Mark J. Rychel, CFP®, CPFA
Senior Financial Advisor
Mark Rychel is a senior financial advisor and founding partner of BCR Financial Services. He began his career at Merrill Lynch International in London, England. He then worked for American Express Financial Advisors until he, along with colleagues Jeffrey T. Bagley and Daniel W. Costa, formed BCR Financial Services in 1998. Our mission is to become our clients' most trusted advisor.
“My practice of providing every client with unbiased, consistent attention to all of their financial needs and goals forges a strong relationship that helps our rapport grow both personally and professionally.”
Mark and his team, which include Shannon Pitschke and Bryan Byrd, specialize in a range of financial planning services, including protection, investments, taxes, retirement, business planning, estate and elder care planning.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management and auxiliary major in Economics from Grove City College, while also attending Richmond College in London, England. Mark holds numerous designations, including CFP, CFPA. He holds his FINRA Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 63, 65 and SIE, as well as his Life, Accident, and Health licenses.
Mark is a nine-time award recipient of the LFS Financial Professional of the Year award and consistently ranks as a top OSJ.1 He was also recognized as a 2022 Five Star Wealth Manager in the Pittsburgh market by Five Star Professional.2
Mark and his wife, Paula, have been married since 1998 and along with their son Cole and daughter Jade, enjoy extensive travel, playing and attending sporting events, and spending time with family.
1The Financial Professional of the Year award is an internal recognition independently produced by Lincoln Financial Securities and is based on assets under management, sales and compliance criteria.
2The Five Star Wealth Manager Award is independently produced by Five Star Professional (FSP) and is based on evaluation criteria from financial advisors on tenure, retention, designations, regulatory disclosures, and FSP research. No fees were paid for the nomination, receipt or promotion of the award.