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Mark Stratton, LUTCF, CFP®

Financial Planner

Mark Stratton has been a financial planner since 2006. Mark’s goal at TSG Financial Strategies is to make clients feel like family and make today’s dreams tomorrow’s reality. One of his favorite parts of his career is helping clients accomplish their goals and watching them succeed and thrive in business and in family life. Mark assists clients preserve and maintain their lifestyle no matter the circumstance. Watching clients leave a legacy that will positively impact the lives of future generations brings him pride and joy.

Some of the services Mark most enjoys providing to his clients include charitable planning, tax strategies, retirement planning, succession planning, executive benefits, Key Person Insurance, estate planning services and charitable giving.

Mark graduated with his BS in Financial Planning from Texas Tech in 2005 where he enjoyed playing collegiate baseball. Since joining the industry, Mark has been a member of New York Life Council since 2008*. He has achieved the designations of Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP®).

Mark and his wife Austin have four children: Adaline, Maddox, Brylee and Teagan. When he isn’t in the office, Mark enjoys coaching baseball, hunting, fishing, golf and traveling to South America to work in a ministry his father created.

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Michael Stratton

Director of Operations

Michael joined TSG Financial Strategies in 2012 as the Director of Operations. His role is invaluable as he helps to oversee daily operations of the company, and make a connection with clients. Michael highly values the relationships he creates with clients, and oftentimes creates lasting friendships with them. Each day, he works tirelessly to address client service needs, treating each person like family.

Mike is married to Ashley, and they have three fur-babies: Sirius Black, Scooter and Ruby. Outside of the office, Mike enjoys both working and playing hard outside. Some of his joys include maintaining their expansive four-acre property, woodworking, and trailblazing. Mike has traveled to Arizona, California, Oklahoma and Texas in his high-performance side-by-side vehicle.

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Steven Stratton, CLU®, ChFC®

Founder

Steven Stratton, CLU, ChFC, started The Stratton Group in 1987 after several years of being a pilot, owning a business, and working in a financial firm in the 80's. He graduated from Texas Tech with a BBA in Finance, Banking, and Small Business Management Degree in 1975.  In 2014, he received the Life and Qualifying Member-Million Dollar Round Table^, Court of the Table award which is recognition of the top 5% of financial professionals worldwide.  He was also on the Presidents Council at New York Life.   Ultimately the dedication to his clients has helped make TSG Financial Strategies what it is today.  He instilled a knowledge of his practice to his children who have all worked with him to grow the business.  He was married to Lanette for 40 years, and they had Mark, Holly, Mike, and Joy. 

Steve cared for people.  He had an engaging personality and easily made friends with whoever was around.  Many of his clients became good friends and would say that he was available to help with any situation that might arise.  He taught many Bible studies and started a ministry in South America where his love for people can continue to be seen. 

Steven Stratton passed away in 2017, but the legacy of his life lives on.

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Kayla Childers

Admin Assistant

Kayla brings enthusiasm and organization to TSG Financial Strategies. She helps the office run smoothly by delegating tasks to help maintain client relations. She assists with social media and researches content that will be useful for TSG's clients. Kayla thoroughly enjoys finding ways to streamline processes making it much simpler for everyone involved. This free's up time and allows her to use her problem-solving skills. She likes taking on new challenges and fixing things that are "broken."

In Kayla's free time she is learning Spanish, and enjoys visiting art exhibits and attending concerts. She is artistic and finds a sense of calm when drawing, coloring or reading books. One of her favorite things to do is take her two dogs to the park and allow them to run around and catch a ball.

*Awarded by New York Life Insurance Company for outstanding sales achievements.

^Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence in life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry.

Neither TSG FINANCIAL STRATEGIES, LLC nor New York Life Insurance Company, or its agents, provide tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professionals before making any decisions.

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