Meet Our Founder

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Marcus A. Hester CFP® - President & Founder

Marcus A. Hester CFP® is the President and Founder of The Hester Group a full service financial advisory firm headquartered in Evansville IN. Since 2012 Marcus has dedicated his expertise to providing holistic financial strategies to business owners, individuals, and families that help them protect their assets and overcome their long-term financial objectives. 

Born and raised in Evansville Indiana, Marcus is a High School graduate of Evansville Day School where he played basketball and soccer. Marcus went on to attend Western Kentucky University, in Bowling Green Kentucky where he received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Marcus completed his Certified Financial Planner™ course work through The American College along with passing the CFP® Board Exam to earn the  distinguished CFP® Designation. Marcus has been recognized as a 2018, 2019 & 2020 Qualifying member of the Million Dollar Round Table* which consist of the Top 1% of Insurance and Financial Services professionals in the Industry. Marcus is genuinely passionate about helping people achieve their financial goals and embraces every opportunity he is able to do so. His experience and commitment to ongoing education over the years have provided him with extensive expertise in working with individuals, families and businesses.

Marcus has been recognized by the Evansville Courier & Press as a 20 under 40 award recipient and he is actively involved in numerous  organizations that focus on empowering the community. When not in the office, Marcus enjoys playing golf and spending time with family and friends. 

*The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premiere Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry. 


Marcus Hester is an agent licensed to sell insurance through New York Life Insurance Company and may be licensed with various other independent unaffiliated insurance companies in the states of FL, IN, KY, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WI. No insurance business may be conducted outside the states referenced.

Marcus Hester is a Registered Representative of and offers securities products & services through NYLIFE Securities LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC, a licensed insurance agency, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, 3100 E Walnut St, Evansville, IN, 47714, 812-303-3184. In this regard, this communication is strictly intended for individuals residing in the states of AL, FL, IN, KY, MO, TN, TX, VA, and WI. No offers may be made or accepted from any resident outside the specific states referenced.

Marcus Hester is also a Financial Adviser with Eagle Strategies LLC, a Registered Investment Adviser, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company, offering advisory services in the states of AL, FL, IN, KY, MO, TN, VA, and WI. As such, these services are strictly intended for individuals residing in the states referenced.

THE HESTER GROUP is not owned or operated by NYLIFE Securities LLC or its affiliates.​

Neither THE HESTER GROUP nor its associates are in the business of offering tax, legal, or accounting advice. Please consult your own tax, legal, or accounting professional before making any decisions.​