Swing vote

By Brooke Southall, RIABiz

With the unknowns involved in purchasing software from a hyper-talented startup, Piazza acknowledged what he called a “Supreme Court”-style problem in the decision-making process to go with Addepar. When it came to a vote on the board of directors, four were for Addepar and four wanted to go with a more traditional competitor. Instead of exercising his prerogative to cast the swing vote, Piazza asked his board members to do some deeper research. The next vote came in at nine to zero.


Anthony Lindner