Ellis & Company Retirement Strategists | Feb. 16, 2021 | Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors 2021
Kathy Ellis has been named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors for 2021.
“Saying thank you doesn’t do justice for all of the wonderful people I’ve been blessed with. My family, my mentor, Ed Sneed, and those who put their trust in me. I’m grateful.”
This is the second consecutive year Kathy has been selected to Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list. The list recognizes financial advisors from each state and was released online February 11, 2021.
“I’m very humbled. Forbes is such a prestigious organization. We could not accomplish this without the people who trust us with their financial planning. They are the reason we show up to work each day. It is our aim to help them retire confident.” Kathy said. Even when receiving recognition she is thinking of her clients first.
Kathy is always quick to point to her team.
“This level of success is possible because I have the most committed, caring, and knowledgeable team. They are the difference maker.” -Kathy Ellis
Kathy earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional designation in 2006. It began in 1988 when Ed Sneed saw a bright future for her. Over the years Kathy worked hard and eventually became the owner of the business she and Ed built over 30 years. “Seeing people reach goals they didn’t believe were possible, is one of the best feelings. When you love what you do you never work a day in your life. I’m going to keep doing what I love.” In October Kathy celebrated her twenty first year with Raymond James.
It was important to Kathy that she give a special thank you to Eric Ellis, financial advisor Ellis & Company Retirement Strategists. “I am certain this recognition by Forbes wouldn’t have been possible with out Eric. His industry experience, knowledge, and vision has allowed me to be laser focused on understanding what is most important to our clients.”
It was little surprise to those that work with Kathy everyday to find out about this accomplishment. They all wanted to celebrate her success.
“When someone is humble, genuine, and selfless and who does things the right way come rain or shine, there is something extremely satisfying about seeing them recognized for their character, integrity, and passion.” -Eric Ellis
Michele Wieber has worked with Kathy for nearly 6 years and had this to say about her. “I have learned so much from Kathy and how she treats people. She genuinely cares for her clients like they are her own family. She is so deserving of this honor. Congratulations, Kathy!”
Patti Sheppard joined Ellis & Company in 2017. She is thrilled for Kathy. “Congratulations Kathy!! This is no surprise to any of us that work with you. Your compassion shows in everything you do. This couldn’t go to a more deserving woman.”
David Jimmerson congratulated Kathy by saying, “She has always been a role model for me on how to treat people the right way and act with integrity. I am so grateful I get to learn from her each day.”
The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors is developed by SHOOK Research, who has a unique method of creating their lists.
“Here’s what our research has found: the very best advisors are laser-focused on having a positive impact on their clients’ lives,” says R.J. Shook, president, and founder, SHOOK Research. “They want to add meaning, help them live better lives.”
“Here’s what our research has found: the very best advisors are laser-focused on having a positive impact on their clients’ lives,” -R.J. Shook
Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.
For more information about Kathy Ellis, CFP® at Ellis & Company Retirement Strategists, you can find at their website www.retireconfident.com.