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Mark Caplinger, CFA

Chief Operating Officer

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As Chief Operating Officer, Mark is responsible for overseeing the Marketing, Client Service, Compliance and Operations functions of the firm. Prior to joining Argent, Mark was the Chief Investment Officer of Mariner Wealth Advisors, developing and implementing investment programs for the firm and its clients. Before Mariner he was with Summit Strategies Group in St. Louis, as a senior consultant responsible for some of the firm’s largest institutional clients. His experience includes serving as Chief Investment Officer of the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois, and also of the Public School Retirement System of Missouri. Mark’s institutional investment experience began in the early 1990s at the Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System.

Mark has a bachelor’s degree from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri. He is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of St. Louis. Mark serves on multiple committees of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis, and he is an Advisory Board Member of the University of Missouri Trulaske execMBA Program.