MEET Lisa M. Marsden, IACCP® President/Founder of Coulter Strategic Services. A General/Advisor Member of the FSDA.
We are speaking today with Lisa M. Marsden.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born in New York raised in South Florida. I have worked for bank investment trust departments in operations and project management then for independent registered investment advisors as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Technology Officer and Chief Compliance Officer before starting my professional compliance firm in 2016. Coulter Strategic Services works with select advisory firms throughout the US and a foreign advisor.
I am a past board member and former president of the Financial Planners Association of South Florida and am currently a member. I worked with Women in Distress of Broward County (WID) in their Economic Empowerment program. As a volunteer, I helped coordinate CFPs and others to provide financial literacy to survivors of domestic violence. Our goal was to provide the survivors with financial literacy to help them become or remain independent and stay away from their abusers. As part of the educational process, we met in person with the survivors. Due to the pandemic, we met virtually; then, I and a CFP created an educational video for WID to distribute to new survivors.
Please tell us a little bit about your firm.
I founded Coulter Strategic Services in 2016 as a way to help advisory firms leverage their resources to better manage their compliance programs. Coulter Strategic Services assists the firm's Chief Compliance Officer in managing the day-to-day compliance program. Coulter Strategic Services also works on special compliance projects for advisory firms and compliance consultants, hosts discussions with other compliance professionals, provides compliance training for advisory firms, seminars/webinars and at the collegiate level for those seeking financial degrees.
Why is it important for Coulter Strategic Services, to be a member of the FSDA?
I see the impact that legislation and regulation have on the smaller advisory firms, and I would like to help be a voice for those firms so they can continue to help their retail investor clients. I also welcome the opportunity to learn more about the FSDA and the association's work.
Lisa, thanks for taking the time to speak with us today.