Given our years of experience, our commitment to uncompromising ethics and our objective of superior service we have built our practice on the dedication of helping clients achieve financial security and peace of mind.
First Security Financial Wealth Manager, Inc. specializes in offering solid financial solutions for retirement and helping people accumulate, protect and preserve their wealth
CEO & Founder
David Compton, is the CEO and founder of First Security Financial Wealth Manager. David has helped individuals reach their retirement goals by providing education and advice on successful retirement planning strategies to help avoid common and significant retirement mistakes.
Outside of the office David is an avid outdoorsman and family man. He enjoys traveling, hunting and fishing as well as quality time with his family in Tickfaw, La.
David takes pride in his educational radio shows and local events because he believes the advice he provides is most effective when taken early, before critical retirement mistakes can be made.
Michelle Schexnayder, is the office manager at First Security Financial Wealth Manger. She joined our team in 2018. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in Science and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Michelle makes sure that the office runs smoothly, processes new business and handles service for our clients. She resides in Norco, LA and when away from the office, enjoys spending time with her parents and friends.
Michael Binger, CFA®
Senior Portfolio Manager
Gradient Investments, LLC
Mike brings over 24 years of institutional equity investment experience to Gradient Investments and its affiliated advisors and clients. He has extensive experience working directly with financial advisors designing and actively managing portfolios. Mike has successfully invested in numerous market and economic cycles giving him a level and depth of experience that is rare in this industry. He spent more than 20 years at Thrivent Financial where he managed numerous equity funds through various economic cycles. Mike’s media highlights include numerous appearances, providing market insight on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg Radio.
Mike has also been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Smart Money, Reuters, Business Week and numerous other local, national and global investment publications.
Mariann Montagne, CFA®
Senior Investments Analyst
Gradient Investments, LLC
Mariann has 20 plus years of working with both institutional and high net worth clients and has amassed a strong breadth of investment experience in her tenure. This experience includes company and industry sector analysis, risk monitoring and portfolio management in both the equity and fixed income markets. She is highly attuned to economic and market conditions, and has extensive experience selecting individual stocks, ETFs and mutual funds. In addition to being a CFA, she is a member of both the CFA Society of Minnesota and the CFA Institute. Mariann’s media highlights include quotes in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, NPR, Washington Post and the Chicago Tribune. She has also appeared on Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News.