Visionary Wealth Advisors provides best-in-class, independent, wealth management services customized to your individual needs. Our vision allows you & your family to realize your full financial potential.
Helping you achieve a future greater than your past.
Visionary Wealth Advisors was founded on strong values that will guide all of our practices, decisions & relationships.
We have faith in God to guide us and give us the courage to make the right choices, even if what’s right is not the easiest choice.
We have faith in each other, and will always maintain a culture that is supportive and desiring of success for each other.
The firm will act with the highest degree of integrity in all that we do. We will maintain a culture that expects and honors good morals, honesty, trust and uncompromising ethics.
We will exceed expectations in all that we do. We will be continuous students of our industry to stay on the cutting edge of financial solutions and technology. We will provide relentless service to our clients, always putting their needs first.
Our firm will actively engage in philanthropy. We recognize that we are blessed in many ways and will give generously of our time, talent and treasure for the good of the communities we serve.
We will proactively seek to grow in all areas – personally, professionally and spiritually as individuals and as a firm. We will embrace change and serve as leaders to our clients and the community.
Think Tank & Investment Committee
We strongly believe in a team approach to investment management and make it a daily quest to ensure that all our clients' investments are properly allocated and in line with their personal goals and objectives. We have a Think Tank and Investment Committee who work behind the scenes to oversee all investments and serve as a resource to our advisors.
The Visionary Think Tank
Under the guidance of Tim Hammett, Visionary Founder; John Fischer, Brad Keene and Taylor Knight provide in-depth research for our Visionaries and manage the assets of the firm. They developed and follow a disciplined research process that covers numerous criteria, all for the purpose of ensuring client assets are allocated properly to meet their goals.
The Think Tank meets daily to review client portfolios and to discuss investment strategies with our Visionaries. This team approach means every Visionary client has highly experienced CFPs and Portfolio Managers working in their best interest to help them build wealth and achieve or exceed their goals.
The Visionary Investment Committee
Our Investment Committee, led by Chief Investment Officer John Fischer, meets quarterly to review the investment processes our Think Tank is using, and determines if any changes need to be made to client portfolios. The Investment Committee monitors all investments for performance and results. This is a senior level committee devoted to ensuring our clients’ portfolios are always on track with their goals, and that we are providing the best investment opportunities the market has to offer.
Investment Committee Members
- John Fischer, CFA®, CFP®, Chief Investment Officer
- Tim Hammett, CFP®, AEP, Founder & President
- Brad Keene, MBA, CFP®, Wealth Management Advisor, Portfolio Manager
- Selden Martin, MBA, Senior Wealth Advisor
- Katie Martin, CFA®, CFP®, Wealth Management Advisor
- Ryan Barke, JD General Counsel & Chief Compliance Office
- Mike Clark, CMFC®, Senior Wealth Advisor
How Our Independence
Gives You Financial Freedom
Visionary Wealth Advisors is an independent Registered Investment Advisor, and like all independent firms, we have no proprietary investments to sell, nor have any incentive to recommend funds that do not fully benefit the client. But unlike most independent firms, we have not set any limits for ourselves.
Our Visionaries have access to the whole world of investment choices. Every recommendation we make is specific and personal to the client, based on their unique situation and life goals.
Beyond financial planning, our Visionaries will work as your advocate for growing your wealth, and as your financial concierge to make it easier for you to achieve your financial goals, and to enjoy the journey along the way.
Spirit of Generosity
We believe in giving back to the communities in which we live and work, and helping those who are less fortunate. Each of our Visionaries and staff are personally committed to supporting their own charities, and as a company we are committed to giving. We encourage our clients to make philanthropy part of their financial and estate planning.
We are eager to grow and expand as a company and are excited that with our growth comes a greater opportunity to give back.
Two of our Visionaries are founders of local charities, and our whole team actively supports these nonprofit organizations, Swing Fore Hope and Edwardsville Neighbors.
Swing Fore Hope
Visionary Founder, Brett Gilliland and his wife, Julie, founded Swing Fore Hope after Julie’s mother, grandmother, and two aunts were all diagnosed with cancer within a seven-month period. Soon after, both Brett’s and Julie’s fathers were also diagnosed with cancer.
Swing Fore Hope raises money for cancer research and to help families through the financial hardship that comes with battling cancer. They help with mortgage payments, medical bills, transportation to and from treatments, medical equipment, Christmas gifts and other needs. Swing Fore Hope is dedicated to impacting & financially assisting local families fighting cancer & contributing to the cutting edge research focused on eradicating this disease.
For more information, to donate or volunteer, please go to SwingForeHope.org
Casting for Hope
In 2018 Tim Hammett went on a mission trip to Uganda, Africa. During his time there he fell in love with the children of Uganda. The children's hearts were filled with joy and optimism! They had a passion for education and a desire to achieve a better life. Upon returning home, Tim and his wife, Ami, decided to establish a non-for-profit charity to support the children of Uganda. A key tenet of their charity is help others who want to help themselves.
Casting for Hope is a 501c3 nonprofit organization established in 2018 by Tim and Ami Hammett, committed to helping financially challenged children and young adults of Uganda receive a University level education.
Visionary Scott Vieregge is the leader of Help Honduras.org. Help Honduras is dedicated to changing the landscape of northeastern Honduras. The epicenter for this transformation begins with the village of Agua Blanca. It is our belief that God wants to take this region from merely surviving to a state of abundance and thriving. We believe that God will create an innumerable amount of opportunities and will be a magnet for this area in order to catapult northeastern Honduras to a thriving, Christ-focused region.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation is a non-profit, volunteer-fueled organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and improving the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. They have invested more than $384 million into finding the causes, treatments, and cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Karla Smith Behavioral Health
The mission of Karla Smith Behavioral Health is to empower individuals and their families to overcome mental and behavioral health challenges through an integrated therapeutic model that supports the clinical, emotional, educational and spiritual journey into life-long recovery and independent living.