Helping you get the most out of life

Looking for a financial strategy to help you reach your retirement goals? That’s where we come in.

Today’s retirement
is different

Retirement isn’t the final chapter in the book of life. But rather, a new beginning.

Get
Started

in 3 easy steps

01. Discover

Schedule a meeting to sit down with us and discover what your ideal retirement looks like.

Schedule a Meeting

02. Evaluate

Using the Life Compass Plan, we’ll examine your current financial situation and determine your retirement needs.

03. Plan

Receive a custom strategy to help you reach your unique retirement goals.

Get to know
Our Team

It is our mission to help individuals and families achieve their ideal retirements.

Founder and Wealth Advisor

Mark Giesting, ChFC®

Mark has over 15 years of experience helping retirees develop personalized financial strategies that are meaningful and fulfilling.

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Mark has over 15 years of experience helping retirees develop personalized financial strategies that are meaningful and fulfilling.

His career began in 1988, working for Forethought Financial Services in various sales management and executive leadership positions. In 2002, Mark followed his entrepreneurial spirit and started Giesting Financial, where he could focus his time and energy on working directly with clients who could benefit from his counsel and guidance. Since starting his business in 2002, Mark has won the Batesville Herald Tribune’s People’s Choice Award for Ripley and Franklin counties – as voted on by readers – numerous times over the past decade.

In addition to passing the required securities and insurance examinations, Mark is certified as a Chartered Financial Consultant® from The American College of Financial Services and has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Thomas More College.

In his free time, Mark enjoys being with his four children and wife, Denise. He also serves on several community boards and committees.

Wealth Advisor

Thorn Murphy

Thorn supports our clients in the Columbus, Indiana, area. Before joining the Giesting Financial team, he served as a senior financial analyst...

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Thorn supports our clients in the Columbus, Indiana, area. Before joining the Giesting Financial team, he served as a senior financial analyst at Cummins for over five years.

Thorn holds a life insurance license and the Series 65 securities license. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Butler University.

An outgoing individual who thrives on interactions with others, Thorn especially enjoys working with clients to help them realize their financial goals. A lifelong Columbus resident, he was a scholar-athlete at Columbus North High School.

He and his wife, Tara, have two young sons, Chase and Carson, who keep them busy. In his free time, Thorn enjoys giving back to the community and spending time with friends, being outdoors and golfing.

Wealth Advisor

Colt Ryan, CFP®

Growing up in Batesville, Colt never missed the chance to make a positive impact on his peers. What started as a simple desire to show others their potential...

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Growing up in Batesville, Colt never missed the chance to make a positive impact on his peers. What started as a simple desire to show others their potential has blossomed into a calling where he can help people in our community bring their goals to fruition through informed financial assistance.

Colt received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Evansville and played for its NCAA Division I men’s basketball team. He was a dedicated student-athlete, breaking the all-time scoring record and earning accolades as a two-time Academic All-American. After playing professional basketball in Europe, Colt returned to the U.S. and now holds the Series 65 securities license, as well as life insurance license. Since then, he has also earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) designation.

Away from the office, Colt loves to play and teach basketball, golf, and spend time with his friends and family, particularly his wife, Chelsea, son, Grayson and daughter, Teagan.

Wealth Advisor

Rick Colglazier, CLU, ChFC®

Since June of 1980, primarily in the Columbus and surrounding areas, Rick has devoted his life’s work to helping clients make good financial decisions...

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Since June of 1980, primarily in the Columbus and surrounding areas, Rick has devoted his life’s work to helping clients make good financial decisions with their money.

Rick is a graduate of Indiana University school of business and is also certified as a Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant from The American College.

Rick enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. Additionally, he has been an active community volunteer in Brown and Bartholomew counties, especially as a participant and moderator of bible study groups.

Additional Staff

Director of Operations

Denise Giesting

Operations Associate

Kris Baumer

Sales Coordinator

Toby Oesterling

Operations Associate

Jennifer Perry

Operations Associate

Jessica Carnes

Your dreams matter

At Giesting Financial, we believe everyone should be able to live the retirement they’ve always wanted. Our team of professionals can help you create a well-thought-out strategy, using a variety of investments and insurance products and services, to help you address your financial needs and concerns.

Ready to take the next step?

Or give us a call at 812.933.1791 or 812.565.2726