May 12, 2023

Madison Wealth Advisors to Join Buckingham Strategic Wealth Team

St. Louis, MO – Buckingham Strategic Wealth, LLC (“Buckingham” or “Buckingham Strategic Wealth”) is pleased to announce Madison Wealth Advisors, LLC (“Madison Wealth” or “Madison Wealth Advisors”) of Lee’s Summit, MO will join Buckingham’s family of wealth advisors. Buckingham, with a home base in St. Louis, MO, has grown to over 50 offices nationwide.

Through client-centered advising and evidence-based investing, Managing Member Douglas F. Clark, PFS, William R. Smith, CFP® and Judy K. Mathews have been strategically and purposefully protecting clients’ investments for over 20 years. Since its inception, the firm has drawn upon Buckingham’s affiliated turnkey asset management platform, Buckingham Strategic Partners, LLC (including its predecessors), for back-office support to grow and maintain a thriving business. Always striving to be their clients’ trusted advisor, the team’s approach to wealth management emphasizes evidence over emotion. They rely on decades of academic research rather than opinions that sometimes dominate financial news cycles.

“Since the creation of Madison Wealth Advisors, we have utilized the expansive resources of Buckingham’s sister firm, Buckingham Strategic Partners (including its predecessors), to handle the behind-the-scenes legwork so my staff and I can focus on providing strong financial advice to our clients,” shared Doug Clark. “Because of our long-standing relationship and the resulting confidence we have in Buckingham, the next logical step in expanding the services and offerings of our firm was to join forces with Buckingham Strategic Wealth. During what we believe will be a seamless transition, while the name on our door will change, there will be no change in our commitment to serve our clients.”

“As a longtime partner with Madison Wealth, we are excited to take our relationship to the next level,” added Adam Birenbaum, CEO of Buckingham Strategic Wealth. “Their focus on helping clients meet their financial goals by enhancing, protecting, transferring and donating wealth aligns with our deepest values and strongest commitments. We look forward to further supporting Doug, Bill and Judy for many more years as they serve their clients in western Missouri.”

Madison Wealth Advisors will become part of Buckingham Strategic Wealth upon closing of the transaction, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions.

About Buckingham Strategic Wealth, LLC

Buckingham Strategic Wealth, LLC, is an SEC registered investment advisor providing an extensive range of fiduciary financial advisory services that support individuals, families, nonprofits and other organizations. With a passion to progress, serve and do the right thing for clients at all times, Buckingham Strategic Wealth helps to fulfill their clients’ financial dreams using the organization’s proprietary Design | Build | Protect® methodology and an array of evidence-driven investment and planning strategies.

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Buckingham Strategic Wealth has over 50 offices in 26 states. As of December 31, 2022, the firm managed $22.08 billion in regulatory assets under management. For more information, visit

About Madison Wealth Advisors, LLC

Based in Lee’s Summit, MO, Madison Wealth Advisors pride themselves on developing relationships built on personal trust and integrity. They serve as a registered investment adviser providing fee-only investment management support to individuals, families, corporations, qualified retirement plans, partnerships, not-for-profits and anyone with a desire to pursue long-term financial objectives. For more information, visit

Cautionary Note Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect Buckingham’s current views with respect to certain current and future events. These forward-looking statements are, and will be, subject to many risks, uncertainties and factors relating to Buckingham’s operations and business environment, including the impact of the conflict in Ukraine, which may cause future events to be materially different from these forward-looking statements or anything implied therein. Any forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Buckingham on the date of this release. Buckingham does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any statements expressed or implied therein will not be realized. Additional information on risk factors that could affect Buckingham may be found in the filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission made by Focus Financial Partners Inc. (of which Buckingham is a partner firm).