About Skybox Financial Group

At Skybox Financial Group, helping you achieve your vision for retirement is our number one goal. We work closely with you to assess your individual retirement strategy, and help provide strategies tailored to your needs. Skybox Financial Group are proud to be independent financial professionals.

Scott Searles

President / Financial Advisor

Scott Searles holds the Certified Wealth Strategist designation and is President of Skybox Financial Group. He has more then 24 years experience in providing financial advice and portfolio management services. Scott has extensive experience in serving individuals who are currently retired as well as those who are planning for retirement. He advises his clients with respect to issues such as proactive asset allocation, tax minimization strategies, social security maximization, and retirement income planning. He also works with corporations helping them design their retirement plans, employee benefits, investment policy statements, and education plans for their employees.

Scott studied at Kent State University where he received his BS degree in Finance. He has clients throughout the United States but operates out of Strongsville, OH where he also calls home. He has been married for more than 19 year and has 4 daughters.

During his off time, Scott enjoys physical fitness training and spending time with his family. He is also active in coaching his children’s various youth athletic teams. He is the Assistant Varsity coach for Strongsville High School Girls Lacrosse, an active member of his church, and an active member of Strongsville Chamber of Commerce.

Mark Manges, CFP®

Financial Advisor

Mark is a CFP® (Certified Financial Planner™), Registered Investment Advisor and licensed Insurance agent. Mark also holds Life and Health Insurance license in multiple states.

Mark entered the financial services industry in 1982, and has built a clientele mainly of individuals and small business owners. In Mark’s practice, emphasis is placed on intelligent decisions. Mark works closely with each individual to develop a personalized financial plan. Mark incorporates his knowledge and experience in helping clients more effectively work toward their financial goals.

Mark was a lifetime resident of the Cleveland, Ohio area until moving to Lakewood Ranch, FL in 2004. Mark is actively involved in the community and has served on the finance committee of the Manatee County Humane Society as well as holding a seat on the board of the Financial Planning Association in Cleveland, Oh. Mark has written financial planning articles for various newspapers and has given financial seminars around the country. Mark was born in Mayfield Heights, graduated from Bedford High, and went to Cleveland State University earning his CFP® designation in 1991. He has worked and managed investment programs for bank and savings institutions in the North Ohio area for several years. Mark conducts financial planning and retirement seminars on a regular basis at various venues in the Southwest Florida area.

Laura Morisky

Service Assistant

Laura Morisky is the consummate team player. With her effervescent personality and acute attention to detail, Laura excels in her role as Client Service Assistant. Laura delights in making clients’ entry to the firm as smooth as possible. Building strong relationships with clients and enhancing their experience with an unparalleled personal touch. She delights in guiding every client through their Skybox Financial Group journey and works tirelessly to ensure each client is satisfied with their experience. Laura brings a can-do attitude and vast customer service skills to attend to client’s needs. Laura handles the administrative duties inherent in both her front and back office responsibilities. Laura graduated from Cleveland State University with a B.S. in Education. She is also a Notary.

When she is not in the office, Laura enjoys outdoor activities with her family like camping, kayaking, softball and swimming and golf. She is an avid Cleveland sports fan and enjoys cheering on all her Cleveland teams

At Skybox Financial Group, we have over 40 years of experience working with retirees, business owners, physicians, high net worth families, professionals and endowments using our comprehensive wealth management process.

We know that knowledge is power. It’s also the foundation for intelligent, well-considered decisions.

Today’s economic environment brings challenges. But along with challenges come opportunities and potential rewards. We work closely with our clients to evaluate those opportunities and get in position to reap those rewards.

We take a personal approach and offer a high level of service paired with years of experience, comprehensive resources and support, and in-depth knowledge. Through our dedication to service, Skybox Financial Group creates value for our clients resulting in innovative retirement strategies that cater to their individual needs, goals and vision.

If you would like to have a conversation about your retirement strategy, please contact us online or call our office at 888-742-0111. We can schedule a time that’s convenient for you, and there’s absolutely no cost or obligation.

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