Innovator ETFs 2021 Summit: Defined Outcome and Technology Playbook
Join the Innovator ETFs community for our inaugural Summit! It will be a day dedicated to how the wealth management and investing landscape is changing. Hear from financial advisors about how they use Defined Outcome ETFs and Tech sector leaders on the coming wave of disruption and growth.
Feb 23, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST
Approved for 4 CE Credits

→ Approved for four hours of CFP®/CIMA®/CPWA®/CIMC®/RMA® CE credit for live attendees
→ CFA Institute members are encouraged to self-document their continuing professional development activities in their online CE tracker


10:00-10:25am CT

Opening Remarks by the Founders

Bruce Bond, CEO and Co-Founder and

John Southard, CFA, CIO and Co-Founder, Innovator ETFs

Addressing your client needs

1. Accumulation (Growth)

2. Preservation (Risk Management)

3. Income (Annuity Replacement)

Defined Outcome ETFs™ Overview & 2020 Recap

Graham Day, CFA, VP of Product & Research, Innovator ETFs

  • Buffer ETFs™

  • Stacker ETFs™

  • Bond ETFs™

10:30-11:10am CT

Panel:  How Financial Advisors Incorporate Defined Outcome ETFs™ in Their Clients' Portfolio

Moderator: Trevor Terrell, VP of Sales, Innovator ETFs


Charlie Harrison, President, Sequoia Advisory Group

Kevin Kleinman, Financial Advisor, Blue Haven Capital

Jim Gebhardt, President, The Gebhardt Group

Terry Cicero, Principal, DHJJ Financial Advisors

11:15-11:40am CT

Tools Demonstration

External Sales Consultants, Innovator ETFs

Michael Pierotti, Trey Martin, Austin Schultz

  • Product Table

  • Pricing Tool

  • Previous Outcome Period Tool 

11:45am-12:15pm CT

Fireside Chat: Using Technology to Analyze Defined Outcome ETFs™

Joseph Giordano, Chief Business Development Officer, SIMON Markets LLC 

Dylan Page, CFA, Private Client Group Investment Product, Raymond James

- Where do buffered ETFs fall within the current wealth management landscape?

- Why are risk managed solutions so important? What capabilities does SIMON’s platform offer?

- Explore the value add of technology and see how SIMON is building a simplified, real-time analytics experience for financial professionals who use Defined Outcome ETFs as a part of their client portfolios.  

12:20-12:50pm CT

Tech Venture Capitalist's View on Investing in The Future of Technology

Gene Munster, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures
Doug Clinton, Managing Partner, Loup Ventures

- Seeking the Future of FAANGs
- The Next Big Things to invest

- Loup Frontier Tech ETF [NYSE: LOUP]

12:55-1:25pm CT

Income Opportunity in Low Rate Environment

Joe Becker, CFA, Director Portfolio Strategies, Milliman Financial Risk Management

- S&P Investment Grade Preferred ETF [CBOE: EPRF]

1:30-2:00pm CT

Investor's Business Daily's Perspective on Technology

Justin Nielsen, Investor's Business Daily


IBD® Breakout Opportunities ETF [NYSE: BOUT]





Joseph Giordano

Chief Business Development Officer


Joseph Giordano is the Chief Business Development Officer of SIMON. Responsible for identifying and developing scalable growth opportunities, Joseph is actively focused on platform and client expansion across the SIMON network. Under his leadership, the Business Development and Marketing & Communications teams collectively develop and accelerate cross-departmental efforts to drive overall growth.

Joseph has been with SIMON since its launch in 2014 and through its subsequent spinoff from Goldman Sachs in 2018. Previously, he served as Co-Head of Private Banks and Wirehouses for Goldman Sachs’ Private Investor Products Group, ran Structured Investment Sales for RBC, and was the Head of Sales for Structured Investments in the Americas for RBS and ABN-AMRO.  

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Gene Munster

Managing Partner
Loup Ventures

Munster specializes in Internet research at Piper Jaffray, focusing on the US, Europe, China, & Latin America. In addition to covering companies such as Google, Yahoo!, Amazon, Baidu, and MercadoLibre for Piper Jaffray, Munster is an independently renowned Apple analyst. His research and commentaries are highly regarded within Financial and Technological fields, and are regularly cited as sources of valid data by media professionals and tech executives alike.


Dylan Page, CFA

Associate, Product Development & Research, Global Wealth Solutions
Raymond James Financial

Dylan Page is an Associate on the Product Development & Research team within Global Wealth Solutions at Raymond James. During his time in this role, Dylan’s focus has been on product due diligence and development across a diverse set of product areas including structured notes/CDs, annuities, private placement life insurance, equity exchange funds, and most recently, leading research of structured ETFs. Dylan joined Raymond James in 2015 as an analyst within a rotational development program, where he worked across the Public Finance, Regional Management, and the Alternative Investments Groups over the course of that year.

Prior to joining Raymond James, Dylan worked across a number of groups at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, expediting the auditing process of corporations’ financial statements and assisting corporations with settling accounts payables in order to alleviate balance sheet liabilities.


Bruce Bond

CEO & Co-Founder
Innovator ETFs

Bruce is co-founder and CEO of Innovator Capital Management. Having cofounded PowerShares Capital Management in 2003, he is recognized as one of the pioneers of the ETF industry. His leadership, creativity and entrepreneurial vision challenged the conventional thinking about ETFs and blazed a trail that made way for the massive growth of what is known today as smart or strategic beta. In addition to being recognized for best-in- class products, Bruce has been named the ETF industry’s most influential person on multiple occasions. He is a thought leader and has been quoted in financial publications around the globe.


John Southard, CFA

CIO & Co-Founder
Innovator ETFs

John is co-founder and CIO of Innovator Capital Management, overseeing research initiatives, portfolio management and trading operations of the company. He is the co-founder of PowerShares Capital Management, LLC and T2 Capital Management, LLC, a commercial real estate private equity company. John has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, Investment News, and others. He is a CFA charter holder, holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and an MBA from DePaul University.

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Justin Nielsen

National Speaker 

Investor's Business Daily

IBD Stock Market Research Director. Educating investors for 20+ years on stock trading, swing trading, and markets. Family man, excel fan & logic-puzzle lover.


Graham Day, CFA

VP of Product & Research

Innovator ETFs

Graham joined Innovator Capital Management in 2017 and is vice president of product & research, responsible for product development, capital markets and research efforts. Prior to joining Innovator, Graham was SVP - head of product & research at a startup ETF issuer and a Senior Strategist at Invesco PowerShares. He has been quoted in,, FA magazine, FOX Business and Graham is a CFA charter holder, a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College.

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Trevor Terrell

VP of Sales

Innovator ETFs

Trevor joined Innovator Capital Management in 2017 and is vice president of sales, responsible for distribution and marketing efforts across the institutional, national wirehouse, registered investment advisor and regional & independent broker dealer channels. Prior to joining Innovator, he was SVP – head of sales at Elkhorn Investments and spent time in several sales positions at Invesco PowerShares. Trevor holds a bachelor’s degree from Taylor University and also maintains the series 24, 7, 66 and 63 FINRA licenses.

Joe Becker, FRM

Director, Portfolio Strategist

Milliman Financial Risk Management

Bringing more than 20 years of investment industry experience to his role, including more than a decade in investment & product strategy, Joe is a client-focused analytical thinker and thoughtful communicator.He possesses a thorough knowledge of buy-side financial services, centered on investment product strategy & development, financial markets & economics, and distribution & marketing to retail, intermediary and institutional investors.He has been a regular speaker at industry conferences and has been quoted in leading financial publications including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Financial Times and Bond Buyer. 

Trey Martin

External Sales Consultant

Innovator ETFs

Trey joined Innovator Capital Management in 2017 and is responsible for distribution efforts across the institutional, national wirehouse, registered investment advisor and regional & independent broker dealer channels in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to joining Innovator, he held multiple sales positions at First Trust Portfolios. Trey holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and also maintains the series 7 and 66 FINRA licenses.


Austin Schultz

External Sales Consultant
Innovator ETFs

Austin joined Innovator Capital Management in 2017 and is the External Sales Consultant covering the Mid-South region. Prior to joining Innovator, Austin worked at First Trust as a Fixed Income Analyst on their Leveraged Finance Team. Austin holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and also maintains the series 7 and 63 FINRA licenses.


Doug Clinton

Managing Partner
Loup Ventures

Doug is a technology-focused investment firm. Doug’s work has been featured or quoted by CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons, Business Insider, TechCrunch, The LA Times, and other national publications. Prior to Loup Ventures, Doug was an analyst at Piper Jaffray and an early employee at Enpocket, which was acquired by Nokia. 

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Charlie Harrison

Sequoia Advisory Group

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Jim Gebhardt


The Gebhardt Group

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Mike Pierotti

External Sales Consultant
Innovator ETFs

Mike joined Innovator Capital Management in 2019 and is responsible for distribution efforts across the institutional, national wirehouse, registered investment advisor and regional & independent broker dealer channels in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to joining Innovator, he held multiple sales positions at First Trust Portfolios. Mike holds a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College and also maintains the series 7 and 66 FINRA licenses. 

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Terry Cicero

DHJJ Financial Advisors 

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Kevin Kleinman

Financial Advisor

Blue Haven Capital

Event Sponsors

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An award-winning fintech company, SIMON is committed to transforming the digital experience for financial professionals, enabling them to better serve their clients.

SIMON’s intelligent and innovative platform delivers an end-to-end digital suite of tools to more than 30,000 financial professionals, who serve more than $3 trillion in assets, empowering them with on-demand education, an intuitive marketplace, real-time analytics, and lifecycle management. With a focus on reshaping the advisor experience,

SIMON is setting new industry standards, simplifying the complex, and delivering structured investment and insurance solutions, as well as defined outcome ETFs, to investment professionals, centralized within one unique ecosystem.


Hundreds of managed risk investments work collectively to bring fundamental risk management tools to institutions and individuals navigating financial markets. This effort has transformed the retirement savings industry, helping people provide for themselves when they no longer work. The Managed Risk Investing Center by Milliman serves as a valuable resource to financial advisors and their clients on topics related to portfolio risk management.


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The company offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S., Canadian and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index® (VIX® Index), recognized as the world's premier gauge of U.S. equity market volatility.

Cboe's subsidiaries include the largest options exchange and the third largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. In addition, the company operates one of the largest stock exchanges by value traded in Europe, and owns EuroCCP, a leading pan-European equities clearing house. Cboe also is a leading market globally for ETP listings and trading.   

The company is headquartered in Chicago with a network of domestic and global offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia, including main hubs in New York, London, Kansas City and Amsterdam. For more information, visit

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Societe Generale is one of the leading European financial services groups. Based on a diversified and integrated banking model, the Group combines financial strength and proven expertise in innovation with a strategy of sustainable growth, aiming to be the trusted partner for its clients, committed to the positive transformations of society and the economy.

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Loup Ventures is a research-driven venture capital firm based in Minneapolis and New York investing in frontier tech companies.


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