Jeff Dobyns has enjoyed extraordinary success providing comprehensive financial planning to retirees, entrepreneurs, entertainers and executives by taking the time to truly know his clients, understand their goals and develop and execute their ongoing, strategic, financial plans.
Jeff has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio University and has held executive positions with financial planning firms for nearly two decades. After serving as Vice President of Investments of Lykins Financial Group, CPA’s, in his hometown of Westerville, Ohio, Jeff moved to Nashville, Tennessee to found Southwestern Investment Group in 2002. As its President, Jeff has led Southwestern Investment Group to remarkable success, holding the distinction of being Raymond James’ top independent contractor office, and a member of its Chairman’s Council*, since 2008.
Jeff’s true calling, however, is working directly with clients, helping them plan their financial futures in a manner that aligns with their values and ensures their families will be secure. To help meet these goals, Jeff leads the team of Dobyns Wealth Group and also incorporates the expertise of attorneys, accountants and other professionals to provide exceptional financial, tax and estate planning, and ongoing asset and risk management.
As independent advisory businesses, neither Southwestern Investment Group nor Dobyns Wealth Group hold any assets on behalf of clients, with such custodial and brokerage services being provided by Raymond James. As a leader in wealth management, Raymond James has an exemplary reputation and today serves more than three million client accounts through 7,200 financial advisors worldwide.
In order to meet the highest standards of professionalism and ethics in the industry, Jeff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM practitioner**, a Chartered Life Underwriter and a Chartered Financial Consultant. Jeff is also a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider and SmartVestor Pro.
Jeff’s work and personal life are both guided by his faith and the Christian principles of honesty, generosity, compassion and integrity. Accordingly, Jeff devotes considerable time and resources to a number of causes, including serving as a board member of Men of Valor, a prison ministry and mentoring program. Jeff is also on the advisory board of the National Christian Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which works with families to increase their charitable giving to their favorite causes. He is a board member with Porter’s Call, a Nashville charity that provides free counseling for musicians and their families, and volunteers with the Martha O’Bryan Center, which empowers those in poverty to transform their lives through work, education, employment and fellowship.
Jeff and his wife, Amy, are raising their family in Brentwood where they are members of the Brentwood Baptist Church, and their children, Gracyn, Hunter, and twins Tanner and Logan, attend the Christ Presbyterian Academy. For recreation, Jeff enjoys hunting, fishing and just being outdoors.
* Membership is based on prior fiscal year production. Re-qualification is required annually.
**Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
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