investing group of companies, where he maintains the role of CEO. Robert has tranformed his own business along with many others by creating the opportunity for advisors to develop a strong niche market. BRI offers these advisors a way to continue to invest and work in finance while supporting their personal views and beliefs. As one of the founders of the BRI movement, Robert is a great source of information on how you can transform your practice and your finances by establishing a strong brand that you believe in and support. 

LINKS: Inspire Investing | Christian Wealth Management | Robert Netzly LinkedIn


Episode 109 – Retiring Early with Eric Gaddy



Throughout the podcast, host Matt Halloran has been forunate to sit down with a variety of authors speaking to various niches in the financial market. However, one thing everyone is discussing is the ever sought after comfortable retirement. Today’s guest, is an early retirement expert. What makes him so proflic when it comes to retiring? He’s 48, and retired.

Joining Matt today is Eric Gaddy, recent retiree, and newly published author of Retire Early -What are you waiting for? Eric spent 24 years as a financial professional before retiring last year and taking on this new adventure of being a thought leader. Matt and Eric sit down to talk shop about his upcoming book, along with his book marketing tactics (some of which will make your jaw drop).

If you’re looking to challenge the retirement norm, for yourself or your clients, be sure to listen in today and pick up a copy of Eric’s new book, now available on Amazon!

LINKS: Eric Gaddy LinkedIn | Retire Early – What are you waiting for? | Retire Early 365


Episode 108 – The Influencer Navigator Plan with Jay Palter



Today Matt is joined by Jay Palter, the Cheif Engagement Officer at jaypalter.com. Jay has been in the tech industry for over 30 years, and is providing something fundamentally unique and different when it comes to social media and influencers.

Jay has developed his own Influencer Navigator Plan as a tool to help you build a social media presence that that is both credible and visible to social media influencers in your field. It even goes so far as to advise you on WHAT to share, WHEN to share it, and WHO with.

If you’re looking to create some sustainable and impactful social media, be sure to tune in today!

Links: JAYPALTER.CA | Jay Palter LinkedIn


Episode 107 – Growth Marketing with Alan Moore



Often when entrepreneurs set out to start a new business, marketing can fall to the way side. Business structure, sales, products seem to all take precenident.But if you want to build a successful business you have to have a rockstar marketing plan. Joining Matt today is the co-founder of XY planning and CEO of Advisor Pay Alan Moore.

Many of you will have heard Alan’s name before, as he is consistently blogging, podcasting, and being highlighted as a thought leader within financial services. Alan is the co-founder of XY Planning Network and the CEO of Advice Pay. He joins Matt today to explore some of the ways that have lead to his exponential growth and made him one of the fastest growing companies in the United States.

Links: Alan Moore LinkedIn | XY Planning Network | AdvicePay


Episode 106- A Woman’s Way with Michelle R. Donovan and Patty Kreamer



Today Matt shares the mic with co-authors Michelle R. Donovan and Patty Kreamer to discuss their latest book, A Woman’s Way: Empowering Female Financial Advisors to Authentically Flourish and Lead in a Man’s World. Michelle and Patty write to this topic, speak to this topic, and coach on this topic.

Together, the three will walk through some of the strategies and tactics women can use to capitalize on their natural strengths as women and build thriving practices based on leadership, confidence, relationships, and authenticity.

Be sure to listen in today!

Links: A Woman’s Way Book | Michelle R. Donovan LinkedIn | Patty Kreamer LinkedIn


Our 100th Episode with Michael Kitces



Have you ever wanted the opportunity to pick the brain of a financial rockstar?

To celebrate our hundredth podcast, Matt was fortunate enough to sit down with the one and only Michael Kitces and do just that.

Many of you will recognize Michael’s name from his blog, Nerd’s Eye View, but he is also a partner and director at Wealth Management for Pinnacle Advisory Group and the co-founder of the XY Planning Network and New Planner Recruiting. If you haven’t found him through these avenues, you may have had the opportunity to hear Michael at one of his many speaking gigs (he rocks between 50-70 a year). With eight designations/degrees (yes, you read that correctly), Michael is one of our industry’s leading experts on everything from marketing to markets.

Michael discusses his initial foray into the blog scene, and how he’s grown in popularity and numbers through persistent writing and by creating high-quality content. Boasting over 200,000 unique viewers to his blog every month, Michael understands how to go from humble beginnings to superstardom.

Listen in today and discover what steps you can take to realizing your marketing dreams.

LINKS: Michael Kitces LinkedIn | Kitces.com


Episode 96 – Next Level Niche with Marci Bair



If you haven’t noticed, we love to talk about your niche on Top Advisor Marketing Podcast. Having a real and focused niche enables advisors to make a larger impact in their area of interest, and grow their business exceptionally well. In today’s episode we are diving back into niche financial planning with Marci Bair, President of Bair Financial Planning, and soon to be published author of the Social Responsibility Tool Kit.

With over 25 years of experinece working with female executives, LBGTQ+ communities, and progressive businesses, Marci understands just how crucial a niche is to a sustainable and profitable business. But how can you take this one step further? Matt and Marci dive into how you can undergo assessments and certifications to provide proof that you are operating and unique and one of a kind financial planning service. With a background in sustainable and socially responsible investing, Marci offers her unique input on the various ways you can undergo ESI/SRI certifications to ensure you’re business is not just planning, but operating in a financially sustainable fasion.

If you’re interested in learning how you can take your ESI/SRI business to the next level, or just want to know more about developing a strong niche market, listen in with Marci and Matt today!

LINKS: Marci Bair | Sustainable & Socially Responsible Investing 101 | Socially Responsible Investing Brochure


Episode 94 – Empowering Women in Finance with Katie Burke and Bridget Grimes



Did you know that fewer than one in four CFP® professionals are women and it’s been that way for at least a decade? Financial planning can be a great place for women to work, grown and thrive. So, why is it not attracting more women?  Its an industry about building relationships, problem solving, having control over your work and problem solving. All characterstics of a great field that should be appealing to both men and women.

Yet the continued male dominance has created a disparity in interest. Fortunately, on today’s espiode of Top Advisor Marketing Matt welcomes Bridget Grimes and Katie Burke, co-founders of Equita Financial Network, and two females in finance seeking to correct for that difference.

Bridget and Katie designed Equita to provide the support women aren’t getting from the male led firms that dominate the industry. Equita provides a variety of support systems to women financial planners including networking, scholarship opportunities, peer to peer mentoring, and professional development. It also has a fee structure system designed to reward women as they grow their firms. All of these strategies have been thoughtfully implements to help women become increasingly successful in the financial field.

In addition to running the Equita Financial Network, Bridget is a newly minted author of Corner Office Choices, and both Bridget and Katie manage their own financial planning firms.

To learn more about how Katie and Bridget are changing the way women work in finance, be sure to listen in today or check our Bridget’s new book, linked below.

LINKS: CORNER OFFICE CHOICES | Click here to listen to an exercpt of the book on iTunes | METHOD FINANCIAL PLANNING | WEALTH CHOICE


Episode 93 – Diversity and Inclusion in Finance with Robyn Pollack



When you look around the room at financial conference, it’s probably come to your attention that there just isn’t much diversity in the crow around you. You may not even need to be at a conference to notice the lack of diversity in the financial sector, you may be able to tell simply from looking at your office.

If this sounds like you, first off you’re not alone. And second, there are professional who can help you, such as this week’s guest, Robyn Pollack.

Robyn is the president and founder of Trellis Consulting. As a business strategist with an expertise in diversity and inclusion, Robyn increases financial return by teaching organizations to leverage their D&I Initiatives more effectively.Through years of experience working with businesses as a restructuring attorney, Robyn understands first-hand that business goals, objectives and strategies can only truly be achieved in a culture that is grounded in cultivating and valuing all stakeholders equally.

Learn more today on how you can ensure you’re promoting inclusion and diversity in your work place!

LINKS:  MINDSET | ROBYN POLLACK


Episode 92 – Creating Space for Serving Women with Barbara Provost



Do you feel as though your firm might be missing something? Or more specifically, someone? For decades now, many of us in the financial service industry have ignored 51% of the population, AKA the women. Matt is joined today by Barbara Provost of Purse Strings, LLC and Provost Consulting to discuss how you can change this and what opportunities there are for advisors to best serve women.

Barbara is an expert on women. With a doctorate in education she has spent the past 25 years building financial education products. Her experience and background create an ideal space to assist women in growing in their relationship with money, along with connecting with to properly vetted professionals.

If you’re interested in how you can create a more female accesible practice to help women manage their wealth (who, by the way, are  about 20 trillion dollars), Barbara has incredible thought leadership and insight to offer. Listen in today!

LINKS: www.pursestrings.co |  www.bprovost.com | Barbara Provost