Roger started in the financial services industry in 1984 as a commodity broker specializing in trading options on financial futures. It didn’t take him long to realize the brokerage world was more interested in their own bottom line rather than the financial interests of their clients. This epiphany led to the beginning of Gainer Financial’s current business model. A financial approach that is client focused and outcome-based. In other words, the clients’ interests come first.
Many people call themselves a financial planner or a financial advisor. In essence, most of these titles are for those who buy and sell financial securities their clients tell them to buy and sell. Or even worse, they recommend specific securities to their clients, usually based solely on trends of what others in their financial category would do. In fact, brokerages are not even allowed by law to give advice on anything other than the specific transactions they’re working on at the time. On the other hand, Roger is an Investment Advisory Representative (IAR). This means he has a fiduciary responsibility to our clients, always putting their interests ahead of his own and always acting in your best interest. This is a designation most brokers and financial advisors do not have. It may be a subtle difference, but a big enough difference that sets Roger well apart from those who purport to be his competitors.
To this end, Roger holds the coveted and well-earned designations of Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Retirement Income Certified Professional (RIPC®) from the American College. He is also a licensed insurance agent for life and health insurance, a Certified Paralegal for Estate Planning, and a current board member of SASM. He has always held a unique fascination with economics. And his comprehensive, practical knowledge of the financial services arena coupled with his easy manner makes him a valued instructor and mentor to other financial professionals.