By Gary Cassell
Life is full of unexpected twists and turns. While we may start off in one career, our experiences might show us other areas we want to pursue or open doors to new opportunities. That’s exactly how I found my way into my career as a financial advisor.
When I first started my career, I was fresh out of college with a bachelor’s degree in physics. I spent a handful of years working at Monsanto. But then I was bitten by the finance bug. I had seen how many people struggled to manage their finances and how that affected all other areas of their lives. I did an about-face and started a new career as a financial advisor, all so I could help people navigate their unique financial landscapes so they could achieve their goals.
What I Do Today
The story doesn’t end there. After a few years in the industry, I decided to launch Premier Wealth Advisory Services, an independent, fee-only wealth management firm with the vision of building deep and genuine client relationships and providing extraordinary service. Now, more than 20 years later, I serve as president and spend my days inspiring my clients to pursue their life goals through objective, tailored financial guidance, communication, and service.
Hurdles And Triumphs
Even though I get to live out my passion every day, I have my challenges too. As a business owner, I wear many hats at my firm, responsible for a variety of duties. The challenges often revolve around the complexities of paperwork, the ever-changing regulatory environment, and taking the time to market my firm and its benefits to potential clients. These tasks are all part of the job, but they can take me away from what I most want to do: spend time getting to know my clients and crafting plans that fit their life. There’s nothing more fulfilling than knowing I am helping others find confidence and security. I work hard every day because I am driven to improve what I do so I can lessen some of the stress my clients carry.
Now It’s Your Turn!
If you aren’t already a client, I’d love to hear your story and share how I can help. If you already have a plan and want to make sure that it’s still right for you or if you are ready to start taking control of your financial life, I encourage you to reach out to us by calling (636) 532-7337 or scheduling a consultation using our online calendar.
Gary Cassell is president of Premier Wealth Advisory Services, an independent, fee-only wealth management firm. With over 25 years of experience in the financial industry, Gary is passionate about helping families, business owners, and executives live their lives by design, not by default, through personalized wealth management and unparalleled service. Gary earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Hastings College and is a long-time resident of St. Louis, where he lives with his beautiful wife and two wonderful children. When he’s not working, you can find Gary spending time with his family, hiking, playing tennis, walking, and brewing beer. To learn more about Gary, connect with him on LinkedIn.