——FUSE Team——

You have plenty of "yes" men. What you need is a "know" man.

Cindy Zarker
Relationship Manager
Cindy Zarker
Relationship Manager

Cindy is responsible for providing the highest level of service to FUSE clients. In her role she works closely with FUSE clients on a day-to-day basis to ensure that they achieve their strategic and tactical objectives. Cindy also contributes to the FUSE BenchMark series research and other FUSE research and consulting projects.



  • Cerulli Associates, 2003-2015   
    • Directed the asset management practice researching and analyzing institutional and retail trends, presenting the findings in published reports, client meetings, and industry conferences.
  • Columbia Management, 1998-2003
    • Led product strategy and development team, developing new open- and closed-end funds, working with marketing team on product positioning, training the salesforce, and conducting ongoing product rationalization review.


Accomplishments/Favorite Projects

  • Building a research practice from the ground up, by conceiving of and launching a number of subscription-based research publications covering product, marketing, and distribution trends across the retail and institutional asset management channels
  • Facilitating a number of client round tables on topics ranging from building effective RFP teams to developing an effective product development process
  • Corralling affiliated sub-advisors and in-house portfolio managers to launch and maintain momentum in more than a dozen new mutual funds and other products


Education & Other ExperIENCE

  • A decade plus developing and publishing thought leadership on financial services
  • In the trenches experience developing and launching new funds
  • Skidmore College, B.A. in Economics


Interesting Notes, Perhaps

  • Enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking and road trips to discover local history, scenery, and foodie hangouts
  • Parent of two teenagers (and a rescue dog) who keep busy with sports, volunteer work, and who will soon be asking for my car keys (yikes)