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Wealth Solutions Report Names Veteran Journalist Jeff Berman Contributing Editor

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Addition Of Seasoned Wealth Management Industry Reporter Reflects Digital Outlet’s Robust Growth And Commitment To Delivery Of High Quality, Insights-Driven And Objective Editorial Content

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Wealth Solutions Report (WSR) – the fast-growing B2B digital media platform featuring wealth management industry-focused commentary, insights and analysis – today announced that Jeff Berman, a widely-recognized industry media reporter, has joined the organization as Contributing Editor & Reporter. 

The addition of Mr. Berman to WSR reflects the outlet’s robust growth and continued focus on objective editorial content that delivers insights and analysis to drive actionable growth strategies for members of the WSR community, encompassing wealth management enterprises, financial advisors as well as the third-party solutions providers and consultants who serve them.

Larry Roth, CEO of Wealth Solutions Report, said, “Jeff Berman is the perfect addition to our team of seasoned editors, writers and analysts. When we first launched WSR, we saw an opportunity to prioritize content that sidesteps day-to-day industry noise by identifying and covering the trends that are shaping the future of wealth management, strategies that industry participants are leveraging to drive accelerated growth and the industry leaders who are at the forefront of it all.”

“The continued growth of our editorial team, including most recently with Jeff’s hire, underscores the incredibly strong audience growth and engagement that our content has driven, combined with the intensifying demand across WSR’s community of readers for more of it. Bringing aboard a veteran journalist such as Jeff with a stellar industry reputation addresses the WSR community’s desire for more of our content, while ensuring that the quality of our content continues to be second to none,” continued Mr. Roth.

Mr. Berman, who reports to Editor in Chief Julius Buchanan, brings over 30 years of experience to the WSR team. His experience as a reporter and editor covered a wide range of beats, including the financial services business for over four years as a Staff Reporter at ThinkAdvisor, where he covered RIAs, brokers, compliance and fintech. Prior to ThinkAdvisor, Mr. Berman covered consumer electronics, technology and media for over 25 years.

As a freelance reporter, Mr. Berman contributed stories to many publications, including Miami Herald, Newsday, NewsCheckMedia, TheStreet.com and various American City Business Journals. Prior to that, he worked as a reporter and editor for Consumer Electronics Daily and other Warren Communications News publications for 15 years.

Mr. Buchanan said, “Our readers’ needs are of paramount importance, and we will never sacrifice quality for content volume. In our search, we required nothing less than excellence. Jeff has a strong capability and passion for his work that will exceed readers’ expectations, as well as a character and attitude that make him a pleasure to work with. I am excited to welcome Jeff to our team as we raise WSR to the next level.”

WSR is a subsidiary asset of Finetric Media, a portfolio company of RLR Strategic Partners that launches and scales digital media platforms that target specific professional verticals with informative B2B content. The outlet recently announced its second annual WSR Wealth Exemplar Awards, recognizing excellence in the wealth management industry across 15 categories.

About Wealth Solutions Report

Wealth Solutions Report (WSR) is a digital platform for insights, analysis and expert commentary provided by wealth management industry leaders, for wealth management industry participants. Its team of editors, research analysts and expert columnists deliver content that inspires, engages and entertains industry audiences by spotlighting actionable growth strategies while demystifying complex issues. WSR delivers each week’s content through its flagship website, e-blasts to registered readers and via social media, with an emphasis on LinkedIn. For more information, please visit https://wealthsolutionsreport.com/

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Wealth Solutions Report
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Verndale Welcomes Max Fresen as Chief Experience Officer

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New CXO Brings Over Two Decades of Experience in Advertising and Marketing to Lead the Agency’s Experience Design Team

BOSTON, March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Verndale, a digital experience agency headquartered in Boston, MA, announced the appointment of Max Fresen as their Chief Experience Officer (CXO). Max joins Verndale from BRANDtho, where he successfully led as CXO, bringing with him over two decades of invaluable experience in the advertising and marketing industry.

Following 2023 investments in the strategy team, Verndale welcomes a new CXO to steward innovation in experience design.

As CXO at Verndale, Max will play a pivotal role in charting the agency’s future. He’ll lead the experience design team and drive initiatives that align with the organization’s strategic goals.

Chris Pisapia, CEO of Verndale, shares, “As we steer Verndale through our transformative growth as a company, our focus on delivering business value remains. Balancing technical expertise with strategic creativity is key. Following our investments in the agency’s strategy team in 2023, we’re thrilled to announce Max Fresen’s hire to steward innovation in experience design. This move expands our creative services and reflects our commitment to redefining digital experiences and propelling clients’ initiatives forward.”

Max’s recruitment reinforces the agency’s commitment to excellence and innovation. In his role as the head of experience design, Max will be responsible for delivering engaging and impactful experiences across all channels and platforms, contributing to Verndale’s evolution as a strategic partner to its clients.

“I’m thrilled to join Verndale at this pivotal moment in the evolution of communication arts. In an era where generative technologies have made the once impossible commonplace, capturing customers’ attention and building a brand has become more challenging than ever,” comments Max. “Navigating the intersection of art and science is now essential for a company’s success. With Verndale’s decades of experience crafting tech-enabled experiences at an enterprise scale, we’re uniquely positioned to be the ideal partner for this transformative journey. I’m excited to contribute to Verndale’s mission and drive impactful outcomes for our clients and their customers.”

Max’s extensive experience and leadership at previous agencies prime him to lead and grow the Experience Design team and drive outcomes for our clients. His passion for pushing the boundaries of technology and psychology and his commitment to making the world a better place through design and innovation make him a valuable addition to the Verndale team. 

About Verndale

Verndale is a digital agency that designs, develops, and delivers high-performing websites and ecommerce experiences. The agency guides clients in creating more human experiences in a digital world and is committed to pushing boundaries, achieving growth objectives, and optimizing digital experiences for its clients and their customers. Verndale offers digital strategy, experience design, digital marketing, customer relationship management (CRM), and sales quoting solutions. The agency leverages best-in-class technologies to deliver clients custom solutions that stand above the rest.

As a recognized Optimizely Premium partner, Verndale has earned seven MVP awards, holds 60 certifications, and boasts 30 global accreditations. In 2023 and 2021, the agency was honored with the Optimizely Partner of the Year award. Verndale is also North America’s leading Sitecore Enterprise Solution provider and Platinum partner. With nine MVPs and 25 certified developers, Verndale’s specializations include Experience Platform, XM Cloud, OrderCloud, CDP & Personalization, and Content Hub. 

For more information about Verndale’s innovative solutions and industry expertise, visit verndale.com. Get in touch with us at hello@verndale.com.

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EMA Research Webinar to Explore How Enterprises Can Be More Successful with Their Network Automation Initiatives

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According to new research from EMA, only 18% of network automation initiatives are a complete success

LAFAYETTE, Colo., March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Enterprise Management Associates (EMA™), a leading IT and data management analyst research and consulting firm, today announced it will host a research webinar titled “Enterprise Network Automation: Emerging from the Dark Ages and Reaching Toward NetDevOps,” based on recent research by Shamus McGillicuddy, EMA’s vice president of research covering network management. The research explores the challenges and opportunities of network automation for enterprise IT organizations.

Network automation continues to be a science project for too many companies. With this research, I tried to identify a path forward for IT decision-makers.

According to EMA’s new research, only 18% of network automation initiatives are a complete success. This indicates that network automation remains a significant challenge for many organizations. The webinar will provide insights and guidance to help organizations improve the success of their network automation initiatives.

During this webinar, McGillicuddy will share highlights from this new research, including:

Why nine out of ten IT organizations rely on a mix of vendor solutions and do-it-yourself network automation toolsHow network teams establish an authoritative network source of truth to drive effective network automationHow network teams validate network changes and monitor network complianceWhat pitfalls organizations should look out for on their network automation journey

“The IT industry has been attacking the problem of network automation for decades, and we still cannot get it right,” McGillicuddy said. “There are countless reasons for this ongoing struggle, including complexity, data quality and authority problems, and budget issues. As a result, network automation continues to be a science project for too many companies. With this research, I tried to identify a path forward for IT decision-makers.”

This independent research is sponsored by EfficientIP, IPFabric, NetBox Labs, NetBrain.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Registration is available at: https://info.enterprisemanagement.com/enterprise-network-automation-webinar-pr

About EMA
Founded in 1996, EMA is a leading IT analyst research firm that provides deep insight across the full spectrum of IT and data management technologies. EMA analysts leverage a unique combination of practical experience, insight into industry best practices, and in-depth knowledge of current and planned vendor solutions to help their clients achieve their goals. Learn more about EMA research, analysis, and consulting services for enterprise line of business users, IT professionals, and IT vendors at https://www.enterprisemanagement.com

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Pioneer in Cyber Insurance in Brazil Receives $1.5 Million Funding

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Bluecyber, which offers digital protection insurance to SMEs and families, will expand its operations in Latin America

SÃO PAULO, March 5, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bluecyber.insure, a pioneering insurtech in cyber insurance in Brazil, has received a $1.5 million investment from VCs Invisto.com.vc and Bossa Invest, as well as strategic investors from the insurance market. “This investment reflects the investors’ confidence in Bluecyber’s mission to simplify and expand insurance coverage for digital life protection of SMEs and families throughout Latin America, an underserved market with an estimated gross written premium (GWP) of USD 17.3 billion,” says Eduardo Rocha, CEO of Bluecyber.

The investment has already enabled the acquisition of Ismac.io, which developed an innovative Managed Detection and Response (MDR) platform. “This solution allows Bluecyber to continuously monitor its insured portfolio, detecting and responding to security incidents swiftly and efficiently, minimizing the impact of attacks, and delivering more value to the insured, as well as reducing the frequency and severity of claims,” explains Daniel Arruda, Ismac’s founder, who will take over the management of risk and compliance at Bluecyber.

In addition to financial compensation for claims such as data breaches, fines related to local General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), legal fees, and digital identity theft, the monthly cyber protection insurance subscription offers a help desk for everyday technological issues, antivirus, vulnerability monitoring, risk management, and incident response.

“We are confident that this new phase will be a watershed in the cyber insurance industry, offering innovative and comprehensive solutions,” says Bluecyber’s co-founder Claudio Macedo.

About Bluecyber

Founded in 2021, Bluecyber is a Managing General Agent (MGA) specializing in cyber insurance. It develops products tailored to the needs centered around customer-centricity, structures underwriting capacity with reinsurers and insurers, and cultivates innovative distribution channels. The B2B product sales are conducted entirely digitally through non-traditional channels, including internet providers, software and hardware manufacturers, as well as insurance brokers. Bluecyber aims to conclude 2024 with 10,000 subscribers, striving to simplify cyber protection. Seguros Sura, one of the largest insurance groups in Latin America, serves over 20 million insureds across seven countries and is the issuer of the policies, complying with all regulatory requirements.

 

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