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Qualified Financial Advisors in Hickory, North Carolina
Financial Advisor Office Location Phone Number
Brent McDonald
Tar Heel Wealth Management
1333 2nd Street NE Suite 303,
Hickory, NC  28601
828-320-5295
Tim Bain
Spark Asset Management
413 N. Center St.,
Statesville, NC  28677
704-277-5101
Glen McLaughlin
Buoyant Financial
14311 Reese Blvd, Suite A2 #341,
Huntersville, NC  28078
704-756-0315
TONY MONTANARI, CIMA®
ACM Wealth Management
1927 S. Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC  28203
877-707-5429

Information on Qualified Financial Advisors in Hickory

Qualifications CRD# 4845727
FirmCRD# 10205
Series 7, 66

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


Office Location 1333 2nd Street NE Suite 303,
Hickory,
NC 
28601
Phone Number 828-320-5295

Brent earned his BS in business finance from the Martha & Spencer Love School of Business at Elon University. He has over 14 years of experience working with individuals and businesses helping them to meet their financial goals. His areas of focus include small business planning, retirement and income planning, estate planning and insurance needs. Brent enjoys helping clients simplify todays increasingly complex financial environment by designing financial plans tailored to the clients specific goals and objectives. He currently resides in Hickory with his wife, Michelle.

About Tar Heel Wealth Management

At our firm, we have the clientand only the clientin mind. Our mission is to get to know and understand your needs, wants, and long-term goals. We want to help you develop, implement, and monitor a strategy thats designed to address your individual situation. We understand the challenges families face today. From managing debt to saving for college to retirement, these personal finance challenges can be overwhelming. Our commitment is to utilize all of our resources to help you pursue your goals. We believe in thinking out of the box and we are not afraid to challenge conventional wisdom in our approach to investing and preserving wealth. All of our energy, commitment, and efforts are focused on you, the client, and your satisfaction.



Office Location 413 N. Center St.,
Statesville,
NC 
28677
Phone Number 704-277-5101

Mr. Bain has over 19 years of experience in the financial services industry starting with his role as a registered representative in 1994. His initial experience came from Edward Jones where he built and ran a profitable office until 1997. Mr. Bain joined Edward Jones after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from North Carolina State University. After spending 2 year at Linsco Private Ledger as a financial advisor, Mr. Bain co-founded Synergy Investment Group, LLC, an independent broker-dealer, in June 1999 and served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. In 2007, he orchestrated the acquisition of Centura Securities from RBC, which was later renamed JBS Liberty Securities. Along with his roles at Synergy, he served as the President of JBS from June 2007 until Oct 2010 when he left to start his own OSJ and manage money at Spark Asset Management Group, Inc. In 2013 he acquired the remaining interest in Spark and now serves as the firm’s President and Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Bain has been interviewed by WBTV and has written articles pertaining to the stock market for both the Charlotte Observer and Charlotte Business Journal. He has even appeared on the Daily Show with John Stewart in a segment with Stephen Colbert pertaining to investing. Mr. Bain holds the Series 7, 24, 27, 53, 55, 63 and 65 licenses in addition to a life, accident and health insurance license.

About Spark Asset Management

We are a small, NC registered RIA that provides face to face, asset management services with cutting edge technology. Our institutional style asset management allows us to provide individual investors with $50,000 to $5 million with a portfolio strategy that meets their needs and objectives.



Qualifications CRD# 3074883
FirmCRD# 289156
Series 63, 65

Compensation/Fee Fee Only, Flat Fee


Office Location 14311 Reese Blvd, Suite A2 #341,
Huntersville,
NC 
28078
Phone Number 704-756-0315

I fell in love with finance and investing 21 years ago, when I accepted my first role in banking. Along the way I've had the opportunity to work across the spectrum of the investment and securities space, from retail to institutional, and with nearly every type of traded product in a variety of contexts. I received my MBA from Queens University of Charlotte with a concentration in finance, and served as a Senior Vice President at Bank of America and a Senior Director at Ally Financial. While I love the world of finance and investments, I always struggled with how these tools were delivered to the retail investor. In creating Buoyant Financial as a truly independent financial advisory, I can provide clients with smart, seasoned, conflict-free (and cost efficient) financial planning and management services. By creating my own platform utilizing best-in-class technology, and taking advantage of low-cost instruments to precisely capture the performance of virtually any asset class, I'm able to deliver these services at some of the lowest costs available today. Being able to minimize the long term drag of costs is vitally important because of its impact on long term returns. I've always enjoyed discussing personal finance with people, and seeing how a simple conversation may help them think about their personal situation differently. My hope is that a conversation might help you think differently about your finances, serve as a check that you are on the right path, or lead to a long term relationship with us.

About Buoyant Financial

Buoyant offers end-to-end, holistic financial management through a process that will grow, change, and flex as you and your financial situation evolve. We begin by establishing a relationship, sitting down to map out your current financial life as well as your short- and long-term goals and needs. From there we look forward, building a solid plan to help you achieve a strong financial future. Our approach is based on the belief that a client's interests should always come first. As a Registered Investment Advisor we have a fiduciary obligation to place the interests of the client first. But, to us, it's more than an obligation. Putting the client first is why we were established. We're not paid commissions, and there are no conflicts of interest within the firm. Some large banks and investment firms function with "dual hats;" simultaneously working as both investment advisor and broker or insurance salesperson, while claiming potential conflicts are disclosed. Buoyant Financial purposely steers clear of these murky waters. Life is all about personal connections. Establishing and enriching connections with our clients as we guard their wealth is what puts a smile on our face at the end of the day. We engage mindfully with our clients as people, not merely as account numbers. Our job is to understand our clients, and their hopes, dreams, and fears. With that understanding comes a trusting relationship that is imperative to formulating a successful financial plan.



Qualifications CRD# 3089483
FirmCRD# 10740
Series 7, 31, 63, 65

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


Office Location 1927 S. Tryon Street,
Suite 205,
Charlotte,
NC 
28203
Phone Number 877-707-5429

Tony is the founder of ACM Wealth Management and Vice President of Business Development for Prospera Financial Services, a seven-time Independent Broker Dealer of the year by Investment Advisor Magazine. Tony is a Registered Investment Advisor and currently holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 31 licenses as well as life, health and long-term care insurance licenses. Additionally, he has held the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation from the College of Financial Planning since 2003 and is a Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) professional, a designation that is earned in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business and the Investments & Wealth Institute. Tony has been named a Five Star Wealth Manager seven times by Charlotte Magazine for Best in Client Satisfaction. He has also been interviewed and quoted by local TV and print as well as national publications like The Wall Street Journal, FOX Business, Dow Jones News, Thomson Reuters, Registered Rep Magazine and FUNDfire. Tony is a member of the UNC Rams Club and is a life member of the UNC Alumni Association. He is an active member of Verdict Ridge Country Club, the Investments & Wealth Institute and the Financial Services Institute. Tony is also a board member of Sally's YMCA and East Lincoln Betterment Association. He resides in the Lake Norman area with his wife Lesley, and their three children, Evan, Logan and Emma.

About ACM Wealth Management

As a fee-based independent advisor, ACM Wealth Management creates unbiased, customized investment strategies to help build, protect and transfer client's wealth. We take a comprehensive and customized approach to your financial situation. Understanding what is most important to you, we then develop a clear long term plan that considers your needs, your goals, and your priorities. After the initial plan is developed we take an active role in your pursuit of these goals.



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