Our Team

Our Team

Kyle McDonald

Kyle McDonald

Chief Executive Officer
Ruston

As its founder, Kyle has served as the only Chief Executive Officer of Argent Financial Group and its predecessor since May 1990. In that role, he is involved in the management of all Argent entities and responsible for strategic direction planning for Argent. Prior...

Laurie Parks, CPA

Laurie Parks, CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Ruston

Laurie joined Argent full time in 2005. Before 2005, Argent’s leadership team recruited Laurie to do some consulting work for the firm. After successfully completing various projects for Argent, our leadership team hired her as our full time Chief Financial Officer. A...

Charles D. Wade

Charles D. Wade

Chief Operating Officer
San Antonio

Charles Wade joined Argent Financial Group in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. Charles is primarily responsible for our operations, middle office, investment operations, compliance and audit divisions, as well as other strategic initiatives. Previously, Charles served...

John McCollum, CFA

John McCollum, CFA

Chief Investment Officer, Argent Financial Group
Atlanta

John joined Argent Financial Group in 2015 and is responsible for overseeing investment management services for Heritage Trust Company and Argent Trust Company where he chairs the Investment Committee. John also supports corporate strategy and development activities...

J. Aaron Jack

J. Aaron Jack

Chief Development Officer, Argent Financial Group

Chief Executive Officer, Heritage Trust Company
Oklahoma City

Aaron “A.J.” Jack joined Heritage Trust Company, a subsidiary of Argent Financial Group, in 2013. He spent five years as Vice President, Director of Development and Marketing, before being named Chief Development Officer in 2018 and assuming responsibility of...

Reid M. Harrell

Reid M. Harrell

Chief Executive Officer, Argent Trust Company
San Antonio

Reid joined Argent Trust and its predecessors in 2005, and in 2020 was named Chief Executive Officer of Argent Trust Company. He previously served as Regional Executive for the Texas and Louisiana markets, Chief Fiduciary Officer for Argent Trust Company, and chair of...

Ken Alderman, CFA

Ken Alderman, CFA

President, Argent Trust
Birmingham

Ken joined Argent Trust in 2016 with the opening of our Birmingham office reporting to Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. In his role as President of Argent Trust Company, he oversees the activities of Argent Trust Company with offices in Texas, Louisiana,...

Aarin Alford

Aarin Alford

Director of Human Resources & Professional Development
Ruston

Aarin joined Argent in 2005 and serves as Director of Human Resources and Professional Development. In this role, Aarin is responsible for oversite of our employee benefits program, designing and executing professional development plans, onboarding and orienting every...

Alan Tarver, CFA®

Alan Tarver, CFA®

Senior Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager
Austin

Alan is responsible for managing personal and institutional relationships. A CFA® charterholder, Alan has more than 20 years of investment management experience, most recently with Frost Bank in Austin and San Antonio. He spent his career progressing through equity...

Alicia Cribbs

Alicia Cribbs

Vice President, Trust Officer
Ruston

Alicia has worked for Argent Trust Company and its predecessor company, National Independent Trust Company since 2005. In her role as Trust Officer, she administers trust and investment accounts. She also maintains working relationships with attorneys, CPAs,...

Amy Benefield, CCTS

Amy Benefield, CCTS

VP & Sr. Compliance Administrator
Birmingham

Amy joined Argent Trust in 2016 with the opening of the company’s Birmingham location. She has over 10 years of trust and financial service experience. In her role as Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer with Argent, she will serve high net worth families with...

Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Assistant Vice President, Vendor Management
Ruston

Amy has worked at Argent for 27 years. In her current role, she is responsible for our Vendor Management department. Before this position, Amy served in various roles with Operations, Corporate Trust, Trust Administration and Compliance. Amy enjoys spending time with...

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