Information regarding Impact Wealth Group and its principals:
Clyde Cleveland, IWG Co-founder and CEO
Mr. Cleveland began his career as a financial planner 44 years ago with Investment Diversified Services in Glenview, IL. A few years later he founded and served as President of United Investment Groups (UIG). In 1984, UIG became the third largest syndicator of private research and development partnerships in the country. In conjunction with UIG, Clyde was the General Partner of 23 limited partnerships, including real estate, research and development (R&D), and wind energy syndications. In 1986, Conscious Investors, ltd. named Clyde the “First Socially Conscious Venture Capitalist” at their international symposium on Conscious Investing in Estes Park, Colorado.
In 2002, Clyde co-founded Seminar Crowds, a company which became the second largest mailing company for financial service seminar agents in the country. In 2005, he co-founded Randall Marketing Group (RMG), a spin-off from Seminar Crowds. Clyde is the President of RMG which continues to be a leader in the field of training financial service agents.
In 2016, he co-founded Impact Wealth Group with Art Athanas, a financial services company dedicated to increasing after tax retirement income for clients. Clyde is licensed as an insurance agent in several states. He has been married since 1970, has four children and seven grandchildren. He has been active in educating people regarding the founding principles of our country and has written two books on the subject: “Restoring the Heart of America” ©2001 By Clyde J. Cleveland and Edward F. Noyes, and “Common Sense Revisited” ©2008 by Clyde J. Cleveland.
Karey Hensley Rebello, CPA, CFP, IWG Co-founder and CFO
Karey received her BS in Accounting from the University of South Florida in 1991 and became a Florida CPA in 1993. Karey earned her Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation in 1993. She formed Hensley CPA Firm PA in 1997 in Naples, FL where she developed a highly successful practice with several hundred clients. She opened another CPA Firm in Frisco, TX, in 2011 and currently oversees both her Florida, and Texas, CPA offices.
Karey is a consummate professional whose accomplishments include: real estate investing, speaker for the European Business Network, Intuit Pro Advisor Certified Specialist, Crown Financial Ministry Leader; and member of the Texas Society of CPA’s, Frisco Chamber, and former member of the Advisory Board of Hodges University. She has also appeared on Fox News as a Tax Analyst.
In 2017 she joined the co-founders of Impact Wealth Group to provide outstanding retirement planning for all of her clients. Karey has extensive experience assisting individuals and small business clients in various areas and enjoys helping clients accomplish their business & life goals. Her patient nature and mild manner reassures clients & keeps them focused. However, she also enjoys advocating for her clients and will do endless research to support taxpayer’s positions & challenge IRS positions. Karey and her three children live in Little Elm, TX.
Art Athanas, LUTCF, IWG Co-founder and President
With over 28 years in the financial services industry, Art specializes in challenging traditional industry thinking and develops with his clients the most tax efficient financial model possible. With a properly constructed plan the client will see a significant increase in their retirement income and increase other opportunities such as; paying off mortgages early, purchasing real estate, funding educational expenses for children, or expanding a business.
Over the years, Art has provided tax advantaged retirement planning to executives at a number of major international corporations, including Cisco, Georgia Pacific, Avaya, UPS, Citrix, and BASF.
Art started his career in 1990 with Mass Mutual Financial. He is licensed to sell Life Insurance in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Maine, Arizona, Maryland, Louisiana, Texas, Indiana, and Oklahoma.
In 1997, Art joined Prudential Securities as a Financial Advisor at their Aventura, Florida offices.
He first obtained his Series 7 and 65 licenses in 1992. Those licenses are currently not active as he is in the process of transitioning to become an Investment Advisor Representative. He successfully completed the Life Insurance Training Counsel in 1994 and achieved the LUTCF designation.
Art is an independent insurance broker. This allows him to utilize products from many of the top financial companies in the world. By not being tied to one company he is able to choose the best fit for each client and each situation.
Art has lived in Fort Lauderdale since 1990. He has been married since 1969 and has 3 children and 2 grand children. He has been the District Governor and Club President for Gyro International. He has also been the President of Broward Business Associates.
Len Strickler, IWG Co-founder and CMO
Len has over 30 years of business experience and financial services knowledge, He assists his clients by building safety into their retirement portfolio. He presents strategies to grow and protect his clients’ retirement savings, without exposure to the risk of the market. Len believes in designing a Tax Free Retirement Road Map with the perfect balance in Tax Deferred, Taxable and Tax Free accounts that could result in a ZERO TAX RETIREMENT.
Len firmly believes in treating clients as family: always with the upmost honesty and integrity.
Len is an industry leader who draws from his 30-year career as a senior sales executive and business entrepreneur training small business owners here in Southwest Florida. He is an entrepreneur who is passionate about speaking, training, and building teams to assist clients in creating financial freedom, as well as a safe and secure retirement.
Len is the co-author of “The Power of Leadership; Being the Leader Producing Results.” He has also written over 20 published articles and has made several radio and TV appearances on personal empowerment and financial freedom. Len continues to be an approved member of the National Ethics Association and the Better Business Bureau.
Len recently moved to Ft. Lauderdale to work more closely with the Impact Wealth Group Team. He has two sons, Matthew and Brandon, and the joys of his life: his grandson, Brayden, and granddaughters, Hanna and Kylee.
Offices in Fort Lauderdale, FL • Naples, FL • Dallas, TX