Founder & President
Mark has been in the Financial Services industry since 1991 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. During his career, he has held Management and Senior positions with the largest investment and insurance companies in the world, including Fidelity Investments and Lincoln Financial Group. Mark has earned the CFP®/Certified Financial Planner designation, which is known as one of the premiere certifications to have as a Financial Advisor. He also holds his FINRA Series 6, 7, 26, and 63 security licenses. Mark’s specialty lies in the Retirement Plan area which includes 401(k)/403(b) design and implementation as well as IRA’s for self-employed and individuals. His corporate and institution plans have included USC, State of California, The Aerospace Corporation, Pepperdine University and more. His goal is to bring premiere retirement planning to his community.
Client relationships are of the utmost importance to Mark as he views them as his extended family. His goal is not to build a “super-sized” firm where you feel like you have to take a number to receive service. In fact, on the Private Wealth Management side of his business he is only accepting limited clients at this point because this intimate relationship is so important to him.
Community involvement is a large part of Mark’s world. His youngest son was diagnosed with Autism in 2003 and he and his wife started a non-profit to help raise awareness and support the local Autism community. This organization is called Our Nicholas Foundation and has been recognized as the Charity of the Year in 2010 by the Temecula Chamber of Commerce and nominated again in Murrieta in 2015.
Mark has received recognition in both his industry and philanthropy work thoughout the years, including…
- Temecula “Citizen of the Year” – Chamber of Commerce – 2008
- Invest in Others Philanthropic “Financial Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award” – 2017
- Local Hero Award – Cure Autism Now/Autism Speaks – 2010
- Family First Award – 2012
- Coach of the Year – Temecula United Soccer Club – 2013
- Temecula Citizen of the Year Nominee – 2014
- Five Star Award in the Wealth Manager category – 2013, 2014, 2018
- Top Wealth Manager – Featured in Palm Springs Life 2013, 2014
-Invest in Others Philanthropic “Financial Advisor of the Year – Honorable Mention” – 2015
*To receive the Five Star Wealth Manager award, individuals must satisfy a series of eligibility and evaluation criteria associated with wealth managers who provide services to clients. Recipients are identified through research conducted by industry peers and firms. Third party rankings and recognitions from rating services or publications are not indicative of past or future investment performance.
Mark is married to his beautiful wife, Kathy, and has two wonderful sons, Anthony and Nicholas. They have lived in the Temecula Valley for over 20 years.
Adam specializes in the Wealth and Risk Management areas and has his FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses. Adam earned his undergraduate degree from Cornell University. He has an extensive background in the soccer community and has been a resident of the Temecula Valley for over 20 years. He is married to his wonderful wife, Jennifer, and has three children.
Melissa provides supervisory support for the branch and is an advocate for our advisors. Her previous experience focused on broker dealer advisor support. She received her B.A. in Business Management from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. She has been working in the financial service industry since 1995 and has obtained her Series 7 and 24 registrations.
Ginni has a 13 year background in Banking and managing her own business for 25 years. She obtained her Series 6 Administrative registration in 2008.
Steve James has been in the financial services field since 1999. Steve’s expertise is Financial Planning and Retirement Portfolio management. He provides advice to public school and Arizona State University employees. Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. He is a Registered Principal of Cambridge Investment Research and has obtained his Series 7, 24, and 65 registration.