Your Team Of Professionals
We’ve been reminded repeatedly in recent years that navigating financial markets is not an easy task. Additionally, the intricacies of building a plan that takes into account investments, estate planning, tax strategies, insurance protection and wealth preservation and other components can make coordinating your financial life a difficult job.
We take great care in assembling a team of financial professionals who will work in concert to make sure all aspects of your financial life are being addressed.
President, Wealth Manager
Paul C. Ragone is the founder and President of Integrity Wealth Services. Paul has over 20 years of experience as a financial advisor and is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA) and also an Accredited Asset Management Specialist, (AAMS). Paul emphasizes client education and communication, which helps eliminate much of the distractions most investors face each day. Paul graduated the University of Tennessee and is married with two children. On his free time, Paul enjoys all things involving the beautiful rivers and lakes in East Tennessee, including boating, jet skiing and kayaking. In the cold months, he enjoys hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains with his favorite hike being the Middle Prong Trail. Paul is also an avid cyclist. You can see his weekly stats from Strava below.
Brian obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Tennessee and started his financial services career 12 years ago.
He believes in an education-based approach when it comes to advising his clients. His goal is to empower clients with the knowledge to make the best financial decision for their situation while assisting them with his expertise.
In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, and working on his cars. Brian and his wife Rachel live in Knoxville and are expecting their first child (It’s a girl!) in September 2023.
Maria joined Integrity Wealth Services in 2019 as an administrative assistant. A very quick learner, Maria is responsible for many things including greeting clients, scheduling appointments and keeping the electronic files organized.
In addition to our wealth advisory services, your team may include:
Depending on your needs we may bring in other experts and planning professionals, such as a Valuation Specialist or a Charitable Giving Specialist, to address specific issues.
We will coordinate each professional’s individual expertise and incorporate their recommenda- tions into your wealth plan as appropriate. We can also integrate any of your current financial professionals into our team approach.
Having your own team of experts working closely together helps maximize the effectiveness of your plan and makes sure it stays in synch, with every item properly addressed.
To offer our clients the highest level of investment strategies and services, we have partnered with investment companies who share our philosophy.
Buckingham Strategic Partners, formerly known as Loring Ward has provided portfolio management and back-office services to a select group of America's most knowledgeable and successful independent financial advisors and their clients. These services include client reporting, portfolio management, operational processing, securities trading, and educational and training support.
Buckingham’s support services allow advisors to spend more time working with clients and less time dealing with the day-to-day management of operational details. Integrity Wealth Services receives Buckingham's highest level of service including a dedicated administrative team assigned to servicing the needs of our firm and our clients.
Buckingham’s strong belief in the power of markets to create long-term wealth frees us to think differently about investing. We don’t follow fads or relegate our clients’ futures to guesswork and speculation.
Instead, Buckingham’s Investment Committee builds portfolios that aim to capture the returns of global stock and bond markets and help investors reach their long-term goals. Since trading, fees, and expenses can have a real impact on performance, all Buckingham’s portfolios are managed to help control risks, control costs, and minimize taxes.
Dimensional Fund Advisors is a leader in developing asset class portfolios for institutional investors and independent investment advisors. Dimensional's mutual funds are designed to meet the needs of professional investors, and the firm's resources are devoted to improving these strategies wherever possible.
Fund shares are not available directly to individuals but are limited to clients of a select group of financial firms like Integrity Wealth Services. Our relationship with Dimensional is long-standing and based on shared views about how capital markets work and how best to provide clients with a successful investment experience.
Dimensional's investment strategies are supported by extensive historical research, which documents a reward for taking risk. Since the firm was founded in 1981, Dimensional has continued to work with some of the world's leading financial economists to develop and enhance its strategies.
Schwab Institutional is a pioneering firm with a long history of working exclusively with independent financial advisors. Schwab is the largest provider of dedicated custodial services to the independent investment advisor community, and offers investors a variety of advantages such as the convenience of local branches, specialized institutional trading, banking, trust and pension services, cash management tools, and 24-hour online account access.
Schwab provides cost-efficient access to the wealth management and investment products our clients need, with the financial safety and security that is crucial in today's economic environment. Schwab is also a leader in technological innovation, which allows us to manage portfolios with efficiency and precision.
Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses your needs, wants, and long-term goals.
Our team of professionals have years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.