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Inspired by an early desire to be a teacher and coach, and by someone who touched him deeply, Gib McEachran saw the financial industry as an opportunity to help, to educate and to coach people towards futures that were more prepared, and more independent. “My father, who is a very intelligent man, knew absolutely nothing about investing or finances in general. If this intelligent, successful man didn’t understand money, then there had to be a whole lot of people out there who needed honest, trustworthy guidance.”
In the work he does, Gib most enjoys seeing the fruits of his labor. He sees his clients’ dreams helped toward reality through planning and investment strategy. These realities may be retirement, travel, renovations, or gifts to family. Equally as important, he has helped clients when faced with life’s unexpected challenges such as job loss, illness, or loss of a loved one. He has helped make these situations less stressful because finances are in order.
Gib specializes in Wealth Management for clients using a proactive approach that seeks to take advantage of market opportunities, while mitigating losses in difficult times. He and John Hardy have co-hosted “Your Money Matters” on WSJS 600AM for the past 20 years. Both Gib and John have also appeared for more than 15 years on WGHP FOX 8 as a co-host during their “Your Turn” segments.
Gib is a Registered Representative with LPL Financial and an Investment Advisor Representative with Independent Advisor Alliance. He is the past president for the Greenhill Center for NC Art; past president of the Paladin Club for Furman University; past president of the Triad’s Alumni Association; past Board Treasurer of the Weatherspoon Art Museum; and was a Class of 1997 graduate of Leadership Greensboro.
Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Gib graduated from Furman University with a Bachelors’ of Science degree in History in 1983. In 1996, he was inducted into Furman’s Athletic “Hall of Fame” where he is also a member of the Advisory Board to the University’s President.
A great lover of the outdoors, Gib balances his seasonal activities which include cycling and hunting waterfowl. He resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is the father of two grown children, Mary Parke and Gibbs.
john w. hardy, jr.
John has always liked the concept of numbers and economics, and desired a career that would allow him to match that with his passion to interact with helping others improve their lives. “The financial industry has allowed me to create a company of great people, to work with a wonderful partner, and to interact with fantastic clients to help them pursue their goals. It is why I help created this company and come to work each day.”
John has been assisting clients with asset management, wealth building, and income generation for more than 35 years. One of two managing partners in HMC Partners, he specializes in the management of client investments. He has consistently managed his client’s assets through recessions, bull runs, financial crisis, and national tragedies. In addition, John holds seminars and provides educational events for institutions, civic groups and other organizations on money management and investment topics. John started the radio show “Money Matters,” which he co-hosts with Gib McEachran, over 20 years ago on WSJS 600/1200 AM. He also appeared with Gib for more than 15 years on WGHP FOX 8 as a co-host during their “Your Turn” segments.
Native to Greensboro, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lenoir Rhyne College in 1979. He is a Registered Representative with LPL Financial and Investment Advisor Representative with Independent Advisor Alliance (IAA).
Personally, John has served as a deacon, finance committee member, personnel chair, and Sunday school teacher at First Baptist Church. He is past-president of the local Salvation Army Board where he served for nine years. He is also one of the key founders of the Western Guilford High School and Page High School men’s varsity lacrosse teams, & a graduate of the Leadership Greensboro Program.
Owning a farm outside of Elkin, in the foothills of North Carolina, provides John an outlet for his love of the outdoors. Whether he is on his tractor plowing or bush hogging, tending his garden, fly-fishing, or duck hunting, he treasures these experiences for the connection to quality people and places. A perfect quiet moment will find John sitting under the chimes on the farm or under the old walnut tree. Connections with quality people also mean time spent with his wife Christy of 37 years, their children Beth and William, their three grandchildren, Liam, Jake and Hardy, or the couple’s great dogs, Samson and Skeeter.
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Director of corporate Operations
Having a passion to help others achieve their goals, Kathy has found her place at HMC Partners. “Whether working with our clients and teaching them to view their accounts online or to use social media, or working with our staff as I mentor them and teach them new things, I love to see the look on someone’s face when they learn something new or do something on their own for the first time. I like to create systems that make large seemingly overwhelming tasks, into easy manageable pieces.”
A passion for sports developed into a colorful and interesting career for Kathy Clark, including time with the Detroit Lions, and an introduction to the field of marketing. The decision to leave behind the Michigan cold and head for sunny North Carolina provided Kathy with an introduction to insurance and financial services.
Kathy has been working in marketing since 1995, and has been marketing in the financial industry since 2000. She is Series 7 and 63 securities registered with LPL Financial and holds her North Carolina Life and Health Insurance License. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech where she holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management. Kathy is an LPL Financial Registered Administrative Associate and a 2014 graduate of the Leadership Greensboro program.
When not in the office, Kathy loves to run and was inspired to start a running group for women in the Greensboro area called the Breathless Babes, which now has more than 110 members. Regular training prepares her for races including two marathons, more than 12 half marathons, and numerous 10ks and 5ks.
Kathy resides in Greensboro with her husband Dan, who is a Sergeant Major with more than 29 years in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and who, in his civilian career, works as a VP of IT Infrastructure for a Winston-Salem based Insurance company. The couple enjoys time at the coast fishing and with their Weimaraner, Steeler.
eliSabeth "Lizz" sanders
Director of Client service
Elisabeth Sanders has always found the financial industry, its complex details, intricacies and moving parts to be fascinating. “This career is both fulfilling and meaningful. I am able to pass on and share with clients the things I have learned being in the financial industry, and in doing so, I can help them pursue their various goals and objectives.”
Lizz is the newest member to join the HMC family. She has three years of experience as a registered associate, and more than ten years of customer service experience. Elisabeth is Series 7 securities registered through LPL Financial. She also holds her Series 66 securities registration through LPL Financial and Independent Advisor Alliance. She previously worked as a paralegal for three and a half years in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving back to the triad. She is a LPL Financial Registered Administrative Associate.
Lizz grew up in Kernersville, North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University with a degree in English. Her customer service experience began in college as an employee of the campus UREC center. She later transitioned to various other opportunities, such as a flight attendant and assisting clients for a beverage manufacturing company in Woodstock, GA. She later obtained her paralegal certification at Guilford College and worked for an insurance defense law firm.
Currently, Lizz is living in downtown Winston Salem with her miniature dachshund, Bramble, who is a frequent visitor to the HMC office! She enjoys spending time with my family and friends, working out, reading, and playing the piano.
Client Service Specialist
“The most meaningful thing about my job is the ability to work with our clients. I love being in contact with them and watching their lives change and grow through different circumstances. Each person is different and as the weeks go on, they not only become clients, but also friends.”
While working in a local community bank, Kelly Wagner became hooked on the financial industry and decided to advance her career. Meeting John and Gib and beginning work at HMC Partners in an administrative role cemented that desire to become more involved in the industry.
Kelly joined HMC Partners with five years of customer service experience in the banking industry. Her expertise in banking and outgoing personality make her a great asset to HMC Partners where she serves as the Client Concierge and assists with client service needs and works to plan events and seminars. Kelly holds her North Carolina Life and Health Insurance License.
Kelly enjoys the outdoors where she is often found either camping or in the mountains. She looks forward to baseball season and dance recitals with her children, appreciates Sunday church, and the company of her husband Shane and their combined family.
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