Argent Employee Spotlight – Mark Harnett, JD

  • February 18, 2020

Q: What led you to Argent and what makes it unique?

A: 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.

Q: Why do you enjoy working at Argent?

A: 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.

Q: What does the company mean to you?

A: 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.

Q: What has been your proudest moment at Argent?

A: Opening our office in Oxford with four great colleagues.

Q: What is on your wish list for the next 10 years with Argent?

A: To become one of the premier multi-family office practices in the country.

Q: What’s the biggest trend you see in [your field] right now?

A: More families are beginning to understand the need to invest in their family members and not just their financial assets.

Q: What is a random fact about you?

A: My wife and I have known each other since the 9 th grade. We will celebrate our 30 th anniversary this year.

Q: What is your favorite quote?

A: “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” Francis Chan

Q: If you could have any other job for one day, what would it be?

A: Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys

Q: What motivates you?

A: The desire to get better every day!