Former Heritage CIO Joins Argent Financial Group

John McCollum Served as Heritage CIO from 2001 – 2009

Argent Financial Group is pleased to announce that John McCollum has joined the Southern regional wealth management firm to serve as Senior Vice President-Investments.

McCollum brings more than 20 years of experience in trust and investment management. McCollum served as Chief Investment Officer of Heritage Trust Company from 2001 – 2009 and led the team that developed the investment process Heritage Trust uses today (Heritage will combine with Argent Financial Group by the end of 2015). He will continue the work that Argent Chief Operating Officer Charles Wade initiated in assimilating the investment management services offered by Argent Financial Group. His initial focus will be on the western region of Argent, including Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

John McCollum “As a leader for other wealth management firms during his career, John has exemplified the core values of focused client service that Argent delivers through its growing professional staff,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “His acumen and experience leading companies and advising on strategy will further position Argent at the forefront of the continually evolving wealth management industry.”

“Through my continued service to Heritage Trust Company as a director and member of the investment committee, I have come to know and support Argent Financial Group. Argent has experienced significant growth in recent years, and their growth has created a need for more leaders to serve clients. I am excited that I can join the team and help bring value to the clients of this fine organization,” says McCollum.

McCollum, Founder and Partner of Wynden Capital Management, LLC, adds experience and expertise to Argent. He will continue to have ownership in Wynden and to provide advice and counsel to that team and the clients Wynden serves.  He holds an MBA from the University of Texas and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).