Marty Bicknell

Marty Bicknell

Chief Executive Officer & President

Overland Park, KS

As the CEO and president of Mariner Wealth Advisors, Marty drives the strategic direction and growth strategies, analyzing and anticipating market trends and future opportunities for the firm. As a recognized leader in wealth management, he devises innovative solutions to meet the needs of our clients. He has extensive personal and professional experience with closely held family businesses and their unique complexities. He often mentors other successful entrepreneurs.

Marty, along with seven others, founded Mariner Wealth Advisors in 2006 with a goal of keeping the client at the center of all we do. He wanted to build a firm that could simplify our clients’ lives by having all the resources they need under one roof. The day the doors opened, Marty made the promise to put the clients’ interests before anything else…a promise he still holds dear to this day.

Marty has a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.

He serves on the board of directors for the KU Advancement Board for the University of Kansas Medical Center and on the MRIGlobal Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a board member for the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City. He is also involved in supporting several organizations through his sponsorship and committee participation, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), KU Med Cancer Care, Youth Entrepreneurs, Global Orphan, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and Marillac.

Marty was named in Investment Advisor’s 2016 Top 25 Influential People in the investment/financial industry, the Kansas City Business Journal’s 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 Power 100 List and, under Marty’s leadership, Mariner has had the privilege of being ranked in the top two 2017 and 2016 Independent Advisory Firms by Barron’s.

 

The Investment Advisor’s editorial staff selected nominees based upon the impact they have had and will continue to have on investing, practice management, technology, psychology and the regulatory universe in which all advisors operate. The Kansas City Business Journal’s Power 100 list is purely subjective. The people on the list are those that can call anyone in the business and civic communities and have that call returned. This power may come from the number of people they employ, the resources they control or the influence they wield in the community. The Power 100 fits with a central mission of the Kansas City Business Journal. The Power 100 is compiled to provide information on the people you need to know to operate in Kansas City business.

Barron’s awarded the 2016 #1 and the 2017 #2 rankings in the Top 20 Independent Advisory Firms to Mariner Holdings based upon data compiled for Mariner Holdings’ registered investment adviser subsidiaries. Barron’s publishes these lists based upon a number of criteria and the firms’ filings with the SEC were used to cross-check the data provided to Barron’s. The listing includes the firms’ numbers of clients, employees, advisors, offices and state locations. The award is not indicative of future performance and there is no guarantee of future investment success.