Erin L. Cockman

Branch Manager

With the founding of Pinnacle Wealth Partners, Erin Cockman is living out her core values: building relationships, being a lifelong learner and positively impacting her clients through all of life’s transitions.

“I love to get to know my clients … where they are in life, their interests, their families, their goals,” says Erin. As a strategic thinker, Erin helps clients identify upcoming life transitions and effectively navigate the unique financial challenges they may pose.

“By highlighting and focusing on my clients’ life passages, I am able to help them plan ahead and avoid impulsive, reactionary or emotional decision making with their finances,” Erin explains. This highly personalized approach builds trust, confidence and understanding, which in turn has helped Erin develop long-lasting relationships with her clients. Whether it’s helping someone move toward retirement, approach a marriage or divorce, navigate a career change, address aging parents or manage other major life events, each situation presents a challenge and an opportunity to make smart, pragmatic financial decisions.

“During those times, it is critical to make informed financial decisions, some of which are irreversible,” Erin says. “I’m here to partner with my clients, and help them make the best possible choices.”

Erin grew up in Florida and attended Wake Forest University where she met her future husband, Rob. Who could have known that a pick-up basketball game would lead to marrying the love of her life. They enjoy traveling and have many places on their bucket list. They have four children: two boys and two girls (all of whom play basketball). When she’s not working, Erin enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, visiting art festivals, reading and doing puzzles.


  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER Professional (see Why Work with a CFP®)
  • Licensed Investment Advisor Representative (Securities Licenses 7, 9, 10, 63 and 65)
  • Licensed in Life, Health and Long-term Care Insurance


  • Master of Business Administration, Elon University, Martha & Spencer Love School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics (with honors), Wake Forest University


  • Women’s Resource Center of Alamance County, Board of Directors Vice-Chair
  • The Hospice of AlamanceCaswell Foundation, Board of Directors Vice-Chair
  • Alamance County Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
  • Alamance ElderCare, Board of Directors
  • The Open Door Clinic of Alamance County, Board of Directors
  • Women United Steering Committee, United Way of Alamance County
  • Children’s Museum of Alamance County, past Board of Directors

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