Our Team

Christian D. Searcy Jr. CFP®, CPWA®, AIF®, MBA

Christian D. Searcy Jr. CFP®, CPWA®, AIF®, MBA


Christian is SEC-registered and holds licenses for life, accident, health insurance and variable annuities. He is a licensed Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), a Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA®), and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®). Christian earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Christian makes his home in North Palm Beach with his wife and two children. When not working, Christian enjoys fishing, boating, and traveling with his family. He serves as the President of the University of Virginia Alumni Club and has served on the Audit Committee of the Village of North Palm Beach.

Melanie Martinez McDonald,  CFP®, CDFA® CEPA®

Melanie Martinez McDonald, CFP®, CDFA® CEPA®

Vice President

As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Melanie brings invaluable perspective to help clients accomplish what is most important to them. Melanie started in the financial services industry in 2007 and after spending 12 years at a large wealth management firm she co-founded Pursuit Wealth Management in 2019.

Melanie earned her bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Miami. She’s also a licensed Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), Certified Exit Planning Specialist and holds a life health and variable annuities insurance license.
Melanie makes her home in Greenacres with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family and friends.