In the Suite

In the Suite

In the Suite is a podcast that shares amazing stories of women in business in the financial services and wealth management industry. The podcast features interviews with inspiring, top women leaders in business and some of the biggest names in the wealth management industry. In the Suite is where you’ll discover their best secrets and top strategies to grow a great business, build a strong brand, and lead teams in the 21st century. In the Suite podcast is hosted by Tina Powell, TEDx Speaker, former NYU Professor, Marketing Consultant and Partner, Chief Growth Officer at


January 27, 2023 64 min

Today we take a seat in the suite, live from Orion Fuse Park City Utah, with the one and only Dr. Daniel Crosby. Daniel is a psychologist and behavioral finance expert who helps organizations understand the intersection of mind and markets. He is the Chief Behavioral Officer at Orion Advisor Solutions, Orion is a tech powerhouse, designed to bring together leading-edge technology and wealth management. Through a most-in-one advisor...

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In today’s episode of In The Suite, we’re honored to welcome Shruti Joshi. Shruti is the COO of Facet Wealth, one of the fastest-growing FinTech firms in America, empowering people to live more enriched lives through a no-minimum, flat-fee model.

Shruti is different from your typical leader in wealth management. She is a former consumer tech founder and a proven Fortune 15 executive with a track record of driving efficient and rapid...

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In this amazing conversation, live from Excell, my guest cohost Vanessa Martinez and I sit down with Dana Wilson, Founder & CEO of CHIP (Changing How Individuals Prosper), a B2B financial services marketplace that makes it easy to find Black and Latinx financial professionals. 

Dana is a diversity and inclusion award winner named "One To Watch" in Fintech from Money 20/20 and a 2021 Trailblazer from Black Women In Media....

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Today’s episode is the first of its kind. I’ve invited my first guest host and shero Stephanie Foster, In The Suite - to interview the multi-talented Tucker Bryant, Poet & Keynote Speaker at this year's Carson Excell conference in Las Vegas. Stephanie is a startup executive and advisor, an ETA (electronic transactions association 40 under 40 honoree), and a previous guest. 

Tucker is an award-winning poet and storyteller who...

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I’m honored to welcome Yemi Penn In The Suite! Yemi is a transformational thought leader, author, documentary producer, TEDx speaker, and global advocate for equality and equity in STEM fields. 

Yemi is a British-born Nigerian living in Sydney who is an engineer by profession, an entrepreneur by passion, and a transformational mindset coach by mission. 

A mother of two with a rebellious curiosity for life and business, Yemi is workin...

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Today’s conversation in the suite is about extraordinary journeys with Megan Gorman. Megan is the Founder and Managing Partner at Chequers Financial Management, a female-owned high-net-worth tax and financial planning firm in San Francisco, California, that started nearly 8 years ago. 

Megan’s financial career began when she took her first tax class at Rutgers Law School after earning a B.S. in history from Bryn Mawr College and stu...

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Today In The Suite, we visit with Eunicia Peret, CEO and Founder of the Empowered Financial Planner. With over 17 years of financial strategy consulting experience, Eunicia focuses on delivering bottom-line value to corporate executives and successful business owners across multiple industries. 

Eunicia is passionate about helping people optimize their wealth, take control of their money, and minimize taxes. She specializes in helpi...

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Today I’m ecstatic to welcome the first Chief Compliance Officer In The Suite, Jessica Sexton, from Independent Advisor Alliance (IAA). Based in Charlotte, NC, Independent Advisor Alliance provides comprehensive solutions to allow financial advisors to move into private practice. 

When founder and CEO Robert Russo started the firm in 2013, he did it with only seven advisors. At this release, the firm has grown to over 215 partners a...

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Joel Bruckenstein is widely recognized as one of the most influential financial technology journalists and consultants in fintech. Known as @FinTechie on Twitter, and regularly featured in Barron’s, Financial Planning, RIABiz, InvestmentNews, and, for his expertise, Joel is an industry powerhouse and a leading authority on breaking news on emerging technology.

Joel is also the producer of the annual T3 Adviso...

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Today we welcome Jess Bost In The Suite, Vice President of Brand Partnerships at Alpha Architect and part-time CrossFit coach. 

Today's podcast begins with Jess explaining how she got into CrossFit. While Jess graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Berry College, she found CrossFit during a traumatic time in her life. She was forty pounds overweight, and running in her asthmatic condition wasn't helpi...

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Recorded live from ExchangeETFs, today we are joined by the inspiring Nicole Casperson, Founder of WTFintech? & Content Creator at Workweek! Workweek is an innovative, new kind of media company and is a growing collective of industry experts who are changing the world of business. Over the past several years, Nicole has covered niche financial markets.

With this, she realized that traditional media lacks female perspectives and ...

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Joining us today In The Suite is Danika Waddell. Danika is the President and Founder of Xena Financial Planning, a fee-only financial planning firm working with women in the tech industry and receiving equity compensation, typically in the early to mid-career stages.

In 2020, Danika Waddell felt called to make a bold move. She founded Xena Financial Planning, a fiduciary financial planning firm in Seattle, Washington, focused on hel...

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We are so honored and excited to have the iconic Dr. Karen Altfest In the Suite! Karen is a Principal Adviser and executive vice president at Altfest Personal Wealth Management, a fee-only financial planning and investment management boutique firm in New York. Altfest Personal Wealth Management is a company she runs with her husband Lew and their son Andrew.  Her team manages over a billion dollars in client assets. 

Throughout her ...

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Today’s exciting episode features Veena Jetti, Multifamily Real Estate Investor, Entrepreneur & Humanitarian, and Founder of Vive Funds. Vive Funds was launched to fulfill the company's mission of carefully curating high-quality real estate investments. Vive has developed a rich network of global business partners to make early and transformational investments in assets that have the potential to do great things.
Veena liv...

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To kick start this year's season, Tina Powell has a one-on-one conversation with Brian Hamburger. As the architect behind many of the best independent investment firms, Brian is the Founder, President, and CEO of MarketCounsel, a regulatory compliance consulting firm. He is also the Founder and Managing Member of the Hamburger Law Firm; a practice focused on the investment and securities industry.

In addition to being an entrepr...

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Today we invite Katie Braden In The Suite! At the time of this recording, Katie was going by Kate Holmes, but now, she’s taken on her husband’s last name and going to back to her full name. Katie Braden, CFP®

You all know Katie as the energetic founder of Innovating Advice, which provides consulting, coaching, and community for forward-thinking financial planners and advisors who want to easily and authentically grow with video. She...

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It is an absolute joy to welcome Amy Butell In The Suite. Amy wears many hats. She's a ghostwriter, author, editor, consultant, and meditation teacher. 

Amy is CEO of Lake Effect Creative, in which she ghostwrites for a collection of financial advisors who are too busy to write their own books. While she completely understands the work pressure the industry comes with, she truly believes that as the pace of change quickens, the ...

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We are thrilled to have Kate Asack, the Chief Operating Officer of TimeScale Financial in today's episode. 'TimeScale Financial' is a financial planning and retirement plan advisory firm dedicated to helping people achieve and enjoy financial independence. Previously known as Coastal Capital Group, in May 2021, the firm announced that it is has rebranded itself under the name TimeScale Financial.

Today's powerful epi...

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When it came to kick off Season 3 of In The Suite Podcast, I knew it was time to act bold and take risks, like so many of our guests from Seasons 1 & 2. So I abruptly canceled my December trip to Cabo, and moved by beach chair and blanket literally to Podcast Row at The MarketCounsel Summit, in the Fountainbleau in Miami Beach. And let me tell you, it was well worth it. 

The MarketCounsel Summit is the brainchild of Brian Hambur...

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Today’s episode of In the Suite podcast is with Torie Happe. She is a female entrepreneur, blogger, mother, wife and loves to visit Disneyland. Torie Happe is the Head of Business Development at Onramp Invest, a crypto asset integration platform solution for financial advisors started in August 2021. Torie has plenty of experience in the financial services industry. In this episode, she takes us on a trip in a rocket ship; where sh...

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