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Innovative Financial Solutions Joins Commonwealth Financial Network®


Commonwealth Financial Network®, the nation's largest
privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer,
announces the addition of Innovative Financial Solutions of Bloomington,
Indiana, and Palm Coast, Florida, to its network of independent
financial advisors. Formerly affiliated with MML Investors Services,
LLC, partners William Verhagen, CFP®, CPA, CFS, CLU®,
ChFC®, CASLTM, Christopher Harmon, CLU®,
ChFC®, CASLTM, and Ian Essling, CFP®;
financial advisor Mark Kraus, CLU®, ChFC®, CASLTM,
RICP®; and their team bring with them more than $400 million
in assets under management.

Innovative Financial Solutions provides comprehensive financial planning
and investment management services to an array of clients—including
business owners, medical professionals, and families, as well as Indiana
University faculty and administrators. Through a straightforward
approach to building financial strategies focused around the individual,
the Innovative Financial Solutions team develops personalized plans to
help clients meet their unique financial goals. For more information
about the firm, visit

"After a two-and-a-half-year due diligence process, the Innovative
Financial Solutions team was eager to affiliate with an independent
RIA–broker/dealer that is committed to helping us provide the highest
level of service to the families we serve," said Ian Essling. "Our home
office visit validated that Commonwealth was the best move for us, and
the responsiveness of our dedicated transition team has been remarkable.
Knowing our team is prioritized and supported adds time back into our
day to spend with clients."

"We are pleased to welcome Innovative Financial Solutions to
Commonwealth," said Andrew Daniels, managing principal, business
development. "This team operates with a client-first mind-set, and we
look forward to providing them with the technology platform, tools,
resources, and system integrations that provide the operational
efficiencies and flexibility they need to run their business and enhance
their clients' experience."

About Commonwealth Financial Network
Founded in 1979,
Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, is the nation's
largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent
broker/dealer, with headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San
Diego, California. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth "Highest in Independent
Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Five Times in a
Row." The firm supports approximately 1,800 independent financial
advisors nationwide. For more information, please visit

Commonwealth received the highest score in the independent advisor
segment of the J.D. Power 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2018 Financial
Advisor Satisfaction Studies of customers' satisfaction among financial
advisors. Visit

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