About Us

Our Story

FusionIQ is committed to providing an eCommerce platform that has everything Broker Dealers, Banks, Credit Unions, Wealth Managers and RIAs need to create a revolutionary digital wealth investing experience for their end consumer. We take great pride in offering a digital investing platform that integrates directly into your existing offering; creating operational efficiencies, cost savings, compliance support and new revenue sources for your business. This comprehensive offering reiterates our company’s values to deliver, support, and expand our best-in-class digital solution to help our partners grow their wealth management businesses.

FusionIQ’s success and development is driven by some of the best and brightest individuals in the technology and financial services industry today. These individuals have led high-growth financial firms, world-class technology firms, as well as leading fund administration and custodian organizations for over 30 years.

At FusionIQ, we believe digital investing platforms are the solution to compete in today’s fin-tech world and attract “next gen” clients, we work hard to provide our partners with an intelligent all-encompassing technology solution needed to help serve your clients more efficiently.

Our affiliate, IQvestment LLC, is an SEC Registered Investment Adviser, offering sub-advisory and support services using technology, along with transparent flat fee pricing, providing investors an algorithmically matched risk tolerant portfolio. For more information, please visit www.iqvestment.com.

Our team

We are proud of our deep roots in financial services investing, operations and technology.
Meet our tenured executive team.

Mark C Healy, Chief Executive Officer

Mark Healy is Chief Executive Officer for FusionIQ where his focus is on building strategic relationships and driving digital workstation partnerships.

His previous role was President and Chief Executive Officer of AST Financial, LLC (AST), overseeing administration of over 4,000 publicly traded companies and 8 million shareholders accounts across North America. Mr. Healy also founded and owns BGBY Investments, LLC.

Prior to AST, Mr. Healy was Executive Vice President for National Financial Services, a Fidelity Investments Company. He was responsible for all National Financial Sales and Relationship teams — covering over 325 broker dealer clients nationwide and custody of over $700 billion in assets.

Mr. Healy has held executive and senior roles with TD Securities, Swiss Bank Corporation and BGK Securities totaling over 34 years of experience in the financial services sector.

Peter Ierardi, Chief Technology Officer

Peter Ierardi is Chief Technology Officer for FusionIQ. Mr. Ierardi is in charge of product development and ongoing customer rollout.

Mr. Ierardi has worked as a CTO for the last 33 years as President and CTO at Software Evolution, Inc. In this role, he specialized in creating custom software applications for a wide range of industries, and early start-ups and Cloud migration strategies for very large customers. He was also technical leadership of the engineering team that delivered early first generation web-enabled trading platforms for Wall Street Access, E*Trade, TD Ameritrade and Fidelity.

During his tenure at Software Evolution, Mr. Ierardi was CTO at ODIN Building Automation System where he designed and created a disruptive Cloud IoT SaaS offering. He was also Co-Inventor, Patent granted US 10,728,053 B2 in 2020 and responsible for vision, market definition, technical leadership, strategy, planning, application architecture and design, delivery and development, and management of both on and offshore development teams.
Mr. Ierardi’s focus was on delivering to commercial and OEM markets.

Mr. Ierardi has also participated in technical leadership roles, software development efforts and delivery at several influential companies such as GEICO/Homesite Insurance, PC Connection, Merchants Fleet Management, Detroit Diesel, RSA, Numega Technologies, Wintellect, and Telcordia, as well as, DOD and Gov’t entities such as the FAA, USDA, FBI and US State Department.

Jim Cott, Chief Financial Officer

Jim Cott is Chief Financial Officer for FusionIQ. Mr. Cott is responsible for oversight of all finance functions for the company, including financial reporting, treasury, banking relations, revenue capture, contract negotiations, and financial forecasting. He maintains financial controls and develops strategies for prospering in this rapidly evolving global fintech market and regulatory environment.

Mr. Cott began his financial services career as a derivatives trader at Fidelity Investments, then later served as Operations Manager, Head Trader, and Options Principal at InvestIN Securities. He then led the Relationship Management Group at Penson Financial Services. When Apex Clearing formed, Mr. Cott shifted to corporate finance and contributed to Apex’s transformation and profitability while assisting in the incubation of today’s fintech broker dealers. In 2017, he joined HD Vest in a senior finance capacity and initiated their conversion from First Clearing to National Financial Services. Mr. Cott returned to Apex in 2019 and served to enhance revenue capture.

Mr. Cott earned a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. He also earned a Bachelor’s Degree from West Virginia University with a major in Finance after initiating his undergraduate experience with two years at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Cott holds FINRA Series 4, 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses.

John Guthery, Chief Investment Officer

In his role as Chief Investment Officer, Guthery oversees investment research and due diligence for FusionIQ’s digital supermarket, vetting and continuously monitoring the carefully curated lineup of strategists added to the platform. Guthery also contributes heavily to FusionIQ’s thought leadership and market analysis initiatives. Guthery’s extensive financial services background includes leading market research, due diligence and platform enhancements for top-tier wealth managers, including Park Avenue Securities and Voya Financial, as well as deep alternative investment risk, return and implementation knowledge.

Sebastian Burtone, Chief Operating Officer

Sebastian Burtone joins FusionIQ’s senior leadership team as Chief Operating Officer, where his client experience, account management and sales talents will bolster revenue generation activities across the organization. Decades of human capital and strategic partnership leadership round out Burtone’s tenure at several top financial services and consulting firms, including Pershing BNY Mellon, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, and Fiserv. Working directly with advisory clients, including some of the biggest RIA firms, granted Burtone insight into advisors’ most pressing challenges and personal experiences navigating mainstream technology and service platforms.

Chris Cipolla, Principal Software Engineer/Solutions Architect

Chris Cipolla is a Principal Software Engineer/Solutions Architect for FusionIQ. Mr. Cipolla acts as a principal systems architect specializing in IoC architecture.

Previously, Mr. Cipolla worked at InfoTrack US as a software developer. Prior to InfoTrack US, he worked as a Senior Software Developer for Gemini Fund Services. In this role, Mr. Cipolla spent much of his time helping to facilitate communication between internal and external clients, turning business needs into workable specifications. He also set delivery expectations and tracked projects from start to finish.

Mr. Cipolla’s other roles at Gemini included intruding and implementing internal NuGet server to allow shared libraries to be easily created and discovered. He implemented a strategy for automated testing and deployments of all projects. Mr. Cipolla also set up/implemented complex Jira customizations to automate many aspects of the development lifecycle.

Peter Brittain, Head of Business Development

Peter Brittain is Head of Business Development for FusionIQ. In his current role, Mr. Brittain is building strategic relationships and driving digital workstation partnerships for financial institutions.

Previously, Mr. Brittain worked for Olden Lane Securities as a Sales Associate. In this role he obtained his Series 7 & 63 securities licenses, managed client relationships resulting in the origination of $32.5M of subordinated debentures, and coordinated efforts to build a pipeline of $140M of subordinated debt underwriting.

Mr. Brittain graduated from The Taft School in 2013 and received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the College of Charleston in 2017.