Bruce Atkinson Brings Experience & Expertise To Finance Function

April 9, 2024

Chief Financial Officer Bruce Atkinson

Blueprint Investment Partners, an asset manager and pioneer in the creation of systematic, process-driven, and transparent investment strategies for financial advisors, has added additional experience and expertise to the firm’s finance function by hiring Bruce Atkinson, CPA, to take over the role of Chief Financial Officer from the founding partners. Atkinson brings more than 25 years of experience helping small- and mid-sized business increase their value, as well as define and achieve their vision of operational and financial success.

“We believe the strength and success of Blueprint is enmeshed with the success of financial advisors who partner with our firm,” says Jon Robinson, CEO and Co-Founder of Blueprint Investment Partners. “Bruce will use financial data to make strategic business decision and drive growth for Blueprint that can, in turn, contribute to the success of our advisor partners.”

As Chief Financial Officer, Atkinson is responsible for collaborating with the firm’s partners and Leadership Team to develop and execute the financial strategies of the firm, which include:

  • Recommending how to invest the firm’s profits to add resources for partnering advisors
  • Analyzing opportunities to optimize spending, seeking to keep costs low for advisors and their clients
  • Seeking financial efficiencies that can further enhance the firm’s stability and allow for acting on strategic opportunities 

“My favorite part of applying my experience in the context of Blueprint is seeing firsthand how our firm’s success benefits the financial advisors we serve, and ultimately the advisors’ clients,” Atkinson says. “That’s not something you see so clearly in every business.”

Atkinson earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Virginia Tech. He earned his CPA license shortly after. His career began in public accounting firms, including what was the largest CPA firm in the world at the time. He has held Chief Financial Officer and Controller roles at several North Carolina-based companies, including Macro Integration Services, Piedmont Hoist and Crane and American Sun Systems.

About Blueprint Investment Partners

Blueprint Investment Partners is an asset manager and pioneer in the creation of systematic, process-driven, and transparent investment strategies for financial advisors and institutions. The firm was founded on a management philosophy honed by its Co-Founders during the 2008 Financial Crisis. Blueprint applies a rules-based approach to both asset class and time diversification, instilling discipline and removing human bias during emotionally charged market environments. The firm offers and sub-advises a suite of distinct global investment portfolios that are distinguished by their risk tolerance or ESG objectives, with the models delivered as separately managed account strategies and funds.

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