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 out to assess your individual retirement strategy, and help provide strategies tailored to your needs. Skybox Financial Group is proud to be independent financial professionals.
President / Financial Advisor
Scott Searles is President of Skybox Financial Group. When Skybox Financial Group was founded, Scott wanted to take the strategies that he learned at other successful firms and apply them to Skybox, which is working with families of varying financial wealth. With more than 29 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. Skybox Financial Group specializes in proactive asset allocation, tax minimization strategies, social security maximization, and retirement income planning.
Earning his BS in Finance from Kent State University, Scott serves clients throughout the United States, and operates out of Middleburg Heights, OH. To stay committed to the service he provides his clients, and to stay informed of the ever-changing financial climate, Scott engages in hours of continuous financial education every year.
Scott has been married for 25 years and has 4 daughters. During his off time, you will find him in the stands supporting his daughters’ sports activities or coaching for the Strongsville Middle School Girls Lacrosse team and engaging himself in physical activity. Scott is a long-time resident of Strongsville, and he is committed to his community and enjoys attending local social events.
Mark Manges, CFP®
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.
Client Relationship Manager
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.