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Visionary Wealth Advisors adds new managing director


From Illinois Business Journal news services

EDWARDSVILLE – Visionary Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm founded just over a year ago, is rapidly growing and has just added a new managing director, Selden K. Martin, who is now serving out of the firm’s St. Louis office in Brentwood.

Martin has more than 30 years of experience as a financial advisor and senior executive in the wealth management industry, much of that with Merrill Lynch.

Martin joined the Visionary team from Altius Learning where he worked with some former Merrill Lynch colleagues as a partner and principal to deliver evidence-based training to industry advisors and managers.

Martin will serve a dual role at Visionary. As a managing director, he will help guide the continued growth and direction of the firm and train advisors. He will also return to his roots as a senior wealth advisor, working directly with clients to develop goals-based wealth management plans.

“After many years with larger, traditional financial services firms, I believe that clients are now better served in an environment that is free of the conflicts and sales pressures that are associated with firms that originate proprietary product,” Martin explained. “After much due diligence, I have found that Visionary Wealth Advisors is aligned with my personal and professional values to include delivering objective, goals-based advice. With their current growth plans and trajectory including the addition of family office capabilities for the affluent, I am confident in our ability to deliver best in class, wealth management solutions to clients.”

Visionary Wealth Advisors is an independent Registered Investment Advisor, founded in March 2014 by Brett Gilliland and Tim Hammett. Visionary Wealth Advisors provides a visionary approach to all aspects of financial planning and wealth management including retirement, family office services,

college and estate planning, life, health and disability insurance and small business retirement plans. Visionary Wealth Advisors’ home office is in Edwardsville and has offices in St. Louis and Miami, Fla. Visionary has broken ground on an office in O’Fallon, IL, which is scheduled to open in summer 2016.

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