As a financial advisor with Edward Jones in Nashville, I start by understanding what's most important to you. I use an established process to help my clients identify and achieve their financial goals. Working closely with you, your CPA and attorney, I can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy and partner together with you and your family throughout life to stay on track.

My team of specialists and I are dedicated to providing comprehensive financial advice and a solutions-based practice tailored to meet the individual needs and goals of my clients. I continue to center my practice on a keen understanding of the client's needs, a qualitative focus on solutions development and a disciplined process of execution and adjustment throughout the relationship.

I am from Jackson, TN and hold an Associates of Science in Accounting from Jackson State Community College. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Tennessee State University and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Management from Kettering University. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2007, I enjoyed a successful and rewarding 23-year career in the automotive industry in Southeastern Michigan. I held several impactful manufacturing, purchasing and program management senior level assignments.

In 2009, I was recruited by Edward Jones to open an office in Nashville. My office is currently located in the Fifth and Main building in East Nashville.

I have two children, Erica McCowan of The Colony, Texas and Brandon E. Ballard of Washington, DC. I am also a stepdad to two wonderful young men, Jeremiah Houston and Desmond Morton. I have one grandson, Easton McCowan. I am also father-in-law to William McCowan and Nia Ballard. I reside in Hermitage, TN with my wife, Lisa, and dog, Harley.

I currently serve as the board chair for King's Daughters Child Development Center in Madison and board member at large for the Donaldson/Hermitage YMCA.

Focus areas

  • Estate & Legacy Strategies
  • New Investors
  • Wealth Strategies
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Savings Strategies
  • Insurance & Annuities

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Office Hours

Office Hours
Mon 07:30AM - 04:30PM
Tue 07:30AM - 04:30PM
Wed 07:30AM - 04:30PM
Thu 07:30AM - 04:30PM
Fri 07:30AM - 04:00PM
Sat By Appointment Only
Sun Closed

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