Argent Financial Group Employee Spotlight – Erik Aagaard

What led you to Argent and what makes it unique?  

The firm I worked for (The Trust Company) was acquired by Argent. The philosophies and priorities of both companies were a good match.

Why do you enjoy working at Argent?  

The vast majority of the people I work with at Argent all have the same goal – serving our clients with (dare I say) humble confidence. I love the positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile that most people exhibit. 

What does the company mean to you?  

I think this company is an example of a firm succeeding by doing things the right way. As a firm, we are grounded in a foundation of integrity. To me, that is the most important characteristic any person or company can have. 

Recount a favorite memory or project from your time at Argent:  

Argent Leadership Academy (2017). The biggest thing gained was the exposure to so many of the people and personalities that make up Argent. It was an exhilarating and challenging experience.

What has been your proudest moment at Argent?

Being told by a client that I’ve made a difference in their life.

What is a random fact about you?

I love hiking and climbing. My dream job would be as an adventure photographer – but I didn’t have the guts to risk trying it before I got commitments in my life.

If you could have any other job for one day, what would it be?  

I think I would be a teacher.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why?  

Maybe David Robinson. He did, and continues to do, things the right way.

What’s your favorite thing to do in San Antonio?   

The Riverwalk during Christmas… touristy, but still a fun atmosphere and an incredible sight!

What motivates you?  

My daughters!

What is your favorite quote? 

“What do most people say on their deathbed? They don’t say, ‘I wish I’d made more money.’ What they say is, ‘I wish I’d spent more time with my family and done more for society or my community.’” – David Rubenstein