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MSMF Continues Creating “Solutions for a Happy Life” With Move to Headquarters

“Solutions for a Happy Life means inspiring better outcomes in everything we do— from the way we work with clients, to the investments we make, to the people we hire.”

In early 1990, a group of like-minded individuals came together around one simple belief, that the client’s best interests always come first. Later that year, a new type of wealth management firm was born.

Today, MSMF continues to be driven by that belief. “As a privately-held company, we can make decisions that publicly-held companies can’t. We can invest in initiatives that are in the clients’ best interest in the long-term, but maybe don’t benefit our wallets in the short-term,” says Chuck Surdyke, one of the firm’s four partners.

“It was this client-centric belief, that led to the creation of our company purpose, ‘Solutions for a Happy Life,’” says partner Tom Mengel. “Solutions for a Happy Life means inspiring better outcomes in everything we do— from the way we work with clients, to the investments we make, to the people we hire.”

With a Happy Life as its goal for all the firm’s stakeholders, the leaders of MSMF continuously look for ways to enhance services and the client experience. This fall, that meant moving the firm to a brand-new headquarters with state-of-the-art technology.

“This investment supports our team, advances our support systems and enhances the MSMF experience for all our clients,” says managing partner Mark Finke. “The new features and technology will help the firm thrive and build a legacy that will live beyond the years of the current partners.”

Over the years, MSMF has expanded its service offering to better serve current and future clients. The firm now consists of multiple specialties under one umbrella with MSMF Wealth Management and Sonus Benefits as it’s two primary brands.

With skilled professionals working for each specialty, MSMF is able to provide a wide array of services to clients in an all-in-one environment. “Our brands and their respective teams live under one umbrella and often work in the same building,” says Finke. “This allows us to provide our clients, especially business owners, with one-stop shopping while not losing any of that specialized knowledge. Our team members are focused in their own specialized areas, but work as one team to provide a seamless client experience.”

MSMF’s service offerings include:
– MSMF Wealth Management: Wealth Management, Financial Planning, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, 401k plans
– Sonus Benefits: Employee Benefits, Human Resources, Compliance, and Technology

MSMF strategically evaluates each of its service offerings on a regular basis to see how well they are fulfilling the firm’s purpose. “We strive to be thought leaders in our space and never stop asking our clients how we can improve our service to them,” says partner Tom Murphy.

The MSMF brands support each client with a diversified team of professionals. “From our experienced financial advisors to our up-and-coming para planners to our friendly client service associates to our results-oriented benefits and HR consultants— every client has a team of people from different backgrounds, generations and perspectives working together to help them reach their goals,” says Murphy.

MSMF is located at 3660 S Geyer Rd. Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63127. Our partners and team members can be reached at (314) 677-2550.

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PRESS RELEASE: MSMF Wealth Management and Sonus Benefits Relocate to a New Headquarters

ST. LOUIS, MO.— On August 14, 2017, MSMF Wealth Management and Sonus Benefits relocated to a new headquarters at 3660 S. Geyer Road, Suite 200, St. Louis, MO 63127. This much-anticipated move will provide an enhanced client and team experience. It will also add more space for current team members and provide room to expand support systems and expertise.

“Our new location is a special place for our employees, who are the foundation of our success,” says Mark G. Finke, MBA, CFP®, AIF, the firm’s Managing Partner. “This investment supports our team and allows for a single, cohesive culture where we can better live our Purpose: …Solutions for a Happy Life…,” he says.

The new location features:

  • Office space designed to increase productivity, from meeting rooms to huddle spaces and relaxation areas
  • A “Fun-zone” that includes a comfortable gathering space and arcade games
  • St. Louis-themed conference rooms with rare photography
  • A Learning Lab used for continual personal development (including personal fitness training)
  • An outside patio and picnic area with fountain

“These new features will help the firm thrive and create a legacy that will live beyond the years of the current partners,” Finke says. “Same phone number, same great people!”

The new space also offers state-of-the-art technology including:

  • High-speed, high-performance fiber internet access
  • Touch-screen room scheduling
  • Conference rooms equipped with audio and video conferencing technology
  • More than 150 ceiling speakers with sound masking and audio capabilities

In November, MSMF will host a grand opening event to officially welcome clients to their new office.

About MSMF Wealth Management: MSMF is a wealth management and financial services firm founded in 1990 that serves more than 150 financial advisors and thousands of investors.

About Sonus Benefits: Sonus offers custom benefit solutions through their team of Benefits, Compliance and HR consultants to hundreds of corporate clients.

MSMF Wealth Management and Sonus Benefits are the two primary brands under the umbrella of MSMF, a privately-held holding company. The firm is led by its four partners: Thomas Mengel, CLU, ChFC, MSFS, AIF | Charles Surdyke, CFP®, AIF | Thomas Murphy, AIF | Mark Finke, MBA, CFP®, AIF. Both companies have satellite offices in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff, and O’Fallon, MO.

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Urban Future SUMMER LEADERSHIP Celebration

Sonus Benefits is partnering with UrbanFUTURE to help sponsor a 2015 Summer leadership Celebration.


Join us on Thursday, July 16 from 5 – 9pm at UrbanFUTURE.

It’s $20 to get in, but you’ll receive Pappy’s BBQ, bottomless craft beer, a special performance by Emily Wallace and a chance to win Cardinals Green Seats and a luxury vacation.

UrbanFUTURE, in partnership with FAMILY, SCHOOL and COMMUNITY, is dedicated to the success of urban youth through CHARACTER FORMATION, ACADEMIC GROWTH and CAREER PREPARATION. Learn more about UrbanFUTURE’s impressive mission and vision here.

UrbanFUTURE is located at 2823 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Map below.

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Sonus Benefits Opens Cape Girardeau Office

Sonus Benefits recently opened a satellite office at 2031 Cape LaCroix Rd. in Cape Girardeau, Mo. to handle its growing customer base located in the Southeast Missouri region.  Thomas Viers, the company’s new regional vice president, was recently hired to manage the new location.

Viers brings a variety of experience to the company.  Prior to joining Sonus Benefits, he worked as an employee benefits consultant for nearly 15 years.  He previously served as an award-winning account executive with Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Viers is often asked to speak on topics that relate to employee benefits and healthcare reform.  He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology and an MBA from Bradley University.

Sonus Benefits is the employee benefits division of MSMF, a wealth management company that specializes in financial solutions.  Sonus Benefits is one of Missouri’s only members of Benefit Advisors Network (BAN), a premier network of nationally credentialed independent benefit advisory and consulting companies.

“Viers’ background makes him the most capable candidate to run this satellite office,” said Sonus Benefits’ managing partner Thomas Murphy.  “We have realized great growth in the Southeast Missouri region and, with his help, we can continue to actively reach more companies with employee benefit needs.”