Argent Financial Group announced today that Jason McDavid has joined the company as a vice president and wealth advisor. Based in Ridgeland, McDavid will report directly to Vice President David Russell.
McDavid comes to Argent from Gulf South Capital, a family office in Jackson, where he had provided finance and accounting support since 2017. Before that, he worked at KLLM Transport Services in Richland as controller of investment transportation services.
“Jason will be an exceptional addition to our Mississippi team,” Russell said. “His background working in a family office and his eagerness to leverage that experience into holistic wealth management is precisely the kind of talent Argent wants to attract.”
A certified public accountant in Mississippi and Tennessee, McDavid is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Argent’s continued growth and to work with this talented team of professionals,” McDavid said. “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue Argent’s great tradition of delivering personalized, fiduciary-level services in a candid and common-sense manner to new and existing individual, family and business clients.”
Born and raised in Jackson, McDavid continues to live in his hometown with his wife and four daughters. His volunteer work in the community includes serving as board treasurer for Meadowbrook Preschool in Jackson.
“Jason’s experience and reputation in Jackson will accelerate the critical and unique work we do for our clients,” said Brooks Campany, regional manager for Argent Trust Company. “Having known Jason for many years, I recognize he shares in our values and possesses the competency to add great value to the families we serve. We often say that Argent is only as good as our people, and I am confident Jason will be a dynamic addition to our team.”
McDavid graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in accountancy in 2009 and received his master’s degree in accountancy from the university in 2010.
About Argent Financial Group
Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020, 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 planning, 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. For more information, visit www.ArgentFinancial.com.