From left to right in the photo above: Integrity President and CEO Tony Moeller, MarksNelson Managing Partner Josh Beck, and Integrity Chief Investment Officer Matt Ahrens
MarksNelson, Kansas City’s largest locally owned accounting firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire Integrity Advisory, a wealth management firm based in Overland Park, Kansas. Josh Beck, MarksNelson Managing Partner, and Tony Moeller, CPA, President and CEO of Integrity Advisory, jointly made the announcement.
Integrity Advisory, founded in 2005, serves clients throughout the nation. The new firm will operate as MN Wealth Advisors, a subsidiary of MarksNelson, and will be located in Overland Park with Integrity Advisory’s team members remaining in place.
“MarksNelson serves businesses and business owners, often helping owners with comprehensive individual planning,” Beck said. “Because clients increasingly have asked for advice on managing wealth, it made sense for MarksNelson to step into that service area. In considering any change in our firm, we start with who, not how. Conversations with Integrity Advisory proved that our two firms are likeminded, with cultures that are authentically passionate about providing exceptional client experiences and achieving and celebrating client success.”
Several years ago, Integrity Advisory invested heavily in best-in-class technology to enhance the client experience and expand its ability to build high-end portfolios. MarksNelson partners already were working with Integrity Advisory to deliver wealth management advisory services to business clients. Beck said he expects the formalization of the relationship through the acquisition to create more alignment between wealth and CPA advisory services for both firms’ clients.
“MarksNelson is deeply impressed with Integrity Advisory’s team and the experience this group delivers to clients,” Beck said. “We believe we have found champions that can lead our wealth advisory area with a level of technology, capacity and expertise that larger clients need.”
“We are excited to become a part of MarksNelson,” Moeller said. “We’re looking forward to working closely with the firm’s experienced business professionals and tax experts and to layer that expertise onto the services we provide. Working together, we will be more effective, and we expect great wins for our clients as a result.”