Gary L. Fisher, MSA, CDFA, LUTCF
Wealth Advisor, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Gary has been helping hundreds of people make smart financial decisions for nearly a quarter of a century. His diverse background has served him well as he has helped usher clients through a variety of economic conditions, personal challenges and opportunities, and multiple Presidential administrations. Hallmarks of his practice include:
A commitment to clients
"Helping clients pursue their long term goals and dreams drives everything we do in the firm", Gary says. This means being there for them when they need us the most. Sometimes that means being there for them during life's darkest hours, and other times it means helping them celebrate victories. In all cases, it means putting clients values, dreams and goals at the forefront of every relationship.
A commitment to education and teaching
Gary holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Science in Business Administration degree from Central Michigan University. He also holds several designations indicating his dedication to ongoing and continuous learning including the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) designations.
Gary is also an Adjunct Professor of Financial Planning at Olivet College and has served in that capacity for over 22 years. He enjoys mentoring and coaching the next generation of financial professionals and helping to develop the financial talent that will lead the country in to the rest of the 21st century.
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A commitment to coaching and enhancing the industry
Perhaps nothing symbolizes peer respect more than being asked to train, coach, and mentor others in your profession. Gary is honored to have been asked to do exactly this. He has worked with executives and leaders for many of the most recognizable financial services firms in the United States, sharing the stage with other industry experts, and providing one-on-one mentoring and training, from coast-to-coast. This is a distinction, he believes, has allowed him to give back to the industry, and leverage his experience exponentially to help others.
A commitment to serving a broad and diverse client base
Throughout his 25 years in the industry Gary has encountered an extraordinary variety of client situations. He's proud to have helped employees and executives alike from some of American's most recognizable firms in a broad range of industries and geographical areas - firms such as General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Pfizer, State Farm, Consumers Energy, to name a few. He's worked with educators including teachers from all levels of the education spectrum, and institutions like Michigan State, The University of Michigan, and Kettering University. Small and mid-size business owners and solo entreprenuers, are another group he has worked with extensively, including professionals like doctors, attorneys, and other medical professionals. He's provided coaching and consulting to pro athletes, members of the entertainment community, and even politicians!
A commitment to giving back to the community
Gary and his wife Tracy are dedicated to making the communities they serve better. Along the way they have provided support for inner city athletic programs in Flint, the Children's Miracle Network, The Alzheimer's Association, a variety of Veterans initiatives, the Humane Society, and others. The idea that we can change our reality by strengthening the foundations of the communities we live and work in is one both Gary and Tracy have followed for decades.
A commitment to long-term relationships and stability
A lifelong resident of Michigan for 55 years, he’s been married to wife Tracy for 25 years as well. He located GL Fisher Capital Management in the historic Mott Foundation Building to be a part of the renaissance taking place along the I-75 corridor in Michigan, between Detroit and Flint. He also spent six years living in West Michigan, and has maintained a presence there for 25 years. Believing that loyalty and trust is the only possible way to build a long-term relationship, he has made this a bedrock principle of both his business and his life. Gary’s philosophy with people is always “We’re in it together, and we’re in it for the long haul!”
Bachelors Degree/The University of Michigan
Masters of Science in Business Administration/Central Michigan University
Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP)
Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA) Certified Long Term Care (CLTC)
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)
Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, (LUTCF)
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
Licenses and Registrations
(registrations held with LPL Financial)
Series 7 General Securities Representative
Series 63: Uniform Securities Agent Law
Series 65: Uniform Investment Adviser Law
Series 24: General Securities Principal
Series 51: Municipal Fund Securities Principal
Life, Accident, & Health licenses