About IFG

The Power of Independence

Through our team of independent financial professionals, IFG offers personalized services to individuals and institutional investors.

Our Mission

At IFG, we will always believe you are a name, not a number. We are committed to the support, success, and independence of our financial advisors and their clients.

Shared Values

Our growth is not about the numbers, it’s about relationships, with our employees, representatives and families.

Our Beliefs

We strive to provide an environment in which all your interactions are timely, friendly, efficient, and productive.

True Freedom

Your practice belongs to you, therefore, we have created no barriers to your independence.

Experience Independence, Perfected.

Try us out and schedule a home office visit at anytime. You won’t be disappointed.

Executive Team

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

Scott Heising, Founder

Scott Heising

Managing Director

Scott Heising

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 him throughout his career. He 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, he has started and managed an accounting practice focusing on “S” corporations.

He attended San Diego State University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and in 1998, earned his CPA Certificate. He 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.
Joe Miller, Chief Executive Officer

Joe Miller

Managing Director

Joe Miller

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 an Investment Advisor and Registered Principal in general securities, municipal securities, options, direct participation programs and financial operations.
David A. Fischer, Co-Founder of IFG

David Fischer

Managing Director

David Fischer

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 LPL, 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, he 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.

The Power of Independence

Independent Financial Group is a national independent broker–dealer firm headquartered in San Diego, California.

Independent Financial Group processes direct accounts held through major mutual funds and insurance companies, and brokerage business and advisory programs through our clearing partner, Pershing, LLC.

Our commitment is directly to the independent investment representative. As a result, Independent Financial Group offers no proprietary investment products. This enables our affiliated investment professionals to focus on their clients’ individual goals and objectives without concerns about specific product quotas and corporate mandated sales goals.

Service and SUpport

Quality of service is the main goal of every Independent Financial Group employee. We are dedicated to providing our affiliated investment professionals with the same kind of attentive response we know they provide to their own clients.

Because of our size, we are able to customize our delivery of services to suit our rep’s needs. Each member of our team averages over ten years of industry experience, adding incomparable value to the services we offer and provide.

Benefits that our independent investment professionals enjoy:

If you are a financial services professional who is considering the freedom and independence of owning your own financial practice or if you are an established group of independent financial professionals, you should consider joining us.