Over the years, we have met with you at kitchen tables, living rooms, and multiple offices across the country as you have shared successes, failures, joys and sorrows with us. More recently, we have also connected via conference calls, FaceTime and computer screen-share video meetings. My, how things have evolved over the 46 years Searcy Financial has been in business! We couldn’t have grown into the company we are today without your faith in our ability to listen, problem-solve and provide sound advice for each of your unique situations. We enjoy every opportunity we get to stand Where You Stand®, learn about your lives, and help you plan to make a difference. We do not take our relationships for granted and we never stop striving to improve to honor our commitment to you and your families. Our future is dedicated to you…
We want to share an exciting update with you as we look forward toward that future. Searcy Financial Services, Inc. is pleased to announce our new executive leadership team:
- Jessica Searcy Kmetty, President and CEO
- Marc Shaffer, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chief Financial Officer
- John Fales, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chief Compliance Officer
- Ryan Brooke, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Chief Investment Officer
Our founder and former President and CEO, Michael Searcy, will remain an active member of the team, serving as Founding Advisor.
“Although they have not had these corporate titles in the past, these company owners have served on the executive team in these roles for many years, implementing changes that benefit our clients and advancing our position as a leading firm within the industry. I am excited for this transition as it culminates a plan that began its evolution over 10 years ago and assures that the future success and longevity of our firm remains in excellent hands,” says Searcy.
With great respect for you and our community, we began the development of our succession plan more than 10 years ago. After announcing our first new partner in 2010, we continued to add three additional partners over the years, each bringing a different area of specialization and expertise to the executive team. Our intention was to not only create diversity in the firm’s leadership, but to ensure you would be taken care of for future generations to come. We are the same team you have known for years.
“It is a privilege to lead a company that has been building since 1976 and, in many ways, forged its way through a previously undeveloped industry. Mike has mentored each of us through this transition and our time with Searcy Financial, but the fact that he built such a strong firm that has embraced change, technology and individual development for so many years is what puts us on such a strong footing today,” says Kmetty. “I am so delighted to be working alongside such a talented leadership team.”
With more than 20 years of experience at Searcy Financial, Jessica Searcy Kmetty brings a wealth of experience to her new role. She holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from American University and has been responsible for the entire operations of the firm as well as our retirement plan division. As a sought-after leader in our industry, she has served on operations, advisor development and technology panels and committees for several national organizations.
Marc, John and Ryan, each accomplished CFP® professionals, have served the firm in operations, planning, and investment roles. As CFO, Marc will utilize his skills in financial management to ensure a solid company foundation while continuing to nurture relationships and help people realize their goals. With a strong background in communication, John will continue to expand our connections to our clients and community while remaining as the Lead Advisor for our subsidiary, Allos Investment Advisors®, LLC. As CIO, Ryan brings an extensive background of investment education and experience, and will steer the investment management team in maintaining our investment style and directing our strategy.
”Over the past 15 years, our efforts to hire and retain talented people, evolved into making sure not only that we had great people, but that they were spending their time contributing in meaningful ways and using their unique strengths and gifts,” says Shaffer. “We’ve worked hard to get the right people in the right roles, and I’m really excited about what the future holds for our clients and our firm!”
We are deeply committed to protecting your interests and your well-being, meeting the highest standards of care and being transparent in everything we do. We cannot adequately express our thanks to you for partnering with us throughout the first 46 years and we look forward to growing with you in the future. It is truly our pleasure to be of continued service to you.
Your Wealth Management Team
Searcy Financial Services, Inc.
Registered Investment Advisor
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Published for the blog on January 11, 2022 by Searcy Financial Services, your Overland Park, Kansas Fee-Only Financial Planner and Investment Manager.