Argent Employee Spotlight – Mark Hartnett, JD

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!


Argent Financial Group

Argent Financial Group (Argent) is a leading, independent, fiduciary wealth management firm. Responsible for more than $30 billion in client assets, Argent provides individuals, families, businesses and institutions with a broad range of wealth management services, including trust and estate administration, investment management, ESOPs, retirement plan consulting, funeral and cemetery trusts, charitable organization administration, oil and gas (mineral) management and other unique financial services. Headquartered in Ruston, Louisiana, Argent was formed in 1990 and traces its roots back to 1930.

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