Mark H. Woodward
Chief Investment Officer
Mark is from southwest Louisiana, the heart of cajun country. Mark attended Texas A&M University and then spent the next eight years serving in the U.S. Army Special Forces. After leaving the Army in 1997, he started his financial services career in institutional money management, where he managed pension and 401(k) plans and assets until becoming a personal financial advisor in 2004.
With a unique background in military and corporate leadership positions, Mark brings discipline and a wealth of knowledge to bear on his clients’ personal financial planning. His experience managing assets at the institutional level helps him to apply unique and complicated strategies to managing assets for his individual and business owner clients.
Mark serves on the Board of Directors of PS Charities, a charity that focuses on helping individuals and families fighting cancer and military families. He enjoys weightlifting, hunting and playing golf. Mark and his wife Sara have four children, Tylon, Tristan, Jaxon and Shayna and live in Alexandria.
Mark has earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®). The AIF Designation certifies that the recipient has specialized knowledge of fiduciary standards of care and their application to the investment management process. To receive the AIF Designation, the individual must meet prerequisite criteria based on a combination of education, relevant industry experience, and/or ongoing professional development, complete a training program, successfully pass a comprehensive, closed-book final examination under the supervision of a proctor and agree to abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards. In order to maintain the AIF Designation, the individual must annually attest to the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards, and accrue and report a minimum of six hours of continuing education. The Designation is administered by the Center for Fiduciary Studies, the standards-setting body of fi360.
Mark is also a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® (CRPC®) and Accredited Portfolio Management Advisor (SM) (APMASM). Mark is a Registered Representative with Kestra Investment Services, LLC and an Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services, LLC.