About Compass Financial Management

Compass Financial Management, LLC (compassfmllc.com) is a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). We provide discretionary private investment management for individuals and corporate accounts as well as 401(k) advisory services.

Meet the Team

Chris Markowski, CEO & Advisor

Prior to the start of Markowski Investments, Chris worked on Wall Street as an investment banker. Since 2002 he has hosted of one of the longest running financial radio shows in the country, The Watchdog on Wall Street Radio Show. Chris has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business, CNN, and many other media outlets. On his radio show, he warned about the dot-com bubble and the 2008 financial collapse even before they occurred.

Michael Markowski, President & Advisor

With over two decades of investment advisory experience, Michael Markowski leads operations, on-going business development, and research for the firm. He ensures that client experience is excellent from the first contact and throughout the engagement. Michael has always focused on creating lasting relationships with new and existing clients of the firm.

Matthew Markowski, Partner & CFP®

Matthew Markowski has been helping clients grow and protect their assets since 1999. He has helped clients navigate up and down markets with a long-term view. In addition to being a Certified Financial Planner®, he has broad experience in providing investment management and financial planning services for his clients. Matthew is proud that his loyal client base has been with the firm for almost two decades.

Joshua Markowski, ChFC®

Joshua was one of the youngest registered Investment Advisors in history. He is also dually registered as a Securities Principal and an Options Principal. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant® and received his education at the American College of Financial Services. Joshua’s main focus is on developing new client relationships and the ongoing operations of the firm.

Kathryn Dennen, Vice President & Advisor

Kathryn is a proud mother of three daughters: twins plus one! She is an active member of her community where she serves on the town’s Board of Finance committee and an active communicant in the church where her late father served for many years as the Deacon. She is also a Divisional Speaker for the Association of Financial Educators, a non-profit organization. By providing free educational workshops in local communities, A.F.E. members have a common goal: to empower individuals and communities with the knowledge they need to take control of their own financial well-being. Kathryn’s professional objective is to assist clients to identify and attain their financial goals through conscientious planning and diversified investing. She specializes in retirement planning, as she helps clients to review their options to create a customized strategy for meeting their retirement income needs. Kathryn attended Fairfield University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Summa Cum Laude, and Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. She holds Connecticut life and health licenses along with the Series 63 and 66 licenses.

Steve Walstad, Advisor

Steve is the President of Independent Investment Advisors Inc. since 1997 which is located in Bloomington MN where he is an Advisor and Chief Compliance Officer for the firm. Recently Steve joined Compass Financial Management LLC as an Advisor and has set up a business continuation plan with Compass. Steve will continue to serve his clients with us and guide his current and new clients through Compass to meet their investments goals.

Client retention is the measure of our success

We practice the polar opposite of churn and burn. All of our handpicked portfolio managers are cut from the same cloth. They believe that success is measured in client retention, not sales figures. When you take care of your clients, they stay with you.

We design our strategies to take advantage of economic growth phases while also being mindful of inevitable downturns.

How we can help you

Whether you're a business owner, professional, tradesperson or from some other walk of life, we help you achieve your short- and long-term goals. Our clients stay with us for the long haul, because they see their money grow and their portfolios weather economic shocks.

We use the holistic approach to help with all areas of our client's financial lives, including investments, real estate, taxation and estate planning.