Cover photographer Curt Goodwin is originally from Jamaica, Queens, N.Y. He found a love for photography after obtaining a B.A. in political science and economics from the University of South Carolina and, several years later, a master's in journalism from the City University of New York. He credits his fondness of the human form and the wonderful physiognomy of the human face for his strong interest in portrait photography. “There is something wholly unique and positively human about the way in which time carves its measure upon each one of our faces. The face is a sort of topography reflecting each person's particular life experience,” he says. “A portrait, then, has the opportunity to be something extremely telling.”
Philip Palaveev is the president of Fusion Advisor Network — a network of independent advisors that provides business management and collective bargaining services to its members. He is responsible for the strategy of the firm and practice management development, focusing on helping the 200 advisors grow their businesses. Prior to joining Fusion, Philip was a principal of Moss Adams LLP; he led the market research for the firm and consulted with broker/dealers and registered advisors on issues of strategy, competitive positioning, and financial performance. Philip holds an M.B.A. from the Charles H. Lundquist School of Business at the University of Oregon and a B.A. in economics.
Lauren Barack, who penned our “There's an App for That” piece on page 52, is a freelance journalist who writes on subjects from identity theft to nanotech, Bollywood to childcare. Her work has appeared in publications including Newsweek, Wired, the St. Petersburg Times, The Independent (London), and on MSN Money, where she received the Gerald Loeb Award for online business journalism in 2009. She lives in New York.
Amy Glynn is president and founder of the Pension Resource Institute, a nationwide consulting firm that helps organizations establish efficient, compliant and profitable systems. Amy has been in the 401(k) and pension marketplace for over 20 years, and in 2010 was ranked 39 on 401kwire.com's list of the top 100 most influential people. Prior to PRI, Amy served as director of retirements for indie hybrid firm Commonwealth Financial Network (CFN), leading the firm's efforts to support advisors in all aspects of the marketplace, both individual and workplace. At CFN she redesigned the firm's strategic direction in the qualified marketplace and its integration with the nonqualified marketplace for both broker/dealer and RIA business lines; and built the industry's first universal fee-based retirement plan consulting program contractually supporting co-fiduciary investment advisory services at both plan sponsor and participant levels. Amy is a graduate of Colgate University with a B.A. in English and women's studies, a member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries and on the board of the Women in Pensions Network.