Our Story

Mike Fickell, Marc Zabicki, Craig Caviccia, & Chris Combs

FC Wealth Solutions is an independent, fee-based Registered Investment Advisor. We provide services in investment management, financial planning and insurance and estate planning. While this may seem traditional from the outside, we do not believe it is traditional from the inside. We consider ourselves Modern Age Advisors because we are at the forefront of an evolving industry. Technology and new regulations are beginning to bring greater transparency to clients while also demanding more cost-effective solutions. Not everyone in our industry are adapting to these changes. Most firms continue in the traditional way of doing business, littered with expensive, commoditized services, hidden fees and conflicts of interest. Having once worked at these traditional firms, we realized they were built to serve themselves, while client’s best interests came second. We founded FC Wealth Solutions as our answer to combat the traditional industry norms.

At FC Wealth Solutions, we pride ourselves on our fiduciary and independent status because we believe it is the only way to put our client’s interests first. We stress our core values of total transparency while providing cost-effective solutions, and we believe our internally managed, proprietary investment strategies make us unique compared to our competitors.

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

Michael Fickell

CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
As co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, Mike brings real-time investment management experience to clients. Prior to forming FC Wealth Solutions, he spent 15 years working on Wall Street as a trader and portfolio manager for some of the industry’s most well-known firms. His previous experience at Morgan Stanley, Royal Bank of Canada and Hutchin Hill Capital gave his valuable experience in institutional money management. His focus on continual research helps him identify macro trends and strategic investments for client portfolios. His research has enabled him to develop many of the rule-based investment strategies the firm uses for managing client assets and monitoring the markets.

Mike was born and raised in the Columbus area. He earned a bachelor of science in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an avid follower of the markets and enjoys researching and developing new investment strategies. He also enjoys exercising, spending time with his family and volunteer coaching. He currently lives in Lewis Center with his wife and five kids.

Craig Cavicchia

CO-FOUNDER, COO
As a Co-Founder, Craig brings years of hands on experience helping clients make informed investment and financial planning decisions. Craig takes great care in understanding his clients near and long term goals and implements an investment strategy around those goals.

Prior to forming FC Wealth Solutions, Craig was a founding partner with SWS Partners and has spent time at broker/dealers Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Having worked at these large financial institutions, he quickly realized that the financial services industry is built to serve itself while clients best interests often come in a distant second. He set out to challenge the accepted industry standards by creating a firm built on transparency and one that puts clients interest first.

Craig is a graduate of The University of South Carolina and Florida Institute of Technology. He has been a Columbus area resident for over 30 years. He lives in Worthington with his wife and 3 children.

Christopher Combs

INVESTMENT ADVISOR REPRESENTATIVE
Chris brings 20 plus years of financial services industry experience to the FC Wealth Solutions team. He began his career at AXA/Equitable, and later affiliated with Ascend Advisory Group. Chris has years of experience managing investments and recognizing market trends, and has a strong background in retirement planning. He manages investable assets on a fee basis, and his work across multiple fields has made him a trend setter in an evolving industry. As an Investment Advisor Representative, Chris works as a fiduciary to ensure that his clients’ best interests are at the center of every decision.

Chris earned a Bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University in 1993. He is a Worthington native who now lives in Lewis Center with his two children, Christopher and Madelyn. Chris is a current board member at York Golf Club, past President of Central Ohio ASCnet, and a past Delaware County MRDD board member. Chris enjoys an active lifestyle, including interests in golf, travel, and fitness.

Marc Zabicki

INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

Marc A. Zabicki, CFA is a member of the FC Wealth Solutions Investment Committee and  president and chief investment officer of Bower Hill Capital Management. He is the former Senior Market Strategist at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and served as the chair of the firm’s Global Asset Allocation Committee. Prior to his career at Ameriprise, Marc analyzed fixed-income portfolios at the former Salomon Brothers. Marc has nearly 25 years of investment research and management experience including discretionary management of ETF portfolios, macro-market strategy research, tactical and strategic multi-asset portfolio allocation, and bottoms-up individual credit and equity analysis.

His financial market commentary and expertise has been showcased in various media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, CBS News, Bloomberg and Reuters. Marc was also a frequent guest on CNBC Europe’s coverage of the financial crisis.

Marc holds the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Pittsburgh, and the Pittsburgh Society of Investment Professionals. Marc holds a BS in Economics from Florida State University.

Our Core Values

The industry is evolving, but not everyone has adapted to delivering these changes. We believe our core values deliver those changes.
  • Total Transparency
    Trust begins here. We abhor the practice of hidden fees and oversold high fee products. Clients should be aware of “all-in” costs, not just what appears on their statements.
  • Cost Effective
    We leverage technology and eliminate unnecessary middle man mark-ups and poss those savings onto clients. This adds up to massive wealth differences over time.
  • Downside Protection Investment Strategies
    Our proprietary investment strategies address people’s biggest fear: losing money. This protection does not need to come at the expense of long-term growth. Instead, it may enhance it.

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