Vestmark

Michael Blundin Michael Blundin

Michael Blundin

Chief Executive Officer

Michael Blundin is Chief Executive Officer of Vestmark, responsible for accelerating Vestmark’s mission to bring personalized investment solutions to retail investors. Mr. Blundin joined Vestmark in 2004 and has served in multiple executive roles, including CTO, EVP of Client Delivery, SVP of Relationship Management and General Manager of Managed Services.

In his 17 years at the company, he has played a key role in shaping Vestmark’s strategy, forging deep client relationships and leading teams responsible for relationship management, software engineering, product management, quality assurance, implementation and consulting services.

Prior to joining Vestmark, Mr. Blundin served in executive roles at Savantis Systems, Vignette Corporation and Cirrus Recognition Systems, a company he co-founded.

Michael holds a BA in Physical Sciences from Colgate University, where he studied Physics, Chemistry, and Japanese.

Nick Thurlow Nick Thurlow

Nick Thurlow

Chief People Officer

Nick Thurlow joined Vestmark in April 2019 as Chief People Officer, responsible for human resources strategy and services, including nurturing and strengthening Vestmark’s culture in support of its business objectives. He leads all talent management, employee engagement, compensation, benefits and organizational development programs to uphold the company’s reputation as a best place to work.

Prior to joining Vestmark, Nick spent 5 years at InterGen, a global energy company, as Vice President of Human Resources and Public Affairs overseeing human resources strategy and services, including leadership and organizational development, talent management, employee engagement, workforce planning, HR information systems, and total rewards, as well as internal and external communications.

Before joining InterGen, Nick was Vice President of Human Resources at Comverse, Inc. in roles of increasing responsibility for over 15 years. He was the leader for talent management, talent acquisition and global shared services while serving as an executive human resources business partner.

Previously, Nick held various roles managing Human Resources for Boston Technology and Cabletron Systems.

Nick holds a BA in Management, Economics and Sociology from Hartwick College, and received his MBA from Boston College’s Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management.

Agnes Hong, CFA Agnes Hong, CFA

Agnes Hong, CFA

Chief Investment Officer and Head of Advisory Services

Agnes Hong is CIO and Head of Advisory Services for Vestmark’s registered investment advisor, Vestmark Advisory Solutions (VAS). She is responsible for managing the development and growth of service offerings related to direct indexing, including ESG preferences and other client-driven customizations, and tax transition services for wealth management enterprises and their clients. She also oversees advisor services including model trading and the Vestmark Manager Marketplace.

Agnes has over 20 years of experience in asset management and technology. Prior to joining Vestmark in January 2022, she held senior leadership and portfolio management roles at BlackRock, Charles Schwab Investment Management and Vanguard, where she managed index, active and ESG strategies, led portfolio management teams, launched ETFs and other new investment products, and implemented investment technology platforms. Early in her career, she also worked as a Senior Product Manager and Management Consultant serving financial services clients.

Agnes is a CFA® Charterholder, a CAIA® (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) Charterholder, and holds the Certificate in ESG Investing from CFA UK, and Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) Credential from SASB Standards. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Accounting from the University of New South Wales (Australia) and an MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ananya Balaram Ananya Balaram

Ananya Balaram

Chief Revenue Officer

Ananya Balaram joined Vestmark in 2008 and is Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), responsible for all revenue generation, expansion, retention and related activities. He leads the firm’s sales, relationship management, client solutions and marketing teams.

Ananya’s Vestmark journey began as a relationship manager working with Vestmark’s largest clients in a consultative fashion to understand their vision and deliver on their needs. He led the relationship management and client solutions teams until 2020, when he was named EVP of Sales for the firm. His industry, client and product expertise, strong leadership skills, and penchant for creativity have resulted in his progression to his current role.

Prior to joining Vestmark, Ananya was on the overlay management team at Morgan Stanley, responsible for one of the largest unified managed account products in the industry.

Ananya holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, where he played on the varsity tennis team and majored in Mathematics and Economics.

Dan Ferguson Dan Ferguson

Dan Ferguson

Chief Financial Officer

Dan is Vestmark’s Chief Financial Officer overseeing Finance, Accounting, Corporate Development and Investor Relations. Dan joined Vestmark in 2018 as VP, Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations, and was responsible for driving the company’s long-range strategic planning, annual budgeting and forecasting. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President, Strategy, responsible for developing and executing the corporate strategy and go to market planning for all of Vestmark’s business lines.

Prior to joining Vestmark, Dan spent 8 years at Cisco Systems, where he held strategy and planning leadership roles at the Corporate level and in the company’s Cybersecurity, Service Provider and Mobile Infrastructure businesses. He led initiatives and partnered with Sales, Marketing, Finance and Engineering teams to drive strategy through product and market transitions, including partnership development, scaling operations and driving M&A opportunities. Dan began his career with EMC Corporation, where he held progressive roles in Finance, Investor Relations and Audit.

Dan holds a BS in Finance from Boston College and an MBA from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management.

Annmarie Rogers Annmarie Rogers

Annmarie Rogers

Executive Vice President / Client Operations

Annmarie Rogers joined Vestmark in January 2004. She oversees product and technical support, client operations, training, and outsourced services. She has over 20 years of experience in investment systems development, implementations, and support.

Prior to joining Vestmark, Annmarie was a Managing Consultant at Venture Financial Systems Group, Ltd., a boutique consulting firm, specifically focused on delivering business and technology solutions to the financial services industry.

Prior to Venture, Annmarie spent over 16 years at Thomson Financial where she served as Vice President and Director of Product Operations, responsible for design, development, and quality assurance of PORTIA, Oneva TradeEQ, and Oneva Perform.

Annmarie holds both a BA in Zoology and Classics, the latter with a concentration in Latin, from the University of Vermont.

Leo Schrantz Leo Schrantz

Leo Schrantz

Executive Vice President / Business Operations

Leo Schrantz joined Vestmark in August 2021 as EVP, Business Operations. He is responsible for driving initiatives to improve Vestmark’s operational effectiveness.

Prior to joining Vestmark, Leo worked for three years as a management consultant for Bain & Company, serving a variety of clients in areas including strategy, operations, organizational design and performance improvement. He also led a team in performing over 20 different commercial due diligence efforts for various private equity clients.

Leo started his career at Accenture Federal Services where he helped various federal government clients in leveraging data to drive operational efficiencies. He also served in the United States Marine Corps as a rifleman, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2010 - 2011.

Leo holds a BSFS in International Political Economy from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and an MBA from University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Dennis Boudreau Dennis Boudreau

Dennis Boudreau

Senior Vice President / Client Delivery

Dennis Boudreau oversees Vestmark’s Client Delivery function, ensuring client satisfaction through building, testing, and deploying strategic technology solutions. His teams are responsible for client implementations, project management, and product adoption. He joined Vestmark in 2016 and was previously Group Vice President for Relationship Management, responsible for leading account management and building strategic client relationships.

For more than 20 years, Dennis has focused on client service and building client-centric cultures. Prior to joining Vestmark, Dennis spent 7 years as Director of Client Services for Broadridge Financial Services, where he managed a diverse team responsible for relationship management onboarding and implementation activities. Earlier, he held similar positions at Eagle Investment Systems and Sungard Securities Processing.

Dennis holds a BA in Management from the University of Massachusetts.

Mark Peabody Mark Peabody

Mark Peabody

Senior Vice President / Product Management

Mark Peabody is Senior Vice President of Product Management at Vestmark, responsible for the firm’s product roadmap and for leading the product management team.

During his time at Vestmark, Mark has been responsible for developing and leading the product management process, working hand in hand with Engineering throughout the evolution of the VestmarkONE platform. Working together with teams across Vestmark to define, communicate, and deliver the VestmarkONE roadmap, Mark has always maintained a close connection and collaboration with client users and other stakeholders to ensure that we are maximizing the value of the technology for their businesses. He has also been closely involved in the sales process throughout the years and has maintained a great understanding of industry trends, prospect expectations, and competitor offerings that have also informed the evolution of VestmarkONE.

Mark joined Vestmark through the 2004 acquisition of LifeHarbor, a pioneer in Portfolio Manufacturing solutions, where he was co-founder and served as Vice President of Product and Technology responsible for all product design and development.

Prior to LifeHarbor, Mark was a Director and Senior Architect in the Money Management and Trading practice of Cambridge Technology Partners where he led the design and development of custom equity and currency trading systems for large investment management and brokerage firms.

Conor Daly Conor Daly

Conor Daly

Senior Vice President / General Counsel

Conor Daly is SVP, General Counsel of Vestmark, responsible for all legal, compliance and regulatory matters related to Vestmark's operations. Conor joined Vestmark in 2019 as VP, Legal and was responsible for creating Vestmark’s legal and compliance function. His experience at Vestmark has covered corporate governance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, legal and regulatory compliance, intellectual property management, commercial contracting, real estate, litigation management, employment, and risk management.

Prior to joining Vestmark, Conor spent over four years at Akamai Technologies, Inc. where he held significant roles in the company’s legal department focusing on corporate governance, SEC compliance and M&A and finance transactions. Earlier in his career, he spent over eight years at two large global law firms focusing on corporate and strategic business transactions.

Conor received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Hawkes Tim Hawkes

Tim Hawkes

Senior Vice President / Engineering

Tim Hawkes is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Vestmark, responsible for all software engineering, including development, quality assurance, testing automation and architecture. Tim oversees the team responsible for developing our award-winning platforms, and partners with Vestmark’s Products and Strategy Teams to ensure seamless and rapid execution of the product roadmap.

Prior to joining Vestmark, Tim was Head of Engineering, Investment Management at SS&C Technologies Holdings, the world’s largest hedge fund and private equity administrator, as well as the largest mutual fund transfer agency. While at SS&C, Tim was responsible for the design and development of the entire suite of Investment Management applications, partnering on an ongoing basis with the Product Development, Sales, InfoSec and DevOps teams. Prior to that, he served as Head of Application and Data Management at American Student Assistance, responsible for all data and applications. Previously, he was a Vice President, Global Markets Technology and Portfolio Solutions at State Street Global Markets, where he was responsible for the State Street Global Commission Management product line. Other experiences include a variety of engineering work at Wellington Management, Putnam Investments and Thompson Financial.

Tim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Bryant College and holds a variety of technical certifications.

Barrett Ayers Barrett Ayers

Barrett Ayers

President, Adhesion Wealth

Barrett is one of the original founders of Adhesion Wealth and oversees strategic direction and long term growth plans for the organization.During his time at Adhesion, Barrett has overseen the firm’s Product, Relationship Management, Investment Consulting, Model Management and Portfolio Management groups. Prior to Adhesion, Barrett served as Senior Vice President of Product Management at Wachovia Securities and has held a number of senior-level strategic posts with Fidelity Investments and Broadridge.