Independent Financial Group Executive Team


The management team of Independent Financial Group began with a simple premise: Transfer their years of successful financial service experience into a solid broker–dealer framework dedicated to superior services for the independent registered representative.


Joe H. Miller, CEO, Managing Director, Independent Financial Group, LLC

CEO, Managing Director

Joe Miller began his career in the financial services industry in 1982 and received the designation of Certified Financial Planner in 1987. In 1988, he co-founded United Pacific Securities, which grew to over 175 representatives and annual revenue in excess of $18 million. Mr. Miller joined Independent Financial Group in November of 2003 as a partner and provided critical experience that spurred the initial growth of Independent Financial Group. He attended the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Economics. In addition to his role as CEO, Mr. Miller concentrates a majority of his time on product marketing and representative relationships. Mr. Miller is a Registered Principal in general securities, municipal securities, options, direct participation programs and financial operations and an Investment Advisor.


Scott Heising, CFO, Managing Director, Independent Financial Group, LLC

Founder, Managing Director

Scott Heising has worked in the financial services industry since 1991. In March of 2003, Mr. Heising founded Independent Financial Group with the help of a small group of dedicated employees who had worked with Mr. Heising throughout his career. Mr. Heising was the Chief Financial Officer of Sentra Securities and Spelman & Co. from 1997 to 2002 and the Chief Financial Officer of SunAmerica Securities Corporation from 2000 to 2002. In addition to founding Independent Financial Group, Mr. Heising has started and managed an accounting practice focusing on “S” corporations. He attended San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. In 1988, Mr. Heising earned his CPA Certificate. Mr. Heising is responsible for strategic planning, financial reporting and the operations of the organization. Mr. Heising is a Registered Financial and Operations Principal and an Investment Advisor.


David A. Fischer, CMO, Managing Director, Independent Financial Group, LLC

CMO, Managing Director

David Fischer has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. In that time, he has worked in a multitude of roles including wholesaling, recruiting, marketing, business development and senior management at companies such as Linsco/Private Ledger, Putnam Companies and AIG SunAmerica. In his current role, Mr. Fischer is responsible for all recruiting activities, branch development, corporate communications, conferences and marketing for the company. Prior to joining Independent Financial Group as a partner, Mr. Fischer served as Senior Vice President of National Recruiting at AIG Advisor Group, where he was responsible for directing recruiting at all six of their networked independent broker dealers. Mr. Fischer graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelors Degree in Organizational Communications.




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