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Marc Butler

President & COO

Skience

New York, NY, USA

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Marc’s Biography

Marc Butler, a leading global financial services expert, is the President and COO of Skience, a prominent wealth management business that aims to enhance the way financial services companies function. With many years of experience working with start-up companies and established corporations, Marc is proficient in overseeing the creation and growth of businesses from the ground up.

Skience leads the wealth management industry by offering cutting-edge software solutions and services as a significant Salesforce partner. Since joining in 2020, Marc holds a leading position alongside the company’s co-founders, driving growth through sales, marketing, product success and client ratings.

An innovative leader, much of Marc’s experience comes from the start-up space, building businesses from their foundation and guiding them through periods of transition and change by identifying the best way forward for established companies that want to expand and increase revenue. Marc excels in fostering dynamic, high-performance teams, and was recognized by Forbes as one of the Next Generation of...
Marc Butler, a leading global financial services expert, is the President and COO of Skience, a prominent wealth management business that aims to enhance the way financial services companies function. With many years of experience working with start-up companies and established corporations, Marc is proficient in overseeing the creation and growth of businesses from the ground up.

Skience leads the wealth management industry by offering cutting-edge software solutions and services as a significant Salesforce partner. Since joining in 2020, Marc holds a leading position alongside the company’s co-founders, driving growth through sales, marketing, product success and client ratings.

An innovative leader, much of Marc’s experience comes from the start-up space, building businesses from their foundation and guiding them through periods of transition and change by identifying the best way forward for established companies that want to expand and increase revenue. Marc excels in fostering dynamic, high-performance teams, and was recognized by Forbes as one of the Next Generation of CEOs.

Before joining Skience, Marc served as COO and Managing Director of Albridge, where he created a clear vision for the company, implemented strategic plans and worked closely with partners to transform the business into a successful firm. Prior to this, he held the position of Managing Director at BNY Mellon Pershing, providing resources and solutions to financial services companies.

In addition to his professional roles, Marc sits on the board of ProNvest, an investment advisory business and he holds advisory roles at AdvisorBid, IncomeConductor and CoFoundersLab. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Tuesday's Children.

Marc holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University and completed the Securities Industry Institute and Wharton Executive Education’s prestigious executive leadership program.
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Marc’s Newsfeed

Businesswire
Skience Accelerates Growth Trajectory in Q1 with Technology Enhancements, Strategic Partnerships...

This article from Businesswire highlights Skience's recent innovations from partnerships to new services designed to make the digital wealth management industry more efficient and stream-lined.

Businesswire
Skience Augments New Account Opening Features Through Partnership With Electronic Verification...

Skience has announced a partnership with Electronic Verification Systems to enhance services that will more performance checks more efficient. 

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Marc’s Background

Skience
President & COO
Aug 2020 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
Skience is a prominent wealth management corporation that assists advisors in streamlining, integrating and automating their companies’ workflow. It also offers consulting services to the wealth management industry.
BNY Mellon | Albridge
COO & Managing Director
Jan 2014 - Jan 2020
Princeton, NJ, USA
BNY Mellon subsidiary Albridge is a leading provider of data management and financial technology solutions for companies in the financial services sector. It focuses on setting new standards in transparency, benchmarking and data quality.
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Marc’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

ProNvest
Board of Directors
Mar 2021 - Present
Chattanooga, TN, USA
ProNvest is an investment advisory company focusing on retirement planning and investment management. It aims to help clients reach their retirement goals by managing retirement accounts and keeping a close eye on markets.
IncomeConductor
Advisory Board
Feb 2020 - Present
Hartford, CT, USA
IncomeConductor is an online tool that enables advisors, businesses and people across the globe to plan for retirement precisely and more responsibly. Founded in 2017, IncomeConductor is the leading platform of WealthConductor LLC.
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Previous Board Positions

Skience
Board of Directors
May 2020 - Aug 2020
Washington, DC, USA
Marc was a Member of the Board of Directors of Skience, a leading wealth management firm that gives guidance and uses technology to improve the way financial services companies work.

Current Advisory Roles

CoFoundersLab
Advisor
Apr 2020 - Present
Burbank, CA, USA
CoFoundersLab assists founders in establishing and developing successful businesses. The company’s tech and algorithms effortlessly link founders, mentors and team members in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Previous Advisory Roles

Entreda
Advisory Board
Jun 2019 - Feb 2020
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Entreda is an integrated program that automates cybersecurity and compliance policy enforcement for devices, networks, applications and users. The company’s goal is to secure businesses from developing cyberthreats and to increase regulatory oversight.

Philanthropy

Tuesday's Children
Board of Directors
Founded in 2001, Tuesday's Children is a non-profit organization that aims to provide long-term treatment and healing to families whose lives have been irreversibly altered by terrorism, mass violence or armed conflict.

Media

Flat-Fee Asset Manager First Ascent Buys Onboarding Tech
Quoted
Sep 2021
Marc is quoted in an article discussing his expectation of turnkey asset management providers continuing to buy fintech corporations, and the significance of client onboarding.
Skience Appoints Marc Butler as President and Chief Operating Officer
Quoted
Aug 2020
Skience, leading financial services and technology corporation, appoints Marc Butler as their President and Chief Operating Officer.

Interviews

Episode 25 – The Definition Of Innovation With Mark Butler
Dec 2021
During this interview with Matt Ackermann of the Perfectly Integrated podcast, Marc discusses the definition of innovation, the relationship between FinTech and the wealth management industry and future trends among other topics.
Wealthies Circle Podcast: Digital Transitions with Skience’s Marc Butler
Oct 2021
In this episode of Wealthies Circle, David Armstrong and Marc Butler discuss how COVID-19 has changed the way advisors interact with clients, why advisors hesitate when faced with digital implementation, and much more.
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Awards & Endorsements

The Next Generation of CEOs: 10 CEO Ready Leaders
Feb 2013
Marc is listed as one of 10 CEO Ready Leaders by Forbes. The list is comprised of individuals in different industries and disciplines who are primed to succeed as CEOs.

Specialist Courses

The Wharton School | University of Pennsylvania
Executive Education Program
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Marc completed an executive leadership course offered by the Securities Industry Institute and Wharton Executive Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Speaking Engagements

Skience Fair: Digital Trends Impacting Wealth Management Leaders
Speaker
Jan 2022
Marc hosted this webinar as part of the Skience Fair series, in which he will discuss his insights for 2022 including key digital transformations, digital trends for brands and the ways that firms can use technology to their advantage and achieve success.
Learn how to transform your digital experience before it’s too late
Speaker
As part of the Skience Fair webinar series, Marc speaks on the importance of real-time data as it relates to client experiences and how to build a strong client-advisor relationship as well as how Edelman Financial Engines uses Skience and Salesforce.
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Press Releases

Skience President & COO Marc Butler Joins ProNvest and SIGNiX Boards
Mar 2021
Marc Butler, President and COO of Skience, is appointed to the Board of Directors for ProNvest and SIGNiX, two leading wealth management technology platforms.
Skience Seeks to End Manual Client Repapering
Quoted
Mar 2021
Marc Butler shares information about the Advisor Transitions Solution, a Skience digital toolset that allows advisors to move from one wealth management corporation to another, bringing client assets and accounts with them.
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Marc’s Education

Syracuse University
BSc | Finance