Grant Maddox, CFP®, AWMA

About Grant Maddox, CFP®, AWMA, CSRIC

As a third-generation financial advisor, Grant has been surrounded with financial literacy his entire life. He is passionate about empowering professionals and families to discover and reach their life goals while building a stable financial future. Through industry fee-only experience and extensive education, Grant has created a unique skill set to add value to clients at any stage of their career.

After graduating from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, he proudly joined the ranks of 5.23% of all CFP® professionals under 30. Grant is now a member of the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the XY Planning Network, and a volunteer with the Foundation for Financial Planning. He focuses on socially responsible investments (SRI/ESG), college planning, equity compensation, family planning, and those who like the outdoors. In addition, he holds designations as an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor, registered Series 65, and Chartered Socially Responsible Investment Councilor. As the head of financial planning for Hampton Park Financial Planning, he has been referenced in Time, Financial Planning Magazine, Policy Genius, and NextAdvisor.

Grant enjoys rooting for his hometown Chicago teams and spending time outdoors in his free time. If he’s not furthering his financial knowledge, he is likely tying flies and preparing for the next fly fishing trip with his yellow lab Willow and girlfriend Caroline.

Sridhar Krishnan, CFP®

About Sridhar Krishnan, CFP®

I am a seasoned technology professional and an entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. I have experience starting and running a software company that was venture-funded and subsequently acquired by a public company.

During my high-tech career, I got intrigued by money matters such as savings, investments, insurance, taxes in order to achieve my family’s financial goals. Out of curiosity, I spent time reading and researching various aspects of personal finance. I realized that there are a growing number of financial options available with increasing complexity in these choices. My passion towards financial planning ultimately resulted in pursuing formal education in financial planning, subsequently completing the CFP Board requirements to be a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Professional.

I launched Encover Personal Finance in 2018, primarily to help technology professionals achieve their financial life goals based on my own experience. I believe in serving clients honestly and transparently in a conflict-free manner.

Read Sridhar’s blog here: https://www.encoverpersonalfinance.com/blog

Tim Hicks, CFP®

About Tim Hicks, CFP®

I started Hicks Financial Partners, LLC in order to provide fiduciary, fee-only financial planning and investment management.

I want to help you bring clarity to your financial well-being. I want to know your goals and priorities. I want to find out where you want to go; I call this your destination. I want to align your goals, priorities, and destination with your money.

My life experiences are a big part of what I bring to your table. I earned a Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University in 1999 and for 15 years worked as a Software Engineer and Software Architect for Fortune 500 companies. However, my interest was always in helping others and truly making a difference in their lives. I was not initially sure how to enter the Financial Services industry and act only as a Fiduciary but that was my one and only goal. After a couple of years struggling to find the right environment to truly serve clients, I am delighted that I found my home to always act in the best interest of our clients at all times and serve as a Fiduciary. In my opinion, that is the way it should always be when helping other with their finances but unfortunately many times that is not the case.

I live in Southern Pines, NC with my wife and three kids. We love to spend time as a family at our beach house in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and participate in sports activities and serve in our local church.

Tim Hicks, CFP®

About Tim Hicks, CFP®

I started Hicks Financial Partners, LLC in order to provide fiduciary, fee-only financial planning and investment management.

I want to help you bring clarity to your financial well-being. I want to know your goals and priorities. I want to find out where you want to go; I call this your destination. I want to align your goals, priorities, and destination with your money.

My life experiences are a big part of what I bring to your table. I earned a Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University in 1999 and for 15 years worked as a Software Engineer and Software Architect for Fortune 500 companies. However, my interest was always in helping others and truly making a difference in their lives. I was not initially sure how to enter the Financial Services industry and act only as a Fiduciary but that was my one and only goal. After a couple of years struggling to find the right environment to truly serve clients, I am delighted that I found my home to always act in the best interest of our clients at all times and serve as a Fiduciary. In my opinion, that is the way it should always be when helping other with their finances but unfortunately many times that is not the case.

I live in Southern Pines, NC with my wife and three kids. We love to spend time as a family at our beach house in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and participate in sports activities and serve in our local church.

Tim Hicks, CFP®

About Tim Hicks, CFP®

I started Hicks Financial Partners, LLC in order to provide fiduciary, fee-only financial planning and investment management.

I want to help you bring clarity to your financial well-being. I want to know your goals and priorities. I want to find out where you want to go; I call this your destination. I want to align your goals, priorities, and destination with your money.

My life experiences are a big part of what I bring to your table. I earned a Computer Engineering degree from North Carolina State University in 1999 and for 15 years worked as a Software Engineer and Software Architect for Fortune 500 companies. However, my interest was always in helping others and truly making a difference in their lives. I was not initially sure how to enter the Financial Services industry and act only as a Fiduciary but that was my one and only goal. After a couple of years struggling to find the right environment to truly serve clients, I am delighted that I found my home to always act in the best interest of our clients at all times and serve as a Fiduciary. In my opinion, that is the way it should always be when helping other with their finances but unfortunately many times that is not the case.

I live in Southern Pines, NC with my wife and three kids. We love to spend time as a family at our beach house in Ocean Isle Beach, NC and participate in sports activities and serve in our local church.

Matthew Hodges, CFP®, CFA

About Matthew Hodges, CFP®, CFA

I began my career in the financial services industry nearly ten years ago. Prior to founding Dreamfield Planning Group, I served as an associate wealth management advisor at Sconset Wealth Management—an advisory practice nested in the downtown Boston office of Northwestern Mutual—where I developed financial plans and managed investment assets. In a preceding role in the same office, I led an internal business unit providing investment consulting services to multiple financial advisors representing more than $200 million of assets under management (AUM).

Previous to that, I served as an associate financial advisor at a Foxborough, Massachusetts financial planning practice and as a research analyst at a Cambridge, Massachusetts public policy research firm. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in History from Hendrix College and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. I am both a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a CFA Charterholder.

I have lived for many years in Milton, Massachusetts with my wife Allie and our son Ben. In my spare time, I enjoy travel, reading, playing guitar, and taking long walks with the family dogs, Pedey and Louie.

Jay Lee, CFP®, CFA

About Jay Lee, CFP®, CFA

After almost two decades on Wall Street, Jay decided to follow his passion of helping like-minded working professionals and families achieve their financial goals.

With experience spanning across financial planning, investment research, portfolio construction, and alternative investments, Jay has extensive and diverse perspectives to help clients secure their financial futures. His client base has spanned the rising affluent to the ultra-high net worth.

Jay has been quoted in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Barron’s and has attained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP) and Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) certifications, widely considered gold standards in financial planning and investment designations.

Kyle Kues, CFP®, MBA

About Kyle Kues, CFP®, MBA

I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Business Management. After a few years I moved to Germany and earned a MBA from Pforzheim University, and lived and worked in Berlin for a few years. For the last three and a half years, after moving back to the US, I have been a Financial Planner and now run Snowcap Financial.

Through Snowcap Financial I primarily serve young professionals and their families. We are planning for the long term together. Marriage, kids, buying a home, planning for college, etc. I am right there with you on this journey. I have run small businesses (including launching my own) and have worked for one of the 25 largest companies in the world helping to lead an international department.

I understand the challenges you face, and want to be a resource for you as you look to figure out what money means to you and how best to use it to do something meaningful in your life.

Erik Barnes, CFP®

About Erik Barnes, CFP®

Smarter Planning. Smarter Portfolios. Smarter Fees.

With almost more than decade of experience in financial planning, I bring my experience and perspective to the table as an extra set of eyes for your finances. With my education, experience, and attentive nature on your side, you can become more confident in your own financial path.

I’m a native Chicagoan and I’ve spent over half of my career working for large wealth management firms. They spent more time talking about how to make the firm more money than how to make clients more money. I wanted to change that.

In 2012, I launched Retirement Portfolio Partners. Now I can devote more time to fewer clients to deliver a superior client experience as a CFP® professional working with my clients on the same side of the table. I help my clients answer questions like:

Can I afford to retire?
Is my portfolio suitable for retirement?
Can I eliminate or at least reduce threats to my retirement?

I’m have a B.A. in Economics from North Central College (Cardinals Rule!) and a graduate of the Executive Financial Planner program at Bryant University. In addition, I hold the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation – exemplifying my commitment to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism in the industry.

When I’m not perfecting financial plans, you can find me fishing with my family in Hayward, WI, relaxing on the beach in Indian Rocks Beach, FL, searching for the next best steak burrito, or reading the next great Jack Reacher book

Paul Carriere, CFP®, AAMS

About Paul Carriere, CFP®, AAMS

I help mid to late career professionals take control of their financial situation with clear, confident decisions. Whether you are looking for a way make more money or want less stress in your life finance is an important part that can impact both aspects – so I work closely with my clients developing personalized investment strategies based on what they need most at this stage in life.

I am here because: 1) You deserve impeccable service 2) My mission as CFP® professional means providing unparalleled value while improving YOUR well-being 3). The results? Clarity and confidence knowing YOU have taken proper steps financially.