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RANDY GARCIA GIVES $100,000 FOUR YEAR UNLV MEDICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Five years ago Randy Garcia, Founder & CEO of the Investment Counsel Company, answered the appeal to fund a $100,000 full scholarship for a student in the UNLV Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine’s inaugural class. The student who benefited from this scholarship is Arturo Montes. Montes says, “I thank him not only for the scholarship, but for his mentorship. We share the dream of making Las Vegas an even better place.” Dr. Montes is now in the residency program at the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine. “I love this city more than I can put into words,” he says. “I want to give back to this community, and I want to help the most vulnerable people.”

Arturo’s road to medical school was not easy. His family moved to Las Vegas when he was a child. He parents worked tirelessly in the service industry to provide for their family. When Arturo was eighteen his mother had a serious heart attack. Watching the doctor’s save his mother’s life decided his future. He realized he wanted to help people in much the same way the doctors helped his mother.

While working as either a busboy or custodian, Montes went to the College of Southern Nevada. “I really had to work hard there,” he says. I was having to overcome a lifetime of educational deficiencies.” Once he “learned how to study” at CSN, he transferred to UNLV, where he graduated with dual majors in kinesiology and biology. The new UNLV School of Medicine was his first choice for medical school.

It seemed like fate, then, that Arturo received a full scholarship to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV paid for by longtime Las Vegan, community leader and philanthropist, Randy Garcia. “I try to help at-risk youth dream bigger than they probably believe they can,” Garcia said. “I think mentoring young people to rise beyond their circumstances is what puts the biggest smile on my face.”

Thank to generous donors like Randy, the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine’s inaugural class produced 50 newly minted physicians, all of whom attended tuition-free thanks to donors. Since he founded the Investment Counsel Company (ICC) 35 years ago, Randy has given back to the community with substantial contributions of his money, time and expertise to serve on many non-profit boards. In addition to funding a medical school scholarship, Randy also contributes to his alma mater’s UNLV College of Fine Arts, the UNLV Alumni Foundation and has chaired the UNLV Foundation Investment Committee for six years. For many years Randy has financially supported and offered his insights and assistance to members of the Lee School of Business Student Financial Management Association.

BARRON’S NAMES RANDY GARCIA AS ONE OF THE TOP 100 INDEPENDENT ADVISORS (RIA’s) IN THE NATION FOR 2022

September 19, 2022

The Investment Counsel Company is pleased to announce that this week, Randy Garcia, CEO, has been ranked by Dow Jones financial publications, BARRON’S and the Wall Street Journal, as one of the 2022 Top 100 RIA’s (Registered Independent Advisors) in the nation. This marks the fourth consecutive year that Randy has achieved this extraordinary recognition as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors. *

The ICC team is very proud that Randy’s industry expertise and depth of knowledge as well as his commitment to the highest level of client service are continually recognized nationally. In March of 2021, he was ranked by BARRON’S and the Wall Street Journal as the # 1 Financial Advisor in Nevada** for the eighth consecutive year.  Only thirteen investment management firms in the nation have achieved that distinction.  Randy was also recognized in the August 2021 and 2022 issues of Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.***  He is an experienced, dedicated advisor with a passion for providing clients with a high level of investment management expertise and exceptional client services.

Randy Garcia founded the Investment Counsel Company in 1987 as one of the first independent investment management firms in Nevada. He has grown the firm to manage $1.5 billion for clients.

With over thirty-five years of experience in financial services, he and his team at ICC provide corporations and high-net worth individuals, families, foundations and company 401(k) plans with expert advice, extraordinary service and a trusted resource to guide their investment decisions. Randy and his advisors are fiduciary advisors which means that they are held to a client-care requirement known as the fiduciary standard. This standard ensures that our advisors must always place clients’ interests ahead of our own. ICC financial consultants are fee-only fiduciary advisors who receive no commission for any investment that is recommended to clients. The advisors at ICC are highly experienced with various financial industry certifications such as the CFP®, CFA®, AIFA®, and CIMA®

ICC is a team of highly accredited financial advisers and professionals who provide individual attention to the investment goals of their clients. The team at ICC has decades of experience in assisting clients with $1,000,000 or more in investable assets with investment management, financial planning, and other solutions to help clients develop a foundation to work toward achieving their financial objectives. Call (877) 871-8510 for an appointment.

NEVADA-BASED WEALTH MANAGEMENT FIRM ICC CELEBRATES 35 YEARS, REACHES MILESTONE OF $1.5 BILLION IN ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT

The Investment Counsel Company is pleased to announce the celebration oftwo major milestones in 2022 — its 35th anniversary providing financial advisory services to clients and reaching approximately $1.5 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of 12/31/21.

Founded in 1987 by CEO Randy Garcia, the wealth management firm achieved the milestone AUM just before the close of 2021, allowing it to mark the beginning of its 35th year in business with the dual celebration.

That ICC is growing faster than ever, as it celebrates three-and-a-half decades in business, speaks to the talent, experience and dedication of the ICC team of fiduciary financial advisors. ICC’s top priority continues to be providing the highest standard of client services and serving as trusted fiduciaries. Garcia has been ranked the #1 Financial Advisor in Nevada for eight consecutive years by Dow Jones publications the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s. No other Nevada-based investment firm has achieved this distinction. He has also been recognized by the same publications as one of Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the nation in 2008, 2019, 2020 and 2021.  No other Nevada advisor has been ranked in the Top 100 Independent ranking. Forbes has recognized ICC as one of America’s Top Wealth Advisors in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

About ICC

The Investment Counsel Company was one of the first independent investment advisory firms in Nevada, providing prudent guidance and
judgment to high-net-worth individuals and families, as well as foundations and company 401(k) plans. ICC’s experienced team of investment consultants are fiduciary advisors, professionals who are held to a client-care requirement that mandates always putting clients’ interests first. As fee-only fiduciary advisors, ICC professionals do not accept commissions on any products it recommends and discloses any conflicts of interest.

If you have $1 million or more of investable assets, please visit our website: www.iccnv.com  or call us at 702-871-8510 to learn more about how we can help you achieve all that is important to you and your family.

ICC RANKED AMONG THE TOP 1200 FINANCIAL ADVISORS IN THE NATION

March 14, 2022

The Investment Counsel Company is pleased to announce that Randy Garcia, Founder and CEO, has been ranked by Dow Jones publications, the Wall Street Journal and BARRON’S, as one of the “Top 1200 Financial Advisors” in the nation for 2022. This marks the ninth consecutive year that Garcia has ranked among the Top 1200 Financial Advisors. He has also ranked as the #1 Financial Advisor in Nevada for 8 straight years from 2014 to 2021.

Randy is the only advisor in Nevada ever ranked as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the nation. He achieved this distinction in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

BERNADETTE MASHAS

February 2, 2022

The Investment Counsel Company is pleased to announce the addition of Bernadette Mashas, CPA to our team as an Investment Consultant | Tax & Estate Planning Specialist. Bernadette brings a wealth of experience as a former bank CFO and Treasurer and Senior Tax Manager. Her expertise encompasses the preparation of individual, corporate, partnership, trust, estate, gift, and benefit plan tax returns. Bernadette has worked with clients in the preparation of complex tax returns and business consulting, including reviewing various strategies to determine the best outcome for clients. Her depth of knowledge adds to the already deep pool of talent at the Investment Consultant Company. She joins a team of investment management consultants who include an attorney, CPA, Certified Financial Planners, and consultants with AIFA® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst) and CIMA® (Certified Investment Management Analyst) accreditations.

The Investment Counsel Company (ICC), founded in 1987 by Randy Garcia, was among the first independent, fiduciary investment management firms in Nevada. For numerous years the firm has been recognized by Barron’s as the #1 financial advisor in Nevada and one of the Top 1,200 financial advisors in the nation.* Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal have named CEO, Randy Garcia, as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisor in the nation in 2019, 2020 and 2021.**

The ICC team believes that clients are entitled to a positive experience, resulting from a higher standard of service that far exceeds the industry norm. Since 1987, The Investment Counsel Company has assisted clients with establishing investment goals and risk parameters and structuring and implementing investment plans tailored to help them achieve their investment goals. ICC currently manages over $1.5 billion on a fee- only basis for clients who are primarily professionals, affluent families, businesses, and retirement plans.

RANDY GARCIA AND THE INVESTMENT COUNSEL COMPANY RANKED AS ONE OF THE TOP 100 INDEPENDENT FINANCIAL ADVISORS BY BARRON’S AND THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

September 20, 2021

The Investment Counsel Company is pleased to announce that this week, Randy Garcia, CEO, has been ranked by BARRON’S and the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors in the nation. This marks the third consecutive year that he has ranked among the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors.*

The ICC team is very proud that Randy’s industry expertise and experience as well as his commitment to the highest level of client service are continually recognized nationally. In March of 2021, he was ranked by BARRON’S and the Wall Street Journal as the # 1 Financial Advisor in Nevada** for the eighth consecutive year. Only thirteen investment management firms in the nation have achieved that distinction. Randy was also recognized in the August 2021 issue of Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.***

Randy thanks his extraordinary team at ICC who helped to make this national recognition possible. The ICC team continually strives to exceed industry standards to provide our clients with the best possible experience which enables consideration of the Investment Counsel Company for these honors.
Thank you to our valued clients and friends for your continued confidence and support of ICC.

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INVESTMENT COUNSEL COMPANY SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR 2021 NEVADA BUSINESS AWARDS

June 29, 2021

The Investment Counsel Company is honored to have been chosen as one of the three finalists in the Nevada Business Magazine Inaugural Annual Awards in the Battle Born category for southern Nevada. The Battle Born category recognizes successful locally owned and operated companies that have been in business for 30 years or more. These Battle Born businesses are recognized for their efforts and hard work building businesses from the ground up into thriving, prosperous companies that employee and serve Nevadans as well as generously giving back to their community.

Randy Garcia, CEO of Investment Counsel Company (ICC) founded the business in 1987 after a five-year thoughtful process of writing a solid business plan, raising capital, and forming the groundwork before opening. His patience paid off and today, Randy’s company is a nationally recognized investment advisory company. Randy’s advice for new companies just starting out is to, “Be overprepared. Think three, four steps ahead and never take business-related risks too lightly.” He added that “It is less costly to learn from the mistakes of others versus our own.”

RANDY GARCIA RANKS #1 IN NEVADA ON BARRON’S TOP 1,200 FINANCIAL ADVISORS LIST FOR THE 8TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

March 15, 2021

The Investment Counsel Company is pleased to announce that Randy Garcia, CEO of the Investment Counsel Company, has been ranked by the Dow Jones publication, Barron’s, as the #1 Financial Advisor in Nevada* in its Top 1200 Financial Advisors State-by-State rankings.* This marks the eighth consecutive year that Garcia has ranked as the #1 financial advisor in Nevada.

The ICC team congratulates Randy on yet another high-profile industry award. We are proud that his expertise and commitment to the highest level of client service are recognized nationally. In September of 2020, Garcia was ranked by Barron’s and the Wall Street Journal as one of the Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors** in the nation. He was also recognized in the October 2020 issue of Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.***

Randy thanks his extraordinary team at ICC who helped to make this national recognition possible. The ICC team continually strives to exceed industry standards to provide our clients with the best possible experience which enables consideration of the Investment Counsel Company for these honors.

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Barron’s Ranks ICC's CEO, Randy Garcia, as one of 2020's Top Independent Financial Advisors

September 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Barron’s has named Randy Garcia as one of 2020’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors and America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.

ICC PROVIDES REPLAY OF EXCLUSIVE EVENT HONORING NEVADA’S VETERANS, FEATURING RE-KNOWN WORLD WAR II HISTORIAN, MARTIN KING

November 18, 2020

The video replay is now available, here, for the Investment Counsel Company event honoring Nevada’s World War II Veterans, featuring Martin King, author of “The Battle of the Bulge-Hitler’s Final Gamble in Western Europe.” Mr. King is one of World War II’s greatest historians and seven-time Emmy award winner.

King traveled to Las Vegas at the invitation of ICC’s Founder and CEO, Randy Garcia, to share his stories as ICC’s keynote speaker for an event to honor Nevada’s surviving World War II veterans.

King began to focus on the Battle of Bulge 30 years ago when he talked to a veteran from Oklahoma who showed him around the Ardennes, which is the region where Hitler launched his last offensive against Allied troops.

Since then, he has made it his mission to talk to servicemen and women about their time there.

While collecting their stories, King also made it a mission to tell as many people as possible about the American victory in Belgium in the bitterly cold winter of 1945.

King said the Battle of the Bulge, otherwise known as the Ardennes Offensive, was as multi-faceted as an “Antwerp diamond.” The front stretched 90 miles and covered three distinct areas with a variety of terrain.

In the end, King said it was the Americans’ ability to assume command when needed that won out.

“What transpired was the capacity of the American solider – the GI – to take control of the situation and operate autonomously down to the squad level. Where the Germans couldn’t operate beneath regimental level without written orders,” he said.

ICC’s CEO, Randy Garcia, organized the event in Las Vegas after visiting Normandy for the 75th anniversary of the Allied landing. While there, he met King and was inspired to ask him to travel to Las Vegas to honor our state’s WW II veterans.

ICC PROVIDES REPLAY OF EXCLUSIVE JP MORGAN PRE-ELECTION ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL WEBINAR

October 19, 2020

On Wednesday, October 14th, the Investment Counsel Company hosted an exclusive webinar for clients and friends of the firm featuring David Lebovitz, Global Market Strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. David provided his perspective and insights on the upcoming elections, trade and tariff issues, the global economic and market outlook ahead, and other timely topics.

David Lebovitz is well respected for delivering timely market and economic insights. He helped build JP Morgan’s Insights Strategy program in the United Kingdom and Europe, frequently appears on both Bloomberg TV and CNBC, and is often quoted in the national financial press. This webinar contains a wealth of interesting information about the upcoming elections and the anticipated economic impact depending on the outcome.

Please click on the “Read” arrow to the right for a replay of this informative webinar now available on ICC’s private YouTube page.

Barron’s Ranks ICC's CEO, Randy Garcia, as one of 2020's Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors

September 15, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Barron’s has named Randy Garcia as one of 2020’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors.

Barron’s Ranks ICC's CEO and Founder, Randy Garcia, Nevada’s Top Financial Advisor

March 18, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Barron’s has once again named Randy Garcia as Nevada’s top financial advisor, this time for 2020.

ICC Founder Randy Garcia hosts event honoring Nevada’s World War II Veterans

March 9, 2020

Local Philanthropist and Independent Financial Advisor, Randy Garcia, brought the “World’s Greatest Historian”, author and seven-time Emmy award winner, Mr. Martin King, to speak at a private event honoring Nevada’s WWII veterans.  The other guest speakers at the event were Brig. Gen. Robert Novotny, from Nellis Air Force Base; Former Brig. Gen. Gregory Ihde also from Nellis, and two-time Nevada Governor and US Senator, Richard Bryan.

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NBC Affiliate interviews Las Vegas Financial Advisor Randy Garcia on the Coronavirus and the Market

March 3, 2020

Today, Randy Garcia, ICC Founder was interviewed by the Las Vegas NBC Affiliate.  Not surprisingly, they were looking for an update on the Coronavirus and the Market.

“Buckle up and diversify” was one of Randy’s recommendations.  Watch the interview here: https://news3lv.com/news/local/advice-for-local-investors-buckle-up-and-diversify.

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ICC Founder Randy Garcia's Beethoven Project Featured on KNPR Radio Interview

KNPR
January 31, 2020

The Investment Counsel Company (ICC) founder, Randy Garcia, was invited back to KNPR to talk about his latest philanthropic venture.  With The Beethoven project, Randy is giving back to the community by underwriting a two-year series of concerts in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday.

He and UNLV College of Fine Arts Dean, Nancy Uscher, have partnered to bring the love of Beethoven to the Southern Nevada Community.  Randy, a lover of classical music for many years, wanted the community to experience Beethoven’s music and celebrate the life of this wonderful composer.

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ICC Founder Randy Garcia Named Honorary Commander at Nellis Air Force Base

January 2020

Las Vegas Financial Advisor, Randy Garcia, was recently honored by the Nevada Test and Training Range, in association with Nellis Air Force Base, as an Honorary Commander.  Randy has been a long-time supporter of our nation’s military and was flattered to receive this distinguished award, presented by Nellis Air Force Col. Chris Zuhlke.  To make the event special for those attending, Randy brought with him football great, Kelechi Osemele, as his guest.

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Las Vegas Financial Advisor Randy Garcia Featured for Philanthropy on KNPR Radio Interview

KNPR
December 24, 2019

A recent interview highlights Randy’s contributions to the Las Vegas community.

Las Vegas Financial Advisor Randy Garcia

ICC Founder Randy Garcia Gives Back To The Community Through The Arts

UNLV Foundation
Nov. 21, 2019

ICC Founder, CEO and Philanthropist, Randy Garcia, gives back to the community through the Arts.  Learn more about the Beethoven 250th Project.

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Financial Advisor Randy Garcia Adds Value to UNLV School of Medicine Community

UNLV School of Medicine "Making the Rounds"
Oct 8, 2019

The story of how UNLV School of Medicine student Arturo Montez and his family reacted when Randy Garcia visited their home — he provided Arturo’s full medical school scholarship — never gets old.

Best-In-State Wealth Advisors

Forbes
Feb 14, 2019

#1 Randy Garcia, Wealth Advisor, The Investment Counsel Company

Las Vegas Advisor Randy Garcia Manages $1B -- And Clients' Organ Transplants

Forbes
Feb 15, 2018

When two of his clients needed organ transplants, Randy Garcia didn’t hesitate. The Las Vegas wealth advisor heard the frustrations of each of his clients, who struggled to get the medical advice they longed for and couldn’t find a hospital they trusted to perform the procedures.

Smith Center board member channels love of philanthropy, music

Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 30, 2018

Randy Garcia loves music. So much so that he’s been taking piano lessons — currently via Skype with a professor from Yale — for 40 years. So much so that he considers as a special talent his knowledge not just of classical music (his favorite genre) but just about any genre of music from the ’40s to the ’70s. So much so that he’s a member of the board of directors of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Rich Advice

Barron's
March 4, 2017

Randy Garcia, CEO of The Investment Counsel Co., will take a stand, even when it bucks conventional wisdom or clients’ preconceived notions. “We’re willing to challenge clients to make the best-informed decisions,” he says.

Randy Garcia Named Lee Business School Alumnus of the Year

UNLV
May 18, 2016

For more than 40 years, the UNLV Alumni Association has recognized exceptional individuals who represent the ideals of higher learning and Rebel Pride during the annual Alumnus of the Year Awards. With numerous professional and personal accolades earned over the course of a distinguished career and via public service and community involvement, Randy Garcia truly embodies the Rebel way.

Financial Advisors: Profiles of 51 State Champs

Barron's
March 5, 2016

When Randy Garcia took up archery eight years ago, he decided to seek out the best possible instructor he could find—and he ended up with a coach from the U.S. Olympic team. He aims to provide the same sort of world-class guidance to his clients.