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Our Story

At Ro Morrison & Associates we set out to create a concierge speakers bureau experience for the financial services industry. By consistently delivering a high level of personalized service and successful execution, all revolving around great speakers and our SpeakerConnect® planning process, our clients receive a strong return on their speaker investment (ROSI).

We believe that speaker bureaus should know what they are talking about. It’s our duty to speak the same language as our clients, to understand their specialist needs and industry trends. We have an unwavering commitment to the market we serve.

We are one point of contact to match you with the industry’s leading keynote speakers, trainers, experts and other specialized service companies to meet your needs.

Demand Remarkable Results

Our Purpose

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO: We can’t stand the thought of world class organizations, like yours, engaging a speaker who overpromises, under-delivers and jeopardizes the success, and return on speaker investment (ROSI), at your core events.

WHAT WE DO: At Ro Morrison & Associates our job is to deliver a bit more than what you would normally expect when you bring in a speaker. Our focus is not only to make your job easier, it’s to deliver speakers that exceed your target audience’s expectations, and to maximize your ROSI at every event.

HOW WE DO IT: We partner with our clients to co-cast a vision that allows them to see the end of their event from the beginning.

Said differently, at RMA, we start with your desired outcome and reverse engineer your speaker selection process, presentation development and delivery, and post event follow up program to achieve your overall objectives.

We do this by walking you through RMA our 8-step proprietary SpeakerConnect® planning process designed to help you select a speaker that:

  • Resonates with, and naturally reflects, the core values of your organization while genuinely caring for and connecting with your audience.
  • Is invested in supporting your overall event messaging, works diligently to customize their presentation, and is passionate about creating post-event change in your audience’s behavior and performance.
  • Comfortably fits within your budget without compromising your quality standards for the specific event.

 

Meet the Partners

Roseann (Ro) Morrison

Roseann Morrison

Roseann (Ro) Morrison, Managing Partner- has more than 30 years’ experience as an Executive/Senior Relationship Manager in the Financial Markets Industry.  Prior to co-founding Ro Morrison & Associates LLC, Ro held Senior Management positions at both The McGuinness Companies in Newport Beach, California and Transamerica Capital in Denver, Colorado.

She has been an industry leader and has created solid sustainable relationships with top firms such as Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, UBS, Wells Fargo, Citibank, Centaurus Financial, Cetera Financial Group and many others. Ro is passionate about building strategic alliances with clients and is authentic about making the client experience the absolute best that it can possibly be.  Ro resides in San Diego with her husband, Kevin and enjoys being of service in her community

“I love the financial markets industry, but more importantly, I love the people who work in it.  After working in the industry for over 20 years as a Senior Relationship Manager, I saw a need to bring something of real value to advisors, their clients, and companies.  My goal is and has always been to deliver the best possible customer experience to everyone.”

“Price integrity is incredibly important to us.  Our services our free to clients.  Our special relationships with the speakers allows for the best value and most efficiency, and all parties benefit greatly.”

 

Chris Dungworth

Chris Dungworth, Managing Partner – has over 15 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. Prior to co-founding Ro Morrison & Associates LLC, Chris held multiple leadership positions at Allianz Life Financial Services, including Chief of Staff and Sr. Director of Sales.

Chris is most passionate about the process of delivering a strong speaker ROI to his clients. It’s the science of understanding the industry, understanding the client needs, and understanding our speaker strengths so that we can create amazing connections, like a matchmaker. ​ Chris and his wife recently moved to Vermont where they spend time hiking the various trails in the Green Mountain State and enjoying the farm to table lifestyle.

“I co-founded Ro Morrison & Associates with belief that the services we provide, and the experience and knowledge that we share, we will help our clients grow their business.”

“What happens before and after bringing in a speaker is as important as the presentation itself.  Since we speak the financial industry’s language and know every nuance, and invite both client and speakers into the conversation, we can assure delivering the best match for the event goals.  We provide pre- and post-event services and assets to support the client’s time and budget.  Our comprehensive, big picture methodology is the RMA difference.”

 

Q&A

What service does Ro Morrison & Associates provide?

Roseann

We are a concierge speakers bureau serving the financial services industry. We are one point of contact to match our clients with the industry’s leading keynote speakers and trainers.

Chris

We work closely with our clients to deliver a strong return on investment when they bring in a speaker or trainer. We don’t just focus on the actual speaking time; we focus on the pre-event setup and the post event actionable take-aways.

 

How is RMA different than other speakers bureaus? What gap did you notice that inspired you to start this company in this way?

Roseann

There was not another speakers bureau out there that just focused on the financial services industry and the industry has it’s own unique set of needs from compliance to the types of speakers and topics that fit best.

We didn’t just want to focus on the actual event itself. We feel that what happens before the event and after the event will determine the success of the event, and therefore we spend a lot of time really focusing on the process from beginning to end.

Chris

We saw a couple of gaps in the market that we thought we could fill and in many ways how we solve those gaps is what makes us different.

The biggest difference that we can see is that we want to be more than a speakers bureau and finding a client a great speaker. We want to find the client a great speaker and really help them deliver a strong return on investment through focusing on all aspects of the event.

We really wanted to focus on building relationships with our speakers. We think of the speakers that we work with as partners and we pass this relationship on to our clients.

We also take a proactive approach to bringing in new business and “pitching” our speakers. We are not just a listing service.

© 2016 Ro Morrison & Assoc.