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


February 9, 2024 16 mins

Navigating the tech world easily, John O'Connell transformed himself from a Programmer to an Entrepreneur and masterfully led a company to its first IPO. Today, As the CEO and Founder of The Oasis Group, John spearheads growth, guiding firms in wealth management, fintech, and financial services to transcend limits and rejuvenate their growth trajectories.

In this not-to-be-missed episode, recorded live from Schwab IMPACT, John ...

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When it comes to solving the problems of asset management, there’s one disruptor that stands out and is in a class by himself. That name is Devon Drew.

With a career spanning over 17 years at prominent asset management institutions like Vanguard and J.P. Morgan Chase, Devon's stroke of genius is shaping the future of asset management in unprecedented ways. Devon is the founder and CEO of AssetLink (formerly DFD Partners), a dat...

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Are you ready for a life-changing story? In this episode, In The Suite host, Tina Powell shares her incredible story of survival and strength that will leave you inspired. 

Tina's journey took an unexpected turn when she was diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer. She underwent a life-saving robotic lobectomy procedure and shares her mental healing process, remarkable resilience, and faith.

Tina Talks is m...

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Today, we're taking you on an exciting journey to the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas for the highly anticipated second annual Jolt Financial Advisor Marketing Conference by Snappy Kraken, from May 3 - 5, 2023.

This episode is extra special because it's divided into two parts. In the first half, we'll treat you to a series of live, on-the-spot interviews from the conference's opening party, co-sponsored by Inte...

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Today, we're taking you on an exclusive journey behind the scenes of one of the industry's most coveted events: the MarketCounsel Summit. 

We spent an entire day recording 18 back-to-back podcast interviews. It was a marathon, but we couldn't have done it without the help of some truly amazing people. A huge thank you goes out to Brian Hamburger and Ryan Marcus from MarketCounsel, who helped make this episode possible...

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Taking a seat in the suite for an inspiring episode is the unstoppable Tricia Rothschild, a powerhouse in the world of FinTech. With a career spanning over 30 years and an impressive portfolio of success, Tricia is the epitome of excellence in wealth tech. From serving as the President of Apex Fintech Solutions to her nearly 26 years at Morningstar, where she held positions as Chief Product Officer and Co-Head of Global Markets, ma...

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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 Medi...

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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 wh...

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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 Advisor Co...

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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 hel...

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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.

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