Our Company Values
For those who are looking for financial advice, we realize the available options are many and deciding who to work with is a challenging problem. Listed below are our Company Values which we hope will give you a better understanding of how we operate.
- People Matter – We believe that each person is innately valuable and worthy of respect and honor. We believe that relationships matter and that business is relational, top to bottom. People First, Money Second is a priority statement that places people and relationships ahead of financial matters.
- Integrity Matters – We believe that integrity and truth matter. We believe we need to conduct our business in such a way that we are “above reproach”. We believe suitability and ethical practices come from placing a high value on other people and their needs before our own.
- Communication Matters – We believe that communication with our client partners builds and maintains the trust that is necessary for business relationships to reach their full potential. We believe that our client partners deserve the type of communication that is frequent, timely, truthful, & relevant.
- Service Matters – We believe that good service is practical and that great service is necessary in the pursuit of business excellence. We will pursue perfection and in so doing “catch a little excellence along the way.” (Vince Lombardi)
Tim Whisler, CRPC®, CLTC®, Certified Financial Fiduciary®
Tim is the president and founder of The Whisler Agency, an independent and comprehensive financial services firm.
The mission statement is “to provide retirees and soon-to-be retirees with a greater sense of confidence about their retirement plan.”
Tim holds the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation and the Certified in Long-Term Care designation. These advanced studies provide him the additional knowledge to help effectively evaluate your financial situation and design a retirement plan tailored for you.
Tim holds the Certified Financial Fiduciary® designation which demonstrates that his recommendations are always to put client’s best interest first. Honoring these codes of conduct holds him at the highest standards of professionalism. Being active with continuous education allows Tim to share content and resources in an effort to provide additional benefits to his clients.
A dynamic speaker and respected professional, Tim has delivered presentations on myriad financial planning topics including Social Security maximization, retirement income creation and Medicare planning. He has been published locally in The Marketeer, nationally on Fox Business, and he co-authored the book Protecting Your Assets from Long-Term Care. He can be heard on local radio stations such as AM1470 WMBD and on his podcast “Whisler While You Retire.”
On a personal note, Tim and his wife Ronda are lifelong Central Illinois residents. They make their home in Morton along with their two sons. In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, Ronda serves the community as a registered nurse.
Tom Rozman, CFA®, CAIA®
Mr. Rozman, Chief Investment Officer, is responsible for leading the investment team for Simplicity Wealth. Prior to Simplicity, Mr. Rozman was President and Chief Investment Officer of Sawtooth Solutions. He also worked in Institutional Sales and Trading at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Rozman is a Chartered Financial Analyst®, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst®, and is Series 65 registered. He has previously held Series 7 and 24 securities licenses. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A from St. Olaf College.
Mr. Margolies serves as Director of Compliance. Mr. Margolies is responsible for developing and enhancing the compliance protocol across the Group. Mr. Margolies has over 20 years of compliance and supervisory experience, including leading the compliance team at a global life and annuity wealth management insurance company. Mr. Margolies earned a B.A. in Business from Stockton University.
Mr. Leonard serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Simplicity Wealth. He is responsible for implementing the compliance program and assisting financial professionals to meet their compliance obligations. He has been FINRA licensed since 2005 and began his supervisory career in 2007. Mr. Leonard earned a B.A. & B.S. from Boston University.
Plan For Your Future
There is no one “best place” to put your retirement money because each individual and couple has unique requirements, different tolerances for risk, and need their money at different times. Likewise, there is no one place to keep your money that fits everyone for exactly the same reasons. Your unique circumstances must be taken into consideration if you seek to find the “most favorable place” for your retirement money. This is where we can be of service.
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