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Noreen Beaman

President

Orion Advisor Solutions

Berwyn, PA, USA

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Noreen Beaman’s Biography

Noreen Beaman is President of Orion Advisor Solutions, an advisor technology and investment solutions firm. Prior, she was Founding Partner & CEO of Brinker Capital, an investment management firm. In 2020, Brinker Capital and Orion Advisor Solutions merged, keeping the latter as the new firm's name.

Noreen’s career trajectory is unique, as it is built upon three decades and five distinct roles with the same company, beginning in 1989 as CFO. At each turn, she was instrumental in Brinker’s growth, and fostering her own, culminating in her appointment as CEO in 2012 and President in 2020.

After her time as CFO, she was Regional Director of Sales, where she gained insight into analyzing the needs of clients as they navigate their continually changing financial needs brought on by economic, career, and familial events. In 2005, as Executive VP of Strategic Planning, Noreen charted Brinker’s strategic future, developing a broader business strategy, while also overseeing major operational, financial and strategic decisions. Next, as COO she built upon her previous roles to develop long-term planning initiatives and manage day to day operations across all areas of the company.

Inspired by her daughter’s ideas on workplace equality, Noreen began to work with organizations that championed equality and diversity. She serves on the Board of Envestnet Institute Women in Wealth, a program that educates and empowers women to achieve success in wealth management. She also works to promote equality as a member of and mentor for the Money Management Institute’s Leadership Pathway. This initiative connects younger members with industry professionals to build their knowledge of the investment advisory industry. Noreen is often a featured speaker and writer on the topics of women in the workplace, equality and diversity.

Noreen has received many accolades, including Philadelphia Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO and EY Entrepreneur of the Year for Greater Philadelphia.

Noreen Beaman’s Newsfeed

ThinkAdvisor
Orion Zooms In on Growth, M&As and New Advisor Solutions at Conference

Noreen Beaman, Orion president, updated attendees on significant developments in Orion's growth, including the firm becoming the fourth-largest wealth management platform, serving more than 10,000 financial advisors, and having over $55 billion in AUM.

Saint Peter's University
Saint Peter’s University Elects Six New Members to the Board of Trustees

Noreen Beaman has been named as a member of Saint Peter's University's Board of Trustees.

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Noreen Beaman’s Background

Orion Advisor Solutions
President
Oct 2020 - Present
Berwyn, PA, USA
Orion has been the platform of choice for all growth-focused advisory firms looking to strengthen their client relationships, gain a competitive edge in a crowded marketplace, and build strong, profitable businesses. Today, Orion helps more than 2,100 advisory firms define their unique vision for success.
Brinker Capital
Founding Partner & CEO
Jul 2012 - Oct 2020
Berwyn, PA, USA
Founded in 1987, Brinker Capital grew into a firm that employed over 160 investment and services professionals and served over 62,000 investors. In 2020, Brinker Capital merged with Orion Advisor Solutions to form Brinker Capital Investments.
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Board Positions

Saint Peter's University
Board of Trustees
Aug 2021 - Present
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Saint Peter's University, founded in 1872, is a private Jesuit university located in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Previous Board Positions

Money Management Institute
Board of Governors
New York, NY, USA
The Money Management Institute is the leading industry association representing financial services firms that provide financial advice and professionally-managed investment advisory solutions to investors.
Envestnet Institute Women in Wealth
Board of Directors
Chicago, IL, USA
The Envestnet Institute Women in Wealth is a program focused on inspiring, educating, engaging, and empowering women to succeed in wealth management.
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Philanthropy

Philadelphia Financial Scholars
Board Member
Feb 2021 - Present
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Philadelphia Financial Scholars, part of the FS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of FS Investments, provides Philadelphia high school students, teachers and families with the tools needed to develop financial skills, build greater wealth, and achieve financial empowerment. The program currently operates in 15 schools, including both public and charter, and has reached more than 1,500 students.

Media

Orion is looking at additional M&A 'opportunities'
Quoted
Apr 2021
Noreen Beaman, President at Orion Advisor Solutions, tells Citywire that Orion is contemplating more deals with turnkey asset management program (TAMP) providers. ‘We have a very open mind as we evaluate different opportunities,’ she says. ‘There’s natural connections to some of the asset management businesses we’ve looked at...And there’s wonderful fintech tools that are being created every day.'

Interviews

Biden to Order Federal Workers to Get Covid Shots (Podcast)
Interview
Sep 2021
Noreen Beaman offers advice for investors who are reacting to negative news in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Delta variant. She also touches on looking forward and sticking to a plan as opposed to changing based on the news.
The Race To Scalability
Interview
Jan 2021
Noreen Beaman, President of Orion Advisors Solutions. Discusses her support of Flexshares’ Race to Scalability research and shares her insights on changes taking place in the advisory space and how firms are adapting their businesses to better serve clients through increased efficiencies.
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Publications

Real Assets Adviser
The Road to Growth
Jan 2019
San Ramon, CA, USA
The road to growth: Brinker Capital was named after Brinker Road and, $23 billion AUM later, CEO Noreen Beaman is behind the wheel and negotiating its destination.
Noreen Beaman of Brinker Capital, on Accountability
Jan 2014
New York, NY, USA
In this New York Times interview, Noreen Beaman talks about her views on leadership, the important lessons she has learned in her career, and company culture and accountability.

Memberships

Money Management Institute Leadership Pathway
Member and Mentor
New York, NY, USA
The Money Management Institute’s Leadership Pathway connects members of the next generation with industry veterans to further enhance the mentees’ knowledge of and insights into the investment advisory industry.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member
New York, NY, USA
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession. It is proud to have over 431,000 members in 130 countries and territories.
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Awards & Endorsements

Ernst & Young
Greater Philadelphia’s Entrepreneur of the Year
2018
New York, NY, USA
EY Entrepreneur of The Year is a unique global program that recognizes entrepreneurs and their achievements, highlighting individuals who demonstrate vision, leadership, and success.
Philadelphia Business Journal
Most Admired CEO in the Philadelphia region
Philadelphia, PA, USA
The Philadelphia Business Journal recognizes dynamic business leaders for their achievements and contributions to their companies and the region.
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Speaking Engagements

Advancing Women in Leadership Workshop: Success Is Being a True CEO
Speaker
Oct 2020
Noreen Beaman will be a featured speaker at the Advancing Women in Leadership Workshop presented by Financial Services Institute. The event will discuss a range of topics with a focus on how top-performing women financial professionals are effectively becoming the CEO of their companies and their lives.
Women in Wealth Management Roundtable
Panel Member
Mar 2017
Noreen Beaman joined the Women in Wealth Management Roundtable as part of the Envestnet Institute on Campus program. The focus of the roundtable was a discussion on each panel member's experiences working in the Wealth Management Industry.

Noreen Beaman’s Education

Saint Peter's University
BS | Accounting
1983 - 1986

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