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Our Team

Just as I stand with you to help you pursue your financial dreams, I have teams standing with me and supporting my business.

As an independent financial advisor, this means that I am free to recommend the financial solutions that best suit your needs, ensuring your objectives are what drive all decisions.

Stark Financial Strategies is part of a group that has decades of cumulative experience in providing financial advice to individuals and businesses.

We believe our teamwork approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides increased benefits to our clients.

Our team of financial professionals can help you address:

  • Investing principles and strategies
  • Retirement investing and distribution strategies
  • Estate conservation issues
  • Risk management

We also can answer your questions, including:

  • Can I retire early?
  • Are my investments working hard enough?
  • What’s the best approach for college savings?
  • What are the elements of a sound estate strategy?
  • Do I have enough life insurance for my family?

Our experienced professionals have helped many people just like you with similar issues and concerns. We specialize in creating an approach that is designed to address your individual situation.

Stark Financial

Tom Stark

Financial Advisor

(770) 554-9660

(678) 840-3990

Tom Stark has been working as a financial advisor with individuals and businesses for over 20 years.

His basic investment philosophy:

"We help provide confidence that someone is watching out for you and your money. We try to reduce the 'worry factor' by developing common sense financial plans and then helping our clients with practical guidance in the pursuit of their financial goals."

After several years working for a large corporation post-college, Tom decided to pursue his love of both investing and helping others by working in the financial services industry. While growing his business as a financial adviser he considers educating himself and his clients a top priority.  He and his wife Tammy, a Middle School teacher, resided in Loganville, GA for over 24 years and are now "empty-nesters" with both of their children recent college graduates. Although he is an avid runner, Tom also enjoys his other downtime reading everything from classic novels to contemporary economic texts.

As an investment adviser representative, Tom understands the responsibility that comes with helping to make your goals a reality. Here’s a quick summary of the skills and qualifications he will use:

  • Bachelor of the Arts in Economics from the University of Cincinnati
  • Registered Financial Consultant
  • Over 24 years of experience in the financial services industry
  • Experience with multiple retirement plan designs


Heather Hoch

Licensed Associate

(770) 676-0131

(678) 840-3990

Heather brings years of “service first” mindset to helping Stark Financial clients. She began at Stark Financial as an administrative assistant assisting with the implementation of our new technologies and helping clients with online access to their accounts.  Upon completion of her Series 65 exam and registration she has a now assumed a role here as a Licensed Associate. In addition to assisting with technologies, Heather also assists with account review preparation, financial plans, and client communications. Upon graduating from Liberty University, Heather worked for EDS, an information technology company. As a customer service supervisor she enjoyed assisting clients, as well as hiring, training, and supporting the representatives.

After a move to Albany, GA, Heather worked as Director of the Family Life Center for a large church. There she coordinated the activities of the bustling recreation facility and multiple associated programs and events. Most recently, she worked in the education field providing administrative support to hardworking teachers.

Heather is married to Paul, a teacher and football coach. They have 4 beautiful, active children. The Hoch family has lived in Georgia since 1993. She enjoys hiking with her family, football Friday nights, college football, and is active in her church.


Mary Williams

Administrative Assistant

(770) 554-9660

(678) 840-3990

Mary has a degree in Special Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University and several years of experience in both data entry and general office administration.  Her expertise is in the behind the scenes administrative details that need done, as well as contacting clients on service-related issues. Mary also is in charge of managing the Stark Financial client database. From address changes to adding family members to our e-newsletter, she is the one to contact. In her “spare” time Mary has home-schooled her two sons and volunteers at First Baptist Loganville.


Integrated Financial Group

Our Strategic Partners 

Founded in 2003, Integrated Financial Group (IFG) is a consortium of independent financial professionals. IFG provides the support of an experienced team of professionals and these collective resources allow us to better serve our clients. If you would like to learn more about IFG, you can visit their website