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Marcus Magyar

As an advisor at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, Marcus N. Magyar, CFP, 30, provides comprehensive wealth management and investment portfolio services to business owners, executives, families and high-net worth individuals. His multi-disciplinary team of professionals help clients make well-informed investment, insurance, estate planning and financial decisions every day.

Since a young age, Magyar’s father (a successful athlete) taught him many lessons through sports, especially cross country and track and field. “It took hard work, determination, discipline and endurance every day. These lessons have directly transferred over into the business world to get me where I am today,” Magyar said.

He is grateful for the family, friends and team that surround him. “Our team at CAPTRUST is truly amazing — the energy and collaborative culture — is paramount in what we do every day and why the firm as a whole is so successful,” he said.

Marcus attended Wyoming Area High School, where he was a standout in cross country and track and field. He graduated from Wilkes University with a bachelor’s in business administration and a concentration in finance. He holds multiple financial advisory and insurance licenses. He completed financial planning studies at Boston University and recently earned the prestigious Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP). He is also a certified behavioral financial analyst (CBFA).

His greatest mentor has been Jim Edwards, a principal at the firm. “We met by chance on an airplane and thereafter he brought me into his team.”

Magyar’s philosophy explains the “trophy” never goes to the fastest guy, but to the guy who slows down the least and pushes through the hills and pain to cross the finish line first.

His wife is his “rock . . . She understands the demands and gives me strength and confidence to continue to achieve my goals, no matter the obstacle,” he explained.

Seeing his clients smiles are one of the joys of his day and then going home to his wife and two dogs, Rocky and Riley.

He is active with the United Way of the Wyoming Valley, serves on their “Poverty to Possibility” committee; the “Real Men Read” program, serves as a MENtor in the Wyoming Valley community — reading to kindergarten students to help foster early literacy; and is with CAPCommunity Foundation.

In his spare time, he enjoys a good read and writing handwritten notes in a world of text messaging and “tweets.”