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George is the rock of our firm, clients and community. George's gift is his ability to bring out the best in whatever he touches, from mentoring his sons, to supporting our employees, to solving complex client needs.
George is the rock of our firm, clients and community. George's gift is his ability to bring out the best in whatever he touches, from mentoring his sons, to supporting our employees, to solving complex client needs.

George M. Groome, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS

Board Chair
ggroome@coltongroome.com

Author, speaker, life insurance expert, and Asheville native, Tate is our marketing leader.  A prominent face in the community, he is passionate about creating insurance plans that span generations.
Author, speaker, life insurance expert, and Asheville native, Tate is our marketing leader. A prominent face in the community, he is passionate about creating insurance plans that span generations.

G. Tate Groome, CFP®, CLU® 

Co-CEO & Director of Insurance Strategies
tgroome@coltongroome.com

Matt's accounting background and ability to relate to our clients make him the perfect fit to serve our Corporate Retirement 
Plan and Wealth Management clients.
Matt's accounting background and ability to relate to our clients make him the perfect fit to serve our Corporate Retirement Plan and Wealth Management clients.

Matthew L. Groome, CFP®, CPA, QPFC

Co-CEO & Director of Retirement Plans
mgroome@coltongroome.com

Colin makes our firm better every day. Consistent, thoughtful, and trustworthy come to mind when Colin is mentioned.  Canadian-born, Colin brings a myriad of real-life experiences to our Wealth Management Team.
Colin makes our firm better every day. Consistent, thoughtful, and trustworthy come to mind when Colin is mentioned. Canadian-born, Colin brings a myriad of real-life experiences to our Wealth Management Team.

Colin S. Larsen, CFP®, MBA

Director of Personal Financial Strategies
clarsen@coltongroome.com

"OJ", as he was known in High School at T.C. Roberson, is a perfect match for our firm.  John is the main contact for all personal financial planning relationships.  He joined our team in 2012, but we don’t remember life before John!
"OJ", as he was known in High School at T.C. Roberson, is a perfect match for our firm. John is the main contact for all personal financial planning relationships. He joined our team in 2012, but we don’t remember life before John!

John Igharas, MBA

Financial Advisor
jigharas@coltongroome.com

Dave’s easy personality and dedication to our clients make him an integral part of the CG team. If you participate in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, he is your man.  Be sure to ask about Solomon, his beloved dog!
Dave’s easy personality and dedication to our clients make him an integral part of the CG team. If you participate in your employer-sponsored retirement plan, he is your man. Be sure to ask about Solomon, his beloved dog!

Dave Nelson, CRPS®, AIF®

Retirement Plans Advisor
dnelson@coltongroome.com

ASSOCIATES

Bob is our Wizard of Oz, the man behind the scenes.  Bob is all things IT, Quickbooks, Payroll and Operations.  If you’ve been around our office, you have probably been greeted by Bob’s warm smile and personality.
Bob is our Wizard of Oz, the man behind the scenes. Bob is all things IT, Quickbooks, Payroll and Operations. If you’ve been around our office, you have probably been greeted by Bob’s warm smile and personality.

Robert C. Ballard, MBA

Director of Finance & Operations
bballard@coltongroome.com

This 6’4’’ guy towers over us all.  Although Erick seems like an introvert, his quick wit makes all of us laugh on a daily basis.  Anything investment related has Erick’s expert “touch” on it.
This 6’4’’ guy towers over us all. Although Erick seems like an introvert, his quick wit makes all of us laugh on a daily basis. Anything investment related has Erick’s expert “touch” on it.

Erick H. Robinson

Investment Services Coordinator
erobinson@coltongroome.com

Taylor is the Jack-of-all-Trades: Colton Groome's utility player. Whether insurance, investment details, or internal operations, she's the behind-the-scenes guru of systems and processes.
Taylor is the Jack-of-all-Trades: Colton Groome's utility player. Whether insurance, investment details, or internal operations, she's the behind-the-scenes guru of systems and processes.

Taylor Bell

Operations Manager
tbell@coltongroome.com

Diamond serves dual roles at Colton Groome. She is the creative mind behind Marketing & Event Planning, while also organizing Corporate Retirement Plan Operations as Dave's right-hand-person.
Diamond serves dual roles at Colton Groome. She is the creative mind behind Marketing & Event Planning, while also organizing Corporate Retirement Plan Operations as Dave's right-hand-person.

Diamond Adams

Marketing Director &
Retirement Plan Coordinator
dadams@coltongroome.com

Kim Givens

Kim Givens

Insurance Services Coordinator
kgivens@coltongroome.com

Laura specializes in creating a welcoming Client Experience. From meeting coordination to office hostess, her vibrant personality and experienced professionalism help set Colton Groome & Company apart from other firms.
Laura specializes in creating a welcoming Client Experience. From meeting coordination to office hostess, her vibrant personality and experienced professionalism help set Colton Groome & Company apart from other firms.

Laura Greene

Client Experiences Coordinator
lgreene@coltongroome.com

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Horizon Investments, LLC is a separate entity from ValMark Securities Inc. and Colton Groome & Company.

Fee-based planning and third-party money management offered through Colton Groome Financial Advisors, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Securities offered through Valmark Securities, Inc. Member FINRASIPC, 130 Springside Drive, Suite 300, Akron, Ohio 44333-2431, 1-800-765-5201. Colton Groome & Company, Colton Groome Financial Advisors, LLC., are separate entities from Valmark Securities, Inc. Colton Groome & Company is a separate entity from Retirement Plan Advisory Group.