The new Chief Strategy & Growth Officer joins the company from John Hancock’s Executive Management Team
Overland Park, Kan. –News Direct– Mariner
Mariner Wealth Advisors, a national wealth advisory firm, today announced that Todd Cassler will join its Enterprise Leadership Team as the firm’s Chief Strategy & Growth Officer. Cassler’s arrival caps nearly two years of rapid expansion for the company, with more than 25 acquisitions completed in the United States in that span. Through a number of growth strategies, he will be responsible for building the current trajectory of Mariner Wealth Advisors, supporting its expansion as it continues to seek motivated advisors to add to its team, adding new client solutions and helping the firm to achieve its global goal of positively impacting as many communities and people as possible.
Cassler joins Mariner Wealth Advisors from John Hancock and Manulife Investment Management, one of the largest wealth managers in the world, where he served as president of financial institutions and advisory solutions and head of institutional distribution for the US and Europe in the last 16 years. During his time at the firm, he was responsible for sales, customer service and relationship management for the firm’s registered investment adviser, broker dealer platform, bank trust fund, global financial institutions, the insurance trust fund platform, defined contribution only investments and more.
“I have known Todd for years and have the utmost respect for the impact he has had on the growth of John Hancock’s business,” said Marty Bicknell, CEO and chairman of Mariner Wealth Advisors. “Todd’s strong reputation and relationships within the industry will help us grow into new arenas and complement the existing strengths of our Enterprise Leadership Team. His customer-centric mindset will help us pursue our mission as we continue to add talented employees to our team who share our customer-centric culture.
In his new role, Cassler will be responsible for leading organic and inorganic growth initiatives, including business development, consultant recruitment, referral partner programs, traditional business development, consulting solutions and special programs. His daily focus is to drive business growth across all Mariner Wealth Advisors business units, including his ultra-high net worth practice and Mariner Advisor Network – a platform dedicated to supporting independent financial advisors – while also augmenting the services already offered to existing customers.
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“Throughout my career, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the best and brightest in the industry,” said Cassler. “It is an honor to join Mariner Wealth Advisors and have the opportunity to work with this unique and talented team. The business has shown tremendous growth and has an excellent track record of success, and I look forward to playing a part in its next phase of expansion.”
Cassler’s first day with Mariner Wealth Advisors was January 31 and he is based out of the Dedham, Massachusetts office. Other prior experience includes roles as a vice president at Neuberger Berman and head of national distribution development at American Skandia.
To learn more, visit marinerwealthadvisors.com.
At Mariner Wealth Advisors, we provide comprehensive advice designed to last. We focus on one thing: working with clients to create a financial strategy for today and beyond that’s flexible enough to change with them. The ultimate goal? Helping clients identify what’s important so they can achieve their goals – we are committed to being here for whatever life brings them. We have built our company around what our customers need. We started out by offering estate planning resources and then added services from tax planning to insurance, all under one roof. We believe this integrated approach to wealth management helps make our clients’ lives easier. Founded in 2006 with $300 million in advisory assets, Mariner Wealth Advisors and its affiliates now advise over $105 billion in assets.
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