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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
Tim Bain
Spark Asset Management
413 N. Center St.,
Statesville, NC 28677
Leo Marte
Abundant Advisors
Available by Appointment,
Huntersville, NC 28078
ACM Wealth Management
1927 S. Tryon Street,
Charlotte, NC 28203

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,
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.

Qualifications CRD# 2330992
FirmCRD# 132154
Series 7, 24, 53, 55, 63, 65

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

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

Mr. Bain, a partner in both Spark Asset Management Group (Spark) and Elledge, Bain, Sides, LLC (EBS Wealth), founded Spark in 2004 and co-founded EBS Wealth in 2010. He has over 26 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 firms 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, EBS Wealth and manage money at Spark. In 2013 he acquired the remaining interest in Spark and now serves as the firms 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.

Advisory Services Provided

Portfolio Management, 401K Rollovers, Risk Management, Financial Planning for Individuals, Tax Advice and Services, Estate Planning & Trusts

Qualifications CRD# 6762429
FirmCRD# 310643

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

Office Location Available by Appointment,
Phone Number 704-317-8938

Leo began his career in the financial services industry in 2008. Before founding Abundant Advisors, he was an Advisor Manager in the high net worth advice practice at Vanguard. Leo holds an MBA in Strategic Management and International Business from Villanova University and a B.A. in Computer Science from Gettysburg College. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER". Leo often saw inadequate communication, fear of spending, and poorly executed wealth transfers become obstacles for clients to enjoy their life to the fullest. He was motivated to start Abundant Advisors to combine two of his main passions in life - his faith and sound financial advice. He wanted to offer advice infused with biblical wisdom to help clients change their family tree. Leo is an avid reader of news, history, personal finance, science, and the Bible in his free time. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. They live in Huntersville, NC, and are actively involved in their local church.

About Abundant Advisors

Abundant Advisors was founded in 2020 by Leo Marte. We strive to make wealth more than money by combining biblical wisdom with the best of the financial planning profession. We exist to empower our clients to live abundantly. To accomplish this, we offer ongoing comprehensive financial planning and investment management services. As a fee-only registered investment advisory (RIA) firm, we are only compensated by our clients directly and never through commissions. We are legally bound to act in our clients' best interests as fiduciaries at all times. We are located north of the City of Charlotte, North Carolina, in Huntersville, serving clients locally and across the country virtually. We are not bounded by geography and use the latest videoconferencing, messaging, and planning technologies to help clients regardless of location. We work with them to identify opportunities, manage risk, minimize taxes, optimize spending, and successfully grow and transfer wealth.

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, Investment Advice & Management, Estate Planning & Trusts

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,
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.

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, Investment Advice & Management, Insurance Products & Annuities

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