Mark J. Richards
President & CEO
CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, and AEP®, Registered Representative of M Holdings Securities, Inc.
As President & CEO at The Madison Group, it’s my greatest pleasure to serve alongside some of the most talented professionals. Together, we offer creative solutions that add real value to our clients and our business.
“We capture our clients financial life narrative, which encompasses their life story and values. We use this intimate perspective to deliver customized solutions that reflect their unique life experience. The people we serve are change makers in their communities and the world at large. They inspire us all to do more and be more based on their achievement, humility and strong values.”
I graduated from Oneonta State University of New York with a double major in education and history in 1977. Prior to joining The Madison Group, I was Founder and President of the M.J. Richards Company, a Denver-based financial planning firm with consulting, investment and life insurance specialization. The M.J. Richards Company merged with The Madison Group and we are proud to have celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2018.
As President & CEO I’m responsible for:
- Maintaining the firm’s current quality of service while expanding our financial services
- Managing the firm’s growth and succession planning
- Serving as principal advisor to clients, including top professionals and business owners
- Providing ownership accountability, including quarterly reporting
Outside of work, I’m passionate about giving back to the industry and greater community. I’m a regular speaker at M Financial Group conferences, and have presented for various industry groups and family office conferences, including the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters and Harris Private Bank. I have served as Chairman of The Economic Club of Colorado, Chairman of the AALU Trust and Estate Committee, and am a founding member of the Starlight Children’s Foundation of Colorado.
I cherish spending time with my wife and three children who keep me young. My wife, Petra, is in charge of our family’s cultural exposure. As a German citizen, she has introduced our children to a life that is bilingual, bicultural and celebrates dual citizenship. Outside of family recreation, I’m an avid athlete and have competed as a cyclist, open water swimmer, marathoner and triathlete. In winter, I enjoy skiing in Colorado.