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Evan Simonoff

Evan Simonoff is editor-in-chief and editorial director of Financial Advisor magazine, as well as editorial director of Private Wealth magazine. He has spent more than 15 years as an editor and reporter covering the financial services industry. Evan is a widely recognized expert on personal finance and investments. 

Barry Ritholtz

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist writing about finance, the economy and the business world. He started the Big Picture blog in 2003 and is the founder of Ritholtz Wealth Management, an asset management and financial planning firm. Ritholtz was previously the chief executive officer and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm for which he continues to consult. He is the author of "Bailout Nation" and is a graduate of Stony Brook University and Yeshiva University's Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He lives on New York's Long Island with his wife.

Mike Byrnes On Social Business

Mike Byrnes, president of Byrnes Consulting LLC, works with advisors to help them become even more successful. He is a recognized thought leader on practice management topics and has been published over 300 times throughout the industry. His expertise is in business planning, marketing strategy, business development, client service and management effectiveness, along with several other areas. Learn more at ByrnesConsulting.com

Bill Hortz On Innovation

William Hortz is president and dean of the Institute for Innovation Development (IID), an educational and business development organization for members determined to grow their businesses in a world of constant change. Run as a social enterprise, the Institute is dedicated to making innovation best practices a vital cornerstone for members’ business growth. He also is founder of Strategic Account Management Solutions Inc. and previously worked for OppenheimerFunds, Countrywide Investments and Peregrine Asset Management.

Charlie Stroller On Smart Spending

Charlie Stroller, president, CEO and CFO of Financial Advisor magazine's parent company CFPN, has 25 years' experience running companies and has specialized in expense reduction and cost containment. Those who know him can attest that he is an expert on finding the best deals when it comes to both business and personal expenditures.