FAI Wealth Management
Principal & Senior Advisor
Mark joined the FAI Wealth Management team in 2015 as a Senior Advisor. He provides integrated retirement planning, portfolio management, and estate planning to engineers, professionals, and those planning for or in the midst of a life or career transition, to reach their financial goals. Mark is also a member of the FAI Investment Committee.
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM. Mark earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola College (now Loyola University Maryland) and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a double major in accounting and finance from James Madison University. He is an active member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, Financial Planning Association of Maryland, and the Maryland Association of CPAs.
Prior to joining FAI, Mark was Director of Planning at Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors. He has 13 years of experience in wealth management and spent 20 years in corporate accounting with manufacturing firms in the suburban Baltimore-Washington region.
Mark is a member of the Board of Directors for the Howard County Estate Planning Council and serves as its Secretary. He also sits on the Board of Directors for MakingChange, a nonprofit providing educational programs to improve financial literacy, where he serves as Secretary. Mark is a graduate of Leadership Howard County; an innovative program designed to empower and connect community leaders and keep them engaged in the critical issues facing Howard County and the surrounding region. Additionally, Mark serves as Vice-President of Springfield Cemetery Company.
Mark has four sons. He is a Howard County native and lives in Ellicott City. In his spare time he enjoys being with his sons, bicycling, and reading.
Mark Stinson's fiduciary obligation is governed by:
YOU’LL ALWAYS FEEL LIKE OUR MOST IMPORTANT CLIENT BECAUSE YOU ARE.
You’re unique, and so are your circumstances and your goals for tomorrow. At FAI Wealth Management, we think your financial strategies should be as distinctive as you are. We also recognize that the essence of a wealthy life isn’t merely about financial achievement. It’s also about who you are beyond the numbers—your values, interests, and concerns. Addressing the picture of your life in its entirety and the future you envision, we work with you to formulate a specific, practical plan that provides stability, prosperity, and peace of mind. To deliver this level of financial confidence, we work with you in three main areas, each related to an aspect of our whole-life approach to wealth management: financial planning and investment management.
WE’RE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY.
Since we opened our doors in 1987, FAI has integrated world-class investment philosophies with highly personalized financial planning that takes into account each client’s life story. Our financial perspective is presented in a friendly, down-to-earth manner that inspires trust and confidence. We are good listeners and we vow to always treat you the same way we’d want to be treated ourselves. This deep client commitment has translated into enduring relationships, many of which span decades. And while we’re proud of our combined 150+ years of experience in financial planning and wealth management, we’re even more fulfilled by the hundreds of families we serve.
As an FAI client, you’ll work with a dedicated team that includes a senior advisor, associate advisor, and a client service representative, providing you with trusted, experienced counsel and continuity in your service. Together, we’ll design a integrated financial approach that adapts to every season of your life.
Learn Why Fiduciary Matters When Choosing a Financial Advisor:
- Financial Planning
- Retirement Planning
- Investment Management
- Business Planning
- Estate Services
- Education Planning
- Retirees and Near Retirees
- Young Families
- Entrepreneurs & Business Owners
- Medical Professionals
- Sudden Money Situations
- In-Office Meetings
- Virtual Meetings
- No-Cost Initial Consultation
- Hourly Fee
- Monthly Retainer
- % of Assets Under Management
Professional Designations & Affiliations
Mark Stinson is a NAPFA-Registered Financial Advisor
The National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) is the country’s leading professional association of Fee-Only financial advisors—highly trained professionals who are committed to working in the best interests of those they serve.
Mark Stinson is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional - Click for Verification
CFP® professionals are held to strict ethical standards to ensure financial planning recommendations are in your best interest. What’s more, a CFP® professional must acquire several years of experience related to delivering financial planning services to clients and pass the comprehensive CFP® Certification Exam before they can use the CFP® designation.
Mark Stinson is a member of The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®)
FPA® is the largest membership organization for CFP® professionals in the U.S. and supports high standards of professional competence, ethical conduct, and clear, complete disclosure when serving clients.
Mark Stinson is a Certified Public Accountant (Learn More)
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is a designation given by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to those who pass an exam and meet work experience requirements.
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