KS: Mariner Holdings to Expand Presence in Leawood, Add 120 Jobs

3 Nov, 2011

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Mariner Holdings announced today that it will expand its operations in Leawood, adding additional space at its current location at 4200 W. 115th St., while leasing almost 16,000 square feet of new space in the city at 1130 Tomahawk Parkway. In addition, the company will finish out space currently under lease at Leawood’s Park Place development. Mariner plans to make a $5.7 million capital investment.

The company employs 272 and will expand its workforce by more than 120 over the next three years.

“Mariner Holdings is a first-class company that consistently ranks very high as a great place to work,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “I am pleased that Mariner has decided to continue its commitment to Leawood and bring more high-paying jobs to the state.”

Mariner Holdings is the parent company for more than a dozen independent investment and financial planning firms with a wide variety of specialties including portfolio management, tax and estate planning, and risk management. Founded by Marty Bicknell in 2006, Mariner started with just eight employees. The company grew from $10 million in assets under management in only five years and is targeting $50 billion in the next five to seven years.

Mariner has been recognized several times as one the best places to work. For the third year running, Mariner Wealth Advisors has been named the best financial advisor in the state of Kansas, according to Barron’s magazine. The Kansas City Business Journal and Ingram’s magazine also ranked Mariner in separate surveys as one of the best places to work.

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