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Focus Monetary Founder Rudy Adolf to Retire

Focus Monetary Founder Rudy Adolf to Retire


Focus Monetary Companions has named a brand new interim CEO because the agency searches for a everlasting alternative for Rudy Adolf, Focus stated Monday. He’s being changed by Board Chairman Dan Glaser, an working companion at non-public fairness agency Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, which bought Focus in August.

Adolf is the final remaining founder to depart his submit following Focus’ sale to CD&R in a deal that took the publicly traded RIA aggregator non-public.

Adolf has led Focus since launching the agency in 2004 with former chief working officer Rajini Kodialam and former managing director and head of M&A Lenny Chang, each of whom introduced they have been stepping down in early August—virtually a month earlier than the deal was finalized.  

All three made tens of millions within the transaction, which didn’t sit properly with all stakeholders as a result of worth at which Focus was bought and the truth that just one present investor was capable of retain shares.

Glaser, employed by CD&R in January, is moving into the function Adolf will formally vacate on the finish of the 12 months. Glaser has already begun taking up Adolf’s duties, based on the announcement, whereas a seek for a everlasting alternative is underway.

Previous to becoming a member of CD&R, Glaser spent 10 years as CEO and president of Marsh McLennon.

“I wish to take this chance to thank Rudy Adolf for his imaginative and prescient in constructing Focus Monetary into a formidable wealth administration group that all the time places our shoppers’ pursuits first,” Glaser stated in an announcement. “Rudy is an business pioneer and leaves a powerful legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship at Focus. We want Rudy nothing however the most effective in his future endeavors.”

A number of business friends reacted to the information of Adolf’s retirement on social media inside hours of the announcement.

“Nice run! I doubt he’s actually executed,” Beacon Pointe President Matt Cooper wrote on LinkedIn. “This does mark one other step alongside the trail of institutionalization of the RIA house and away from the “cult of persona” founder-led enterprise companies.”

Focus contains greater than 90 companion companies throughout the U.S. and in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and the U.Okay., bringing in round $2.1 billion in income final 12 months.

It is among the most aggressive acquirers within the extremely fractured RIA house, finishing 38 offers in 2021 alone, 24 final 12 months and about 30 to date in 2023, together with sub-acquisitions. The agency now oversees some $350 billion in AUM. 

Trade observers have stated they’re to see what different adjustments CD&R will make because the agency seeks to generate returns on its funding.



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