Financial Services Firm on the Rise

By: Jennifer Mann
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Oct. 15, 2019 - PRLog -- Inc. magazine revealed that Merit has been honored as part of its annual Inc. 5000; the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The Inc. 5000 provides a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment: its independent small businesses.

Merit was also named by the Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth® as one of the 2019 Georgia Fast 40, in addition to being named by Investment News as a Best Place to Work for Financial Advisors in 2019.

Rick Kent, CEO, and Founder of Merit said, "I am so proud of our team members. These honors only help to reinforce the importance we place on culture here at Merit. Each individual is integral to our mission of reinventing financial relationships."

"These awards are cherished by our team," said Kay Lynn Mayhue, President of Merit. "Our people strive to reflect our core values in every interaction with one another, as well as with our clients. We believe the secret to our success and competitive advantage is taking care of our team and our clients to the very best of our ability."

We know that none of these awards would be possible without the support of our Broker-Dealer LPL Financial. LPL Financial has been such a valuable resource to our team with their guidance and support.

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Securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advice offered through Merit Financial Group, LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser. Merit Financial Group, LLC and Merit, are separate entities from LPL Financial.

Best Places to Work for Financial Advisors 2019 – Recognized firms were required to be a registered investment advisor (RIA) that has been in business at least one year and having a minimum of 15 full-time/part-time employees. 50 firms were selected for this award from an undisclosed list of submissions. There was no charge to be included in this award listing.

The Georgia Fast 40 for 2019 was award by the Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. To be eligible companies must be for profit and headquartered in Georgia and the most recent year-end revenues ranging from $15 million to $500 million, and have three years of verifiable revenue and employment growth.

Companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2015 to 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2018. The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000;

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