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Focused on the Future Podcast

Focused on the Future: Shannon Eusey on Why Scale is Critical to Success in Wealth Management

Beacon Pointe's Shannon Eusey shares her top five trends in wealth management today.

In this episode of “Focused on the Future,” Suzanne Siracuse talks with Shannon Eusey, founder and CEO of Beacon Pointe Advisors. Shannon opens up about her unique journey, starting from her childhood experiences as the only girl on all-boys sports teams. She also shares her top five trends in wealth management and discusses why scale is crucial for future success. 

Key discussion points include:

  • How her childhood experiences in sports lead her to break down barriers in her career.
  • The pivotal moment when an assignment, while getting her MBA, became the catalyst for founding Beacon Pointe Advisors. 
  • How being a woman in a predominantly male industry has shaped how she runs her business.
  • Her firm’s proactive strategies for better-serving women investors.
  • Beacon Pointe’s non-cookie-cutter approach to achieving organic growth.
  • Why scale gives you access to the best tech and talent.
  • How her firm is leveraging AI across various functions, from compliance to HR to marketing.

Join Suzanne and Shannon and get ready to be inspired!

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About Shannon Eusey:

Shannon is the Chief Executive Officer of Beacon Pointe Advisors (“Beacon Pointe”), which she founded in 2002. Beacon Pointe is one of the largest Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firms specializing in full-service financial planning and research-driven investments, partnering with institutions, retirement-sponsored plans, and private clients. Today, the firm has more than $30 billion in assets under advisement, with more than 55 offices and 500 employees nationwide. 

Through Shannon’s passion for financial education, she is a founding member of the Beacon Pointe Women’s Advisory Institute (founded in 2011), and Beacon Pointe Advisors is proudly the largest female-led RIA in the nation. She also co-authored Your Dollars, Our Sense, an International Best Seller, having ranked #1 in six business and finance categories. Beyond her corporate achievements, Shannon actively serves or has served on numerous boards, including Banc of California, Viewpoint Ventures, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Orange County Chapter, the Charles Schwab Advisor Council, the TD Ameritrade Advisory Council, CNBC Financial Advisory Council, as well as the UCI Athletic Fund Board, Sisters of St. Joseph in Orange, and the Trustee for the Friends of the Girl Scout Council of Orange County.

Shannon and Beacon Pointe have collectively been recognized for many achievements, showcasing the success of Shannon’s career and the firm’s accomplishments. Some of these recent accolades include:

  • Barron’s Top 100 RIA Firms
  • Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors 
  • Forbes America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors
  • InvestmentNews Women to Watch of 2020
  • Worth Magazine’s 50 Women Changing the World
  • Top Wealth Advisor Moms by Working Mother Magazine
  • Financial Advisor Magazine Top RIAs
  • Forbes 100 Fastest Growing RIAs
  • Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers
  • UC Irvine Lauds & Laurels Award Recipient 

Prior to founding Beacon Pointe Advisors, Shannon played a pivotal role in Roxbury Capital’s Private Client Group, overseeing investment policy, asset allocation, and equity strategy. She also managed Roxbury’s Socially Responsible Investments Team and contributed to the firm’s strategic direction as a member of Roxbury’s Management Committee. 

Shannon earned her MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management and her undergraduate degree from UC Irvine, where she also played on the Women’s Volleyball Team. She resides with her husband in Newport Beach, California, where they raised their four children.

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