PHILADELPHIA, PA, October 27, 2020 – Howard Fischer Associates (HFA), one of the leading executive and board search firms in the nation for more than 35 years, has helped place Ken O’Brien as the SVP, Head of Global Sales at CircleBlack.

A seasoned financial services and technology sales executive, Ken has an unrelenting focus on strategy, growth, and execution. Ken joins CircleBlack from SciVantage following its successful acquisition by Refinitiv. At SciVantage, Ken was the Senior Vice President of Sales responsible for driving growth by creating an effective enterprise class sales process and methodology from the ground up. Prior to SciVantage, Ken was deputy Chief Experience Officer at Saxo Bank in London, England, where he bolstered global business development.

“Ken has the experience, energy, and enthusiasm needed to build and lead a sales organization that can shorten sales cycles to deliver on CircleBlack’s growth numbers,” said Adam Fischer, Managing Partner at Howard Fischer Associates. “An innovative and strategic leader, Ken stood out with his proven abilities to build senior level client relationships and unify an organization to deliver on them.”

CircleBlack provides a wealth management platform that gives a complete financial overview of client portfolios from a single portal. Using multiple aggregators, CircleBlack combines feeds from custodians, direct holdings, and clients held-away accounts through a client-facing app and portal.

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