Mark Cecil, CFP®, Receives Forbes' Inaugural Top Financial Security Professional (FSP) Recognition

Mark Cecil, CFP®, Receives Forbes' Inaugural Top Financial Security Professional (FSP) Recognition

October 25, 2021

MARYLAND, Oct 25, 2021 – Wealth Advisors Group, LLC  is pleased to announce that Founder and Managing Partner, Mark Cecil, CFP has been named to the inaugural Forbes/SHOOK® Research's Top Financial Security Professional list or 2021.  

The list of approximately 250 FSPs was compiled with a focus on advisors that families rely on for wealth and protection-focused planning. SHOOK® Research's staff looked for professionals who consistently engage with clients in meaningful conversations about life while protecting against the perils posed by disability, death, and/or job loss.  

"It's a wonderful achievement to be included on the inaugural Top Financial Security Professional list," stated Mark Cecil. He added, "This award is especially important because it emphasized the multi-disciplinary approach that we employ with clients, blending risk management along with wealth management. It is not very often that you see advisors handle both sides, rather it is usually one or the other." 

This award adds to other recognitions that Cecil has received including being nominated for the Forbes “Top 25 Financial Advisors” 2021, recognized as 1 of 7 advisors to earn Ameritas Wealth Management Excellence Award in 2021, and selected as a “Five Star Wealth Manager” as seen in the Washington Post Magazine.  

The SHOOK® process began by scouring the financial services industry, life insurance companies, banks, brokerages, agencies, custodians, and others for nominations. SHOOK accepted professionals who met pre-determined minimum thresholds and acceptable compliance records. An FSP is a professional advisor who is properly licensed to sell life insurance and annuities. FSPs may also hold other credentials and licenses which would allow them to offer investments and securities products through those licenses. Based on research conducted by SHOOK Research. For detailed information on selection criteria, please visit