Mary Jo Innis


Mary Jo Innis, President of The R.O.W. Group, has been a vital partner in the firm for over ten years. The R.O.W. Group, formerly known as Southeast Financial Group, has been an industry leader in the Nashville community since 1986.

Mary Jo has tirelessly dedicated her energy to improving the client experience. She created the processes for The R.O.W. Group’s high-end Boutique of Financial Services, hand-picked the team of Financial Architects, and continues to grow Qualified Retirement Planning as an essential service.

Externally, Mary Jo develops and creates new business. She is regularly benchmarking and establishing goals for the financial growth of our clients. Building new business and developing new clients is her personal challenge to match the growth of Nashville.

For The R.O.W. Group to offer our high-level of service we have to grow our staff to match our growing client base. She takes pride in hand-picking the support staff, which works internally to help our clients, and in our new business development team, that works to bring new clients to our firm.

By 39, she was chosen to be President of The R.O.W. Group. At 40, she was the 14th female principle at M Financial Group, the largest non-publically traded producer group of financial services in the world. In 2016 Mary Jo became one of the 16 Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisors in the state of Tennessee, and one of four women to earn that title in the state. *In 2017 she was recognized as one of the executive Woman of Influence by the Nashville Business Journal.

Professionally, Mary Jo is also a Principal of R.O.W. Group, an M Financial Group Member Firm, is a member of the National Association of Plan Advisors, and a member of the Women Presidents’ Organization. She attended Tulsa University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mary Jo currently holds her Tennessee Life and Health licenses.

Personally, Mary Jo is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church, supports Soles for Souls, Graceworks, and Second Harvest Food Bank.

* The 2017 Women of Influence are chosen by the Nashville Business Journal. Nominees are judged based on professional accomplishments, community involvement, nomination strength and judges’ choice.