These included hiding a personal relationship, avoiding law enforcement, avoiding medical offices, or changing the way they dressed. This is why our goal is to support the members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to be their most true selves by providing them with the understanding, empathy, and non-judgmental attitude required to fully understand our client's wants and needs.
*(1) Discrimination and Barriers to Well-Being: The State of the LGBTQ+I+ Community in 2022, Center of American Progress
Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal; as members of the LGBTQ+ community, we've experienced firsthand the lack of support that we're offered when it comes to our unique set of life experiences and needs.
For this reason, we decided to specifically serve the LGBTQ+ family and those who support us to meet the demand of this historically underserved group of people.
We strive to provide a safe environment for people to explore and pursue their financial goals with the support of understanding financial professionals.
Financial Planner & Advisor
Mark Joslyn offers fee-based financial advice. His mission is to financially empower the underserved LGBTQ+ community through education, in-depth financial planning and advice. Mark’s expertise has been gained from decades of serving in the roles of COO, CFO, and business owner in the television production industry. He decided to merge his financial and management skills with his passion for authentic connection with people – providing financial guidance that aligns with their values and priorities.
Mark attended the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business with a focus on Finance and Business Management and has a BFA in Theatre from Missouri State University. He is insurance licensed in Illinois. Mark is a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative with Equity Services Inc. and offers securities in Illinois and other states across the country. He is insurance licensed in Illinois.
Tyler approaches financial strategizing with optimism, trust, and authenticity – these are qualities that his clients can benefit from when pursuing their financial goals. Tyler believes that the energy you put out is the energy you will receive, so he goes into client meetings with that in mind. As a proud LGBTQ+ man, Tyler understands the importance of trusting and working with someone you can relate to on a deeper level because everyone deserves to be financially prepared no matter how they identify. When Tyler isn’t serving his community, he likes to spend his free time reading, journaling, traveling, and working out. Tyler is insurance licensed in Illinois.
Whether you are investing in building wealth, protecting your family, or preserving your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and long-term goals.
Our team of professionals has years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.