Mark A. Cecil, CFP®, is the founder of Wealth Advisors Group, LLC and co-founder of United Wealth Advisors Group, LLC. and has been actively engaged in the financial planning industry since 1986. He provides objective outside-the-box advice and strategies to individuals, professionals and business owners faced with important financial decisions regarding retirement, estate planning, wealth management and advanced insurance applications.
Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Maryland with a major in Finance and has held the designation of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ practitioner since 1989. Mark is a Registered Representative and Investment Advisor Representative with Ameritas Investment Corp., a member of FINRA/SIPC. All of his experience has been with Ameritas Investment Corp's owner and affiliates, Ameritas Mutual Holding Company, over his career he has been among the leading representatives of Ameritas.
Mark is a past president of the Leaders Club of Washington, DC an organization of leading financial services representatives. He is also a member of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners, Maryland Estate Planning Council, The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, The Million Dollar Round Table, The Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting. He is a past board member of The Entrepreneurship Institute.
Mark serves as a mentor to young and up-and-coming advisors in the financial services industry. He has been quoted in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, The Washington Post and Business Ethics Magazine on mutual fund investing. He has also been quoted in Best’s Review magazine on advanced insurance applications.
Mark holds the following honors:
* The Ameritas Companies, 1990-Present, recognized as one of its top advisors for stellar performance and unparalleled dedication to client service.
* Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), a qualifying member of the "Top of the Table" of the MDRT, the world's most prestigious financial services organization.
* Hall of Fame, 2001, was one of the youngest advisors in history to be inducted into the Acacia Hall of Fame and recognized by his peers for dedicated service and outstanding achievements as an Acacian for inspiring contributions to his clients and advancement of the financial services industry.
* Consumers' Research Council of America - was recently selected as one of "America's Best Financial Planners" from the prestigious "Guide to America's Best Financial Planners".
Mark was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved to the United States in 1967. Today he lives in Brookeville, Maryland with his wife, 3 children and their Lab. His passions are working out, collecting wine, golfing, cars, landscaping, chilling at the beach and watching movies with his family.