Our History Our founder, Darryl Visocky, started his career in the financial services industry in 1987. Recently graduated from college, Darryl joined the MetLife training program where he realized the importance of investing, as well as insurance protection. He became securities licensed in June of 1987. After 3 years of building clientele, Darryl was offered the opportunity to join management. For the next 9 years, he advanced to a Branch Manager, then General Manager and eventually a Co-Managing Director of the Northeast Ohio MetLife Agency.In 2000, Darryl was appointed the Advanced Market Manager overseeing the sales, marketing and training of over 70 Advisors throughout the Northern Ohio region. Following the events of September 11, 2001, Darryl realized he wanted to continue his passion of working with clients and like-minded Advisors who shared the same principles.Maxim Financial Group was established in 2001 as an independent wealth management firm. Being independent allows each and every decision to be based in the client’s best interest, not allowing outside influences to effect decision making. Today, Darryl is joined by 9 professionals including his executive assistant. His two children recently joined the firm holding Director positions. Our firm has navigated through 3 major market corrections, giving them the experience to handle any financial situation with time-tested strategies and five-star service.