Bradd Kimes is a financial planner and founder of Compass Capital Management. After graduating from Western Kentucky University in 1993, He began his professional career as a small business owner in the Nashville music industry. During his time in the music business, he worked with some of Nashville’s most prestigious CPA firms and notable music artists.
Bradd began to pursue his true passion in financial and investment planning in 2005. He credits his years as a financial advisor at Edward Jones Investments with giving him his start and realizing his lifelong dream. He founded Compass Capital Management in Columbia, TN on the belief that providing sound financial guidance is a responsibility and honor that should not be taken for granted. Bradd holds Securities Series 7 and 63 registrations through LPL Financial as well as various Life and Health insurance licenses. Also, he holds his series 66 through LPL Financial and Private Advisor Group.
Apart from business, Bradd currently serves as the Executive Director of Bright Apple, Inc., a nonprofit that provides snacks to underprivileged children in Maury County. He has served on staff at two churches in Maury County both in youth and children’s ministry. Bradd is the past President of the Spring Hill Kiwanis Club and former board chairman for Zion Christian Academy.
Bradd is married to Charity, his wife of 27 years, and has three children. He has lived in Maury County Tennessee for most of his adult life.
Benjie Gentry is a Senior Financial Advisor with Compass Capital Management and has been a financial advisor for the past eighteen years. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana – Monroe. After graduation, he moved to Nashville to work in the music industry and joined Provident Music Group.
In 2002, on the advice of a friend, he pursued a career with Edward Jones. He quickly found a real fervor for helping people with their financial planning and investment needs. Benjie holds Securities Series 7 and 63 registrations through LPL Financial as well as various Life and Health insurance licenses. Also, he holds his series 66 through LPL Financial and Private Advisor Group.
Benjie had lived in middle Tennessee for twenty-eight years until 2018 when he and his family moved to NW Arkansas to be close to family. He and his family missed the middle Tennessee area so in the fall of 2020 Benjie took an opportunity to move back to be closer to his daughter and his many clients in the area.
Benjie and his wife, Misti have 3 children and Benjie also has a daughter that lives in Spring Hill. When he isn’t working Benjie enjoys traveling, playing golf with his boys, and spending time with his family. He has a passion for music and has enjoyed leading and singing in church choirs.
Grant Hood is an Investment Strategist with Compass Capital Management, serving in the financial industry since early 2017.
Originally from rural Waynesboro, Mississippi, Grant moved to Waxahachie, Texas in 2011 to attend Southwestern Assemblies of God University, earning his Church Ministries degree in 2013, and moving on to serve in customer service and account management for a local manufacturing company that same year.
Grant married his college sweetheart Heidi in 2016, and shortly thereafter began looking for a more meaningful career in the financial industry. After joining the ranks of Edward Jones in early 2017, he ran a successful financial advisory practice for nearly four years.
It was during his time with Edward Jones that Grant honed his investment skills and discovered how deeply he enjoyed making a difference for his clients by providing them with integrity-based services and detailed financial education that they were not always guaranteed elsewhere.
During the pandemic shelter in place of 2020, Grant and his wife realized they wanted to relocate to the middle Tennessee area (where they had honeymooned just four years earlier) to start and raise a family. Through much thought and prayer, they moved to Maury County in the fall of 2020.
It wasn't long before Grant joined the Compass Capital Management team in January of 2021, specializing in 401k investment planning. Grant holds a series 7 license through LPL Financial and a series 66 through LPL Financial and Private Advisor Group.
When he's not serving his clients, Grant enjoys serving in his local church, creating adventures with his best friend and wife Heidi, spoiling their dogs Batman and Wonder, and growing new friendships. His hobbies include chess and cards, as well as outdoor activities such as golf, canoeing, camping, and hunting.
"I enjoy helping my clients pursue financial confidence and strive toward their dreams through their investment decisions. It's less of a job and more of a calling for me. There's nothing like seeing the change in someone's countenance when they realize their dreams are within reach. " - Grant Hood
Evan joined Compass Capital Management in 2019. He is a current student at Freed Hardeman University. He is working on a political science degree with a minor in marketing.
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