Martin L. "Marty" Smith

Certified Financial Planner
Senior Vice President, Investments

Martin L. "Marty" Smith, Certified Financial Planner

Two weeks in 1977 changed Marty Smith’s life forever – and for the better. First, he joined his father’s investment business as an A.G. Edwards advisor. Then he married his sweetheart, now his wife of over three decades.

During his 30-year tenure with A.G. Edwards, Marty worked for a decade with his father, Virgil Smith, before being invited to open a branch office in Rockford, Illinois. It was the opportunity he had been born to take. In just a few years, he had led this new branch to a level of performance that was among the top 10 percent of branches in his region and earned the title of vice president, as well as the Certified Financial Planner certification. Marty joined Raymond James & Associates on July 6, 2007, six weeks after the announcement of the sale of 120-year old A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. 

Marty’s personal initiative is every bit as robust as his professional drive. While earning his Bachelor of Arts in economics with a minor in math from Valparaiso University, Marty was also a collegiate varsity wrestler. He lives by his belief that who we are is demonstrated by what we do for others. He has served as international president and chairman of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, president of the Woodstock Rotary Club, chairman of the United Methodist Church of Woodstock, and a member of the Rock Valley United Way Allocation Committee.  He is an Eagle Scout and director of the Blackhawk Area Council Boy Scouts Association, as well as past chairman of its finance committee.



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