ETF Architect Names Michael Barolsky as New CEO

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PHILADELPHIA, PAETF Architect recently appointed Michael Barolsky as its new Chief Executive Officer. Barolsky steps into the role following Patrick Cleary, who will remain with the firm as Senior Partner – Strategic Relationships.

Barolsky brings over 15 years of experience in advising asset managers on building and operating registered funds. Prior to joining ETF Architect, he was Senior Vice President and Head of Regulatory Services for U.S. Bank Global Fund Services. There, he led legal and compliance teams and contributed significantly to the growth of the firm’s ETF business. Throughout his career, Barolsky has assisted more than 50 ETF sponsors in launching over 150 ETFs. He began his career as an investment management lawyer with Thompson Hine LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio.

“In five short years, ETF Architect has grown from a humble boutique asset manager into a $10Bn+ ETF white label leader,” said Cleary. “Now is the time to position our firm for the next phase of growth, and there is no one better to lead the company than Michael. We are thrilled to welcome him to the team.”

Wes Gray, Founder of ETF Architect, echoed this enthusiasm. “For over ten years, Michael has been on our speed dial for complex issues tied to the ETF white label business. I often refer to him as the ‘expert’s expert’ when people ask how to describe him. We are honored to now have him leading our ETF team.”

Barolsky expressed his excitement about his new role. “I’m honored and thrilled to become a part of this incredibly talented team and an organization known for its commitment to delivering customized ETF solutions for financial advisors and their clients,” he said. “To launch white label ETFs successfully requires a deep understanding of the ETF market, and ETF Architect has brought together professionals from all corners of the industry to deliver on that objective. It’s no wonder that the firms partnering with ETF Architect span the globe, and I’m excited to continue building on the firm’s past accomplishments.”

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Barolsky holds degrees in global business and political dynamics and business administration from Boston University, as well as a juris doctorate from the George Washington University Law School. He is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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