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Kansas City Five Star award winner


Pete Martinez, MBA

President & Private Wealth Manager
Insight Financial Services
7101 College Blvd, Ste 1501
Overland Park, KS 66210
Office: 913-402-2020

Professional Approach

Pete founded Insight Financial Services in 2006 to spend more time focusing on the needs of individual clients. With over 26 years of experience in banking and financial services, Pete constructs investment strategies that focus on the client and place their goals beside the realities of their assets and expenses. At Insight Financial Services, each client receives one-on-one planning specific to their financial goals. Open communication and honesty are not just necessary, but critical when creating an investment plan.  IFS can best steward the financial well-being of clients who are engaged and committed to understanding their investments and being a part of the plan.

Prior to launching IFS, Pete was the regional Investment Specialist for a national insurance company’s Overland Park, Kansas office. While there, he was a Registered Representative and Investment Adviser Representative of the company’s investment and securities division. As a manager and supervisor in the organization, he oversaw the success, productivity, and earnest commitment of insurance and investment professionals around the Midwest. Before joining his prior employer, he was a Portfolio Manager for a private firm in Overland Park. He started his financial services career with the Bank of New York as a manager.

Pete served on active duty in the United States Air Force during the Gulf War. In 2004, he resigned his commission and therefore position as Captain in the Missouri Air National Guard and Personnel Officer in the 139th Air Lift Wing in St. Joseph, Missouri. Pete holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance as well as a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA).

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Investment advisory services offered through IFS Advisors, LLC (IFSA), an SEC registered investment adviser.

*Winners appearing on this page do not pay a fee to be considered or to win the Five Star Award. Professionals with a digital profile have paid a promotional fee.
The Five Star Wealth Manager award, administered by Crescendo Business Services, LLC (dba Five Star Professional), is based on 10 objective criteria. Eligibility criteria – required: 1. Credentialed as a registered investment adviser or a registered investment adviser representative; 2. Actively licensed as a registered investment adviser or as a principal of a registered investment adviser firm for a minimum of 5 years; 3. Favorable regulatory and complaint history review (As defined by Five Star Professional, the wealth manager has not; A. Been subject to a regulatory action that resulted in a license being suspended or revoked, or payment of a fine; B. Had more than a total of three settled or pending complaints filed against them and/or a total of five settled, pending, dismissed or denied complaints with any regulatory authority or Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process. Unfavorable feedback may have been discovered through a check of complaints registered with a regulatory authority or complaints registered through Five Star Professional’s consumer complaint process; feedback may not be representative of any one client’s experience; C. Individually contributed to a financial settlement of a customer complaint; D. Filed for personal bankruptcy within the past 11 years; E. Been terminated from a financial services firm within the past 11 years; F. Been convicted of a felony); 4. Fulfilled their firm review based on internal standards; 5. Accepting new clients. Evaluation criteria – considered: 6. One-year client retention rate; 7. Five-year client retention rate; 8. Non-institutional discretionary and/or non-discretionary client assets administered; 9. Number of client households served; 10. Education and professional designations. Wealth managers do not pay a fee to be considered or placed on the final list of Five Star Wealth Managers. Award does not evaluate quality of services provided to clients. Once awarded, wealth managers may purchase additional profile ad space or promotional products. The Five Star award is not indicative of the wealth manager’s future performance. Wealth managers may or may not use discretion in their practice and therefore may not manage their client’s assets. The inclusion of a wealth manager on the Five Star Wealth Manager list should not be construed as an endorsement of the wealth manager by Five Star Professional or this publication. Working with a Five Star Wealth Manager or any wealth manager is no guarantee as to future investment success, nor is there any guarantee that the selected wealth managers will be awarded this accomplishment by Five Star Professional in the future. For more information on the Five Star award and the research/selection methodology, go to 1,670 Kansas City-area wealth managers were considered for the award; 128 (8% of candidates) were named 2022 Five Star Wealth Managers. 2021: 1,678 considered, 118 winners; 2020: 1,579 considered, 115 winners; 2019: 1,574 considered, 134 winners; 2018: 1,387 considered, 119 winners; 2017: 952 considered, 212 winners; 2016: 880 considered, 216 winners; 2015: 1,572 considered, 201 winners; 2014: 785 considered, 176 winners; 2013: 766 considered, 203 winners; 2012: 676 considered, 200 winners.