- Individual & Business Financial Planning
- Estate Planning Strategies
- Retirement Plan Selection & Evaluation
- Special Needs Planning
- Investment & Insurance Analysis
- Bachelor’s degrees from Stephen F. Austin
- Certified Fund Specialist (CFS) - Institute of Business and Finance in La Jolla, CA
- Certified Financial Planner (CFP®)
As an independent financial planner, Roger has been serving clients since 1988. He works with individuals, business owners and key executives to develop strategies in the following areas:
- Individual and Business Financial Planning
- Estate Planning Strategies
- Retirement Plan Selection and Evaluation
- Special Needs Planning
- Investment and Insurance Analysis
- College Planning
Roger holds many professional industry designations including CFS (Chartered Fund Specialist), CFP (Certified Financial Planner), fixed and variable insurance and maintains his series 6,7,63 and 65 industry licenses. Roger is currently serving on the board of Franklin County Appraisal District.
Based upon assets under management, Roger has consistently been recognized as being in the top 15 percent of about 1,100 advisors* with Securities America Advisors, Inc., He is a director and Financial Planner with Navigation Financial. Roger has enjoyed a career of more than 24 years connecting with people and helping clients plan for their financial futures. In 2012 he was recognized as one of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area’s “Five Star Wealth Managers” by Texas Monthly Magazine**. This award is presented to the top three percent of wealth managers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Roger helps clients seek financial freedom and independence by helping them establish clear goals and financial discipline. He works with clients to prepare a plan that takes into consideration their goals, unique needs, time frames and risk tolerances. Roger helps to educate clients so they can make well informed decisions and find meaningful financial solutions to their specific, personal circumstances.
Roger resides at Lake Cypress Springs in Mt. Vernon, Texas with his wife Betsy, and their two children, Robert and Kathleen. Roger and his wife are active members of the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Vernon. He also likes to spend his free time golfing, fishing, hunting and cycling.
*The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Active as a credentialed professional in the financial services industry for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not: A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three customer complaints filed against them [settled or pending] with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint filed with a regulatory authority; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy; E. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star *award and the research/selection methodology, go to fivestarprofessional.com. 2,862 Dallas/Fort Worth wealth managers were considered for the award; 684 (24 percent of candidates) were named 2015 Five Star Wealth Managers.
Securities offered through Securities America, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Roger Gekiere, Registered Representative. Advisory services offered through Securities America Advisors, Inc., Roger Gekiere, Investment Advisor Representative. Navigation Financial Group and the Securities America companies are unaffiliated. Updated 10/16