Our Company Values
For those who are looking for financial advice, we realize the available options are many and deciding who to work with is a challenging problem. Listed below are our Company Values which we hope will give you a better understanding of how we operate.
- People Matter – We believe that each person is innately valuable and worthy of respect and honor. We believe that relationships matter and that business is relational, top to bottom. People First, Money Second is a priority statement that places people and relationships ahead of financial matters.
- Integrity Matters – We believe that integrity and truth matter. We believe we need to conduct our business in such a way that we are “above reproach. We believe suitability and ethical practices come from placing a high value on other people and their needs before our own.
- Communication Matters – We believe that communication with our client partners builds and maintains the trust that is necessary for business relationships to reach their full potential. We believe that our client partners deserve the type of communication that is frequent, timely, truthful, & relevant.
- Service Matters – We believe that good service is practical and that great service is necessary in the pursuit of business excellence. We will pursue perfection and in so doing “catch a little excellence along the way.” (Vince Lombardi)
Chris Cooper, CPA
President, Serenity Wealth Management
Chris is President of Serenity Wealth Management based in the St. Charles Missouri area. He has over 20 years of experience in the finance and accounting industry. After a successful career in the corporate world, it was time for a change. Chris was missing the personal connection, community involvement, and ability to truly make a difference in individual people’s lives he knew he could offer. The key was to combine his strategic mindset, vast financial experience, and coaching personality with his passion for people and desire to make an impact in their financial well-being. Serenity Wealth Management was created to provide strategic direction and financial insights to families and business owners directly, providing each of his clients the Financial Serenity they Deserve.
As a licensed CPA, Insurance Agent, and Investment Advisory Representative, Chris coaches his clients on a holistic view of financial well-being. His passion, dedication, and educational approach to personal finances build long-term relationships with his clients. The customized approach is strategy focussed, delivering customized solutions to meet unique goals & objectives of each and every client.
He prides himself in his mission, to be: Your Guide down the Path to the Financial Serenity you Deserve
Chris lives in the St. Charles community with his wife and their 2 active, growing boys. He is an outdoor enthusiast spending as much time as he can cycling or skiing. He has completed 6 IRONMAN triathlons, multiple marathons, and cycling events. When not with clients, you can find him on his bike enjoying one of the many local trails the community has to offer with his family and friends. He is a trail steward for a local park and Head Coach for a youth mountain bike team.
Tom Rozman, CFA®, CAIA®
Mr. Rozman, Chief Investment Officer, is responsible for leading the investment team for Simplicity Wealth. Prior to Simplicity, Mr. Rozman was President and Chief Investment Officer of Sawtooth Solutions. He also worked in Institutional Sales and Trading at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Rozman is a Chartered Financial Analyst®, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst®, and is Series 65 registered. He has previously held Series 7 and 24 securities licenses. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A from St. Olaf College.
Mr. Margolies serves as Director of Compliance. Mr. Margolies is responsible for developing and enhancing the compliance protocol across the Group. Mr. Margolies has over 20 years of compliance and supervisory experience, including leading the compliance team at a global life and annuity wealth management insurance company. Mr. Margolies earned a B.A. in Business from Stockton University.
Mr. Leonard serves as Chief Compliance Officer of Simplicity Wealth. He is responsible for implementing the compliance program and assisting financial professionals to meet their compliance obligations. He has been FINRA licensed since 2005 and began his supervisory career in 2007. Mr. Leonard earned a B.A. & B.S. from Boston University.
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