Defining Excellence

Paracle, 2013 Pacesetter IMPACT Award Winner

Paracle Advisors, LLC, 2013 Pacesetter IMPACT Award Winner


The IMPACT Awards honor the remarkable contributions of independent investment advisors, recordkeepers and retirement advisors who have achieved success through exemplary business practices, and who are tireless advocates on behalf of their clients and this industry.

We are no longer accepting nominations for this year's IMPACT Awards. Winners will be announced at IMPACT 2014, November 4–7 in Denver, CO.

Best-in-Business IMPACT Award™

Recognizes an independent investment advisory firm with a 10 year-plus track record of growth and excellence, as well as best-in-class technology solutions that have helped it expand market reach, responsiveness and operational efficiencies.

The award includes a $15,000 donation to a charity designated by the firm.


Best-in-Retirement Business IMPACT Award™

Recognizes an independent recordkeeper or advisor focusing on retirement plans who understands the unique needs of plan sponsors and/or participants and has developed an innovative approach to serving them.

The firm demonstrates:

  • Leadership in the retirement plan industry
  • Extraordinary work with a contribution to serving the retirement industry, plan sponsors, participants or their community
  • Competence and integrity in the retirement industry
  • Elevated management to industry-leading standards with exceptional business management results
  • Integrated technology to extend reach and provide efficiency within the firm and for clients

The award includes a $15,000 donation to a charity designated by the firm.


Pacesetter IMPACT Award™

Singles out a leader of the future—an up-and-coming independent advisory firm with a track record of less than 10 years. The standout firm will have exhibited initiative, growth and promise, as well as a focused use of technology as a way to extend its reach, responsiveness and growth.

The award includes a $15,000 donation to a charity designated by the firm.


Trailblazer IMPACT Award™

An entrepreneurial spirit and drive to advance the industry’s interests are the defining attributes for the firm poised to receive the Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes a firm for its dedication to helping the industry as a whole reach new heights through focused initiatives or the passionate commitment to service excellence. From unique approaches to serving key market segments, community-focused programming, industry advocacy and support of next generation RIA talent, there is a broad range of ways firms can demonstrate their vision and industry commitment.

The award includes a $15,000 donation to a charity designated by the firm.

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