My name is Tony Woodard and I am the Managing Director of Compliance and Enterprise Level Risk Management for Lawing Financial, Inc. In my position, I also serve as CCO and am a member of our firm’s Executive Committee.
In order to manage our firm’s exposure to risk, my primary objective is to ensure that Lawing Financial is in compliance with industry regulations. Mitigating risk also involves continuously assessing and improving operations. I therefore strive to implement scalable solutions for the benefit of our firm and our clients.
I am a member of our firm’s Investment Advisory Committee. I currently hold FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 registrations and also serve as Director of Trading. My years of firm-level trading experience have offered me proficiency with several industry trading/allocation platforms.
Throughout my tenure with Lawing Financial, I implemented numerous tax-leveraged discriminatory benefit plans for business owners, was integral in the formulation of several succession plans for small and medium-sized businesses, and provided private wealth management to high net-worth individuals.
Prior to entering the financial services industry in early 2002, I owned a small information technology corporation and was a published author of financial/tax planning software. My business background provided me with experience not only in the quantitative aspects of finance and computing, but also in real-world marketing.
I graduated with Distinction from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. In recognition of my academic achievement, I was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for collegiate schools of business.
In my spare time, I enjoy “rocking” the guitar and performing live around Kansas City with my fellow bandmates. Although my soccer playing days are over, I continue to follow my favorite sport when I can. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with my wife and children.