Our Company Values

For those who are looking for financial advice, we realize the available options are many and deciding who to work with is a challenging problem. Listed below are our Company Values which we hope will give you a better understanding of how we operate.

  1. People Matter – We believe that each person is innately valuable and worthy of respect and honor. We believe that relationships matter and that business is relational, top to bottom. People First, Money Second is a priority statement that places people and relationships ahead of financial matters.
  2. Integrity Matters – We believe that integrity and truth matter. We believe we need to conduct our business in such a way that we are “above reproach. We believe suitability and ethical practices come from placing a high value on other people and their needs before our own.
  3. Communication Matters – We believe that communication with our client partners builds and maintains the trust that is necessary for business relationships to reach their full potential. We believe that our client partners deserve the type of communication that is frequent, timely, truthful, & relevant.
  4. Service Matters – We believe that good service is practical and that great service is necessary in the pursuit of business excellence. We will pursue perfection and in so doing “catch a little excellence along the way.” (Vince Lombardi)
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Mark S. Gardner

President, Retire Well Dallas
(214) 762-2327

Mark S. Gardner is a member of Ed Slott’s Master Elite IRA Advisor Group℠. He continuously trains with Slott and Company, America’s IRA Experts, on in-depth technical training for advanced retirement account strategies, estate planning techniques and new tax laws, including an emphasis on tax-reduction methods for retirees as they transition into the distribution phase of retirement. Retire Well Dallas is dedicated to being leaders in the retirement industry and protecting the future of their clients’ families. Mark is Certified in the Social Security Claiming Strategies (CSSCS) designation.

Mark and his wife live in Dallas and have a blended family of three sons and a young daughter (who rules the roost!). As an active member of his community, Mark has helped bring $350,000 to Bnai Brith Youth and Bnai Brith International. In 2017, As a volunteer, Mark helped send more than 50,000 kosher meals to Houston to victims of Hurricane Harvey. He also volunteers his time as a basketball referee for YMCA youth.

“I’m truly blessed to have about two handfuls of friends who I’ve kept in touch with my whole life,” said Mark. “I had cancer, I was involved in a major car accident, I’ve survived identity theft — and my wife, family, and friends have stood by me. I still consider myself the luckiest man alive. So, I try to do minimum one kind thing for another person each day. It’s my way of giving back to my community. The most important part of life is your values.”

Mark S. Gardner takes ownership of much more than simply his fiduciary responsibility to his customers. “With every recommendation, I have to be able to look at myself in the mirror and know that this is what I would do for myself and family in the same situation.” This is his ongoing commitment to his clients.

Plan For Your Future

There is no one “best place” to put your retirement money because each individual and couple has unique requirements, different tolerances for risk, and need their money at different times. Likewise, there is no one place to keep your money that fits everyone for exactly the same reasons. Your unique circumstances must be taken into consideration if you seek to find the “most favorable place” for your retirement money. This is where we can be of service.