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My Story

All my life, all I ever wanted to be - was an investor.

I began learning about investing at the age of eleven after my father passed away from lung cancer caused by cigarette smoking. I can remember my mother sitting me down and telling me "You need to be the man in the family now, to help me around the house, and to be responsible for helping take care of your brother and little sister."

I took that responsibility to heart, which started my journey to adulthood.

I tried to figure out which companies I knew something about, and which made the best investment, and why their stock went up and down in price.


As I got older I had some money saved up from mowing neighborhood lawns, so I opened an account at Merrill Lynch.  I made my first stock investment in Advanced Micro Devices, a profitable investment.  With the 1974 Arab oil embargo, I started investing in oil stocks and they became very profitable investments.  

I knew there must be some secret to making lots of money in stocks.

I began to read investment books by the dozens. Mostly I read books that would recount how the great investors and traders made their fortunes in the old days - Bernard Baruch, Gerald Loeb, John LeFevre, Harry Schultz, and others. Then as I got older, I read about economics, technical analysis, business cycles, and bear markets. This was all great, pre-college foundation.

I focused my studies on Investing while in college

While in college, I bought Southwest Airlines after reading the Wright Amendment in the Congressional Record in the business library and again, I made another great return

I graduated with a BBA - Finance, summa cum laude and was extremely excited to start working

At that time, investment jobs were hard to come by.  Mergers left many outstanding, talented, and knowledgeable financial people looking for jobs.   I just could not find an analyst job, so I took a job with a large retailer headquartered in my hometown, working in their investor relations department. I really enjoyed talking with the Wall Street analysts that followed the company.  I also was part of a team of people who wrote our company’s quarterly and annual reports to investors.

I ended up working there for 15 years.

I made a lot of friends at that company and worked my way up the ranks.  Every time I thought of leaving, circumstances allowed me to do new, innovative investment-related work. So I stayed there longer than I  had intended. 


I left there and worked as an independent contractor, then a communications company until my two daughters graduated from college.  At that point, I made a critical decision.

I moved my career in the direction of helping individuals, rather than large corporations.

With my two girls out of college and living on their own, I began to realize my long-standing desire to be actively involved in the investment business. I went to work for a broker-dealer, got my investing license, and worked first in customer service, answering customer questions.  I was promoted to an investment consultant position in a prestigious branch office, consulting directly with the firm’s clients on how to maximize their investments consistent with their objectives.


I left that company after 6 years and joined a different broker-dealer as an independent contractor, an important step along the road to independence.  I now had real freedom in selecting how I invested my client's money.  That eventually led to founding my own company.

I founded Holman Wealth Management to be a true fiduciary working in my client’s best interests.

Since the launch of HWM in 2018, my love for investing has led to some remarkable results. I have a passion for helping “regular people" realize the American dream.  I like assisting them in reaching a better lifestyle, or getting them where they can confidently change jobs, or helping them realize their retirement dreams without undue concerns over money.

Seeing those dreams come alive is so rewarding for me – I see optimism and hope re-birthed, as goals are reached and lives are changed.

I like to explain, educate, encourage, excite, and empower others --- the “5 Es” I call them --- to help them seek the best life has to offer. 

Well, that’s my story ...

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