Compass Group provides customized investment planning, advice, asset allocation and portfolio management to help clients meet their needs and achieve their goals within their risk tolerance. We are a boutique, employee-owned firm backed by the resources of national partners. Compass Group personnel have combined experience and expertise of over 150 years of service and have served clients with more than $1.1 billion of assets under management.

Our Team

Finding the right solution for you. Your course to success should be personalized, flexible, and suitable for you. As a fiduciary we’ll help you every step of the way.

Driven by a strong and abiding commitment to service, Compass Group provides customized investment planning, advice, asset allocation, institutional consulting and portfolio management to help clients meet their needs and achieve their goals within their risk tolerance.

We strive to provide exceptional advice today with the goal of giving you a more secure financial future tomorrow.

Our Mission

We are committed to attracting and maintaining long-term relationships with high-net-worth individuals, families, and related institutions. As your trusted fiduciary, we provide individualized investment and financial advice with the goal of offering you exceptional service.

The Right Course for You

Our firm is named after a tool that helps clients find direction and get on a course to their destination. We help you establish the direction that will bring you financial success and well-being. Serving you is central to our mission, and we conduct our business in a manner that’s both flexible and customized. Where we can make a difference, we try to make a difference. As a fee only advisor, when you succeed, we succeed.

What We Value

Our distinguishing attributes that help us foster successful long-term relationships are:

  • Sound judgment
  • Personal attention
  • Competitive performance
  • Reasonable cost
  • Serving as your fiduciary
  • Mutual respect

We maintain flexibility and customize each portfolio to help meet client needs.

We believe a diversified approach is critical to long-term success of each client.

We believe thorough and effective research is required to properly evaluate investments.

We believe that time is more important than timing.

We serve as a fiduciary signifying the highest degree of trust to act in your best interest.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to “Serve the Client” – We recognize that no two investors are alike. Every client comes to us with a unique set of financial circumstances and goals. That’s why we work with you in a manner that’s both flexible and customized to your requirements and desires.

WHO WE SERVE

Although we serve a variety of people, our clients tend to be:

  • Individuals
  • Families and Family Businesses
  • Trusts
  • Endowments and Foundations
  • Corporations
  • 401k, 403b, Profit Sharing, Defined Benefit, SIMPLE, and other Retirement Plans

Providing continuity and long-term investment solutions is evidenced by many client families with whom we have worked for 3 or more generations. Our endowment/foundation clients have retained our services on average for over 15 years. We are honored to deepen our relationships with these clients over time, and we appreciate the longevity of our relationships with them, as they put their trust in us to play a key role in their financial lives.

Contact us today to learn about how we can serve you and begin our working relationship together.

Discover Your Direction

Our core services begin and end with understanding you, your life circumstances, your endowment, foundation or retirement plan goals, and what you need to succeed. As your financial advisors, it’s our goal to develop a relationship with you and play a key role in your financial life so that you can pursue your path to success.

Clients, their tax and legal advisors, and the Compass Group determine the best investment strategy and asset allocation based on our clients’ risk/return profile and goals. Ongoing portfolio management is handled at Compass Group’s discretion. Continuous portfolio reviews keep us, our clients, and their legal and tax advisors informed and involved.

We follow a five-step plan to create your portfolio, manage your assets, and report on the progress of your portfolio(s). This entails creating the plan itself, customizing your asset allocation, the implementation of the plan, ongoing portfolio management, and portfolio and performance reporting and review.

For endowment, foundation, and retirement plan clients, Compass Group professionals review and provide ongoing support to your investment policy statement. We continuously monitor asset allocation and underlying investment strategies to help ensure compliance. We conduct frequent investment reviews and provide customized reporting at the highest level. The Compass Group recommends and deploys assets to third-party portfolio managers, institutionally priced mutual funds, and/or low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on behalf of our clients. We help ensure adherence to each client’s investment policy and other criteria through daily evaluations, frequent communication, and due diligence of the underlying strategies. We help educate our clients on industry trends and through special ad hoc studies and research.

Our partners at DayMark Wealth Partners, Dynasty Financial Partners and Fidelity Investments provide research, due diligence and attribution analysis on thousands of investment strategies to create efficient and customized portfolios for our clients. We only hire out those that we trust. To ensure objectivity, our compensation is not tied to any particular strategy.

The Compass Group offers a broad array of plan designs and investment choices and helps manage the employee communication process. We begin by gaining a better understanding of the purpose of each plan and its intended benefits. From there, we discuss various designs which have the features and benefits best suited for the company/plan sponsor and its employees. We advise on several types of retirement plans, including:

  • 401(k) Plans
  • Profit Sharing
  • Defined Benefit Plans (Pension)
  • Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans

We evaluate and maintain relationships with a wide array of highly rated providers, and we manage the proposal and selection processes. Once a platform is chosen, we orchestrate the process, including the selection of investment options and communication with your employees.

We’ll stick with you after you’ve implemented your retirement plan, creating an in-house investment committee that oversees the investment policy statement and reviews the plan investment options. We also provide ongoing consultation to plan participants and eligible employees

Compass Group has access to a robust suite of investment related services and solutions. In collaboration with our resource partners and your tax and legal counsel, we offer the following services:

  • College Planning, 529 Plans
  • IRAs, Roth IRAs, conversions, and rollovers
  • 144 Transactions, 10b5-1 Plans
  • Budgeting and Cash Flow Analysis
  • Trustee & Custodial Services
  • Charitable Gifting
  • Special Studies (e.g., Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Socially Responsible Investing, Religious Values-Based Investing)
  • Insurance Solutions (Life, Health, Disability, Long-term Care)
  • Access to Financial Experts
    • CPA/Tax Advisor
  • Periodic Review (Financial Physical)
  • Internet Resources

Clients, their tax and legal advisors, and the Compass Group determine the best investment strategy and asset allocation based on our clients’ risk/return profile and goals. Ongoing portfolio management is handled at Compass Group’s discretion. Continuous portfolio reviews keep us, our clients, and their legal and tax advisors informed and involved.

We follow a five-step plan to create your portfolio, manage your assets, and report on the progress of your portfolio(s). This entails creating the plan itself, customizing your asset allocation, the implementation of the plan, ongoing portfolio management, and portfolio and performance reporting and review.

For endowment, foundation, and retirement plan clients, Compass Group professionals review and provide ongoing support to your investment policy statement. We continuously monitor asset allocation and underlying investment strategies to help ensure compliance. We conduct frequent investment reviews and provide customized reporting at the highest level. The Compass Group recommends and deploys assets to third-party portfolio managers, institutionally priced mutual funds, and/or low-cost exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on behalf of our clients. We help ensure adherence to each client’s investment policy and other criteria through daily evaluations, frequent communication, and due diligence of the underlying strategies. We help educate our clients on industry trends and through special ad hoc studies and research.

Our partners at DayMark Wealth Partners, Dynasty Financial Partners and Fidelity Investments provide research, due diligence and attribution analysis on thousands of investment strategies to create efficient and customized portfolios for our clients. We only hire out those that we trust. To ensure objectivity, our compensation is not tied to any particular strategy.

The Compass Group offers a broad array of plan designs and investment choices and helps manage the employee communication process. We begin by gaining a better understanding of the purpose of each plan and its intended benefits. From there, we discuss various designs which have the features and benefits best suited for the company/plan sponsor and its employees. We advise on several types of retirement plans, including:

  • 401(k) Plans
  • Profit Sharing
  • Defined Benefit Plans (Pension)
  • Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers (SIMPLE)
  • Supplemental Retirement Plans

We evaluate and maintain relationships with a wide array of highly rated providers, and we manage the proposal and selection processes. Once a platform is chosen, we orchestrate the process, including the selection of investment options and communication with your employees.

We’ll stick with you after you’ve implemented your retirement plan, creating an in-house investment committee that oversees the investment policy statement and reviews the plan investment options. We also provide ongoing consultation to plan participants and eligible employees

Compass Group has access to a robust suite of investment related services and solutions. In collaboration with our resource partners and your tax and legal counsel, we offer the following services:

  • College Planning, 529 Plans
  • IRAs, Roth IRAs, conversions, and rollovers
  • 144 Transactions, 10b5-1 Plans
  • Budgeting and Cash Flow Analysis
  • Trustee & Custodial Services
  • Charitable Gifting
  • Special Studies (e.g., Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), Socially Responsible Investing, Religious Values-Based Investing)
  • Insurance Solutions (Life, Health, Disability, Long-term Care)
  • Access to Financial Experts
    • CPA/Tax Advisor
  • Periodic Review (Financial Physical)
  • Internet Resources

Our Resource Partners

As an independent firm, Compass Group sources a distinctive set of services, tools and technology from best-in-class partners.

Compass Group teamed with DayMark Wealth Partners, an independent registered investment advisor, because we sought full ownership of our client experience business while gaining support and collaboration with likeminded experienced advisors to deliver unparalleled service without conflict. Our names have synergies as does our mindset on serving clients. DayMark the name: Lighthouses are often painted in a unique pattern so they can be easily recognized during daylight, a design known as a daymark.

Fidelity Institutional℠ provides a comprehensive clearing and custody platform, brokerage services, trading capabilities, and practice management and consulting to registered investment advisers (RIAs), including strategic acquirers and professional asset managers, as well as retirement recordkeepers, broker-dealer firms, banks, and insurance companies through National Financial Services LLC (NFS) or Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC, Members NYSE, SIPC. In addition to providing services to third-party institutions, the NFS brokerage platform supports all the clearing and custody businesses at Fidelity, including Fidelity’s retail and capital markets businesses, bringing NFS assets under administration to more than $4 trillion.

Dynasty Financial Partners is known for assisting advisors of integrity to better service their clients, run their businesses more profitably, grow faster, and enhance the enterprise value of their firms. Dynasty does this by providing wealth management and technology platforms for select independent financial advisory firms. Dynasty creates access to valuable resources and industry-leading capabilities through an open architecture platform, enabling advisors to address their clients’ needs and to protect and grow their wealth. Dynasty’s core principle is “objectivity without compromise,” and the firm is committed to developing solutions that allow investment advisors to act as true fiduciaries to their clients. For more information, please visit www.dynastyfinancialpartners.com.

With more than $2 trillion in client assets, Schwab is the market leader of custodial, operational, and trading support to professional wealth management firms like Compass Group. Through its subsidiary Charles Schwab Bank, an FDIC insured institution, Schwab offers direct deposit, online bill pay, check writing, debit cards, Apple Pay™ link and more.

Contact Us

Get on your course to reaching your goals!

Get in touch with us today – we look forward to beginning or continuing our relationship with you and helping you find your direction to a healthier and more fulfilling life. We’ll work with you to schedule a meeting to discuss your financial goals.

30100 Chagrin Boulevard, Suite 302,
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

(216) 423-5970