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When can you enjoy everything you’ve worked for?

Welcome to a different kind of wealth management in Starkville

We get you to think about money like you’ve never thought about it before

Has rolling up your sleeves, working hard, and building success always been part of your DNA? Then we believe Mercer Advisors is the wealth management firm for you.

Because we’re here to help you keep building on that success. But at the same time, we fundamentally believe there’s a point in life where the wealth-builder in you deserves to become the wealth-enjoyer of all you’ve attained.

We’re built differently

Because to us, helping you protect and grow your wealth is about much more than just your investment portfolio

Of course, a well-managed investment portfolio is the cornerstone to building wealth. And we strive to do that exceptionally well.
 
But if returns are your sole focus, those returns can quickly be offset by what happens in the other parts of your financial life. Like not preparing for major taxable events, having an incomplete estate plan, a retirement plan that’s on autopilot, or a less than ideal business succession strategy.
 
So, unlike most firms, we have expertise across financial planning, investing strategy, tax and estate planning, trust services, insurance coverage, and more. With specialists across each of these areas communicating with each other about you, and with you.

Put simply, we help oversee and connect all the dots of your financial life.

Meet our talented wealth advisors in the Starkville area

They’re here to help you connect all your financial dots

Scott Kays

Managing Director

Scott Kays

Scott Kays

Managing Director

Scott Kays, CFA, CFP® founded Kays Financial Advisory Corporation in 1985, which was acquired by Mercer Advisors in November 2020. In addition to managing the firm and developing comprehensive financial plans for clients, he also served as KFAC’s Chief Investment Officer. Scott is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He has appeared numerous times on the Fox Business Network and CNBC, been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and authored two books, Achieving Your Financial Potential (Doubleday, 1999) and Five Key Lessons from Top Money Managers (John Wiley and Sons, 2005). Married since 1985 with six children, his numerous interests outside of work include roasting coffee, professional bodybuilding, and outdoor activities.

Vickie Willard

Client Services Coordinator

Vickie Willard

Vickie Willard

Client Services Coordinator

Vickie began her career in financial services in 2018. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, she worked at ET George Investment Management, LLC. As Client Services Coordinator, she is an integral part of our ongoing commitment to deliver quality service to our clients. Vickie received her paralegal degree in Virginia before moving to Mississippi where she worked as a paralegal for Moore Law Office in Starkville for 28 years.

Katie Iglay

Manager of Operations

Katie Iglay

Katie Iglay

Manager of Operations

Katie began her career in financial services in 2014. Prior to joining Mercer Advisors, she worked at ET George Investment Management, LLC As Director of Operations, she is an integral part of our ongoing commitment to deliver service to our clients by providing proactive and efficient support. Katie graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations. After graduation, she worked as Assistant Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Mississippi State University for eight years.

Ernie George

Director

Ernie George

Ernie George

Director

Ernie entered the financial services business in 1974 in Starkville, MS after graduating from Mississippi State University. He has served as a board member of the Mississippi Estate Planning Council, Northeast Mississippi Planned Giving Council, The Society of Financial Services Practitioners (formerly the American Society of CLU® and ChFC®) and the Financial Planning Association (formerly the International Association for Financial Planning).

Ernie was recently named to the 2021 edition of the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for Mississippi for the third year in a row.

We’ll team you up

with one of our talented wealth advisors who’ll help you connect all your financial dots

We’ll touch base to discuss your individual needs so that we can connect you with a wealth advisor who’s right for you.


Please Note: The achievement of any professional designation, certification, degree, or license should not be construed by a client or prospective client as a guarantee that he/she will experience a certain level of results or satisfaction if Mercer Advisors is engaged, or continues to be engaged, to provide investment advisory services.