SOURCE: MarketCounsel

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October 28, 2015 09:00 ET

MarketCounsel Appoints Kristen Niebuhr as Director of Practical Compliance

ENGLEWOOD, NJ--(Marketwired - October 28, 2015) -

  • Kristen Niebuhr joins MarketCounsel as Director of Practical Compliance
  • Niebuhr is the latest in a growing list of financial industry leaders to bring their expertise and unique skillset to MarketCounsel

MarketCounsel, the leading business and regulatory compliance consulting firm to the country's preeminent entrepreneurial investment advisors, today announced that Kristen Niebuhr has joined the firm as its Director of Practical Compliance.

Niebuhr comes to MarketCounsel from Source Financial Advisors, where she served as the firm's president and chief operating officer since its inception. Prior to that post, she was the chief administrative officer for Alexandra & James (currently Lebenthal & Co.) where she was responsible for the firm's operations.

"I've seen Kristen at work for some time and we're excited that she's our newest MarketCounsellor," says Brian Hamburger, President and CEO of MarketCounsel. "The unique perspective that Kristen brings to our team will allow us to make our advice real for our member firms. Regulatory compliance is so often aspirational but Kristen will lead our efforts to effortlessly weave compliance into a firm's day-to-day operations."

Niebuhr has seen it all from the perspective as a consultant, employee and executive of independent advisory firms, specializing in building regulatory compliant operations programs for both startup and mature advisors. She also brings her perspective from initial roles within teams at traditional wirehouses, including Merrill Lynch and Smith Barney. All told, Kristen she has nearly 30 years of financial industry experience.

As Director of Practical Compliance, Niebuhr will oversee regulatory compliance integration for MarketCounsel clients, ranging from early-stage breakaway advisory teams to mature and seasoned firms.

"I'm excited to join Brian and the industry's most elite team of experts," says Niebuhr. "MarketCounsel is the leading advisor to teams exploring independence for the first time, firms looking to take their practice to the next level, and everyone in between. It's a privilege to be part of this important movement in the history of the industry," she added.

Niebuhr's hire bolsters MarketCounsel's rapidly growing team. The firm also recently announced Edward Slezak as Managing Director and David M. Mrazik as Managing Partner, among other recent strategic hires. With Niebuhr joining the ranks, MarketCounsel's roster looks stronger than ever heading into its annual conference, The MarketCounsel Summit 2015, to be held at the Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami Beach from December 7th-10th.

"With all our recent hires, in aggregate, on top of our existing talent base, we truly believe we've assembled the smartest team to guide the profession through its most complex issues," says Hamburger. "And, to think, we're just warming up."

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About MarketCounsel

MarketCounsel is the leading business and regulatory consultancy to the country's preeminent independent investment advisers at all stages throughout their lifecycle. From its roots in 2000, MarketCounsel has been steadfast in its mission to deliver solutions to the most substantial challenges faced by entrepreneurs in this fast-growing and highly-regulated industry, and it has emerged as one of its most effective advocates.

From the initial launch of a registered investment adviser to its compliance management platform, and from its business growth to its succession strategies, MarketCounsel consistently delivers trusted counsel within an extraordinary service model by leveraging the finest minds in the industry, advanced technologies and sound business processes. The consultancy's annual event, the MarketCounsel Summit, has become the premier gathering for the country's leading growth-oriented, independent investment advisers, and serves as both a spark and catalyst for conversation among the industry's leaders. Visit for more information.

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