Jeff partners with the owners of capital-intensive businesses and their families helping navigate and attain their long-term business strategy and succession planning goals.
For more than a decade Jeff has collaborated with ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their other advisers such as attorneys, CPA’s and financial firms addressing complex personal financial and estate planning dynamics to ensure the business and family can thrive for future generations. Jeff has experience working in industries including multi-unit franchising, automotive retail and professional services addressing the sell/keep crossroad with business owners. ‘
Jeff melds his experience helping owners develop management bench strength and unraveling complex interpersonal issues with the knowledge acquired through being Series 7 and 66 licensed. He is a frequently requested speaker and has authored articles for a variety of industry and local publications about strategies owners can use to overcome the complexities facing business succession. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California Santa Barbara and played professional baseball for eight seasons. He and his wife reside in Southern California with their two children where they can enjoy an array of outdoors sports and activities, including coaching little league.
Hugh B. Roberts, a member of The Rawls Group since 1996, specializes in dealing with issues that must be resolved by clients and their families in order to preserve assets and develop succession plans for their organizations. Working in concert with the client’s other advisors, Hugh orchestrates the development of an integrated plan addressing the business, tax, financial, family and emotional issues, which must be overcome to ensure the preservation of businesses, estates and families.
Hugh has delivered seminars to over 60 Automotive Twenty-Groups, the North Carolina, Utah and Michigan Auto Dealers Associations, and many NADA Conventions over the past 20 years. Hugh has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado, a Master of Arts from Fuller Seminary, and is a CFP® professional.
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