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Finding the Top Financial Advisor in Duluth, Georgia
Last Updated - 10-May-2022

Duluth has 13 WiserAdvisor vetted Financial Planners and Advisors for you to choose from and 32 non-vetted advisors in your local area. These financial advisors in Duluth , Georgia have an average of 14 years of experience.

NOTE: The list of financial advisors in Duluth , Georgia mentioned below do not include all the advisors in our network due to their compliance listing restrictions. More vetted advisors may be available when you use our free match service to compare financial advisors near you in Duluth , Georgia .

Qualified Financial Advisors in Duluth, Georgia
Financial Advisor Experience AUM Minimum Assets Fee Structure
Sam Evans
MBA, CFA®
EVANS WEALTH MANAGEMENT
6340 Sugarloaf Parkway,
Duluth, GA 30097
10 Not Specified $250,000 Fee-Only
Andrew Band
CFP®, AAMS®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
1960 Satellite Boulevard Suite 3500,
Duluth, GA 30097
18 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Advisory South
CSA®, RICP®, CLU®
ADVISORY SOUTH
3740 Davinci Court,
Norcross, GA 30092
24 Not Specified $250,000 Fee-Based
Andrew Gullion
CFP®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
3460 Preston Ridge Rd,
Alpharetta, GA 30005
9 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Brett Power
CFP®, CFA®, MBA Wealth Manager
POWER WEALTH MANAGEMENT
302 Bombay Lane,
Roswell, GA 30076
13 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Kevin Garrett
CFS, Accredited Wealth Management Advisor(AWMA)
INTEGRATED FINANCIAL GROUP
200 Ashford Center North,
Atlanta, GA 30338
10 Not Specified 100,000 Fee-Based
Widmark Cano
CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
3355 Lenox Rd, Suite 950,
Atlanta, GA 30326
8 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
David Fountain
CFP®
FINANCIAL CONSULTANTS GROUP
407 East Maple Street, Suite 303,
Cumming, GA 30040
26 88,000,000 Not Specified Fee-Only
Michael Collopy
CFP®
VERACITY CAPITAL, LLC
2859 Paces Ferry Rd, STE #635,
Atlanta, GA 30339
12 $100,000,000 Not Specified Fee-Only
Bruce Alden
CRPC®
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
3051 Akers Mill Rd,
Atlanta, GA 30339
21 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Personal Capital
PERSONAL CAPITAL ADVISORS CORPORATION
3340 Peachtree Road NE,
Atlanta, GA 30303
11 $15,000,000,000 $100,000 Fee-Based
Cory Archibald
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®)
EDELMAN FINANCIAL ENGINES, LLC
100 Hartsfield Centre Parkway,
Atlanta, GA 30354
13 Not Specified Not Specified Fee-Based
Howell Cullens
PIEDMONT FINANCIAL PARTNERS
2901 reynolds walk trail,
Greensboro, GA 30642
Not Disclosed Not Specified $250000 Fee-Based

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Duluth

Qualifications CRD# 5715560
FirmCRD# 151640

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets, Flat Fee


Office Location 6340 Sugarloaf Parkway,
Suite 200,
Duluth,
GA
30097
Phone Number 770-828-8303

After experiences with several different advisors for his own finances, Sam Evans noticed the need for a different type of approachone that allows advisors to serve clients rather than corporate interests. In response to this, Sam established Evans Wealth Management, a fee-only financial advisory firm that does something simple yet astonishingly rare: treats people the way he wanted to be treated. This involves listening, staying attuned to the needs and objectives of clients, and being proactive to ensure meeting them in time. By definition, this helps clients steer clear of the regret of succumbing to sales tactics used daily by other advisors to peddle unnecessary products. Instead, Sam spends the time to understand his clients, which enables personalized guidance to navigate the maze of financial options, without sacrificing freedom of choice or ambition. Sam knew he wouldnt be able to place a clients interests above the corporations at a large firm. At Evans Wealth Management, hes found a way to deliver high-quality financial guidance with a personalized touch, while staying loyal to those he serves. Looking for an experienced, trustworthy financial advisor that works in your familys best interest, without exception? Get in touch with Evans Wealth Management today.

About Evans Wealth Management

Driven solely by client goals, Evans Wealth Management keeps you on track toward your success? no hype, no sales pitches, no pressure. You may have a laundry list of questions about your money, and how to handle it moving forward. As an independent, relationship-driven, fee-only advisory firm, Evans Wealth Management knows that the answers to these questions don't lie in high-cost products with overly optimistic growth projections. Through objective financial guidance and proactive wealth management, we help you leverage your finances as the tool they're intended to be: for happiness, success, peace of mind, and a confident future. You Point, We'll Drive Your long-term success is the destination, your money the vehicle. At Evans Wealth Management, we approach our relationship differently. By understanding your story, aspirations, and preferences, we identify opportunities you may not see for yourself, agree on a way forward, and keep you on track, making changes when necessary along the way. Acting in your family's best interests, we empower you to pursue your short- and long-term financial goals on your own terms. We're not just another financial advisory firm. We're a new breed'one whose service will never leave you wondering if your account is a priority. No pressure, no obligation. Call us today at (770) 828-8303 for a free consultation, and experience the Evans difference for yourself.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Advice & Consulting


Qualifications CRD# 4486908
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 1960 Satellite Boulevard Suite 3500,
Suite 1735,
Duluth,
GA
30097
Phone Number 678-222-2254

I build and implement personalized financial plans by getting to know my clients really well. By having thoughtful conversations, using detailed data gathering, and being curious, I learn their true goals and concerns and provide an easy to understand set of solutions for them. My wife Erin and I have been married since 2008, and we have two children. In my free time I am with my family, coach youth sports, play tennis year-round and dirt-bike with friends.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 2853935
FirmCRD# 134139
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Commissions


Office Location 3740 Davinci Court,
Suite 430,
Norcross,
GA
30092
Phone Number 770-843-6333

About Advisory South

At AdvisorySouth, we have one simple mission: building and preserving wealth and guiding our clients to a secure and successful financial future. We strive to simplify the complex world of investments, retirement plan consulting and personal financial order. In a world filled with volatility and uncertainty, AdvisorySouth pursues a partnership alongside our individual and business clients to share perspective and carefully attend to our clients' unique needs, desires and goals. We pledge to serve our clients with honesty and integrity. We will always act in the best interest of our clients. With offices in the Atlanta Metro area, the Georgia coast and Dothan, Alabama, AdvisorySouth has a distinctly southern footprint. We offer a diverse range of services that are custom tailored to our clients' needs for investment management, retirement plan consulting, and financial and estate planning services. These are all underscored by our commitment to remain fiercely independent of any financial firms, insurance companies or other institutional ties to offer totally objective, independent advice and services to our clients. Our team of professionals and staff provide deep bench strength of knowledge and expertise. With an average 20+ years of experience per advisor in investment management, retirement plan consulting, fiduciary governance, finance, business strategy and taxation, we will help you define your vision with clarity. Then we help build and assemble the pieces so you can proceed with confidence.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Qualifications CRD# 6093023
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3460 Preston Ridge Rd,
Suite 500,
Alpharetta,
GA
30005
Phone Number 678-222-2257

I've been in the financial services industry since 2012, and a financial planner since 2014. My passion is to help my clients with comprehensive planning that guides them to reach their long-term financial goals. Aside from work, I keep busy with my wife, son, daughter, and three dogs. In my rare spare time, you can find me hiking or skiing or cheering on my home team, the Cincinnati Reds.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 5439950
FirmCRD# 315101
Series 7, 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets, Flat Fee


Office Location 302 Bombay Lane,
Roswell,
GA
30076
Phone Number 404-889-8919

Brett has over 15 years of experience focused on managing the investments and planning needs of a diverse base of families and individuals. Brett attended the University of Georgia earning his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Georgia State University completing his MBA. He holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designations, a distinction shared by few advisors. Brett is a member of the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Finance and Investment Professionals. Brett and his wife, Lindsey, live in Milton with their two daughters. Brett enjoys spending time making memories with his family, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and running.

About Power Wealth Management

The mission of Power Wealth Management is to serve clients with integrity, transparency and expertise; enabling our clients to have the peace of mind and security to spend time focused on their talents and passions.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 5215443
FirmCRD# 6413
Series 7, 31, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 200 Ashford Center North,
Suite 400,
Atlanta,
GA
30338
Phone Number 770-353-6311

After 20 years in numerous leadership positions in both public and private companies, I decided to use my experience and desire to positively impact people's lives in a more personal way. It started with the birth of my first child, which drove home the importance of planning for the future. That key life event, along with watching one of my family members struggling due to poor financial decisions, made me realize how important financial planning is and how it can affect people's lives both positively and negatively. I saw a real need to provide unbiased client-first advice in a world full of self-serving sales people offering products and services that were not always in the client's best interest. I specialize in assisting executives and business owners, with an emphasis on the unique needs and challenges that women and professional athletes face in today's world. Prior to joining Integrated Financial Group, I was a Partner, COO and Head of the Financial Planning Department at another Atlanta-based firm. I also worked at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Services as a Financial Advisor. On the personal front, I've been blessed to have the ability to visit the world. Seeing how other societies live provides me important perspective around the concept of not just living to work but rather to use work and the income it creates to live the life that we want. I am not working with my clients, I spend time as a partner, mentor and father.

About Integrated Financial Group

As a national media recognized LPL Financial Advisor and Partner in one of the largest financial planning consortiums in Atlanta, Kevin and his team focus his extensive planning strategies around pursuing his clients' goals and dreams for themselves and their families before and during retirement. He specializes in assisting people who find themselves in a life event that is financially impacting their lives such as divorce, death of a spouse, pending retirement, inheritance, stock option grants and employment contracts. We work often with women who are dealing with challenges in their lives, as well as the unique needs of sports and entertainment professionals. Specialties: Retirement Planning, Investments, Estate Planning, Business Development, Executive Compensation, Risk Management.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Advice & Consulting


Qualifications CRD# 2430270
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3355 Lenox Rd, Suite 950,
Atlanta,
GA
30326
Phone Number 404-602-5200

I've been a financial planner since 2009, and I've always been most happy when serving others. My personal and professional experiences provide me with a deeper understanding of how to best help my clients achieve their financial goals. In my spare time, I enjoy working out, watching movies and playing video games and spending time with my two grandsons. I'm also fluent in Spanish.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 2367858
FirmCRD# 2367858

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets, Flat Fee


Office Location 407 East Maple Street, Suite 303,
Cumming,
GA
30040
Phone Number 770-627-2121

David brings more than 26 years of professional financial planning and investment management experience. He earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. In 2000, David earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designation from the College of Financial Planning in Colorado. David is a firm believer in the principles and biblically based curriculum that Dave Ramsey has developed for managing money. He is a graduate of The Legacy Journey by Dave Ramsey and has taught financial literacy classes at his church. Early in Davids career, he was a member of a well-established financial planning firm in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Florida. He gained invaluable experience while working on comprehensive financial plans for wealthy families. As an expert in Retirement Analysis and Asset Management, he is focused on creating tailored solutions for his clients. David is passionate about his profession and appreciates the opportunity to help individuals and families realize their dreams. While not on the job, David really enjoys involvement in the community, the outdoors and seeing the world that God has provided for us, especially with his family! His daughter Ashley graduated from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and Megan is a Sophomore at Liberty University in Virginia. David is currently serving on the board of directors for The Place of Forsyth. He has written several articles for the local newspaper as he explores Forsyth County on his Food Adventures. He has enjoyed the Rotary club, Leadership Forsyth, Jesses House, Abba House, Mentor Me, and Meals by Grace. David loves being a part of Browns Bridge Church; hearing Andy Stanley speak and his involvement with the small groups like Thrive and Moneywise.

About Financial Consultants Group

Our mission is to provide value to your overall financial picture. Finances affect every aspect of our lives, so we work diligently to build a personal relationship with you and to understand your unique situation. With over 70 years combined experience, you can feel secure that our team will be able to provide you with unbiased guidance that adheres to the fiduciary standard. We walk you through our simplified, yet detailed, process to develop a customized plan to help you reach your financial goals. We believe our approach adds a broader perspective to all we do and provides you with peace of mind that comes from having a plan and an experienced team in your corner. Changing to a career you love? Retiring early? Not depending on your kids for support? Being outrageously generous to those in need? Financial Freedom is more than just being debt-free and able to cover your expenses. Its about doing what you want to do. Let us help you develop a strategy to meet your goals. Having a plan and working with an advisor can help keep you accountable and take the emotion out of financial decision making. With a combined 70+ years of experience, we have seen market swings and helped clients through family crises. We would love to partner with you to help you leave a legacy.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Risk Management, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Investment Advice & Management


Qualifications CRD# 5782175
FirmCRD# 304272
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Only, Based on Assets, Flat Fee


Office Location 2859 Paces Ferry Rd, STE #635,
Atlanta,
GA
30339
Phone Number 678-685-3265

Mike's mission is to support and advise his clients on reaching their financial goals. Mike generally works with clients that are business owners, receive equity compensation (RSU's, stock options, equity awards, ESPP's, etc.), or are transitioning into retirement. Being a company shareholder himself, Mike understands the risks, rewards and complexities that come with equity ownership. Mike sees the client and advisor relationship similar to a partnership, where communication, transparency and preparation are crucial to success. He believes that no two clients have the same financial goals, so no two clients should have the same plan. Because of this, Mike works with a lower number of clients and selectively focuses on those that can benefit from his skill set. Mike also serves as the chairman of the Veracity Capital Investment Committee where he helps guide the firms investment philosophy. Prior to being a Partner with Veracity Capital, Mike spent 8-years working at Goldman Sachs, in the AYCO Division where he held the title Vice President. Mike earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Coastal Carolina University and an MBA from the College of Saint Rose. Outside of the office, Mike, his wife Katrina and son William, can be found outdoors, hiking, traveling or on the local basketball courts.

About Veracity Capital, LLC

Veracity Capital is a wealth management firm that provides customized investment solutions and comprehensive financial planning to business owners, equity-based compensation employees, and individuals transitioning to retirement. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Veracity's proprietary financial planning process drives investment decisions aimed to achieve client specific goals. Veracity's depth and breadth of experience allow them to maintain and grow financial and psychological wealth responsibly, focusing on maximizing value and minimizing taxes.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts


Qualifications CRD# 1728886
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3051 Akers Mill Rd,
Suite 110,
Atlanta,
GA
30339
Phone Number 678-905-2150

With more than three decades of financial planning experience, I help my clients create, develop and implement their customized retirement financial plan. We partner to design a way forward so they can look forward to a retirement that can be fun. Outside of work, I'm big into motorsports and racing. I also enjoy spending time outdoors hunting and camping.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications FirmCRD# 155172

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 3340 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 825,
Atlanta,
GA
30303
Phone Number 650-556-1310

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Advisory Services Provided:

Portfolio Management, Wealth Management


Qualifications CRD# 5272767
FirmCRD# 104510
Series 66

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based


Office Location 100 Hartsfield Centre Parkway,
Suite 650,
Atlanta,
GA
30354
Phone Number 404-424-9001

I'm passionate about working with families to develop strategies to help accomplish their financial and retirement goals. I enjoy getting to know people and hearing their unique stories. Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and following our four kids and their activities.

About Edelman Financial Engines, LLC

Since 1986, Edelman Financial Engines has been committed to always acting in the best interest of our clients. We were founded on the belief that all American investors - not just the wealthy - deserve access to personalized, comprehensive financial planning and investment advice. Today, we are America's top independent financial planning and investment advisory firm, recognized by Barron's,1 awarded September 2021 based on data within a 12-month period. Compensation paid for use and distribution of rating. We have 145+ offices across the country and are entrusted by more than 1.3 million clients to manage more than $291 billion in assets.2 Our unique approach to serving clients combines our advanced methodology and proprietary technology with the attention of a dedicated personal financial planner. Every client's situation and goals are unique, and the powerful fusion of high-tech and high-touch allows Edelman Financial Engines to deliver the personal plan and financial confidence that everyone deserves. 1The 2021 Top 100 Independent Advisory Firm Ranking issued by Barron's is qualitative and quantitative, including assets managed, revenue generated, regulatory record, staffing levels and diversity, technology spending and succession planning. Firms elect to participate but do not pay to be included in the ranking. Compensation is paid for use and distribution of rating. Investor experience and returns are not considered. 2Data as of Dec. 31, 2021.


Qualifications CRD# 1953917
FirmCRD# 8032
Series 6, 7, 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee-Based, Based on Assets


Office Location 2901 reynolds walk trail,
ste 202,
Greensboro,
GA
30642
Phone Number 404-660-3636

Howell has been in the financial planning business for over 30 years serving the financial needs of individuals and businesses. 


After 10 years in Atlanta, he and his family moved to the Lake Oconee area and created Piedmont Financial Partners, specializing in working with high net worth individuals and businesses. He has been able to build a reputation of providing valuable advice and thoughtful service to his clients. He brings a very personalized touch to each client that he works with and considers each one unique in their needs and goals.
When not advising clients, he enjoys the outdoors and traveling with his family.

I offer total financial needs analysis through a network of experienced professionals with expertise in:
- Advisory services
- Retirement analysis and programs
- Estate strategies
- Employee benefit and retention services
- Business continuation strategies
- Trust services

I provide an analysis of your current financial situation and help you:
- Identify financial goals and concerns
- Illustrate what is being done to reach your goals and deal with concerns
- Identify gaps, if present, and offer solutions to fill them

I offer a broad portfolio of individual insurance protection, asset accumulation strategies, and financial products and services for high net work families, businesses, and institutions.

I am licensed to sell insurance in: FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, MO, MS, NY, SC & TN

I am licensed to sell securities in: AL, CO, FL, IL, MD, MS, SC & TN

About Piedmont Financial Partners

At Piedmont Financial Partners, we’re here to help you pursue your overall financial goals and guide you through the complexities of planning for your retirement. Using our client-centered approach, we seek to help you design a framework for your retirement savings that will evolve with you over the years.

We are specialists in providing a structured and customized financial plan. Our years of experience—combined with a highly personalized level of service—allow us to design unique strategies that can help you:

-Define your goals

-Maximize your savings

-Manage your assets

-Track and monitor your plan

At Piedmont Financial Partners, this is our specialty. Let us focus on your financial planning—so you can spend your time doing what you enjoy, both now and in the future.

Advisory Services Provided:

Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Retirement Planning, 401K Rollovers, Wealth Management, Money Management, Risk Management, Education Funding and Planning, Financial Advice & Consulting, Financial Planning for Individuals, Financial Planning for Businesses, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts, Insurance Products & Annuities


Top Financial Advisor Firms in Duluth, Georgia
Firm Name AUM No. of Clients Fee Structure
Sugarloaf Wealth Management, Llc
2055 Sugarloaf Circle , Suite 200,
Duluth, GA 30097
$512,275,885 1098 A percentage of AUM
Hourly charges
Fixed fees
C.W. O'Conner Wealth Advisors, Inc.
3175 Satellite Boulevard , Suite 110,
Duluth, GA 30096
$242,344,471 482 A percentage of AUM
Fixed fees
Primerica Advisors
1 Primerica Parkway,
Duluth, GA 30099-0001
$7,113,872,754 49061 A percentage of AUM

    List of Additional Advisors in Duluth, Georgia*

    * Additional advisors listing is provided in partnership with Yext

    Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
    Andrew Perlman
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    2160 Satellite Blvd, Ste 150, Duluth, GA  30097 678-542-2973
    John Knuth
    Inquire with John
    2180 Satellite Blvd, Ste 100, Duluth, GA  30097 770-497-5734
    Marcus Hunter
    Inquire with Marcus
    2180 Satellite Blvd, Ste 100, Duluth, GA  30097 770-497-5747
    Thomas P Carney
    Inquire with Thomas
    2180 Satellite Blvd, Ste 100, Duluth, GA  30097 770-497-5723
    Charles Pinigis
    Inquire with Charles
    2180 Satellite Blvd, Ste 100, Duluth, GA  30097 770-497-5731
    Lee Ann Gregg
    Inquire with Lee
    2180 Satellite Blvd, Ste 100, Duluth, GA  30097 770-497-5725
    Morgan Stanley
    Inquire with Morgan
    2160 Satellite Blvd, Ste 150, Duluth, GA  30097 678-542-2960
    Kevin Todd Myers
    Inquire with Kevin
    2160 Satellite Blvd, Ste 150, Duluth, GA  30097 678-542-2976
    Scott Phelan
    Inquire with Scott
    2160 Satellite Blvd, Ste 150, Duluth, GA  30097 678-542-2972
    Melanie Ann Walton
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