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April Rudin
April J. Rudin is the founder of The Rudin Group. a wealth marketing solutions firm specializing in UHNW/HNW client acquisition. strategies. It is the mash-up of wealth marketing, digital/social media and next gen. The Rudin Group represents the sum effort of April's experience, relationships and know-how in creating effective, visible campaigns. This is April’s first entrepreneurial effort.

A native Detroiter, her career began at Kelly Services, a world-leader in the temporary help industry, where she held a variety of positions including National Sales Manager, and was a frequent media spokesperson at press conferences, media tours etc. She does not believe that this was her fifteen minutes of fame.

April has held a variety of marketing and leadership positions at both large and small service organizations. Most recently, she gained knowledge and expertise of the unique needs of the high net worth marketplace. April's marketing effort represents the culmination of more than 20 years of business insight, successful campaigns, and a joie de vivre.

The above details April’s paid career experience, but not the almost ten years April spent at home with Alec age 19 and Josh age 17.

Entries by April Rudin

Efforts Initiated to Conduct First FDA Phase I Trial for ALS

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 6:51 PM

No orphan has ever had this much family.

Although designated an "orphan disease" because it affects less than 200,000 Americans, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) saw millions of benefactors stand tall last year to douse themselves with ice water in support of a cure.

The numbers were staggering. According...

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Your Clothes Are Still Made In China But Now They Are Wearables

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:58 PM

Recently, I traveled to Hong Kong to check in on the tech, fintech and start-up scene including the Hong Kong Trade And Development's Spring Electronics Fair. Just like any other trip, I fretted a bit over what to pack, what to wear? After all, Hong Kong is a...

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Go East, Young Man -- Why Hong Kong is the Silicon Valley of the East

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 6:42 AM

Foreign cultures can often seem impenetrable, particularly in Asia. As an American who has frequently traveled to the East, I find that not to be be true. Particularly, in Hong Kong. Just ask the Hong Kong Trade and Development Council. Hong Kong is actually one of the easiest...

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Think Asia, Think Hong Kong - How Hong Kong Can Be A Springboard For Asia

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Hong Kong may be small, but it has big ambitions to serve as a gateway to Asia, home to some of the most vibrant economies in the globe. Fortunately Hong Kong also holds great potential: low tax rates, world-class airports, seaports and other infrastructure, and a remarkably open business environment,...

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How Can Investors Find Advisors They Can Trust? A New Road Map To Follow

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2015 | 4:37 PM

Is there any issue more contentious than trust in the financial advice and wealth management business? No, probably not. But beyond a little gut instinct and a good referral, how do you really *know* who you can trust with your hard-earned dollars--especially given the shenanigans that some of the biggest...

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How Digital Money (Bitcoin) Will Change The World

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 10:47 AM

In mid December, Time Inc. was the latest in a string of companies to announce that it would start accepting bitcoin in payment, following on the heels of Dell, Overstock and Expedia who came before. You might say the age of cryptocurrency has arrived. Paul Vigna...

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It Takes a Crowd: Transforming Venture Investing

(2) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 9:43 AM

I enjoy disruption. That's why I love financial services, which is an easy target for disruption if there ever was one.

Just take an example from venture capital -- how the concept of "crowdfunding" could re-shape the way we invest in early stage growth companies.

Mighty oaks from little...

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5 Things High Net Worth Individuals Need To Know About Medical Marijuana

(4) Comments | Posted December 3, 2014 | 10:12 AM

Marijuana is a "hot" topic at the intersection of medical technology and science research but at the cross roads of some difficult social change. This will certainly cause some disruption as the efficacy and safety of medical marijuana for many medical conditions has now been validated. Clouding the issue (pun...

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A Financial Services Marketing Girl's Guide To Surviving A Compliance Conference

(2) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 5:30 PM

My readers know that I am continually surprised, shocked, and amused by the true-life stories that I witness every day. Colleagues and clients provide the fodder, which is enough for an ever-changing backdrop. Sometimes, I think I should just write "Wall Street - The Musical," or create a concept for...

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Tash Elwyn Thinks Like A Woman-How Raymond James Private Client Group Is Better For That

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 12:40 PM

Woe is me - a lonely woman in financial services who's been known to use the Twitter hashtag #nolineintheladiesroom. Women (mostly in marketing and human resources roles) represent just over 40 % of the workforce in financial services and wealth management, but a lot less (Cerulli estimates 11%) in financial...

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5 Things Baby Boomers Need To Know About Bitcoin

(3) Comments | Posted October 21, 2014 | 4:27 PM

If you're like most Americans, you've heard about Bitcoin and are downright confused by it. If you're from my generation, you may be envisioning men with very thick glasses hunched over an IBM mainframe beaming money up to the Battlestar Galactica. But if you read my columns, you likely love...

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The Odd Couple In Today's Office: Millennials Reverse Mentor Baby Boomers

(0) Comments | Posted August 29, 2014 | 6:45 PM

To keep up with the world of financial services, I find myself attending many conferences throughout the year. Naturally, some are better than others but I try to find at least one memorable idea from each that I can bring to my clients and readers. Recently, I was at women's...

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Millennials Transform Charitable Giving Into Philanthropic Action

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 5:28 PM

It's no secret that millennials - kids born after 1980 and before 2000 - have already had a huge impact on the world; changing the way businesses After all, they're different. Often accused of narcissism, they actually seem to embrace just the opposite: communalism, as recent research...

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What The Top 30 Personal Finance/Wealth Influencers Know That You Don't

(15) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 11:36 AM

I can't believe my youngest child is heading off to college in the fall. This milestone has me brooding about my own mortality (which is no surprise), while also contemplating his. The world, after all, is a dangerous place.

Perhaps the quietest, yet most pernicious, danger we face is the...

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The Sohn Investment Conference: Head, Heart, and Hedge Funds

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:24 PM

"Follow your passion" has become something of a cliché in the self-help sections of America's bookstores and in the kinds of advice columns and blogs about career and work that seem to have proliferated in the age of the Internet. Makes sense, considering our national obsession with individuality and self-realization,...

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Wall St West? What You Can Learn From A Financial Services New Media Start-Up In Silicon Valley

(3) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Recently, as I sailed along in a cab through New York City, I was scrolling through the comments on one of my own Huffington Post blogs, when I had a tiny little epiphany. As I peered into the blue glow of the iPad, swiping at the screen with my finger,...

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What Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Can Teach You (And Me) About Retirement

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 11:47 AM

Last week, I received an email from a well-respected digital media consultant. It seems that I am about to named a "top 20 social influencer" on personal finance and financial services. She was gathering comments from the "top 30 social influencers" on results of a Financial Health Survey of Baby...

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Take Yourself To Work Every Day!

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 12:26 PM

Millions of American women reconcile their careers and personal lives by leaving someone behind as they head off to work each morning. For some, the time away can cause stress and disharmony both at work and at home. The legitimate challenges of "having it all" and achieving "work / life...

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Now, Even Texting Is In Your Rear View Mirror...

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 3:16 PM

Technology is literally giving us whiplash with the rate at which it is changing. Now, even text messaging is in your rear view mirror, and looking nearly as "old" as a dial phone. With WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, Klutch, Snapchat, Skype and even Facebook messenger crowding the horizon, there is absolutely...

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Hedge Funds Care? Disrupt Your Conventional Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 4:16 PM

Last week, on another one of those chilled evenings that have become so familiar this winter in New York, I attended one of Manhattan's most cherished hedge fund industry events: the 16th annual Hedge Funds Care benefit. On the night of March 6, nearly 1,000 hedge fund executives sat amid...

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