With over 25 years in the financial services industry, Jef has firsthand experience navigating multiple investment cycles while helping families and individuals pursue their financial goals. He leverages this experience daily as he tailors financial strategies that align with each client’s individual needs and unique situation. Loyal and consistent, Jef enjoys utilizing his knowledge to help others live their best lives.
As a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, Jef has attained the prestigious CFP® certification, one of the most respected financial planning credentials among consumers and the recognized standard of excellence in personal financial planning. CFP® professionals complete a rigorous and comprehensive program, which covers the financial planning process, tax planning, employee benefits and retirement planning, estate planning, investment management and insurance.
Before joining Raymond James in 2017, Jef was a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. He began his career in 1993 at Merrill Lynch, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University.
A firm believer in the importance of supporting one’s local community, Jef actively participates in many civic and charitable organizations. He has served in many leadership capacities, such as commander of the Lake Hartwell Sail & Power Squadron, president of the Greenville Breakfast Rotary, and as a shepherd within his church. In 1996, he was recognized in Greenville Business Magazine in its “Best and Brightest 35 and Under” issue.*
In his free time, Jef enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing, boating and cycling. He is a member of Team Harper of Riding with Purpose and The Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA). Jef’s wife, Angela, is a Greenville native and graduate of Furman University. They live in Williamston with their two wonderful children, Moore and Anna Kate.
*Greenville’s “Best & Brightest 35 and Under” are recognized by Greenville Business Magazine. The awards were created to honor Greenville’s young leaders for accomplishment in their careers and commitment to making a difference in the community. Honorees are selected through a thorough nomination process. This award is not based in any way on the individual’s abilities in regards to providing investment advice or management. It is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Raymond James is not affiliated with Greenville Business Magazine.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.