Leadership

Mark Rodden

Mark Rodden
President and CEO

Mark began his career in the financial services industry in 1979. He became a General Agent with MassMutual in 1994. As President of HighPointe Financial Group, LLC, he works closely with insurance agents and financial advisors and their clients. Mark is originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area and now resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife Kathie.

Mark Rodden is a Registered Principal of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Supervisory Office: 10975 Benson Drive, Suite 350, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913-234-0300)


Paul Rodden

Paul Rodden
Partner and Vice President of Brokerage Operations

Paul is looking to introduce people to a career as a financial services representative where you can take the skills, drive and desire you possess and use them to help individuals and businesses solve their most important financial challenges.

At our agency you’ll be part of an entrepreneurial system with the freedom to provide solutions for your clients from a broad portfolio of innovative products, access to powerful sales tools, and a large resource network so you can focus on activities that get results.

He is also looking for successful, independent producers (brokers) who are interested in offering MassMutual products to their clients. In turn, you can expect one-on-one support for all your clients’ needs including: case consultations, Estate and Business Planning expertise, marketing and illustration support, plan design plus product positioning strategies and presentations.

Paul earned his Bachelor's Degree from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and his Master's Degree from Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. He resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and two young children. Paul is active in his community and enjoys all sports, especially baseball and football.

Paul is licensed to sell insurance in Kansas and Missouri and securities in Kansas and Missouri.

Paul Rodden is a registered representative of and offer securities through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC (www.sipc.org). Supervisory Office: 10975 Benson Drive, Suite 350, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913-234-0300)

marie mason

Marie Mason
CFO

Marie has been with HighPointe Financial Group, LLC, since October, 2002. She joined the company as New Business Coordinator and was named Director of Operations in October, 2006, when she assumed the leadership of daily operations and bookkeeping. In January of 2013, Marie was named CFO of HighPointe Financial Group. Marie has worked in financial services since 1996, coming to us from MassMutual in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Born in France, Marie speaks French as well as Armenian (her native language). She was reared and educated in Springfield, Massachusetts and moved to the Kansas City area in 2002. She has two children and five grandchildren.


Chris

Chris Lilley
COO

Chris Lilley began his career in the financial services industry in 2002 as a registered representative. As the Chief Operations Officer for HighPointe Financial Group, Chris is currently responsible for the overall operations of the organization, marketing efforts, recruitment, training, and development of new and established associates. In addition to these responsibilities, Chris maintains all of his professional licenses and continues to serve his existing clients and grow his personal practice as a financial professional. Chris has degrees from Kansas State University in Financial Management and Leadership, and is a native of the Kansas City metropolitan area. He is an avid golfer, and currently lives at Lake of the Forest with his wife Megan and their sons Max and Ian.

Christopher Lilley is a Registered Principal of and offers Securities through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC Supervisory Office: 10975 Benson Drive, Suite 350, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913-234-0300)


Patty

Patrice Becker, ChFC®
Vice President of Compliance

Patty is the Director of Compliance at HighPointe Financial Group, LLC. In this role she helps ensure our financial professionals conduct their business in an ethical manner and in compliance with the regulations that apply to our business.

In addition, she works with a team of professionals to help provide guidance to clients to help them reach their financial goals. Her combination of experience, professionalism and access to a wide variety of products and services can help clients meet their financial goals. She got her start in the financial services industry in 1999 and she joined HighPointe Financial Group in 2005. As a member of the leadership team she has the opportunity to work closely with and be a valuable resource for the Financial Professionals at HighPointe. 

Patty is a lifelong resident of Kansas City. She attended CMSU where she obtained her Private Pilot's license and graduated with a degree in Finance. She currently lives in Overland Park, KS with her husband and their two young sons.

Patrice Becker is a Registered Principal of and offers securities, investment advisory services and financial planning through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. Supervisory Office: 10975 Benson Drive, Suite 350, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913-234-0300)


David Banning

David Banning
Partner

David, who holds 2 designations (FSS and LUTCF) has been in the business for 29 years and started with HighPointe Financial Group in October 2016. He is a graduate of Kansas State University and is a part of the following organizations: NAIFA, KSU Catbackers and the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce.

David is married with one son and enjoys in his spare time playing golf and attending college, and pro sporting events.