At age 19, Mark began his career with Northwestern Mutual as an intern. Finishing strong in his senior year, he ranked 2nd in the country out of 1,700 interns. After graduation from the University of Louisville College of Business in 2006, he established his full-time practice with Northwestern Mutual.

Mark is a CFP® certificate holder, along with having the CLU®, ChFC®, RICP®, and CASL® designations from the American College. A highly sought after industry speaker, Mark has spoken to over 30 financial planning offices across the country covering a range of topics. He has also been featured in Forbes magazine, along with other industry publications.

He is married to Kristen and they have 4 children. He is passionate about reading, BBQ, wine, horse racing, and University of Louisville Sports.

Professional Designations

Mark has earned the CFP®, ChFC®, CLU® and CASL® designations from The American College.


CFP® professionals have completed extensive training and experience requirements and are held to rigorous ethical standards. They understand the complexities of the changing financial climate and make recommendations in the clients' best interest.

Chartered Financial Consultant

The ChFC® program focuses on the organized way to collect and analyze information on a client's financial situation; to help clients identify and establish specific financial goals and to formulate solutions to help meet those goals. The ChFC® program provides financial professionals with in-depth knowledge of the skills needed to perform needs analysis for their clients

Chartered Life Underwriter

The CLU® designation is the undisputed professional credential for persons involved in the protection, accumulation, preservation and distribution of the economic values of human life. For Financial Advisors such as Mark Kull, as well as field managers and others involved in providing life insurance products to the public, the CLU ® designation is the common bond for continuing growth and commitment to professionalism.

Chartered Advisor for Senior Living

Holders of the CASL® designation have completed five in-depth courses with comprehensive exams covering such subjects as retirement planning, social gerontology, health and long-term care financing, investments and estate planning.

Retirement Income Certified Professional

A professional designation for experienced financial professionals who wish to become experts in retirement income planning. A Retirement Income Certified Professional helps retirees and near-retirees develop a plan for managing and using the assets they have accumulated for retirement in order to live within a realistic budget and not run out of money

Associations and Memberships

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National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

Mark is the past President of NAIFA Louisville-Metro, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

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Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT)

Mark Kull is a Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Member. MDRT is the premiere association of financial professionals. MDRT status is granted for one year and members must apply each year to continue their affiliation with MDRT.

Founded in 1927, the MDRT provides its members with resources to improve their technical knowledge, sales and client service while maintaining a culture of high ethical standards.

Mark Elliott Kull, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL®, RICP®
Wealth Management Advisor

Capitalis Planning Partners


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