Kent Ballard

  • Kent Ballard

    Financial Advisor

    Branch Manager

Kent Ballard is a dedicated branch manager and financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services in East Lansing, Michigan.

Specializing in the unique financial challenges facing individuals approaching retirement, he provides sound financial advice and exceptional service to his clients. Focusing on overall financial management and the creation and protection of wealth, Kent assists business owners, managers, successful individuals and certain qualifying retirees with unique financial and retirement planning strategies.

Kent's approach is one of professional respect and friendship, combining openness with honesty and genuine concern for his clients' economic welfare. Kent is recognized as a skilled, reliable and caring financial professional. With his intelligent, discerning style, he is someone people are comfortable with and with whom they can share their concerns.

When speaking of his work, he does so with conviction and enthusiasm. "My objective is to effectively assist my clients in achieving several financial goals:

  1. Maximize wealth accumulation while managing tax obligations,
  2. Maintain current lifestyle and independence throughout their retirement years,
  3. Reduce or eliminate estate taxes to beneficiaries and heirs, and
  4. Provide for the family or social legacy.

The foundation to achieve these goals is built on a relationship of integrity, trust and service... a relationship that will last a lifetime. My role is to serve as my clients' personal chief financial officer and my job is to do all the construction and heavy lifting for them."

Kent and his wife, Rhonda, reside near Lansing, Michigan. They enjoy spending time with their two daughters and son, Cassidy, Dakota and Cameron. Kent also enjoys participating in a variety of outdoor sports with friends and family.