Chief Operating Officer | Remote

Reference Number: HRJ7120
Location: Remote

Judson Group has been retained by a national wealth advisory firm in the search for a Chief Operating Officer. This individual is responsible for overseeing operations across multiple office locations, assisting in an aggressive M&A mandate, and overall management of the firm’s day-to-day operations and investment supervisory functions.

The COO will transition to the CEO role as the firm continues to grow in the next few years. Experience with Orion is a must. The firm is headquartered in Cleveland but the COO can be based in most major metro markets.


  • Optimize the Orion platform so it scales effectively in terms of being the core of tech stack covering trading, billing, compliance, business intelligence, reporting and other key RIA functions.
  • Manage key team members in departments including Compliance, Trading, and Investment Research.
  • Comprehensively monitor the firm’s day-to-day operations and implement necessary strategic adjustments to structure, process, systems and organizational capabilities.
  • Oversee all back-office operations functions and processes.
  • Coordinate and executive delegated compliance and supervisory activities.
  • Work to ensure maximum and efficient use of the firm’s technology resources.
  • Oversee the firm’s relationships with external resource providers & vendors.


  • BA/BS Degree; advanced degree and/or designations preferred.
  • 7+ years of operations experience with a financial planning firm, family office, or RIA.
  • Proficiency with technology and Microsoft Office; Orion platform experience is highly preferred.
  • Experience leading and managing teams is a must.
  • Organized and detail oriented while managing and prioritizing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

Compensation: Competitive compensation, bonus, and benefits package

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Must be able to travel to Cleveland, but open to various locations/Remote. Must be Eastern Time or Central Time.

Reference Number: HRJ7120