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David  

David Tolson

David entered the financial services industry in 1993. After two years with a large Wall Street firm, David returned to Lancaster where he was vice-president of a regional bank investment firm before becoming a part of the Founders Investment Services team in 2003.

David is a native of Lancaster, South Carolina. He is a former member of the Limestone College Board of Trustees, past-president of the Lancaster Rotary Club, past-chairman of Lancaster County United Way, past-president of the USC-Lancaster Friends of Medford Library Board. Currently, David is Treasurer of the Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault, a member of the Lancaster Rotary Club, and a member of the Lancaster County Clemson Club. David graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor of science degree and received his financial planning certificate from Florida State University.

David works closely with each individual client to develop a personalized financial plan and incorporates his knowledge and experience in helping clients work toward their financial goals.

David's permanent office is at the North Main Street location in Lancaster to serve the needs of our members in Lancaster County. He will also travel to Chesterfield County to meet the needs of members in that area. Contact David at 803-289-5249 or email TolsonC@ceteranetworks.com  


Keith  

Keith Benton, CFP®

Keith, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, has worked in the financial services industry since 1993. As a Certified Financial Planner, Keith completed hundreds of hours of rigorous financial planning courses and he completed a comprehensive examination administered according to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. A graduate of Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Keith started his career with an online brokerage firm. After being transferred to the Charlotte area, Keith worked for the private client group of Harris Bank and Trust where he did asset allocation models for high net worth clients before becoming a part of the Founders Investment Services team in 2006.

Keith resides in York County with his wife and daughter. He is a board member and a part of the Membership Committee of the Rock Hill Rotary Club. He is also Vice Chairman of the Rock Hill/Fort Mill Minority Scholarship Foundation. Keith is a past member of the York County Day Planning Council.

Keith's permanent office is at the Region II Service Center in Fort Mill. Additionally, he will travel to meet with members in the Fort Mill area and in Chester. Contact Keith at 803-326-1707 or email BentonK@ceteranetworks.com



  

Derek Hawk, CFP®

Derek Hawk, a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM, has worked in the financial services industry since 2008. As a Certified Financial Planner, Derek completed hundreds of hours of rigorous financial planning courses and he completed a comprehensive examination administered according to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards. Derek is a graduate of Bob Jones University, holding a bachelor of science in financial management.

Derek and his family reside in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He is active in his community as the immediate past-president of the North Spartanburg Rotary Club, a volunteer with Adopt-a-Highway, Mobile Meals and Habitat for Humanity, and a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg through the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Derek is also a Paul Harris Fellow with Rotary International and a Deacon at Providence Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg.

Derek's permanent office is at the John B. White Sr Boulevard location in Spartanburg; however, he will travel to all Founders branches in Cherokee, Laurens, Spartanburg, and Union Counties to meet with members. Contact Derek at 864-342-4425 or email HawkD@ceteranetworks.com  



  

Jake Carr

A lifelong entrepreneur, Founders Investment Services Advisor Jake Carr has always had a knack for business. His career path has taken him in many directions – from his early days of snow shoveling driveways in northwest Pennsylvania at age 8, to running a moderately sized landscaping company during his teenage years in Greenville, South Carolina.

Jake majored in Finance with a concentration in Financial Planning while obtaining his bachelor degree at Winthrop University. While at Winthrop, he completed an internship with Carroll Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina and also at Founders Investment Services working with David Tolson, Managing Director..

Jake’s office is at the North Main Street location in Lancaster to serve the needs of our members in Lancaster County. Contact Jake at 803-289-5227 or email CarrJ@ceteranetworks.com