Markus R. F. Sleuwen, JD, IACCP

Markus R. F. Sleuwen, JD, IACCP

Markus joined Waverly Advisors in January of 2024 after StrategIQ Financial Group was acquired by Waverly Advisors, LLC.  He serves as a Partner and Chief Compliance Officer at Waverly.  During the first decade of his professional career, Markus worked as an attorney at two of the world’s largest international law firms, with a focus on corporate, commercial and international law, particularly buying and selling businesses. While the working hours were intense, working with the leaders of some of the world’s most successful companies, and with hundreds of exceptional lawyers and other professionals, accelerated his learning dramatically. Markus was trained to pay close attention to detail, to focus on nuances, and to think strategically and outside the box. Over the last 15 years, he has served in multiple senior executive roles within the investment advisory industry, including as Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. The regulatory framework applicable to the investment advisory industry is complex. In recent years, the pace, scope and depth of regulatory developments have expanded dramatically, and it continues to accelerate. As a curious, analytical, preventative, caring, extroverted and competitive person, these traits help Markus to be an effective chief compliance officer.

He enjoys the ongoing process of researching, learning and understanding applicable legal changes, analyzing how these changes fit within the vast number of rules that already apply to the industry, and develop and administer preventative, proactive and thorough policies and procedures that are tailored to the business.

In life, Markus enjoys spending time with his family and travelling. One of his passions is alpine snow skiing, and he has skied in four continents.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    Valparaiso University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Saint Louis University School of Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar

Ask Me About

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Transaction Advising
  • Legal
  • Employer Sponsored Retirement Plans