This week’s employee spotlight features Mark Hartnett.
What led you to Argent and what makes it unique?
In 2008, I started a very small niche practice serving families who wanted to be intentional with their family legacy. Kyle McDonald recognized the potential for this service, and I saw lots of potential for growing the practice within the Argent footprint. It has been a win – win ever since.
Why do you enjoy working at Argent?
Character and Competency create a great culture. The integrity of our employees is second to none and we are very good at what we do. This combination creates a very satisfying place to serve our clients.
What does the company mean to you?
Although we are spread out geographically, I feel like I am a highly valued employee in a family owned business. Argent’s support of my work professionally and in my growth as a person means the world to me. I don’t think many people in today’s workforce enjoy this level of satisfaction on a daily basis.
What has been your proudest moment at Argent?
Opening our office in Oxford with four great colleagues.
What is on your wish list for the next 10 years with Argent?
To become one of the premier multi-family office practices in the country.
What’s the biggest trend you see in [your field] right now?
More families are beginning to understand the need to invest in their family members and not just their financial assets.
What is a random fact about you?
My wife and I have known each other since the 9th grade. We will celebrate our 30th anniversary this year.
What is your favorite quote?
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” Francis Chan
If you could have any other job for one day, what would it be?
Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys
What motivates you?
The desire to get better every day!