• Mark Southwell, CFP®

    Senior Vice President, Investments

    Branch Manager

During my past 19 years in the financial industry, I have seen booms and busts in the economy and volatility in the markets. In 2007, I earned my CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification which provided a deeper understanding of estate planning, asset allocation, and risk management. However, nothing truly compares to the real world experience and wisdom I have gained during the past decade in the financial markets.

I am a Texan - born and raised. I graduated from the University of Houston in 1996 and I had the privilege to open the 1st Morgan Stanley office in South Texas in 2008.

My satisfaction comes from helping families achieve their goals, and working alongside them as their investment strategy unfolds. I am blessed to enjoy my chosen profession, but my profession alone does not define me.

My family and my Christian faith are both very important to me. God has blessed me with my wonderful wife Nicci, and two amazing children. We are members of Calvary Baptist Church and enjoy working in our community to improve the quality of life for everyone in the Rio Grande Valley.

On the weekends I try to avoid sitting still - golf, sporting clays, and fishing are some of the activities my family and I enjoy. We love the rich heritage of South Texas and look forward to growing with it for many years to come.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

Investing involves risk and you may incur a profit or loss regardless of strategy selected, including diversification and asset allocation.