Meet Our Team

Our Founders

Our founders collectively have more than 50 years of wealth management experience. The firm’s ethos was forged on the concept of sound decision-making to bring clarity, confidence and control to your financial life. We believe in obtaining and maintaining prestigious designations such as the CFP®, CFA®, and ChFC® as well as advanced degrees in finance, financial planning and behavioral economics.


Paul Bennett, Ph.D., MSF, CFP® CEO & Founder

A native Washingtonian, Paul has over three decades of wealth management experience.  Prior to co-founding DecisionMap Wealth Management with Mark Weber, he worked as a vice president for Goldman Sachs and was a managing director for United Capital Financial Advisors.  He was also the founder of Bennett Financial Corporation and Private Wealth Advisers as well as co-founder of c5 Wealth Management. 

Paul specializes in providing wealth management advice to executives, entrepreneurs, professionals and retirees.  Paul’s unique approach involves demystifying complicated financial jargon and simplifying concepts, a skill refined through years of helping clients make confident decisions. His doctoral work, which delved deep into investor behavior and utilized methods to enhance the investing experience, provides a unique perspective in the industry.

Paul is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Behavioral Financial Advisor (BFA).  He holds a postdoctoral Master of Science in applied analytics from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in economics from SMC University.  Paul also holds a Master of Science in finance from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida.

Paul is a published author of books and articles on investments, personal finance and economics.  His most recent book is entitled, "The Money Navigator: The Essential Guide to Living Your Ideal Financial Life."  He also has served as a subject matter expert for the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, contributing to the development of examination questions for the CFP® certification examination.

Paul was previously a member of the board of directors of the Rotary Foundation of Great Falls, Virginia, and served on the board of trustees for Capital Hospice as well as the finance and planning giving advisory committees.

In his free time, Paul enjoys playing pickleball, traveling and spending time with his family, reading nonfiction and playing an occasional round of golf.


Mark Weber, CFP®, CFA® President & Founder

Mark is a skilled and practiced professional with more than two decades of experience in the wealth management industry. After honing his skills at Great Falls Financial Services & c5 Wealth Management from 2001 to 2013, he spent six years at United Capital as a wealth manager and managing director, and four years as a vice president at Goldman Sachs PFM. In 2023, Mark co-founded the independent firm DecisionMap Wealth Management with Paul Bennett, where they diligently serve clients today.

Early in his career, in the wake of the dot-com bubble, Mark was inspired to provide a more holistic impact on the clients he served. “It provided an important lesson that investments are only one piece of the puzzle,” says Mark. “I wanted to understand the full picture of how clients want to live their lives and help them design a roadmap to achieve it.”

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from James Madison University and a master’s in financial services from the American College of Financial Services. He became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional in 2003 and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation in 2011.

When not at the office, Mark enjoys international travel and outdoor adventures such as hiking and kayaking with his family and their goldendoodle, Sonny.

Our Team

Sandy Sitler

Vice President, Client Service

Luke Avery

Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager

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