Mark Stahlmann Muschick, CPA, CFP®

Mark Stahlmann Muschick, CPA, CFP®

Financial Planner

Mark is the founder of your local St. Louis LPL Financial branch. His primary responsibilities have evolved over the years from working closely with clients to managing money and running the business. Today, he’s focused on managing the firm’s model portfolios, allocating capital, and monitoring the markets for risks and opportunities (with the assistance of the LPL Research Team.) Mark also consults on a case-by-case basis with clients on their more complex financial and estate planning matters.

Mark is most passionate about his career when listening to his client's goals and aspirations. He truly enjoys making recommendations to help his clients pursue their goals. It is music to his ears when a client states "Yes! you guys understand us and what we're trying to accomplish, let's go with your recommendations." Mark cherishes the relationships he has built with his clients over the years.

Mark first began honing his core financial knowledge while studying finance at Clemson University in South Carolina, and later while pursuing his MBA at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He has over 20 years of experience, is a CPA, and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. Mark also holds his Series 7, 24, 66, 51 with LPL Financial as well as Life and Health Insurance Licenses.

Mark is a published author and has appeared on MoneyTalk Live to discuss equity-based compensation planning, small business ownership issues, and retiree distribution planning among other topics. His firm was nominated as the 2007 "Practice of the Year" by the PEAK Advisor Alliance - a network of many of the country's most successful wealth advisors. Although Mark is proud to serve clients in over 20 states across the country, St. Louis Magazine consistently names Mark to their list of FIVE STAR Wealth Managers1 (2012 - 2022). In 2011, the St. Louis Business Journal featured Mark as one of the top 10 Wealth Managers in St. Louis as part of their inaugural NABCAP (National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices) survey2. Finally, LPL Financial consistently recognizes Mark as one of its top advisors based on overall production per year (top 1% of all LPL advisors nationwide, 2014-2020).

Mark and his wife, Kathy, both grew up in Chesterfield, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, where they continue to reside surrounded by family and close friends. They have two daughters, Carolann and Kelsey, and a dog named Hershey. Outside of the office, Mark enjoys spending time coaching the girls' soccer teams, collecting and drinking wine, and golfing every chance he can get!

Mark and his family support a number of charitable organizations through The Muschick Family Foundation, giving back to charities that support literacy, education, and children's health.


1Award based on 10 objective criteria associated with providing quality services to clients such as credentials, experience, and assets under management among other factors. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of 2012-2020 Five Star Wealth Managers.

2 Award was earned in 2011 and is based on an evaluation of twenty different practice categories such as experience, credentials, assets under management, fee structure and philosophy among other factors. NABCAP (the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices) conducted the survey on behalf of the St. Louis Business Journal.

Getting to know Mark

Favorite food: Kathy's chicken parm or mom's linguine with white clam sauce

Favorite quotes: From my dad, "first work, then play" and "always do your best." Also, "there are many winners in life, but very few champions."

Best piece of financial advice received: Live within your means

Best financial advice Mark can give: Pay yourself first!

Favorite holiday: Christmas

Favorite movie: Rounders

Something you probably didn't know: Mark graduated college in 3 years

What motivates Mark: That moment when new clients realize we know more about their financial affairs than they do.

Place Mark would most like to visit: Australia

Favorite book: Jim Stovall's The Ultimate Gift

Something on Mark's bucket list: To play golf at Augusta National

Biggest accomplishment: Marrying Kathy and our two kids


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