2020 AdvisorHub Industry in Transition Speaker: Marty Bicknell

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Marty Bicknell

Experience and Education

As the CEO and president of Mariner Wealth Advisors, Marty drives the strategic direction and growth strategies, analyzing and anticipating market trends and future opportunities for the firm. As a recognized leader in wealth management, he devises innovative solutions to help meet the needs of our clients. He has extensive personal and professional experience with closely held family businesses and their unique complexities. He often mentors other successful entrepreneurs.

Marty, along with seven others, founded Mariner Wealth Advisors in 2006 with a goal of keeping the client at the center of all we do. He wanted to build a firm that could simplify our clients’ lives by having all the resources they need under one roof. The day the doors opened, Marty made the promise to put the clients’ interests before anything else…a promise he still holds dear to this day.

Marty has a bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.


Marty was named in Investment Advisor’s 2016 Top 25 Influential People in the investment/financial industry, the Kansas City Business Journal’s Power 100 List from 2014-2019. Under Marty’s leadership, Mariner Wealth Advisors has had the privilege of being ranked in the top four Registered Independent Advisory Firms by Barron’s from 2016-2019.

Personal Interests

He serves on the board of directors for the KU Advancement Board for the University of Kansas Medical Center, Snappy Kracken and on the MRIGlobal Board of Trustees. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and is a board member for the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City. He is also involved in supporting several organizations through his sponsorship and committee participation, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Marillac campus, Youth Entrepreneurs, Global Orphan Project, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kansas City and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

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