About Us

Our Mission and Founding

At Hegarty Group, we aim to be the Trusted Advisor at the Intersection of Financial Markets, Technology, and Data.  


We were founded on the guiding principle that firms at the intersection of Financial Markets, Technology, and Data need expert, trusted advice with objective and informed strategic insights that drive solutions tailored to you. We have a successful track record of -- and passion for -- connecting the dots, enabling you to uncover new opportunities.


The Financial Markets are at a tipping point, where traditional business models are being displaced by the convergence of 3 megatrends:

  1. The eye-popping pace of advancements in technology
  2. The exponential proliferation of data, combined with the swift and simultaneous emergence of machine learning and AI in investment management and trading 
  3. The changes in business models within Financial Markets, as established firms strive to adapt to the rapid changes brought on by technology and data advances 

This convergence is dramatically changing the way we invest, trade, and manage money. Hegarty Group was formed to help you capitalize on this convergence. 


About Rob Hegarty

Rob Hegarty is Managing Partner and Founder of Hegarty Group. He brings over 25 years of leadership in financial services and technology, with a successful track record of launching, building, growing, and running businesses at the intersection of Financial Markets, Technology, and Data. 


Rob has led large and small businesses, with deep experience in strategic planning, technology, operational, product, Go-To-Market,  and business development roles.   He was most recently President of Olmstead Associates, a specialized consulting firm to the investment management industry. Prior to that, Rob was Global Head of Equities for Thomson Reuters where he had overall responsibility for Thomson Reuters’ $1.2 billion global equities business, including all Equities desktop, transactions, data feeds, and analytics businesses, as well as Global Market Structure. Prior to Thomson Reuters, he was Managing Director, Strategy and Marketing at the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, responsible for corporate strategy, planning, marketing, corporate development and market structure. Before that, Rob spent 10 years at TowerGroup, the leading provider of research and advisory services to the global financial services and technology industries, where he launched and led TowerGroup’s Investment Management practice, then led their Capital Markets, Wealth Management, and Insurance practices. Rob also held senior leadership positions at Putnam Investments, Fidelity Investments, and Coopers & Lybrand. 


In addition to serving on the boards of public and private companies, and many industry boards, Rob has also been a featured speaker at hundreds of industry conferences and client events globally, been quoted extensively in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, New York Times, Forbes and many others, and has appeared regularly on CNBC-TV (U.S. and Europe), ABC-TV and other broadcast outlets. He holds an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.S. in computer science from North Adams State College.


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Partners and Affiliates

SenaHill Partners

SenaHill is a merchant bank connecting the dots between global financial institutions and the entrepreneurial innovators of financial technology. We ensure the right ideas get in front of the right people. As former operators with incredible domain expertise in the Fin-Tech space, we view our client’s business from the perspective of experience, not a spreadsheet. 

Kido Communications

 Kido Communications, LLC is a B2B marketing communications firm that helps professional services companies effectively communicate their distinctive capabilities to their key audiences. We work alongside our clients to help them increase market visibility, attract and retain top talent, bring new products and services to market, strengthen their brands, achieve thought leadership status, and more.   

Havern Benefits Strategies

Havern Benefits Strategies develops a strategic approach to design employee health and wealth benefits. We help design a benefits package to control costs, and enable you to attract and retain the right talent. At Havern Benefits Strategies we focus on our clients' needs to provide benefits solutions to protect the health and wealth of your employees and grow your business.