We are dedicated to our clients’ lifelong success, and serve our clients with sincere care, respect and integrity.
Mark T. Ealy, CFP®, CPA
Mark is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Pension Plan Consultant (PPC) and Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), with offices in Carlsbad, California. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, he provides wealth management and investment consulting services to business owners, retirement plans, retirees and families.
Prior to starting Wealth Management Group in 2003, Mark began his professional career as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with BDO Seidman in Detroit, Michigan. After many years of CPA and financial industry work, Mark made the decision to follow his true passion; to help people build and protect their financial resources, so they can live a style of life that they want. This includes taking care of family, retirement, managing taxes, paying for college, estate planning, and charitable giving.
In addition to his CFP®, CPA, PPC and RICP® designations, Mark holds FINRA Series 7 (Securities) and Series 66 (Investment Advisor) licenses, as well as state licenses for insurance, annuities, long term care, and real estate. In 2013, he was appointed by the Mayor of San Diego to the Board of the San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS), which oversees $6 Billion in employees’ retirement investments. Mark is a member of Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group, and has also served as a “Subject Matter Expert” for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, writing questions for the national CFP® exam. Mark devotes a significant amount of time to continuing education and advanced study.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Mark moved to San Diego in 1993 and now resides in Carlsbad, California with his wife Rebecca. Together they have six children ranging in age from 22 to 37, and an 11 year old granddaughter. Mark enjoys tennis, exercise, reading and most importantly, family time. He also is a member, and Past President, of the Carlsbad Hi Noon Rotary.
Education and Professional Certifications
- Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
- Pension Plan Consultant (PPC)
- Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®)
- B.S. in Accounting and Finance — University of Detroit Mercy
Professional and Civic Affiliations
- North County Estate Planning Council
- Ed Slott’s Elite IRA Advisor Group
- Former Board Member, San Diego City Employees Retirement System (SDCERS)
- Past President and current member, Carlsbad Hi Noon Rotary
- Board Member of Solutions For Change, a successful non-profit homeless program