Senior Management Team Acquires FactRight

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Gail Schneck Named Chief Executive Officer

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“I am excited and honored to embark on this new role and lead FactRight through the next phase of our journey,” said Schneck. “We are committed to bringing the wealth management community the highest quality independent due diligence and consulting."

FactRight, LLC, the premier source for unbiased, comprehensive due diligence advice on sponsors and products in the alternative investments industry, announced today that key members of its senior management team have purchased the company. The new owners are also assuming new leadership roles within the company:

  • Gail Schneck, Chief Executive Officer
  • Jacob Heidkamp, Co-President
  • Russell Putnam, Co-President
  • John Paliotta, Chief Business Development Officer
  • Brandon Raatikka, Chief Operating Officer
  • Kemp Hanley, Chief Financial Officer

Gail Schneck, who has been with FactRight since 2012, is a 15-year veteran of the alternative investments industry. In her new role as CEO, Schneck will provide strategic leadership and direction to FactRight’s staff and advice and perspective to its clients.

“I am excited and honored to embark on this new role and lead FactRight through the next phase of our journey,” said Schneck. “We are committed to bringing the wealth management community the highest quality independent due diligence and consulting. The senior management team we’ve assembled, along with every single member of the FactRight staff, will provide continuity for FactRight’s existing clients while drawing on our expertise and industry-specific knowledge to deliver the most respected due diligence coverage in alternative investments.”

Founder, Board Chair and out-going CFO, Steve Fischer, will remain with the company in an advisory role. “I am thrilled to see this positive evolution for FactRight, and a strengthening of the alignment with clients and the company’s commitment to the future,” added Fischer. “FactRight has never been stronger and better positioned to serve its clients with growing investments in its capabilities.”

FactRight is also pleased to announce the return of Jacob Heidkamp, JD, to FactRight’s leadership team. Heidkamp rejoins FactRight from Buttonwood Due Diligence LLC, where he served as general counsel. Fellow owners Raatikka (13 years), Hanley (10 years), Putnam (6 years), and Paliotta (4 years), are all long term FactRight veterans.

About FactRight
FactRight, LLC, is a third-party due diligence firm specializing in assisting broker dealer and registered investment advisors in making informed alternative investment decisions. The company’s credentialed risk mitigation and investment professionals, which includes CPAs, attorneys, CFAs, and CFPs, are experts in investigating and explaining investment sponsors and their offerings. FactRight’s risk management experts cut through regulation-speak and volumes of documentation to unearth the unique qualities that a particular sponsor or offering could bring to an investment portfolio. Our passion for the expanding array of alternative investments drives us to continuously update our due diligence reports to provide timely, relevant information on risk mitigation and alternative investment strategies.

For More Information:
(612) 284-6150
info@factright.com

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