Accolades

Barron’s has ranked our firm as a top four RIA for the last four years

Top-Ranked RIA for the Last Eight Years

Barron’s has ranked our firm as a top five RIA for the last eight years and Forbes has recognized our top women advisors and top advisors from 2019 to 2023. As a nationally recognized firm with a local presence across the country, we offer wealth management from advisors focused on helping you navigate your financial future.


Other Recognition

Barron’s Top 100 RIA Firms

Ranked in the top five from 2016-2023

Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors

#1 Advisor in Ohio 2016 – 2023

#1 Advisor in Nebraska in 2023 & 2022, #3 in 2021 & #6 in 2020

#1 Advisor in Pennsylvania in 2023, #2 in 2022, #1 in 2021 & #3 in 2020

#3 Advisor in Kansas in 2023, #3 in 2022, #3 in 2021 & #5 in 2020

#5 Advisor in Oklahoma in 2023, #6 in 2022, 2021, 2020

#7 Advisor in Arizona in 2023, #19 in 2022

#12 Advisor in Kentucky in 2023

#21 Advisor in New York in 2023, #30 in 2022, #49 in 2021 & #93 in 2020

#107 Advisor in California in 2022

Barron’s Top Women Financial Advisors

#2 & #90 in 2023

#3 & #64 in 2022

#5 & #58 Advisors in 2021

#4 & #57 Advisors in 2020

#4, #68 & #91 Advisors in 2019

#3 & #78 Advisors in 2018

#4 Advisor in 2017 & 2016

Barron’s Top 100 Independent Advisors

 #3 Advisor in 2023, #4 Advisor in 2022, #11 Advisor in 2021, #10 Advisor in 2020

Forbes Best-In-State

#1 Advisor in Western Pennsylvania in 2022 & #5 in 2021

#3 & #4 Advisors in Kansas in 2023 & 2022, #6 & 7 in 2021 & #6 in 2020

#3 Advisor in Nebraska in 2023, #4 in 2022 & #9 in 2021

#5 Advisor in Oklahoma in 2023, #6 in 2022, #10 in 2021 & #16 in 2020

#8 Advisor in St. Louis in 2023 & 2022

#9 & #59 Advisors in North Texas in 2023, #19 & #74 in 2022 & #99 in 2021

#10 Advisor in Kentucky in 2023, #18 in 2022 & #39 in 2021

#16 Advisor in Houston in 2023 & #18 in 2022

#16 Advisor in Miami in 2022, #14 in 2021 & #47 in 2020

#17 Advisor in Illinois in 2022 & #39 in 2021

#17 Advisor in Colorado in 2023 & #20 in 2022

#44 Advisor in New York City in 2023, #111 in 2022 & #140 in 2021

#137 Advisor in Ohio in 2023 & #113 in 2022

Forbes Top Next-Gen Advisors
Best-In-State

#2 Advisor in Minnesota in 2022

#9 Advisor in Illinois in 2022

Forbes Top Next-Gen Advisors

#414 Advisor in 2021

#15 and #346 Advisors in 2020

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors
Best-In-State

#1 Advisor in Oklahoma in 2024, 2023 & 2022

#3 Advisor in Kentucky in 2024, #2 in 2023 & #1 in 2022

#4 Advisor in Kansas in 2024

#5 Advisor in Colorado in 2024 and 2023, #4 in 2022 

#17 Advisor in Texas in 2024, #13 in 2023 & #22 in 2022

#19 Advisor in Ohio in 2024

#24 Advisor in New Jersey in 2024

#30 Advisor in Illinois in 2024

#36 Advisor in Illinois in 2024, #16 in 2023

#37 Advisor in South Florida in 2024 & #25 in 2022

#64 Advisor in Texas in 2024, #37 in 2023


Disclosures:

Barron’s

Barron’s Top RIA FirmsBarron’s awarded 2023 #4, 2022-2020 #5, 2019 #4, and 2018 #3 rankings to Mariner Wealth Advisors (MWA) based on data compiled for MWA and the 2017 #2 and 2016 #1 rankings to Mariner Holdings (MH) based upon data compiled for MH registered investment adviser subsidiaries. Rankings for 2016 – 2023 were published in September of each award year and were based on June 30th data, including annual figures for the previous three years. No fee was paid for participation in the rankings; however, MWA has paid a fee to use the ranking. The rankings are based on firm surveys, and filings with the regulatory databases were used to cross-check the data provided. The rankings are based on assets managed by the firms, technology spending, staff diversity, succession planning, and other metrics. The formula Barron’s uses to rank firms is proprietary. The number of firms included in the rankings was: 20 (2016), 30 (2017), 40 (2018), 50 (2019), and 100 (2020 – 2023). The ranking does not indicate future performance, and there is no guarantee of future success. For additional information, visit www.barrons.com.

Top 100 Women Advisors: Rankings for 2016-2023 were published in June of each award year based on March 31st data, including 1- and 5-year periods. Top 100 Independent Advisors: Rankings for 2019-2023 were published in September of each award year based on June 30th data, including 1- and 5-year periods. Top 1,200 Advisors: Advisors are ranked and organized on a state-by-state basis. Rankings for 2016-2023 were published in March of each award year based on the previous year’s September 30th data, including 1- and 5-year periods. No fee was paid for participation in the rankings; however, some advisors have paid a fee to receive expanded profile features on the ranking website. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms. Barron’s publishes rankings based on regulatory databases were used to cross-check the data provided. The formula Barron’s uses to rank advisors is proprietary, but the formula features three major categories of calculations: Assets, Revenue, and Quality of practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor’s returns are dictated largely by the risk tolerance of clients. The ranking is not indicative of future performance, and there is no guarantee of future success. For additional information, visit www.barrons.com.

Forbes

Best-In-State: Advisors are selected for the Forbes rankings by SHOOK Research. Rankings for 2021 through 2023 were published in February 2021, April of 2022 and 2023, and were based on June 30th data, including 1- and 5-year periods. No fee was paid for participation in the rankings; however, some advisors have paid a fee to receive expanded profile features on the ranking website. The ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and a lack of audited data. The ranking is not indicative of future performance, and there is no guarantee of future success. For additional information, visit www.forbes.com

Top Next-Gen Advisors Best-In-State and Top Next-Gen Advisors: Advisors are selected for the Forbes rankings by SHOOK Research Rankings for Top Next-Gen Advisors Best-In-State 2022 were published in August 2022 and were based on March 31st data, including 1- and 5-year periods. Rankings for Top Next-Gen Advisors for 2020 and 2021 were published in September 2020 and July 2021 and were based on March 31st data, including 1- and 5-year periods. The ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative criteria, including in-person interviews; industry experience; compliance records; revenue produced; and assets under management. Advisors have a minimum of four years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience, and those that encompass the highest standards of best practices. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and a lack of audited data. The ranking is not indicative of future performance, and there is no guarantee of future success. For additional information, visit www.forbes.com

Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Advisors are selected for the Forbes rankings by SHOOK Research. Rankings for 2020 through 2024 were published in April 2020, March 2021, February 2022, 2023 and 2024 and were based on September 30th data, including 1- and 5-year periods. The ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative data learned through surveys and interviews conducted in-person, by telephone, and virtually to evaluate best practices, level of service, investing models, and compliance records, as well as quantitative data, such as revenue trends and assets under management. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and a lack of audited data. The ranking is not indicative of future performance, and there is no guarantee of future success. For additional information, visit www.forbes.com

Barron’s
Barron’s – 2023 Top 100 Registered Investment Advisory Firms – Mariner Wealth Advisors #4
Barron’s – 2023 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Jana Shoulders #90
Barron’s – 2023 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Valerie Newell #2

Barron’s – 2023 Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors – Valerie Newell #3
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Nebraska – Jim Siemonsma #1
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Ohio – Valerie Newell #1
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Pennsylvania – Rob Thomas #1
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Kansas – Trey Barnes #3
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Kansas – Jake Kern #5
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Oklahoma – Jana Shoulders #5
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Arizona – Eddie Dulin #7
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Kentucky – Pamela Thompson #12
Barron’s – 2023 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: New York – Justin McCarthy #21

Barron’s – 2022 Top 100 Registered Investment Advisory Firms – Mariner Wealth Advisors #5
Barron’s – 2022 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Jana Shoulders #58
Barron’s – 2022 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Valerie Newell #5

Barron’s – 2022 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Ohio – Valerie Newell #1
Barron’s – 2022 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Nebraska – Jim Siemonsma #1
Barron’s – 2022 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Pennsylvania – Rob Thomas #2
Barron’s – 2022 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Oklahoma – Jana Shoulders #6
Barron’s – 2022 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Kansas – Trey Barnes #6
Barron’s – 2022 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: Arizona – Eddie Dulin #19
Barron’s – 2022 Top 1200 Financial Advisors: New York – Justin McCarthy #30
Barron’s – 2022 Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors – Valerie Newell #4 
Barron’s – 2021 Top 100 Registered Investment Advisory Firms – Mariner Wealth Advisors #5
Barron’s – 2021 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Jana Shoulders #58
Barron’s – 2021 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Valerie Newell #5
Barron’s – 2021 Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors – Valerie Newell #11 
Barron’s – 2021 Top Advisor: Ohio – Valerie Newell #1
Barron’s – 2021 Top Advisor: Pennsylvania – Rob Thomas #1
Barron’s – 2021 Top Advisor: Kansas – Trey Barnes #3
Barron’s – 2021 Top Advisor: Oklahoma – Jana Shoulders #6
Barron’s – 2021 Top Advisor: Nebraska – Jim Siemonsma #3
Barron’s – 2021 Top Advisor: New York – Justin McCarthy #49
Barron’s – 2020 Top 100 Registered Investment Advisory Firms – Mariner Wealth Advisors #5
Barron’s – 2020 Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors – Valerie Newell #10 
Barron’s – 2020 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Valerie Newell #4
Barron’s – 2020 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Jana Shoulders #57
Barron’s – 2020 Top Advisor: Pennsylvania – Rob Thomas #3
Barron’s – 2020 Top Advisor: Ohio – Valerie Newell #1
Barron’s – 2020 Top Advisor: Oklahoma – Jana Shoulders #6
Barron’s – 2020 Top Advisor: Kansas – Trey Barnes #5
Barron’s – 2020 Top Advisor: Nebraska – Jim Siemonsma #6
Barron’s – 2020 Top Advisor: New York – Justin McCarthy #93
Barron’s – 2019 Top 50 Registered Investment Advisory Firms – Mariner Wealth Advisors #4
Barron’s – 2019 Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors – Valerie Newell #9 
Barron’s – 2019 Top Advisor: Ohio – Valerie Newell #1
Barron’s – 2019 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Valerie Newell #4
Barron’s – 2019 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Faith Read Xenos #68
Barron’s – 2019 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Jana Shoulders #91
Barron’s – 2018 Top 40 Registered Investment Advisory Firms — Mariner Wealth Advisors #3
Barron’s – 2018 Top Advisor: Ohio – Valerie Newell #1
Barron’s – 2018 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Valerie Newell #3
Barron’s – 2018 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Jana Shoulders #78
Barron’s – 2017 Top 20 Independent Advisory Firm – Mariner Holdings #2
Barron’s – 2017 Top Advisor: Ohio – Valerie Newell #1
Barron’s – 2017 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Valerie Newell #4
Barron’s – 2016 Top 20 Independent Advisory Firm – Mariner Holdings #1
Barron’s – 2016 Top Advisor: Ohio – Valerie Newell #1
Barron’s – 2016 Top 100 Women Financial Advisors – Valerie Newell #4

Forbes
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Jana Shoulders, #1 in Oklahoma
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Pamela Thompson, #3 in Kentucky
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Alisa Roth, #4 in Kansas
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Patricia Kummer, #5 in Colorado
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Suzanne Wheeler, #17 in Texas
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Kristin Fishbaugh, #19 in Ohio
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Megan Brozowski, #24 in New Jersey
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Valbona Ceci, #30 in Illinois
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Rachel Kowalczyk, #36 in Illinois
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Faith Xenos, #37 in South Florida
Forbes – 2024 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Anna Jones, #64 in Texas

Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: Nebraska – Jim Siemonsma #3
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: Kansas – Jacob Kern #3
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: Kansas – Trey Barnes #4
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: Oklahoma – Jana Shoulders #5
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: St. Louis – Patrick Howley #8
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: North Texas – Patrick Kimbrough #9
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: Kentucky – Pamela Thompson #10
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: Houston – Dana Weinstein #16
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: Colorado – Patricia Kummer #17
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: New York City (Metro) – Justin McCarthy #44
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: North Texas – Suzanne Wheeler #59
Forbes – 2023 Best-In-State: Ohio – Patrick Richter #137

Forbes – 2023 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Jana Shoulders #1 in Oklahoma
Forbes – 2023 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Pamela Thompson #2 in Kentucky
Forbes – 2023 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Patricia Kummer #5 in Colorado
Forbes – 2023 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Suzanne Wheeler #13 in Texas
Forbes – 2023 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Rachel Kowalczyk #16 in Illinois
Forbes – 2023 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Anna Jones #37 in Texas

Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Western Pennsylvania – Rob Thomas #1
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Kansas – Jacob Kern #3
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Kansas – Trey Barnes #4
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Nebraska – Jim Siemonsma #4
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Oklahoma – Jana Shoulders #6
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: St. Louis – Patrick Howley #8
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Miami – Faith Xenos #16
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Illinois – Keith Plywaczynski #17
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Houston – Dana Weinstein #18
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Kentucky – Pamela Thompson #18
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: North Texas – Patrick Kimbrough #19
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Colorado – Patricia Kummer #20
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: New York City – Justin McCarthy #111
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: Ohio – Patrick Richter #113
Forbes – 2022 Best-In-State: North Texas – Suzanne Wheeler #74
Forbes – 2022 Top Next Gen Advisors Best-In-State: Minnesota – Andreas Scott #2
Forbes – 2022 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Pamela Thompson #1 in Kentucky

Forbes – 2022 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Jana Shoulders #1 in Oklahoma
Forbes – 2022 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Patricia Kummer #4 in Colorado
Forbes – 2022 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Rachel Kowalczyk #18 in Illinois
Forbes – 2022 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State: Suzanne Wheeler #22 in Texas
Forbes – 2022 Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-States: Faith Xenos #25 in South Florida
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: Kansas – Jacob Kern #6
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: Kansas – Trey Barnes #7
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: Oklahoma – Jana Shoulders #10
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: Miami – Faith Xenos #14
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: Western Pennsylvania – Rob Thomas #5
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: New York City – Justin McCarthy #140
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: Nebraska – Jim Siemonsma #9
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: Illinois – Keith Plywaczynski #39
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: Kentucky – Pamela Thompson #19
Forbes – 2021 Best-In-State: North Texas – Patrick Kimbrough #99
Forbes – 2021 Top Next Gen Advisors: Justin Richter #414
Forbes – 2021 America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors: Patricia Kummer #128
Forbes – 2021 America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors: Jana Shoulders #269
Forbes – 2020 America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors: Valerie Newell #47
Forbes – 2020 America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors: Jana Shoulders #322
Forbes – 2020 Best-In-State: Kansas – Jacob Kern #6
Forbes – 2020 Best-In-State: Oklahoma – Jana Shoulders #16
Forbes – 2020 Best-In-State: Miami – Faith Xenos #47
Forbes – 2022 Top Next Gen Advisors Best-In-State: Illinois – Rachel Kowalczyk #9
Forbes – 2020 Top Next Gen Advisors: Keith Plywaczynski #15
Forbes – 2020 Top Next Gen Advisors: Justin Richter #346 

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