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Independent Financial Group Selects Mike Acio to Lead Supervision Division


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San Diego, CA – Independent Financial Group, LLC (IFG) announced today that Mike Acio has been promoted to Vice President of Representative Supervision.

Mike Acio succeeds former Vice President, Andy Vaughn, who has led the Supervision Department for the last 10 years and recently announced his transition to Branch Supervisor. As Vice President of Supervision, Mr. Acio will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of Branch Supervision, which includes training, delegating tasks and motivating branch supervision staff to provide outstanding service to advisors. In addition, he will collaborate with other senior managers in creating effective procedures that strategically place IFG within the standards and requirements set forth by regulatory agencies.

“Mike was the natural candidate for this position. He has steadily increased his knowledge of the changes and intricacies of working with our [registered representatives] and has quite a following with the [representative] base,” says Scott Heising, IFG’s Founder and Managing Director. He concludes, “This is how we have operated these past 15 years; identifying qualified employees within the company, like Mike, who with the right training and support – move through the management ranks.”

“This is a great opportunity for Mike,” adds Andy Vaughn, former Vice President of the Supervision Division. He continues, “ I have worked with him for 9 years now, and he has all of the tools to lead IFG Supervision. I am confident in Mike’s ability.”

Mr. Acio joined IFG in 2007, spending time on various teams in Supervision, supporting both registered reps as well as other Branch Supervisors. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University.

About Independent Financial Group, America’s Finest Broker-Dealer®

IFG serves the needs of independent financial advisors nationwide. Renowned for their first-class customer service, the company specializes in individual wealth management and institutional retirement plan solutions for their financial advisors. IFG’s corporate office now supports more than 600 independent registered representatives across the country. IFG has been named locally by the San Diego Business Journal as one of San Diego’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the 10th consecutive year and won acclaim in 2006 with their #1 rank on the list. The company has also achieved Inc. Magazine’s Honor Roll status for multiple consecutive mentions on their annual Inc.500|5000 list. Their notable success has been recognized in numerous financial services industry publications. In 2017, IFG scored the #1 ranking in Wealth Management Magazine’s Independent Broker-Dealer Report Card for Overall Broker-Dealer Satisfaction; as rated nationwide by their affiliated financial advisors in multiple categories. Additionally, the firm was awarded 2nd place Broker-Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor Magazine in 2016 and 2017. For more information on the firm and on IFG’s leadership team, visit www.ifgsd.com.