Background After over twenty years of serving in executive capacities at several financial services firms, Mark Sullivan had grown disenchanted by one scandal after another involving many of the best-known investment firms. It became evident that the appetites of shareholders for immediate profits might pressure financial company executives to increase revenues in any manner possible- even if this meant taking unethical shortcuts or making poor stewardship decisions by prioritizing reward over risk. That these breaches in trust were usually at the expense of the firm’s own clients was especially frustrating. Mark decided the timing was right for a superior model of investing to be made available locally and trusted that the public would agree - we are very pleased to say he was correct. If retained as Investment Advisor Representatives, we serve in a fiduciary capacity, a higher legal standard which requires us to place our client’s interest above our own, and avoid any and all conflicts of interest, something most well-known investment firms and their investment salespeople are either unwilling or unable to do. This is a very critical difference for you and your family, and one which you should demand when retaining the services of a trusted family advisor. Often working in conjunction with other professional advisers such as CPAs and Attorneys, we work on a referral basis providing comprehensive planning services including wealth advisory, financial and estate planning, as well as business succession planning, charitable gifting and wealth transfer services to families, individuals and businesses. In tems of safekeeping, all client assets in managed accounts are held in custody at Pershing, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, the nation's oldest continuously operating bank & the world's leading provider of securities services with over $22.3 trillion in assets under custody.