Ken Golding, a pioneer of expertise particularly constructed for registered funding advisors, died Sunday night time. He was 62.
Golding was co-creator of the venerable Junxure buyer relationship administration software program along with his longtime pal and collaborator Greg Friedman. The software program’s first iteration rolled out in 1994 to assist Friedman streamline operations at his rising RIA agency.
The 2 later shaped CRM Software program Inc. in 2001, which continued growth of the software program to be used within the advisory market with Friedman as president and Golding as lead developer of the corporate (the enterprise itself was later rebranded to Junxure).
The software program was particularly created to handle the wants of rising RIA companies, one thing Friedman considered unavailable to impartial monetary advisors on the time it was created within the Nineties.
By February 2008 when model 7 of the applying was launched, greater than 6,000 advisors and 1,100 RIA companies had grow to be customers of the favored software program. In 2012 Monetary Planning and InvestmentNews of their surveys of hundreds of advisors, pegged the agency’s CRM market share at 14% and 20% respectively.
Junxure proved widespread not solely with advisors however with third-party expertise suppliers, garnering actually tons of of integrations, together with each main custodian and lots of different impartial software program suppliers.
The software program additionally modified possession on a couple of event, finally being acquired in 2018 by AdvisorEngine, which in flip was acquired by Franklin Templeton in 2020. AdvisorEngine retired the Junxure model after an nearly 30-year run in January 2022 following a rebuild and redesign of the applying as a totally cloud-based expertise.
Amongst quite a few different contributions, Golding was a founding principal of Your Silver Bullet LLC in 2007, which was a grassroots group based to carry knowledge requirements to the advisory expertise trade and assist integrations between its individuals.
After completion of Junxure’s sale, Golding continued for a couple of years as a expertise advisor for the software program. In recent times he devoted extra of his time pursuing his curiosity as an actual property investor and have become a actual property agent in 2015. He had additionally been at work creating actual estate-specific software program as properly.