John-Mark Young, AIF®
President, Chief Investment Officer, Financial Advisor, SmartVestor Pro
John-Mark Young understands that serving clients’ financial and investment needs begins with building strong, lasting partnerships. He focuses on listening to each client because he believes everyone’s needs and financial goals for the future are unique. As a Financial Advisor for Whitaker Myers Wealth Managers located in Northern and Central, Ohio, he puts his clients—and their needs—first. Offering a wide range of investment services and alternatives, John-Mark is committed to helping you achieve your financial goals. Specializing in a planning-based approach to your money, he works with clients to design investment portfolios to meet their individual needs. John-Mark is one of Dave Ramsey’s Local Smartvestor Pros, because like Dave his focus is on helping clients live their lives debt-free and financially independent.
John-Mark has the distinct honor of being a member of Dave Ramsey's Investment Council, which is a small and select group of advisors, across the country that he and his team trust to lead the development of the Smartvestor Pro brand and the Ramsey Solutions mission, as it pertains to investing. Before joining Whitaker-Myers Wealth Managers as a Financial Advisor, John-Mark worked at PNC Wealth Management and Private Client Group for 7 years, where he served as a Relationship Manager for affluent families in Northeast Ohio.
John-Mark graduated from Campbellsville University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management. He additionally completed his MBA in Finance from Ashland University in 2012 and his AIF® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary) designation from FI360. A firm believer in continuing education, John-Mark is currently studying to earn his Certified Financial Planner designation.
John-Mark lives in Ontario, Ohio with his wife Megan, as well as Bella, Nash, and Landrie their 3 children. Outside of work, John-Mark is a member of Westwood Alliance Church. He also is the Assistant Varsity Women's Basketball Coach at Mansfield Christian School and currently serves on the board of directors at The Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, Inc and Buckeye State Credit Union.