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Meet the Fiduciaries Behind the Firm

Our team has the know-how and the heart to help you.

Not everyone who manages money is a fiduciary. We are, though. That means we put your needs ahead of ours and we can prove it. We document our processes so we can prove we’re acting in your best interest as custodians of your money.
We’re a product-agnostic, fee-based advisory firm. and as fiduciaries, we’re obligated to act in your best interests. And because we’re independent advisers, we can help you build a financial portfolio that reflects whatever level of risk you’re comfortable with when you’re investing. We’re here for you.
Patrick Carmichael
President and Founder, RICP©
patrick@stategicwealthplans.com | 865.234.9558
I started in the insurance business in 2010 after staying home with our first daughter for a year. I began by helping seniors understand Medicare and purchase Medicare supplemental insurance. I began with Sterling Insurance as an agent and then was promoted to a field sales manager after 6 or 7 months. Sterling was bought right before I got there and then again while I was there. In mid 2012 started to see the company was not headed in the direction I wanted to move in. I was recruited into the independent insurance world. I took around 8 months to research the financial and retirement planning business. I was able to look at what products were best in what situations, with an unbiased approach. In 2013, I felt I could better serve my clients with a Series 65 securities license.
In March of 2014, I started Strategic Wealth Management, an insurance firm and I represented other RIA or investment firms to offer my clients investments. Strategic Wealth Management was started in Maryville, TN but after a year opened an office in Knoxville as well.

In early 2015, I was contacted by a firm to be the succession plan and eventually take over when the advisor/owner retires or passes away. In June of 2015 I moved my business into that office. I had a great experience working out of that office for over 3 years. After 3 years there, I decided that it was better to run my business at my own office.

In the fall of 2018, I decided to move out to my own office and run my businesses. Also, that fall I started my RIA firm Strategic Wealth Investments, LLC which went active in the state of Tennessee on January 1, 2019. On December 15th, Strategic Wealth Management, LLC and Strategic Wealth Investments, LLC moved to 338 Ebenezer Road Knoxville, TN 37923.