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Richard J.Martin, CFP®
Ric joined Steinhaus Financial Group in 1990 and in 1999, was named Columbus Regional CEO of Steinhaus, an affiliate of Lincoln Financial Advisors Corp. In addition to building his personal financial planning practice, he led and supported a team of 200 financial planners and management personnel who provide estate, business succession and investment strategies to affluent corporate executives, business owners and retirees.
Before being named the Columbus and Fort Wayne Managing Director, Ric worked as the Investment Sales Coordinator (ISC) where he achieved 2nd place in the country as the ISC of the year. Prior to that, Ric worked in banking and financial services since 1982. Ric resigned his MD position in 2005 to dedicate 100% of his time back into his practice. Ric’s business specializes in working with Retail executives of LimitedBrands; Big Lots; Ascena, which owns retailers such as TweenBrands and Lane Bryant; DSW and Abercrombie & Fitch. He is a consistent Chairman’s Council planner, while gaining Top of Council since 2011.
A recognized leader in the Columbus area, Ric has published articles on financial planning in Business First, the Columbus Dispatch and is frequently quoted in national publications on building a financial planning practice. At Ric's leadership, Steinhaus won the Corporate Caring Award in 2001 and 2005. Ric's biggest professional achievement came when he was recognized in Business First's 2001 "40 under 40". This award recognized the 40 greatest leaders in the community under the age of 40.
Ric received his B.S. in Finance from The Ohio State University in 1985. In 1993, he received his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification from the College of Financial Planning and currently pursuing his Masters in Financial Planning.
Ric is Chairman of the Holding Company of the Buckeye Ranch; a non for profit that provides hope and healing to children dealing with mental health, emotional, behavioral, and substance use issues. He has held a board seat with the Buckeye Ranch for over 18 years. He also held a seat on the Executive Board of the LPGA's Wendy's Championship for Children and past Charter board member of the Young Professionals (Zookeepers) at the Columbus Zoo. He is also a member of the Legal & Professional Advisory Committee of the Columbus Foundation.
Ric and his wife, Lori, have two children: Linley, an internal wholesaler for Lincoln’s annuity division; and Gabe, a student at Miami University, and they reside in Dublin, Ohio.