Arden Trust Company Names Kiliaen v.R. Ludlow as Chief Operating Officer


by Arden Trust

WILMINGTON, DE - November 29, 2022 - Arden Trust Company (Arden Trust) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kiliaen v.R. Ludlow as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Ludlow will be integral in providing leadership and vision to ensure the limited purpose trust company under the ownership of Kestra Holdings continues to provide premiere client service and build on its strong track record of growth.

Ludlow brings over 20 years of financial services industry experience, most recently as Executive Vice President of Operations & Technology at Continuum Advisory. With a strong track record of business development, relationship building and operational insight in wealth management, Ludlow’s pedigree brings strategic know-how for driving revenue and growth for the firm. During his tenure in the industry, he also held posts at Triad Advisors and Fidelity, where he spent time supporting multi-level relationships with key decision-makers and influencers and overseeing back-office operations.

"Kiliaen brings a wealth of experience to Arden Trust that will allow us to continue to support and align our values, culture, platform and organic growth," said Doug Sherry, President of Arden Trust. "His appointment as COO is part of our continued commitment to providing the best possible service to our clients."

Among other responsibilities, Ludlow will be tasked with creating and designing the future operations of the company, leveraging appropriate technology solutions that will provide efficiencies, alignment, scale, and organic growth. He will work closely with the President and C-suite on strategy and overall organizational structure.

"I am excited to join Arden Trust at this important time in the company's development," said Ludlow. "Arden’s holistic approach to client service drew me to the company and I look forward to working with the team on financial, technology, and operations initiatives to increase efficiency, scale the business, and provide even better service.”

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About Arden Trust Company

Arden Trust Company (Arden Trust) is a Wilmington, Delaware-based trust company almost $10 billion in assets under administration. Arden Trust has more than 110 employees in seven locations and accepts appointments as Agent for Trustee/Guardian/Executor, Co-Trustee, Custodian, Discretionary Trustee, and Directed Trustee for all types of personal trust accounts. Arden Trust partners with financial advisors to offer trust services that preserve the advisor/client relationship, administering more than 5,000 trust accounts including Private Foundations and Special Needs Trusts.


About Kestra Holdings

Kestra Holdings offers industry-leading wealth management platforms for independent wealth management professionals nationwide. With an innovative culture that celebrates independence, the company seeks to redefine the future of the advisory industry through superior service, cutting-edge technology, and preeminent resources that every financial professional needs to succeed in the market now and in the years to come.

Kestra Holdings companies collectively oversee $146 billion in assets under administration (AUA) and support more than 2,400 independent financial professionals across the country in delivering comprehensive securities, trust, and investment advisory services to their clients.

Kestra Holdings is the direct or indirect parent company of Arden Trust Company, Bluespring Wealth Partners, LLC (including its investment adviser and wealth management firm subsidiaries), Kestra Investment Services, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, Grove Point Investments, LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, as well as Kestra Advisory Services, LLC, Kestra Private Wealth Services, LLC, Grove Point Advisors, LLC, and Kestra Institutional Services, LLC, all federally registered investment advisers.


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Haley Rosa, 610 228-2805